Drai’s Nightclub is calling the sold-out June 4 performance from Wiz Khalifa (it actually happened early Saturday morning, June 5) the first full-length concert on the Las Vegas Strip since the early spring of 2020, and although we’re not sure if that’s technically true, there’s no questioning it was a massive event for Las Vegas nightlife and entertainment and for the Strip in general.
“We've looked forward to this weekend for well over a year and it was thrilling to bring live music back to the Las Vegas Strip with back-to-back sold-out shows by Wiz Khalifa and Future,” said vice president of entertainment and marketing Dustin Drai in a statement. Future hit the Drai’s Live stage Saturday night/Sunday morning, and Khalifa returned for a Drai’s Beachclub set Saturday at the Cromwell. “Both artists and the fans brought energy unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, making this weekend’s grand reopening not only an unforgettable party, but also one for the Vegas record books.”
With many other gigantic acts returning to club venues over the first full-capacity weekend on the Strip, you might have missed this announcement: Deadmau5 is a Vegas resident DJ once again, at the new Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which makes its debut this week on June 10. The grand opening lineup at Élia includes another former KAOS act, Sofi Tukker, on June 11; Lane 8 on June 12; and Deadmau5 with Loco Dice on June 13. Tickets are available at eliabeachlv.com.
If you’re still reeling from today’s EDC lineup rollout, take some time to dig into the 2021 Art of the Wild roster, announced a few days earlier for Wynn Las Vegas July 23-25. Event brands Animale, elrow, Frame Work, Rumors and Wild Is Love will guide the return of Wynn Nightlife’s signature experience at XS and Encore Beach Club, with an artist lineup include Áme, Bob Moses, Claptone, Damian Lazarus, Dixon, DJ Holographic, Gorgon City, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82, Layla Benitez, Mano Le Tough, Michael Bibi, Patrice Báumel, Perel, Rüfüs Du Sol, Seth Troxler, Sohmi, Tale Of Us, Toni Varga and Yotto. Get your three-day passes while you still can right here.
Black Coffee, one of the groundbreaking artists who has been involved with Art of the Wild in the past—and will be an EDC Las Vegas 2021 performer—will spin for the first time at Hakkasan at MGM Grand on July 3.
Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan launched a new house event series called Full Bloom Sundays on June 6 with resident Chris Lake. Coming soon to the summer-long series are Nora en Pure, Fisher, Goldish, John Summit and Sidepiece.
Also from Tao Group, Lavo at Palazzo will kick off Soirée Supper Club Sundays on June 20, a 1960s New York-inspired weekly event pairing signature dishes, bottle service and new tableside libations with varied entertainment.
The Garden lounge and bar is celebrating its first anniversary in the Downtown Arts District with a Pride month Halleloo celebration on June 11 at 7 p.m. RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 winner Symone will host a red carpet event. For tickets and information, visit thegardenlasvegas.com.