Industry Weekly

[The Forecast]

Calibash brings the Latin universe to Vegas

Ricky Martin in his new Vegas home, the Park Theater at Monte Carlo.
Photo: Denise Truscello

The 10th anniversary edition of Calibash, touted as the leading Latin urban music concert in the world, is going down this Saturday, January 21 at the Staples Center in LA, and—no surprise—it’s sold out. After all, the headliners are major names like Puerto Rican singer and actor Don Omar, Bronx-born pop star Prince Royce and Cuban reggaeton group Gente De Zona.

But the 10th year is extra big for Calibash, because it’s also coming to Las Vegas for the first time for a January 26 show at T-Mobile Arena, where international icon Ricky Martin joins the bill.

For Vegas, it’s another megashow that might not have found a home without the addition of the arena. (The Calibash Vegas bill also includes Wisin, CNCO, Zion Y Lenox, Osmani Garcia, Divan, Chacal, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Farruko and many more.) For Martin, who just wrapped up his year-and-a-half One World Tour in December, it will be a warm-up for what’s to come. In April, the celebrated Puerto Rican entertainer will begin his resident show just a few steps away at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo.

“Every song is going to be a completely different experience, but they’ll all be interconnected,” Martin said, describing plans for the show during November’s announcement press conference. “We’re going to flirt a little with the history of Vegas, mixing it with what I am and what I represent and what brought me here. It will be a hell of a spectacle.” Calibash Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena, January 26.

Photo of Brock Radke

Brock is an award-winning writer who has been documenting life in Las Vegas for 20 years. He currently leads entertainment ...

Get more Brock Radke
  • Adam Sandler returns to the Chelsea and DJ Snake takes over at XS Saturday night.

  • “It’s always been a dream to reach this level.”

  • The New York Meatpacking District fave is touted as the only true nightclub along the Fremont Street Experience.

  • Get More Industry Weekly Stories
Top of Story