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The Best Shows and Concerts Coming to Las Vegas in 2021

This is the second installment in our three-part series of the best and brightest things coming to Las Vegas this year. In this blog, Things To Do In Las Vegas discusses the newest shows, concerts, residencies, and music festivals coming to Vegas in 2021.

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The live entertainment scene in Las Vegas became something of a ghost town last year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Almost a year later, Las Vegas shows have been making a slow but steady comeback. While some productions have sadly shut down permanently, many others are staging a comeback in 2021. There will even be some brand new shows hitting the stage this year. Find out everything you need to know about new and returning Las Vegas shows, concerts, residences, and more with this guide from Things To Do in Las Vegas.

2021 Concerts in Las Vegas

Garth Brooks is scheduled to play at Allegiant Stadium on February 27, having rescheduled his concert from last August.
Ice Cube will headline a concert originally scheduled for last year called “Legends of Hip Hop” along with guest musicians Warren G, XZIBIT, N2DEEP, and others on April 24 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.
Justin Bieber will play a show at the T-Mobile Arena as part of his 2021 World Tour on June 4. Kehlani and Jaden Smith are also scheduled to perform.
Harry Styles is set to perform at the MGM Grand on September 4 as part of his Love On Tour with opener Jenny Lewis.
REO Speedwagon will stop in Vegas for a one-night poolside concert at Sandbar inside the Red Rock Resort on September 10. 
John Legend is slated to play a show at the Chelsea Theater inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino alongside The War and Treaty on September 18.
Michael Bublé will perform at the T-Mobile Arena on September 24 as part of his 2021 North American tour.
Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin will put on a show with special guest Sebastián Yatra at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 25.
My Chemical Romance is set to play the T-Mobile Arena on October 8 as a part of their long-awaited reunion tour.
Judas Priest will make a stop on their tour in Las Vegas at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood on October 8.

2021 Las Vegas Residencies

2021 Las Vegas residencies
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Barry Manilow is picking up another residency at the Westgate Hotel beginning in June 2021. Show dates will also be available in September and October. Still have last year’s tickets? They’re good for this year, too.
ZZ Top will rock and boogie for five nights on April 9, 10, 14, 16, and 17 at the Venetian Resort.
Police frontman Sting will debut his residency at the Colosseum, with multiple shows scheduled in May, October, and November. This is your chance to hear over 40 years’ worth of the singer’s impressive music catalog.
Scorpions will be rocking Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood with special guest Queensryche for nine shows beginning on May 8.
Usher will begin a Las Vegas residency at the newly-renovated Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning July 16, 2021. Tickets are also available for July 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, and 31. There will be additional shows in December 2021 and January 2022.
Morrisey’s canceled 2020 residency has been rescheduled for five dates in August and September 2021. You can catch this legendary “Viva Moz Vegas” show at the Colosseum.

2021 Music Festivals in Las Vegas

2021 Las Vegas music festivals
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Reggae Rise Up has plans to kick off April 17–18, 2021 at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads will headline the event.
Punk Rock Bowling is tentatively scheduled for May 28–31, in downtown Las Vegas. Streetlight Manifesto, Circle Jerks, and Cock Sparrer are all in the lineup this year.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is giving it another shot after last year’s cancelled event. The 3-day festival is scheduled for May 21–23, 2021 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Psycho Las Vegas, AKA “America’s Rock n’ Roll Bacchanal”, will take place at the Mandalay  Bay on August 20–22. Headliners include Danzig, Mercyful Fate, and Emperor. 
Life Is Beautiful is planning a comeback September 17–19 in downtown Vegas. Lineups have not yet been announced. 

New and Returning Shows on the Strip in 2021

Some classic Las Vegas shows have already made their return, including David Copperfield’s world-renowned magic show at MGM Grand and Carrot Top’s side splitting stand-up at Luxor. You can see a list of other already reopened Vegas shows here. As for what’s on the horizon in 2021…

New Las Vegas shows 2021
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Tape Face has returned to Harrah’s Showroom. This America’s Got Talent finalist serves up laughs Fridays through Sundays. 
Laugh Factory is hosting live comedy with two showings nightly, Thursdays through Sundays at the Tropicana.
Terry Fator’s ventriloquist show Who’s the Dummy Now? returns to New York New York Hotel and Casino on January 16, 2021.
Just off the Strip at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, the rat pack really is back with Rat Pack Is Back putting on shows again starting February 6.
The Elvis Presley tribute show All Shook Up is now selling tickets for nightly shows resuming February 12 inside Planet Hollywood.
Magic Mike Live is reopening at Sahara Las Vegas in March 2021. The show will boast a brand new theater made specifically for this first-class entertainment experience.
MJ Live, the Michael Jackson tribute show at the STRAT, is hoping to resume shows beginning March 1, 2021.
Donny Osmond will be unveiling a new nightly show (sans Marie) at Harrah’s Hotel. Shows will run Tuesday through Saturday each week beginning on August 31, 2021.
O at the Bellagio is expected to be the first Cirque du Soleil show to return to the Strip in 2021, although a firm date has yet to be announced.

There’s Always Something To Do in Las Vegas

Pandemic or not, there’s always something exciting going on in Las Vegas. From exclusive hotel deals to the best restaurants for outdoor dining, Things To Do In Las Vegas has got your vacation (or staycation!) covered. For more ideas on what to do on your next getaway, check out our blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook.

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