The Tenors of Rock has closed at Harrahs after a couple of years, but fans of the five Australians singing classic rock songs shouldn’t worry as its reopening at Planet Hollywood. The show is set to reopen next week in the Sin City Theater which is a small space on the second floor behind the poker tables; The room is more like a lounge with a bar and a stage which means most likely the noise level in the room will be high, but at least you have a place to see them.
This Saturday starting at 6pm is an Oktoberfest event sponsored by Sam Adams at the Carnaval Court near the Strip. Carnaval Court is the covered outdoor space between Harrah’s and The Linq Hotel where you can usually see live bands or dj’s as well as flair bartenders. The Sam Adams event is unusual because it has no cover charge like lots of events although buying drinks as you party the night away will add up.
Comedian Rita Rudner has long been a Las Vegas Strip favorite including a long run at New York New York and a residency more recently at Harrah’s. After a stop in the Phoenix area Rita Rudner returns to Las Vegas with a date on October 16th for a show that’s part of the Comedy Rock series at the Red Rock resort. A second date on October 17th has also been added with prices half the cost of her Strip appearances with tickets priced at $25 and $35 plus the usual fees and taxes so a good deal if you are a fan of her comedy. The Red Rock resort is worth visiting as it’s beautiful but the best way to visit it is by car as it’s located in Summerlin at the edge of the Las Vegas valley on Charleston Boulevard. For more information about the shows contact the Red Rock box office or Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.
The Linq has started free swim parties at its adults only pool from 8 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The swim parties will feature things such as two for one drink deals and a recovery zone which is supposed to be an indoor chill out area with things such as tv’s, pool tables as well as other games and stuff to do. Even though this event is only 4 hours a night on Fridays and Saturdays it should draw a crowd because of the time period and the central location of the Linq Hotel with both sister hotels Harrah’s and Flamingo also nearby. If you are looking for something a little different than dinners, shows or gambling on Saturday night you might want to check this event out which has no cover charge and inexpensive unless of course you buy many drinks.
The first of our weekly picks for some of the best shows in Las Vegas begins with Legends In Concert the longest running tribute show in Las Vegas. At one time every major resort in town had its own tribute show but over the years they disappeared, yes there are still some in town but they are often tribute shows to one or a few performers not a wide range of performers. The Legends In Concert show ran for many years at Harrah’s but more recently has been delighting fans at the history. The show also often includes Celine Dion and Britney Spears celebrity tributes which are two performers you can see in perform in person in Las Vegas so i guess you can compare the Legends In Concert version to the real thing if you go to both shows. The celebrity tribute artists are the best of the best so definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a good show at a less expensive price than the headliner acts in town. Ticket prices are $49.95 for adults and $26.85 for children plus the usual fees and taxes and are available from Ticketmaster or the Flamingo with showtimes at 4 pm, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm nightly and usual dark on Fridays. (Video courtesy of Caesars Entertainment and the Flamingo, Las Vegas)
The company that made a big deal about no resort fees for a time, before introducing them to its properties Caesars Entertainment now has introduced a standard $25 before tax resort fee to all its Las Vegas properties. The new charge means that Caesar’s properties such as the Flamingo or Harrahs have a resort fee on par with such properties as the Bellagio and Venetian which seems crazy. In the past if you were a Total Rewards Platinum member you could avoid the resort fee but now you have to be a Diamond or Seven Stars to avoid the charge. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of the higher end properties to introduce a $30 or $35 resort fee in the new future or early in the New Year to see how high they can go before they get pushback from customers.
It looks like Caesars are adjusting their pricing beginning September 2nd for the High Roller observation wheel located center Strip at the Linq. The new adult ticket price for the daytime will be $24.95 which was the original price but it had been dropped to $19.95 for the Summer months. The current nighttime price is $34.95 and will remain unchanged and youth pricing will be at $24.95 starting September 2nd. There is some good news the age limit for kids to ride for free with an adult has been raised from three and younger to twelve and younger. I recently stayed at Harrah’s and they had a $5 off coupon in the room coupon sheet and The Quad (soon to be the Linq Hotel) and Flamingo have also been known to offer this; so if you are staying at one of these properties close by you might want to check to see if you have the coupon. Since the High Roller opened the number of people riding it during the day is much less so we are not surprised they have kept the $10 price difference per ticket as many more people want to ride it at night so they can see the lights of Las Vegas. If you are a Groupon fan we have also see special offers on their for tickets in the past so it might be worth checking out if you plan to visit the High Roller on an upcoming trip.