The 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes, aka The Chairman of the Board, aka Frank
Sinatra was last month, and the city celebrated the legend who for decades defined
Las Vegas Cool in style, with a nationally televised tribute concert at Wynn Las Vegas
featuring stars like Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, John Legend, and Lady GaGa.
LUXURY LAS VEGAS
The greatest performers in the world are found on the Strip
— BY LEO JAKOBSON —
VEGAS SHOW STOPPERS
Casinos may be Las Vegas’ bedrock, but in many ways, it is a town whose real reputation was built on its shows.
From Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to Elvis
singing “Viva Las Vegas,” the big acts are always the ones who have their names and faces
up in lights on the Strip.
The biggest difference between now and
then is that there’s a little more diversity in
the type of entertainment you’ll see on the
signs lining Las Vegas Boulevard — from
first-name-only stars like Britney, Celine, and
Elton in long-term residencies, to touring acts
ranging from Black Sabbath to Justin Bieber
— as well as performance groups like Cirque
du Soleil, comedy stars like Jerry Seinfeld, and
Broadway shows like “Jersey Boys.”
And of course there are plenty of oppor-
tunities to see the current top names like
Bruno Mars — who just choreographed the
Fountains of Bellagio to several of his hits —
and Calvin Harris, who was tapped to head-
line New Years Eve at the super-hot Omnia
nightclub at Caesars Palace.
There are many ways groups can take advantage of these acts, from arranging seat
blocks and backstage tours all the way to hiring
a headliner to perform a special show while
they’re in town. One of the best opportunities
are performance groups like Cirque du Soleil
and Blue Man Group, which both offer a variety of ways meeting planners can arrange for
their attendees to interact with the performers.
“Absinthe” at Caesars Palace Las Vegas brings attendees into a risqué theater-in-the-round variety show that combines cabaret and acrobatics.