The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas Shows to Open in 2021

Jun 17, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas Shows to Open in 2021
By Sydney Kleckner

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas Shows to Open in 2021

Ready for some good news? Vegas is back, baby! The Nevada oasis is famous for escaping the everyday mundanity and trading it in for wild adventures, great times, and of course, mind-blowing entertainment! Las Vegas is iconic for being the land of gambling and casino games, celebrity impersonations, legendary Las Vegas hotels, and over-the-top live shows and performances. Over the past year, our favorite desert metropolis had taken a hit, and unfortunately, was forced to close a majority of its live entertainment. But with a happy heart, we’re thrilled to share the news that Vegas shows have reopened and are better than ever! With so many things to do in Las Vegas on weekends, we’ll gamble that you’ll love these epic shows!

What Shows are Open in Las Vegas

If you’re excited as we are to see Vegas back in the limelight, then you’re probably wondering which of your favorite shows are reopening in 2021. We’ve got you covered! Prepared to be hypnotized by the Live Music and Tribute Shows, Live Comedy and Magic Shows, and Live Entertainment and Adult Shows we have detailed below.

LIVE MUSIC AND TRIBUTE SHOWS

SHOWDATESSTART TIMESVENUE
Barry Manilow: The Hits Come HomeOpening: September 16-18, 20217pmInternational Theater, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Soul of MotownOpen Now: Fridays through Sundays7:30pmCabaret Theater, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Vegas! The ShowOpening: July 2, 20217pm & 9pmSaxe Theater
BeatleshowOpening: July 1, 20215:30pmSaxe Theater
Purple Reign: Prince Tribute ShowOpen Now: Fridays & Saturdays9:30pmTropicana Las Vegas
Rat Pack Is BackOpen Now: Mondays through Sundays7:30pmTuscany Suites & Casinos
An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!Opening: August 25, 20217pmHouse of Blues
All Shook UpOpen Now: Nightly6pmV Theater
Billy IdolOpening: October 16, 17, 22, 23, 20218pmThe Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
StingOpening: October 29 to November 13, 20218pmThe Colosseum at Caesars Palace
The Jets 80s 90s ExperienceOpening: July 1, 2021; Tuesday through Saturday7pmV Theater
Donny Osmond Openig: September 1, 2021; Tuesdays through Saturdays8pmHarrah's Showroom

1 | Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home | With over 50 Top 40 Hits and over 85 million albums sold, the legendary Barry Manilow is returning to the International Theater stage at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino beginning September 16, 2021. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-award-winning musician debuted The Barry Manilow- The Hits Come Home! at the International Theater in 2018, and has amazed millions of viewers, sold-out audiences, and won Best of Las Vegas Awards for Best Resident Performer/Headliner in 2018, 2019, and again in 2020! Las Vegas is ecstatic to welcome the once-in-a-generation show back home with show days scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the show starts at 7:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to experience one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists live!

WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111

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2 | Soul of Motown | Catch a ride on the soul train the next time you visit Las Vegas! The award-winning Soul of Motown is a high-energy concert-style musical tribute celebrating Motown legends at the Cabaret Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Since the #1 show of its kind returned to the stage June 1, 2021, now everyone can boogie and groove to the supreme tribute to some of America’s most beloved vocal groups and artists, like The Temptations, The Platters, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Same Cooke, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, and more! Come on down to the Westgate Cabaret Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 pm for some soul-touching tunes!

WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111

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3 | Vegas! The Show | In search of a classic Las Vegas show? Featuring red-lipsticked showgirls, feather-clad costumes, funky song and dance, Vegas! The Show pays homage to the classic days of Vegas when big band musical journeys packed the Las Vegas Strip, like Elvis Presley, the Rat Pack, Tom Jones, and more, honoring acts that made Vegas, well, Vegas! Feathered headdresses and silky dances galore, the show was written and produced by theater owner, David Saxe, who grew up backstage on big-name Vegas shows like Folies Bergere and the Rat Pack. The flashy show keeps the legacy of classic Vegas alive, and show dates begin July 2, 2021, at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for the run time of 75 minutes at the Saxe Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

WHERE: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 454, Las Vegas NV 89109 | WHO: 866-932-1818

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4 | Beatleshow | Voted the #1 Beatles tribute band in the world, sing and dance to your favorite Beatles hits live! See your favorite Beatle live, whether it be John, Paul, George, or Ringo (Don’t worry—we don’t judge), at the Beatleshow at the Saxe Theater beginning July 1, 2021. Your four favorite Brits are back together on stage, rocking across the universe and into your heart! The Beatleshow is a real treat for the Beatles obsessed, lovers, and for those who are down to dance to “Yellow Submarine” and come together with your favorite quadrate as you’re transported to the ‘60s and imagine all the people like it was yesterday. Phew, that was a lot of Beatles puns. Showtimes begin at 5:30 pm on Monday through Thursday and run for 75 minutes of pure bliss.

WHERE: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 454, Las Vegas NV 89109 | WHO: 866-932-1818

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5 | Purple Reign: Prince Tribute Show | Paying tribute to the amazing American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record, producer, actor, and director, Jason Tenner does an incredible job portraying the iconic Prince in the world’s #1 Prince tribute show, Purple Reign: Prince Tribute Show at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Tenner has been performing as Prince in his tribute show for more than ten years, and while seeing the legendary musician in person isn’t an option anymore since his passing in 2016, the Purple Reign: Prince Tribute Show is the closest you can get to jumping in a red corvette with your favorite Minneapolis performer! The show resumed April 15, 2021, and showtimes are 9:30 pm Friday to Saturday, and you can catch us at the Tropicana bopping our raspberry berets to "Purple Rain"!

WHERE: 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-983-4279

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6 | Rat Pack Is Back | Hailed as the next best thing to seeing the original Rat Pack on stage, the Rat Pack Is Back show has been gracing audiences and the Las Vegas Strip for over 20 years! As the only full-time Rat Pack show in the world, the live big band has done over 7000 performances in over 40 states, four foreign countries and has sold over two million tickets in total. Reopened in December 2020, all Las Vegas visitors can take a blast to the Las Vegas past at the Copa Room in the Tuscany Suites & Casino every Monday through Sunday at 7:30 pm.

WHERE: 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 | WHO: 702-947-5981

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7 | An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live! | First performing at Woodstock in 1969, Santana won over the dazed crowd and country with his hip-moving, mind-bending guitar skills. On August 25, 2021, our favorite nine Grammy-award-winning musician will be back on the stage at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live! will have you singing ‘Oye Como Va’ from sunset to sunrise! The magnetic show begins at 7:00 pm and will tune into your heart for 90 San-tastic minutes. Yeah, we just did that.

WHERE: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 702-632-7600

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8 | All Shook Up | For all you hound dogs out there, All Shook Up is a dynamic Elvis Presley tribute show performing now at the V Theater Upstairs Showroom inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Put on your blue suede shoes and rock out to your favorite hits by the “King of Rock n’ Roll”! The best-selling solo artist in the history of recording is back on the stage at 6 pm nightly for 75 minutes of singing your heart out with the King!

WHERE: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 360, Las Vegas NV 89109 | WHO: 866-983-4279

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9 | Billy Idol | Las Vegas is the perfect place to belt your heart out to “White Wedding”! Performing his rebellious 80s hits, the daring Billy Idol will be gracing Las Vegas with his seductive vocals at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan. Whether you dance by yourself or with a group of friends, tune into the rebel yell at 8 pm on October 16, 17, 22, and 23. Just in time for us to bleach our hair and jam out like it's 1983!

WHERE: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-698-7000

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10 | Sting | Call the police, Sting is coming to Las Vegas! From “Every Breath You Take” to “Roxanne,” the amazing Sting will be performing his iconic hits from October 29 to November 13 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Taking place in the desert rose city known for its bright and brave live performances, sing and dance along with your favorite Brit musician with showtimes starting at 8:00 pm, but beware—don’t stand too close to him!

WHERE: 3 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-227-5938

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11 | The Jets 80s 90s Experience | Jump on a jet and travel back to past decades for a grooving and moving live performance! The Jets are back together again with The Jets 80s 90s Experience opening July 1, 2021. Coming to the stage at the V Theater at Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, you can experience the top ten the Jets singles, like “Cross My Broken Heart” featured on the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack, Tuesday to Saturday at 7:00 pm for a 75-minute tribute to some of the most iconic songs of the era.

WHERE: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 360, Las Vegas NV 89109 | WHO: 866-227-5938

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12 | Donny Osmond | A Las Vegas staple for over a decade, there’s no way you want to miss Donny Osmond’s solo return to the Sin City stage! Donny is well known for his multiple award-winning hit show, Donny and Marie. Donny’s back beginning September 1, 2021, with a triumphant show never before seen by the 33 gold record artist. Performing at 8:00 pm from Tuesday to Saturday at Harrah's Showroom at Harrah's, experience the legendary Donny Osmond live and better than ever!

WHERE: 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 800-214-9110

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LIVE COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOWS

SHOWDATESSTART TIMESVENUE
The Magic of Jen KramerOpen Now: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays5pmWestgate Cabaret
Nathan Burton Comedy MagicOpen Now:Tuesdays through Sundays4pmSaxe Theater
Piff the Magic Dragon Show Open Now:Thursdays through Sundays7:00pm (M,R,F) 6:00pm & 9:00am (S)Flamingo Showroom
Hypnosis Unleashed with Kevin LepineOpening: July 6, 2021; Tuesdays through Saturdays9pmCanyon Club at Four Queens
Delirious: Stand-Up ComedyOpen Now: Thursdays - Sundays8pm and 10pm; 6pm (F & S for Adlt Show)The Freemont Room at the Downtown Grand Casino and Hotel
Laugh FactoryOpen Now: Nightly8:30pm Tropicana Las Vegas
The Mac King Comedy Magic ShowOpening: July 1, 2021; Tuesdays through Saturdays1pm and 3pmThunderland at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Late Night MagicOpen Now: Fridays and Saturdays10:30pmAlexis Park All Suite Resort

13 | The Magic of Jen Kramer | A true master of illusions, Jen Kramer is back on stage in Las Vegas and puts on one magical show! The Magic of Jen Kramer turns the unimaginable into the possible every Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 pm at the Westgate Cabaret Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Named Female Magician of the Year by the International Magicians Society, Jen’s irresistible charm and illusions will leave you spellbound! Open since June 1, 2021, you'll be amazed at Jen's jaw-dropping performance and her show full of unforgettable magic and legendary Vegas fun!

WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111

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14 | Nathan Burton Comedy Magic | Considered one of the most entertaining comedy shows on the Las Vegas Strip, now’s your chance to experience the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic show! Reopened on March 26, 2021, the hilariously funny and wonderous comedy magic show combines mind-bending illusions, alluring showgirls, and laugh-out-loud punches. From Tuesday through Sunday at 4:00 pm, audiences can find their funny bone in the Saxe Theater located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino.

WHERE: 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #454A, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-932-1818

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15 | Piff the Magic Dragon Show | Always dreamed to meet a dragon? Now’s your chance! First appearing on America’s Got Talent, Piff the Magic Dragon won the heart of America and audiences everywhere through his irresistible hilarity and charm. Described as Larry David in a dragon suit, Piff the Magic Dragon and his sidekick, the world’s only magic performing chihuahua, Mr. Piffles, are back in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Showroom at the Flamingo Hotel on Monday, Thursday through Friday and Sunday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Each routine shown on the Piff the Magic Dragon show features the duo's unique approach to conjuring and is a new take on twisting the minds of Las Vegas audience. Dog treats are always appreciated.

WHERE: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-733-3111

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16 | Hypnosis Unleashed with Kevin Lepine | Known as the “Rockstar of Hypnosis,” Kevin Lepine is one of the highest-rated performers in Las Vegas and soon everyone can experience his fast-paced comedy super show! Hypnosis Unleashed with Kevin Lepine is back on July 6, 2021, at the Canyon Club at Four Queens. Come and check out downtown Las Vegas’ premiere adult comedy show Tuesday through Saturday at 9:00 pm for 75 minutes of razor-sharp wit and fast-paced hypnosis with stand-up comedy. Sorry kids, this show is for ages 18 and up.

WHERE: 202 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | WHO: 702-385-4011

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17 | Delirious: Stand-Up Comedy | Have you ever laughed so hard you felt delirious? Us too! Experience a traditional stand-up format with a very untraditional line-up of knee-slapping-funny comedians at The Fremont Room in the Downtown Grand Casino and Hotel. Showing now every Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm and 10 pm, with additional 6 pm shows on Friday and Saturday for 90 minutes shows. Have a laugh-tastic time with your favorite friends and fellow adults, as the show is 21+.

WHERE: 206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | WHO: 702-719-5100

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18 | Laugh Factory | Originally opened in 1979 in Hollywood, Laugh Factory is famous for showcasing and revealing some of the hottest stand-up comedians in the world. From Tim Allen to Nick Cannon, performing at the Laugh Factory has been a rite of passage for stand-up comedians for decades and is showing now at the Tropicana Las Vegas every day at 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm, and 11:59 pm for 90-minute shows. Share a laugh (or more than a few) with your friends as you enjoy the #1 comedy club show in the country!

WHERE: 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-983-4279

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19 | The Mac King Comedy Magic Show | The longest-running magician in Las Vegas, Mac King will have you spellbound with his out-of-this-world magic and insane hilarity! The Mac King Comedy Show has family-friendly humor, corny jokes, and mixes King’s Southern charm and offbeat showmanship. Rope tricks, live animals, Liberace impersonations, hand shadow puppets, and more, the show is back beginning June 22 at Thunderland at Excalibur Hotel & Casino from 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday through Saturday. Giggle for 70 minutes and thoroughly enjoy the best traditional magic act in Vegas!

WHERE: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 877-750-5464

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20 | Late Night Magic | Need something to do in Vegas at night? The Late Night Show now showing at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort is a great way for audiences to experience the Sin City night scene in an intimate, cabaret setting. Performing every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm, enjoy the acts of top magicians in Vegas and around the world up close and personal for a budget-friendly price. While the kids are in bed and the night belongs to adults, have an unforgettable night on the town at this 21+ magic show!

WHERE: 375 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169 | WHO: 702-796-3300

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND ADULT SHOWS

SHOWDATESSTART TIMESVENUE
Blue Man GroupOpening: June 24, 2021; Thursdays through Mondays5pm & 8pmLuxor Hotel & Casino
O Bu Cirque Du SoleilOpening :July 1, 2021; Wednesdays through Sundays7pm & 9:30pmO Theater at th Bellagio
Zombie BurlesqueOpening: July 1, 2021; Mondays through Saturdays8:30pmV Theater
RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las VegasOpening: August 5, 2021; Thursdays through Sundays9:30pmFlamingo Showroom
V - The Ultimate Variety ShowOpen Now: Nightly7pm & 8:30pmV Theater

21 | Blue Man Group | Feeling a little blue? Discover music, laughter, and surprises as three bald and blue men show you the world! The Blue Man Group is a spectacular journey for all and returns to the stage on June 24, 2021, at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on Thursday through Friday from 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The 105-minute show will have you saying, “I have no idea what just happened…but it was awesome!” With a bigger stage and brighter lights, the music and laughter the blue trio create go together like yellow and green!

WHERE: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | WHO: 877-386-4658

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22 | O Bu Cirque Du Soleil | The largest contemporary circus company in the world, Cirque du Soleil is known for its ethereal and stunning acrobatic performances. Founded by former street performers in Montreal in 1984, the aerobic imagination of the company’s creators has brought five different shows to Las Vegas, each spectacular in its own way. O Bu Cirque du Soleil was inspired by the infinity and elegance of water and pays tribute to the beauty of theater by weaving a tapestry of artistry, surrealism, and theatrical romance. Showing exclusively at the O Theater in the Bellagio beginning July 1, 2021, experience world-class aerobics, synchronized swimmers, and divers on Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm for a breathtaking 105-minute experience.

WHERE: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 888-987-6667

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23 | Zombie Burlesque | They’ve come to eat your brains! The dead sexy Zombie Burlesque show is a comedy musical that takes audiences back in time to 1958 where the undead take over the world! Good ol’ fashion fun with a creepy twist, Zombie Burlesque resumes July 1, 2021, at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Get up close and personal with the cutest shamblers in Las Vegas every Monday through Saturday at 8:30 pm for a deadly good time.

WHERE: 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #360, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-932-1818

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24 | RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas | It’s time to werk! Start your engines, and see the most sickening drag show in Las Vegas when you experience RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas at the Flamingo Showroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from Thursday to Sunday at 9:30 pm. For the first time in Vegas history, RuPaul’s Drag Race alums and winners will slay the Las Vegas stages beginning August 5, 2021. Including Eureka, Alaska, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, and more, witness your favorite squirrelfriends death drop up and down the stage so hard, you’ll be screaming “Yassss queen!” for the entire 90-minute show.

WHERE: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-733-3111

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25 | V - The Ultimate Variety Show | Do you like a little variety with your Las Vegas entertainment? For the indecisive, curious, lover of all entertainment styles, V- The Ultimate Variety Show combines every type of entertainment into one show, like a Las Vegas buffet. With new performers every night, the variety show keeps audiences on their toes nightly at the V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood from 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #360, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 866-932-1818

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With so many acts and performances returning in the near future, Las Vegas continues to shock audiences with its wow-worthy entertainment and shows that push the limit. From seriously weird things to do in Las Vegas to performing at the best Las Vegas hotels, the shows returning are what make Vegas…Vegas! During your next trip to the world’s most beloved desert city, be sure to check out some (or all) of the shows returning to Las Vegas in 2021.


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