The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard. Overlooking the heart of The Strip, visitors will enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers, seasonal culinary offerings, upbeat music and breathtaking views.
Dec. 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Olya Casey, also known as DJ Vixen, was born in Tallinn, Estonia and started acting and singing at a very early age. Vixen moved to London at age 17 and pursued a music career as a singer/songwriter for years before moving to the United States seven years ago. After settling down in Las Vegas and performing with her band around town, she expressed her love for house music and began DJing. This led her to become DJ Vixen. It didn't take long for people to notice her versatility and creativity, and she began working with various radio stations and performing at big celebrity events for the likes of Mike Tyson and Elizabeth Hurley.
Dec. 23 and 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have led to great things. The musical powerhouse has enjoyed residencies and headlined at venues across the city. Grandson of Academy Award Winner David Gould, DJ Technicolor first aspired to become a filmmaker. That path changed when he discovered his true passion in creating and playing music. DJ Technicolor not only maintains a commanding presence on the Strip but curates music for brands like Liberty Trade Show, Red Bull, Mercedes Benz and Topshop. With original productions and remixes soon to be released, DJ Technicolor plans to continue his expansion into the DJ world.
DJ Yo Yolie
Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Yo Yolie grew up in a DJ environment as her older brother was a DJ and influenced her to embrace the culture. Her upbringing flourished with enriching sounds, leading her to become a music enthusiast. When Yolie isn't spinning at some of the city’s hottest venues, the tastemaker is playing events for leading brands.
An Evening With Willie Nelson & Family
Friday, Jan. 8
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $20; Reserved prices starting at $45
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times' best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson's albums included April's Let's Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October's To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music's top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.
Celebration of the Lunar Year of the Monkey 2016
Saturday, Feb. 13
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $50
The Cosmopolitan hosts XUÂN YÊU THƯƠNG, an unforgettable New Year celebration featuring performances by world-class artists including Dam Vinh Hung, Thu Phuong, Tran Thu Ha, Quang Linh, Duy Manh, Lam Vu, Phuong Trang, Quang Toan, Khanh Di, Phuong vu, Tan Hy Khanh, Viet Huong, Hoai Tam, DCP Dancers and MC Thanh Tung.
Saturday, April 23
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $25; Reserved prices starting at $45
Considered one of the breakthrough British bands of this decade, The 1975 formed while they were schoolmates in Manchester, England. In 2012, the band went on to sign with U.K. indie record label Dirty Hit and released its first EP Facedown featuring the hit single “The City.” Over the next two years, the band’s popularity grew greatly with the addition of two new EPs and a jammed-packed touring schedule. In 2013, The 1975 released its self-titled debut album featuring popular singles “Chocolate” and “Girls.” Debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. charts, the album went on to sell more than one million albums worldwide. The band’s much-anticipated sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, will be available in stores on Feb, 26, 2016.
|The Band Perry|
Friday, April 29
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $35; Reserved prices starting at $60
Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry has proven to be an unstoppable presence in music, matching its major critical acclaim with massive mainstream success. Within years of making their platinum-selling self-titled debut, front woman Kimberly Perry and her brothers Reid and Neil Perry have already shown the history-defying power of their colossal appeal, playing sold-out shows around the world. In 2010, the band delivered five hit singles: the sextuple-platinum chart-topper "If I Die Young," the platinum-selling "You Lie," "All Your Life," "Hip to My Heart" and the gold-certified "Postcard from Paris." For its gold-certified follow-up album Pioneer, The Band Perry delved deeper into an edgy, rock ‘n’ roll-inspired sound while staying true to its southern roots, offering up the platinum-selling No. 1 singles "Better Dig Two" and "DONE" as well as smash hits "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw." Kicking off the We Are Pioneers World Tour in late 2013, the trio quickly established themselves as an incendiary live act and global powerhouse, playing hundreds of venues from Seattle to Sweden. Throughout 2014, The Band Perry built on that momentum by making appearances on major TV and award shows. By 2015, the group had earned multiple awards including a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo / Group Performance.
The Cure with special guest The Twilight Sad
Thursday, May 19
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out
Formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith, The Cure released its debut album Three Imaginary Boys in 1979 to great acclaim just one year after signing with Chris Parry’s new label, Fiction Records. Over the years, The Cure became known for its change of sound, ranging from punk and goth rock to pop and electronic dance music. In addition to its sound, the band also experienced a changing lineup with band members constantly leaving and returning to the group. After more than two decades with its original label, The Cure decided to leave and sign with international label Geffen Records in 2003. Designed to appeal to a young audience, the band released its first album for Geffen and followed it up with a North American tour featuring a number of younger bands including Interpol, Mowai, The Rapture and Muse. Over the next couple of the years, The Cure played at various festivals around the world until taking a break in 2008. After a three-year hiatus, the group began touring again and playing at festivals in Europe, North America and South America. In 2014, lead singer Smith announced that The Cure would release a new album, a follow-up to the 4:13 Dream album, as well as begin a new tour, playing three of its earlier albums in their entirety.
Bryan Adams: Get Up! Tour
Saturday, July 2
8 p.m.; Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices start at $32; Reserved prices start at $57
Rising to fame with hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams has achieved numerous successes throughout his career spanning more than three decades. An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, 18 Juno Awards, three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations and 15 GrammyAward nominations. In celebration of his new album, Get Up, Adams kicks off his North American Get Up! Tour in February 2016.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a modern supper club where cocktail culture and culinary repertoire combine with spontaneous live entertainment. With hints of the past and a flair for the future, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. sets a new precedent for the night. It’s an experience that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment while adhering to no standard model, following no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Grab a drink. Snack or dine. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015; Friday, Jan. 1, 2016; and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
In 2009, pianist, composer and arranger Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox when he started uploading videos of himself playing pop hits in a ragtime style to YouTube. Bradlee’s videos began to go viral when award winning novelist Neil Gaiman tweeted about them to his millions of Twitter followers. Since then, Postmodern Jukebox has transformed into a rotating group of performers who cover modern pop hits with a vintage twist. Over the last seven years, Postmodern Jukebox has acquired 1.5 million subscribers and more than 315 million views on YouTube. The group has covered artists ranging from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to The Strokes and The White Stripes. In November 2015, the group will kick off its North American tour followed by a European tour in early 2016.
More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.
Dec. 21 and Jan. 4 and 18 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Born and raised in California, DJ Cyberkid started DJing toward the end of his senior year of high school. This hobby would soon morph into a career for the young man. Cyberkid’s first professional DJ gig was in Ventura, California where he worked as a full-time mixer on a radio station. After several years of working in radio at various stations, Cyberkid found his way to Las Vegas and has been DJing in the city’s most extravagant nightclubs ever since.
DJ John Cha
Dec. 22 and Jan. 5 and 19 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
"Music is life, and I am living" are the words that best describe John Cha's passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He's opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.
DJ Nick Ayler
Dec. 23 and Jan. 6 and 20 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nick Ayler is an American model, actor and DJ. He has worked on campaigns for Abercombie & Fitch, been featured in GQ Magazine and collaborated with leading professionals in the film and music industry. With his career on the rise, Ayler now routinely plays at events all over the world for crowds of over 1,000 people.
Dec. 24 and Jan. 14 and 28 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.
Dec. 25 and 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Camille Sevigny, also known as DJ Clutch, entered the underground dance music scene in 1998 in Toledo, Ohio. Clutch creates the funkiest blends of hard and tech house tracks, drawing inspiration from Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan and Feelgood. Over the past few years, Clutch has played alongside national and international artists at some of the best venues on the East Coast. Constantly working with top promoters and production companies, he continues to push the envelope at every event.
Dec. 27 and Jan. 10 and 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dec. 28 and Jan. 11 and 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dec. 29 and Jan. 12 and 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.
DJ Stephi K
Dec. 30 and Jan. 13 and 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.
DJ Patrice McBride
Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and 2 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Yo Yolie
Jan. 3 and 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Roger Gangi
Jan. 7 and 21 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Gangi perform live.
Jan. 8 and 9 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Residing in Las Vegas, DJ Exile started perfecting his craft at age 14. Rocking house parties and attracting a following, Exile was quick to gain momentum in the party scene. When he was 21, Exile started performing at Las Vegas clubs and earning residencies at various hotspots. With an open format, he prefers to have a “put-any-crowd-in-front-of-me,” attitude with an adept ability to perform with turntables. Possessing notable ambition at a young age, Exile is on his way to take over the Las Vegas DJ scene.
DJ Morse Code
Jan. 15 and 16 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
San Francisco-native Nathaniel Morse has quickly risen to the top of the Los Angeles music scene. Best known as DJ Morse Code, he is an open-format DJ who makes audiences forget the meaning of genre. On any given week, you can find Morse headlining gigs anywhere from Hollywood nightclubs to East Side dance parties. DJ Morse Code also makes regular appearances in New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland and Las Vegas. His impeccable ear and serious technical skills have earned DJ Morse Code international acclaim and the respect of many reputable figures in the DJ world.
Jan. 22 and 23 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
With over 10 years of experience, DJ Impulse has achieved more than most in his field. After learning to play drums at the age of five, his love for a beat drew him to hip-hop where he immediately took notice of the DJ. At age 14, he asked for a set of turntables and the rest is history. Impulse began DJing house parties and completed his first club gig before he was old enough to legally get in the door. His popularity grew, winning him jobs with numerous artists including Wu Tang Clan, Funkmaster Flex and Ludacris. Currently working with Scratch Academy out of New York City, DJ Impulse has taken to commanding parties for corporate sponsors such as Red Bull, Scion and Saks Fifth Avenue. He performs sets ranging from ‘70s and ‘80s classics to mash-up parties with rock and rap, funk and R&B, rock, alternative and more. DJ Impulse spins a variety of genres and makes them blend perfectly.
DJ David Clutch
Jan. 29 and 30 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Raised in Las Vegas, David Clutch started his musical journey at a very young age. His career began by playing smaller gigs at bars and lounges around the West Coast, and now he plays at some of Las Vegas’ most renowned clubs. Described as an open format DJ, Clutch plays to each crowd’s taste. What sets him apart from other DJs is his developing skills as a music producer. He dreams of playing the main stages of huge musical festivals and having the world enjoy the “clutch” sound.
Jan. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene. After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.
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