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Las Vegas News, Rumors And Shows For April 2024

Written By Marc Meltzer on April 1, 2024
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April is kind of a sleepy month in Las Vegas as we prepare for hundred-degree days starting in May. Pool season is underway but the desert weather fluctuates so much that any day could also provide a good reason to stay inside.

This year, April is slightly different with Tropicana closing its doors for good on April 2 at noon. The iconic casino built in the 1950s shared some information for anyone looking to cash in slot machine vouchers or casino chips after it closes.

Even though the peak of March Madness is over, the finals will take place in April. The Final Four takes place on April 6 with the champion being crowned on April 8.

Have no fear, there’s still plenty to do in Las Vegas. The residency calendar never stops and there’s plenty of comedy inside Las Vegas casinos in April and there are always stage shows inside casinos up and down the Vegas Strip.

The local teams, the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Aviators anchor the sports calendar in Las Vegas. There are also different combat sports to choose from this month.

Those who haven’t been to Las Vegas in a while will also have a chance to try some of the newest restaurants in town. A slew have already opened and some are set to debut this month.

Las Vegas residencies and limited engagements in April

Miranda Lambert’s run at Planet Hollywood comes to an end this month. Mariah Carey is relocating to a new casino for her newest residency shows in Las Vegas while Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons are kicking off their limited engagement at Westgate.

This month Phish will test the waters at The Sphere with three shows. Could the band return for even more shows later this year or next? Keep your eyes peeled for the band’s reaction to playing shows in Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue.

  • Planet Hollywood
    • Miranda Lambert – Apr. 3, 5, 6
    • Scorpions – Apr. 11, 13, 18, 20,24, 26, 28
  • The Venetian
    • Foreigner – Apr. 3, 5, 6
    • The B-52s – Apr. 12, 13, 19, 19, 20
    • Christina Aguilera – Apr. 12, 13, 19, 20
    • Smokey Robinson – Apr. 24, 26, 27
    • Kylie Minogue – Apr. 26, 27
  • Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons at Westgate – Apr. 4, 5, 6
  • Tesla at Mandalay Bay – Apr. 5,6,10,12,13
  • Mariah Carey at Park MGM – Apr. 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27
  • Phish at The Sphere: Apr. 18, 19, 20, 21
  • Garth Brooks at Caesars Palace: Apr. 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

Las Vegas show news and rumors

Last month, Wu-Tang Clan completed the last show of their initial limited engagement at Virgin. The group announced it will play two more shows at the off-strip casino on Sept. 27 and 28.

Jason Derulo will have his first Las Vegas residency at The Venetian. The limited engagement was announced in March and is kicking off at The Venetian next month. He’ll play 10 shows between May and July.

Once again there are rumors about a Beyonce Las Vegas residency at The Sphere1. There’s also a rumor that The Weeknd will perform his first Las Vegas residency at The Sphere2. Stay tuned for confirmation(s).

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender takes place from April 18-21 this year. The multi-day festival at the Orleans includes bands, a car show, bowling, and more. This festival is a vibe and a sight to see. Find information on the events, band set times, and ticket information on the Viva Las Vegas site3.

The Sick New World festival returns to Las Vegas on Sat. April 27. Slipknot and System Of A Down headline the all-day rock and heavy metal music festival. Tickets might still be available for anyone making last-minute plans. See the full lineup and find more information on the Sick New World site4.

Free concerts in downtown Las Vegas this month

The Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas is starting its free concert series early this year. The new Free April Fridays will feature four concerts from some familiar faces on the Main Street Stage next to Circa and in front of the Plaza.

  • April 5: Pop 2000 Tour with OTown, LFO, BBMak and Ryan Cabrera (hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC)
  • April 12: Alien Ant Farm & The Ataris
  • April 19: The Sugarhill Gang & Team Tag
  • April 26: Lit

All concerts begin at 9 p.m. These free concerts are very well attended. The shows are a great time for anyone looking for something free to do downtown. Anyone who doesn’t like crowds might want to visit casinos elsewhere in downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas comedy engagements

There are plenty of casinos to see standup comedy in Las Vegas. Many of the most popular comedians will be in Las Vegas this month so make note of the venue before reserving tickets.

While some resident comedians are changing venues, one is stepping into a large venue outside of a Las Vegas casino for the first time. Jo Koy has been a mainstay at the Mystre Theater inside Treasure Island for years. He’s grown in popularity so much over the years that he’s taking his talent to T-Mobile Arena for the first time.

  • Jim Gaffigan at Wynn: April 3, 5, 6
  • Ron White at The Cosmopolitan: April 6
  • Jerry Seinfeld at Caesars Palace: April 12, 13
  • Ray Romano at The Venetian: April 12, 13
  • Taylor Tomlinson at Wynn: April 19, 20
  • Bad Friends Podcast: Andrew Santino & Bobby Lee at The Cosmopolitan: April 20
  • Jo Koy at T-Mobile Arena: April 26
  • Ali Wong at Wynn: April 26, 27

Las Vegas sports events in April

The NHL regular season is winding down while minor league baseball is just getting started. The Vegas Golden Knights have a handful while the Oakland A’s AAA affiliate Las Vegas Aviators begin their season with a dozen games throughout the month.

Additionally, there are MMA and wrestling cards in Las Vegas this month.

Vegas Golden Knights home games

  • Apr. 2 vs. Vancouver
  • Apr. 12 vs. Minnesota
  • Apr. 14 vs. Colorado
  • Apr. 16 vs. Chicago
  • Apr. 18 vs. Anaheim

Las Vegas Aviators home games

  • Apr. 9-14 vs. Salt Lake
  • Apr. 16-21 vs. Tacoma
  • April 30 vs. Reno

Check the Aviators schedule5 as there are numerous promotional nights for home games.

Combat sports in Las Vegas

  • Apr. 12 Professional Fighters League (PFL) at Virgin
  • Apr. 13 UFC 300 at T-Mobile Arena
  • Apr. 20 and 21 TNA Wrestling at Palms

2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix F1 tickets are on sale for everyone. There are new ticket options available this year. The F1 night race will take place at 10 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 23. Practices and qualifying will precede the Grand Prix.

Halfway through March, the Oakland A’s released new renderings of the proposed stadium that will be built where the Tropicana stands at the moment.

There should be more information about the stadium and a plan for the venues that will replace the Tropicana later this year.

Las Vegas casino news and rumors

Bellagio’s Spring Botanical Garden and Conservatory display went live just before the end of March.

The MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy is finally available after missing the planned launch in Oct. 2023. Part of this launch includes a few different MGM Resorts packages that Marriott Bonvoy members can bid on by Apr. 4.

BetMGM also announced its arrangement with Marriott Bonvoy in March. Players can now link their BetMGM Rewards account with Marriott Bonvoy to redeem hotel rooms at any of its properties around the world.

The makeover of Rio Las Vegas is underway. Rio’s partnership with Hyatt6 is also underway and the casino operator continues to renovate hotel rooms.

Refreshed venues are opening every month or so at the property a mile away from Vegas Strip casinos. Rio’s Canteen Food Hall featuring Tony Lukes from Philadelphia was the first major change.

The new owners just reopened the popular Wine Cellar. Luckley Tavern & Grill will replace the old bar and restaurant near the sportsbook and the Lapa Lounge is opening in June.

Another off-strip casino is also undergoing a multi-year renovation. Suncoast Casino in the Summerlin area is getting a big refresh that will see the property get a new sportsbook, bingo hall, casino bar, and more.

If you’re still thinking of things to see and do in Las Vegas in 2024, Atomic Golf at The Strat just opened. This is the first of three golf attractions that will open in Las Vegas this year. The others should be ready towards the end of the year.

Slots A Fun at Circus Circus has become a throwback casino of sorts. This part of the casino will have only vintage coin-operated slot machines with a handful of low-limit table games. The bar now features $2 beer and food items.

Las Vegas restaurant news

It seems new restaurants are opening every week in Las Vegas. Some concepts are new others and others are new locations.

For example, Esther’s Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas is just moving to a larger location. Meanwhile, Blue Ribbon Sushi is opening in another new casino. Here are some new restaurants or dining experiences you can enjoy in Las Vegas.

  • Fontainebleau opened in December but there are still venues coming online. First and foremost the gorgeous pool complex is open. La Cote offers Mediterranean food on the pool deck. Chyna Club, La Fontaine, and Washing Potato all just opened inside the casino.
  • Junior’s from Brooklyn, NY opened its first Las Vegas location at Resorts World.
  • Como at Bellagio is the new poolside cafe.
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi just opened a new location at Green Valley Ranch.
  • Carama replaces Lupo at Mandalay Bay.

On a different note, Margaritaville on the corner of The Linq promenade attached to Flamingo is closing on June 1. No replacement has been announced yet. This shouldn’t be a surprise as Caesars de-themed the Margaritaville casino so it looks similar to the rest of the Flamingo.

Sources

  1. Rumors about a Beyonce Las Vegas residency at The Sphere ↩︎
  2. Inside Word: Weeknd Residency Rumored at The Sphere ↩︎
  3. Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender festival information ↩︎
  4. Sick New World Festival 2024 ↩︎
  5. Las Vegas Aviators 2024 schedule ↩︎
  6. Rio’s partnership with Hyatt ↩︎
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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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