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Check out this fall’s must-see Las Vegas shows

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 17 Comments on Check out this fall’s must-see Las Vegas shows.

Want to make a Vegas trip this fall to take advantage of the perfect weather? Great! Why not plan your vacation around a concert by one of your favorite performers? There are so many amazing Las Vegas shows coming up in the next several months, we had trouble narrowing them down to a manageable list. But we did it, just for you—and even sorted them for easy digestion. You’re welcome.

R&B and Hip-Hop

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Sept. 18, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

Ms. Lauryn Hill's Las Vegas shows

One of the most distinctive voices in R&B and hip-hop is back in Las Vegas for one night only at Brooklyn Bowl. If her recent shows are any indication, Ms. Lauryn Hill won’t only pull out reggae-tinged versions of her hits both solo and with the Fugees, but also covers of her favorite artists from all genres.


Sept. 19, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

MC Hammer Las Vegas shows

This is less a concert than it is a time machine: MC Hammer. En Vogue. Biz Markie. Slick Rick. Sir Mix-A-Lot. Tone Loc. Digital Underground. 2 Live Crew. JJ Fad. Young MC. ALL IN ONE CONCERT. Put your pants on backward, lace up your Jordans, and head to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood to party like it’s 1991.


Select dates Sept. 23 – Oct. 7, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

PITBULL Las Vegas shows

Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood locked down residencies for Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, but why should the ladies get all the attention? Global music sensation Pitbull will set up shop inside Zappos Theater for seven dates this fall, with Mr. 305 bringing his Miami-spawned swagger to new audiences night after night.

Janet Jackson

Oct. 9 & 10, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

janet Las Vegas shows

Adoring fans of Janet Jackson have been told “Let’s Wait Awhile” to see one of the best-selling, most-awarded performers in pop music performing live again, but with Miss Jackson finally making the rounds “Again” on her “Unbreakable” world tour, we’ll all be “Together Again” for two nights at Zappos Theater. Everything’s going to be “Alright” now.

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Rock and Alternative

The Psychedelic Furs & The Church

Sept. 8, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Show at The LINQ Promenade

Psychedelic Furs & The Church Las Vegas shows

Both The Psychedelic Furs and The Church came to prominence in the 1980s as chart-topping pioneers of the alternative music scene, but they continue to be just as vital and influential today as they were 30 years ago. Expect to hear hits like the Furs’ “Pretty in Pink” and The Church’s “Under the Milky Way.”

Mark Knopfler

Sept. 16, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mark Knopfler Las Vegas shows

Spend an evening at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace with former Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler as he and his band perform both Dire Straits hits and solo material spanning his nearly 40-year career.

My Morning Jacket

Oct. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas show at The LINQ Promenade

My Morning Jacket Las Vegas shows

If you’re not getting “Nasty” with Miss Jackson, then we sure hope you’re at Brooklyn Bowl catching indie rock powerhouse My Morning Jacket. The quintet is touring behind its latest album, The Waterfall, and will be joined by Indiana-based rock outfit Strand of Oaks.


Oct. 27, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Show at The LINQ Promenade

deftones Las Vegas shows

One of the heaviest hitters in alternative rock is back on the road, and Sacramento, Calif.-spawned Deftones will surely unleash all its emotional and musical thunder upon the stage at Brooklyn Bowl on songs like “Engine No. 9” and “Change (In the House of Flies).”

Trey Anastasio Band

Oct. 30 & 31, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

trey anastasio Las Vegas shows

Phish founder and lead singer Trey Anastasio is on the road with his band, performing solo favorites, Phish songs and covers of other artists, ranging from Led Zeppelin to Gorillaz. Who knows what surprises the band will pull out during a two-night stop over Halloween weekend in Las Vegas?

The Dandy Warhols

Nov. 6, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

The Dandy Warhols Las Vegas shows

Although they hail from Portland, Ore., The Dandy Warhols made a splash in the mid-1990s with a sound that was more Manchester than Seattle. On songs like “Bohemian Like You,” the quartet blended Britpop, shoegaze and ‘60s garage rock in a way that exuded stoner cool … and they’re still doing it today. See for yourself at Brooklyn Bowl on Nov. 6 with opening act The Shelters.

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Mexican INDEPENDENCE Day concerts

The biggest stars in Latin music will be in Las Vegas to perform during the week leading up to Mexican Independence Day:

Marco Antonio Solís y Camila

Sept. 11, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Marco Antonio Solis y Camila Las Vegas shows

Two of Latin America’s biggest acts—Marco Antonio Solís and Camila—are touring together, bridging generation gaps by combining Solís’ classic songs with the “youthful romanticism” of Camila’s music. Will the two acts share a stage to perform their collaboration “La Vida Entera?” There’s only one way to find out!


Sept. 12, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

CHAYANNE Las Vegas shows

Puerto Rican pop singer and actor Chayanne has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide on the strength of such songs as “Fiesta En America” and the Latin chart-topping “Fuiste un Trozo de Hielo en la Escarcha.” He’s touring behind his latest album, En Todo Estaré.

Enrique Iglesias

Sept. 13-14, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

enrique iglesias Las Vegas shows

Does Enrique really need an introduction? He’s one of the most internationally successful recording artists in popular music, selling a combined 100 million albums and singles worldwide. He’s bringing his steamy “Sex and Love” tour to The Colosseum for two nights of his signature Latin-infused pop sounds.

Pepe Aguilar

Sept. 14, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

pepe Aguilar Las Vegas shows

Grammy award-winning singer Pepe Aguilar will perform songs from his long career spanning ranchera, mariachi and Latin pop styles at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood for one night only.

Ricky Martin

Sept. 15, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Ricky Martin Las Vegas shows

Latin music superstar Ricky Martin’s catalog goes way beyond his English crossover hits “Livin’ la Vida Loca” and “She Bangs.” The Grammy award winner has sold nearly 85 million albums worldwide, and his latest, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top Latin Albums chart. Martin will be joined by Mexican-American pop duo Ha*Ash.

Plácido Domingo

Sept. 15, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

placido domingo Las Vegas shows

One of the world’s most renowned and celebrated operatic singers, multiple Grammy award-winning Plácido Domingo has enjoyed massive crossover success in the worlds of Latin and pop music. During his one-night-only show at The Colosseum, Domingo, guest conductor Maestro Eugene Kohn and guest soprano Ana Maria Martinez will be backed by members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. This concert is not to be missed…unless you’re seeing Ricky Martin across the street instead, of course.

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Pj Perez is a longtime Las Vegas resident and UNLV graduate who has been writing about his adopted hometown for a variety of travel guides, websites and magazines since the 1990s, which isn't possible, because he's not that old. When not jockeying behind a keyboard, he can be found with a bass guitar in one hand and a gin cocktail in the other.

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17 Responses

  1. colleen schmidt

    I will be in vegas in November Can u let me know the entertainment that will be there

  2. Hey Colleen – Depending on what dates in November you’ll be here, some highlights include headliners like Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Donny & Marie, Olivia Newton-John & Matt Goss. Productions like Jubilee, Jersey Boys & Million-Dollar Quartet are here year-round. And there’s always something funny at comedy clubs like the Improv at Harrah’s or Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood. You can find a comprehensive list of Vegas shows here:

  3. We want Tom Jones!!!!!!

  4. Gloria Murphy

    Hi, my husband and I will be staying with you October 1-8th, 2015. Just wondering what shows will be playing at that time.

    Looking forward to our first trip to Las Vegas!!

  5. Hi Gloria – what property are you staying at? There is a lot happening during that week. For concerts, there’s Celine Dion or Matt Goss at Caesars Palace, Donny & Marie at Flamingo, or Pitbull at Planet Hollywood. If magic’s your thing, check out Mat Franco at The LINQ, Penn & Teller at The Rio, Mac King at Harrah’s or Murray the Celebrity Magician at Planet Hollywood. Or if you’re looking for a more epic production show, try Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Jubilee at Bally’s or Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas. A good quick reference can be found here: Have fun!

  6. Hi! My name is Tamika

    Hi! Who will be there the week of Sept 23rd????

  7. Hey Tamika! Live music includes Pitbull at Planet Hollywood, Matt Goss at Caesars Palace and Lettuce at Brooklyn Bowl. Comedians Bob Zany, Brian McKim and Traci Skene will be at the Improv at Harrah’s. And the big Life is Beautiful music & art festival is happening in downtown Las Vegas that weekend. Check out more Vegas shows here:

  8. Audrey

    Hi myself and the hubby are in Vegas only a short few days. 12th – 15th October. What’s show is a must see please

  9. maria

    Hi PJ – We are two couples going out there as part of our bucket list the weekend of October 15th – 18th. Staying at Ceasars. Suggestions for decent dinner shows or dancing? Comedy shows?

  10. Bev

    Hi!! I’ll be there at Ballys and the linq between October 10 through the 16th what great entertainment will be nearby PJ? Thanks!!!

  11. Hey Maria! Sounds like a fun weekend you all have planned. I have suggestions for all of the things you’re looking for! Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding at Bally’s is a dinner show that combines comedy AND dancing, which sounds right up your alley: The weather in October will be perfect for a visit to the outdoor Carnaval Court at Harrah’s, which features cover bands and DJs to get your feet moving: You may also want to pay a visit to Napoleon’s Lounge at Paris Las Vegas, which features dueling piano players banging out singalong requests:

    As for comedy, there’s always a terrific line-up at the Improv at Harrah’s (check back on the website for the specific line-up when your trip gets closer): and if you’re looking for something a little edgier, Sin City Comedy & Burlesque at Planet Hollywood combines stand-up comedy with fun, sexy dance numbers:

    And since you’re staying at Caesars, you might want to check out Matt Goss for some old-school Vegas musical swagger in a classic lounge venue, even though the dancing is mostly handled by his back-up dancers:

    Hope that helps. Have fun!!

  12. Hi Bev! First, you have a lot of options at both Bally’s and The LINQ, including classic showgirl production show Jubilee, the hilarious dinner show Tony N’Tina’s wedding, and the Strip’s newest headliner, magician-storyteller Mat Franco. Here’s Bally’s event calendar: and here’s the LINQ’s:

    Other good stuff nearby: Celine Dion’s at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on 10/10, and then the rest of the week you’re here, Elton John appears there. Janet Jackson is performing at Planet Hollywood 10/10 also, with Britney Spears returning to the same showroom 10/14. If alternative rock is your thing, My Morning Jacket is ALSO performing on 10/10 at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ (10/10 is a busy day!). There’s a lot more out there, of course. Check out this link for the whole enchilada:

    See you in Vegas!

  13. Hi Audrey! There are so many shows to compete for the title of “must-see,” but we have a few gems while you’re in town. Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano is at Caesars Palace Oct. 13 & 14:, Broadway hit Jersey Boys is playing almost every night of your trip at Paris Las Vegas:, and same goes for classic showgirl revue Jubilee at Bally’s: If your heart can handle something a little racier but certainly very unique, check out Absinthe at Caesars Palace, showing on Oct. 14 & 15: If you need more ideas, here’s a more complete listing of Vegas shows:

  14. Frances Macca

    Wow all these fabulous acts in sept/October! We are out 12-19 November, my husband Paul is running the Las Vegas half marathon. We are travelling from England. Any tips for best times to go on the Linq High Roller and any recommendations for best happy hour cocktails?

  15. Hey Frances – How fun! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is a great excuse for a Vegas trip. There’s no bad time to ride the High Roller, but we think one of the best times is right at sunset — you get to see both the cityscape and the lights of the Strip, plus we usually have pretty amazing sunsets.

    As for happy hours to check out while you’re here: Try Searsucker at Caesars Palace from 4:30-6 p.m. to try their signature cocktails and shareable plates for a steal. If Champagne’s your thing, FIZZ at Caesars offers bottomless bubbly from 5-7 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. nightly for $36. Chayo Mexican Kitchen at The LINQ offers 2-for-1 well drinks and $4 draft beers from 3 – 6 p.m. daily. Or, you can take advantage of the High Roller Happy Half Hour, which adds an open bar to your 30-minute ride. Happy Half Hour cabins start at 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and noon Friday-Sunday.

    For more ideas, explore all Vegas has to offer at — Enjoy your trip (and good luck to Paul on his race)!

  16. Denise

    Gi, we will be in Vegas from 11-2-15 thru 11-9-15, can you tell us what’s going on and what shows are going on. Thanks

  17. Hi Denise – You can find a fairly comprehensive list of shows in Vegas at Some headliners specifically in town that week include Celine Dion at Caesars Palace and Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood. Some other shows worth checking out include Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ, Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas, and Jubilee at Bally’s. Have a great trip!