Las Vegas News, Rumors And Events In June 2023

Written By Marc Meltzer on June 1, 2023
June News & Events Las Vegas

Things are heating up in June as temperatures are starting to kiss the 100-degree mark. This is a great time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors in the Las Vegas Valley.

Pool season is in high gear on the Vegas Strip and the various day clubs are open and ready for a party.

Downtown Las Vegas has more ways to enjoy the fresh air. New this year is the only outdoor video poker bar.

For some visitors, it’s the last time until winter when they feel comfortable enough to explore what the Las Vegas desert has to offer.

Hiking and horseback riding in Red Rock Canyon are an option before the temperatures peak in July and August. Similarly, it’s a great time to play an afternoon round of golf before the heat gets too overbearing. Many golf courses in Las Vegas will close later this summer to reseed the grass.

Some favorites are returning to the stages inside Vegas Strip casinos throughout the month. Meanwhile, the Downtown Rocks free outdoor concert series is back at the Fremont Street Experience.

As always there’s plenty of news about what’s new and coming to Las Vegas later this year and next. One change is that visitors are booking trips to Las Vegas further in advance than in recent years. This means prices will continue to rise and complimentary rooms will be gone quicker.

For example, hotel room and airfare prices to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl are higher than many expect. Some casinos already have Big Game watch party seats available. This normally doesn’t begin until much later in the year.

Las Vegas residencies and limited engagements

There are a few new faces joining the regulars in Las Vegas for limited engagements and residencies in June. In addition to a handful of comedians returning to Las Vegas this month, Rob Lowe brings his one-man show to The Venetian for the third time in five years.

  • Garth Brooks at Caesars Palace: June 1, 3, 4
  • Bruno Mars at Park MGM: June 2, 3
  • Seal at The Venetian: June 2, 3
  • James Taylor at The Cosmopolitan: June 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
  • Barry Manilow at Westgate: June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
  • Jerry Seinfeld at Caesars Palace: June 9, 10
  • Nate Bargatze at Wynn: June 9, 10
  • Rob Lowe at The Venetian: June 9, 10
  • Keith Urban at Planet Hollywood: June 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
  • Usher at Park MGM: June 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 29
  • Bill Maher at MGM Grand: June 16, 17
  • Adele at Caesars Palace: June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
  • Carrie Underwood at Resorts World: June 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
  • David Spade With Nikki Glaser at The Venetian: June 30

Free Downtown Rocks concert series

The free Downtown Rocks concert series at the Fremont Street Experience jumps into high gear this month. There are free outdoor concerts almost every weekend in June.

  • Walk The Moon: June 3
  • Soulja Boy: June 17
  • LIVE: June 24

Just a heads up, these shows are very well attended and the Fremont Street Experience is packed. This can make for a great time. It can also be overwhelming for someone who doesn’t like large crowds.

You can find a full list of free shows at the Fremont Street Experience this summer here.

Las Vegas show news

Lionel Richie and Carrie Underwood extended their Las Vegas residencies at Wynn and Resorts World, respectively.

Earth Wind and Fire is returning to The Venetian in late October and early November for another series of concerts.

While Katy Perry’s engagement at Resorts World is coming to an end, she’ll kind of remain in Las Vegas. The latest Viva Vision show on the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience features music from Perry.

Fans of the Spice Girls can now see a tribute band for the group at Excalibur.

Anyone planning to see U2 at the MSG Sphere at The Venetian later this year should know that about 4% of the seats in the venue have an obstructed view of the stage. Keep this in mind as the venue should be announcing more performances as the opening date gets closer.

June sports in Las Vegas

The WNBA season is underway. The WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces sold out its first home game of the season at Mandalay Bay. These tickets will be in greater demand than ever.

The Aces play a handful of home games in June:

June 11 vs. Chicago Sky
June 15 vs. Seattle Storm
June 18 vs. Minnesota Lynx
June 24 vs. Indiana Fever
June 26 vs. Indiana Fever
June 29 vs. New York Liberty

The Vegas Golden Knights will play a few more home hockey games at T-Mobile Arena during the Stanley Cup Finals. The Golden Knights will host the Florida Panthers:

  • Game 1: June 3
  • Game 2: June 5
  • Game 5: June 13 (if necessary)
  • Game 7: June 19 (if necessary)

The Match golf event featuring NBA and NFL will take place at Wynn Golf Club on June 29. Tickets are available for the 12 hole event at $250 per person.

The CONCACAF Nations League Semi-final and final will take place at Allegiant Stadium on June 15 and 18, respectively. Panama will play Canada in one game while the US plays Mexico in the other game on June 15. The winners will play on June 18.

Soccer will return to Allegiant Stadium in July for the Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinals.

EA Sports’ new F1 game has a preview of the Las Vegas Grand Prix circuit for the night race in November. The racing league disabled embeds so you’ll have to watch it on YouTube.

Las Vegas casino news and rumors

The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas just opened the only outdoor video poker bar in Las Vegas. The bar is in the old covered valet area in front of the casino looking towards the Fremont Street Experience. There are misters to help keep the temperatures manageable.

In addition to the new bar, the casino has a new smoke-free BC Slots room, a Pinkbox Donut shop, and outdoor seating for Oscar’s Steakhouse.

Fontainebleau revealed the casino on the north part of the Vegas Strip will be opening in December. The casino operator is slowly releasing new renderings including hotel rooms and this gorgeous rooftop pool complex.

The Rio will no longer be a Caesars Rewards property later this year. The future chief gaming officer shared some details about how the new rewards programs could work here. While the information is interesting, wait for the information to be released before getting too excited. Things can change in the planning stages.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week takes place this year from June 5-16. This is a great way to explore new restaurants while donating to a good cause. There are numerous special menus for the 11-day event here.

A handful of new restaurants just opened or will be opening in Las Vegas:

  • Cathedrale at Aria is open
  • Retro by Voltagggio at Mandalay Bay is open
  • Peppermill is once again open for 24 hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Old Homestead at Caesars Palace is closed and will be replaced by a new French restaurant from Bobby Flay.
  • Peter Lugers Steakhouse will open later this year at Caesars Palace.
  • LPM, another French restaurant, will open at the Cosmopolitan this fall.
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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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