All the news and rumors from Las Vegas in May 2022
April has been a crazy month to be in Las Vegas, with BTS perform one of biggest races concerts in United States history and attracting die-hard fans from around the world. That might be a lot for some cities, but Las Vegas also hosted the NFL Draft, and Palm trees Casino Resort reopened after being closed two years ago.
Las Vegas entertainment in May will be highlighted by Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) festival weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Remembrance Day weekend. It may feel like spring is just beginning, but Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer.
Highlighted weekends are mostly focused on electronic dance music (EDM). As usual, there will be a greater variety of entertainment in Las Vegas in May.
On top of all that, there are plenty of new restaurants opening in Las Vegas and rumors of a new casino and luxury hotel being built on the Vegas Strip.
As Las Vegas heats up – literally and figuratively – attendance continues to rise. The recent tourism boom is a lagging figure. Attendance is based on people who have already visited Las Vegas this year.
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Las Vegas tourism data that shows increase attendance does not include April and all the big events that just happened. In addition to the big events that draw people to Las Vegas, there are likely tourists waiting to fly to Las Vegas without wearing face masks.
Well, that day has come. One of the biggest changes from your visit to Las Vegas last month will likely happen before you arrive in town. The CST is not anymore require passengers to wear a mask on planes.
Anyone visiting Las Vegas at this time has the option of wearing a mask or not. It has been a few years since visitors have been able to enjoy a trip to and from Las Vegas without wearing a mask.
One thing we all agree on is to hope there won’t be another locust invasion in Las Vegas this spring and summer. Grasshoppers probably won’t slow down Las Vegas visits on a large scale, but they’re still a nuisance.
Las Vegas attendance continues to grow, but it’s not entirely unexpected. When reporting fourth quarter results in January, Las Vegas Casino operators mentioned seeing trends of busier months ahead.
First quarter earnings are starting to roll in and Boyd Gaming sees record income in its Las Vegas casinos. This trend is expected to continue as more casino operators report profits.
Adults started visiting Las Vegas as COVID-19 restrictions were eased last year. As adults continue to flock to Las Vegas, they bring children with them for a warm weather family vacation.
EDC Week + EDC takes over Las Vegas in May
EDC takes place in Las Vegas Motor racing circuit from May 20 to 22. There will be hundreds of performers on multiple stages at the event throughout the weekend.
In addition to the main festival, ECD week will take place at over 15 Las Vegas day clubs and nightclubs May 18-24. All the big names performers like Tiësto, Kaskade and Steve Aoki will perform in their usual Las Vegas venues.
Many DJs attending EDC and the week’s events will stay in Las Vegas to perform in clubs again over Memorial Day weekend.
Whether you love music, EDC is the perfect time to be in Las Vegas. The mood among all visitors to Las Vegas for EDC is fun and positive. MORE is real and fantastic.
Rumor has it Adele’s residence is on the move
the Adele The drama of the Las Vegas residency continues. The singer fired the creative team she blames for the collapse of her Palace of the Caesars residence.
Now TMZ is reports Adele is set to finalize a new residency deal with Caesars. If true, the residency will take place at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood.
The size of the theater is a big change. the Coliseum at Caesars Palace holds about 4,100 people. The Zappos Theater has a capacity of over 7,000.
It could be a monster deal for Caesars and Adele with high demand for the initial residency. Also, being able to sell 3,000 more tickets is a lot of money for both parties.
On the other hand, the move would mean more people could see Adele perform in Las Vegas.
It looks like Adele and her new team are aiming for shows starting later this year.
Entertainment at pools, clubs and everywhere in Las Vegas
Big events shine when we talk about what’s happening in Las Vegas. However, there are plenty of entertainment options that include residencies, stage shows, and special events. There’s even a new venue on the Vegas Strip for adult entertainment.
Resorts World will have a few different residencies taking place in May. Carrie Underwood will be on stage on May 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21. Katy Perry follows Underwood with residency shows at Resorts World on May 27, 28 and 29. His shows continue in June.
If you love Carrie Underwood, tequila and mezcal, you might want to stop by Resorts World’s first annual event. tequila and mezcal party May 14. If you prefer wine, Resorts World organizes Grand Wine Spectator Tour June 4.
john legend launched his Planet Hollywood residency in April. There will be a few more shows May 4-7.
Michel Buble also began his residency in Las Vegas in April. Shows at Resorts World will be on the same nights as Legend in May.
The duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak returns to the stage at Dolby Live inside MGM Park the whole month of May. the Sonic Silk residence will take place on May 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 25, 28 and 29.
A low-key hot festival is Lovers and Friends. The one-day festival quickly sold out that a second show was added. Lovers and Friends takes place at the Las Vegas Fairgrounds across from the Sahara on May 14-15. Ms Lauren Hill, Bailiff, T-Pain, Ludacrisand so many huge stars of that era will appear one in three stages all day and all night.
Last year, Wynn Las Vegas dove headfirst into stand-up comedy. The Fun Shows return in May with the following comedians returning to the property for the following shows:
- May 6: Tom Daddy
- May 13 and 14: Nate Bargatze
- May 20 and 21: Jim Gaffigan
- May 28 and 29: Sebastien Maniscalco
Las Vegas will host three All Elite Wrestling (AEW) events in May. The show Double otherwise nothing to T-Mobile Arena May 29 is sold out, but secondary market tickets are available. Tickets to both AEW shows at Mandalay Bay May 25 and 29 are still available.
Get ready for a new casino on the Vegas Strip
In March there was a rumor that Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta was going to buy land on the Vegas Strip and build a casino. It seems that this rumor is accurate, with the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirming the information.
Fertitta purchased six acres of land across from Planet Hollywood and CityCenter/Aria. It’s a small footprint compared to most Vegas Strip casinos, but not all. The Cromwell occupies less than two acres, while the Cosmopolitan occupies less than nine acres of land.
The sale of the land should be completed in a few months and specific plans should arrive soon. There are many possibilities for this land and the commercial space next to it.
One of the more exciting possibilities is for Fertitta to build a small boutique hotel-casino somewhere between The Cromwell and Cosmopolitan. Imagine a single-tower cosmopolitan-style property across the street.
In addition to owning the Golden Nugget casino chain, Fertitta owns Landry’s Restaurants, the Houston Rockets and the Post Oak Hotel in Houston.
We could speculate for days on what might be done with the land, but it’s probably wise to wait on the plans. On an unrelated note, MGM Resorts should resume the operations of the Cosmopolitan as we watch June news and rumors.
Las Vegas sports scene
The Las Vegas sports scene continues to grow. When it comes to teams and events, when a team or sport hosts a one-time event in Las Vegas, they seem to want to come back.
The made-for-TV golf event from TNT, The game, returns to Las Vegas this year. This year’s game will see two teams of active NFL quarterbacks face off at Wynn Las Vegas.
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will assume Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen at the Wynn Golf Club. The 12-hole competition will take place on June 1. This event is not open to the public but should provide some great Las Vegas footage on TV.
the Oakland A keep teasing everyone with the possibility of moving to Las Vegas. It seems that Oakland voters will have a say in the construction of a new stadium for the team. Meanwhile, the representatives of A are always saying they have a “strong interest” in moving to a stadium on the Vegas Strip. It can last all year…
During this time, the Las Vegas Airmen the season is on for anyone who wants to see baseball in Las Vegas. The team plays a six-game homestand in front of Red Rock Casino May 10-15.
the Ace of Las Vegas begin their WNBA season in May. The team will play home matches at Mandalay Bay May 8, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 31
Mandalay Bay will also host a National Lacrosse League team later this year. the Las Vegas Desert Dogs will play from December. Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash and golfer Dustin Johnson are all part of the owning team.
Restaurant openings in Las Vegas
Caesars recently opened a slew of restaurants at its Las Vegas properties:
- Vanderpump in Paris, Bobby’s burgersand Nobu to paris las vegas.
- cake boss (Buddy Valastro) has restaurants in The Linq and Harrah’s.
- walk-on (sports) Bistreaux at Harrah’s.
- (Gordon) Ramsay’s Kitchen will open later this year at Harrah’s.
A bar that first took up residence in a Caesars property, tipsy robot, will expand. The bar inside the Miracle Mile Shops location at Planet Hollywood at The Venetian. The new bar should be open by October.