Following a tough year for casinos and the entertainment industry, the summer of 2021 brings new hope to Las Vegas entertainment and the casino properties that stand to benefit from performances. Headliner acts are on their way back to the city and acts such as John Legend, Bruno Mars and Usher among others, have been named thus far. The dates have already been set for some of the acts as well as the prestigious venues and the cost of the tickets. Even though some of the ticket prices are on the high-end, the demand to get them is equally competitive.
Many industry stakeholders have recently remarked on the fact that audiences are now looking for entertainment that goes beyond the virtual to get back to what it felt like to be present in a live show. The entertainment scene will soon erupt in Las Vegas once again. Usher has recently added six dates to his performance schedule for his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The first of which is expected in mid-July. It appears that the headliner will have 14 shows between July and August this year with many more other shows to expect in Las Vegas this year. For Usher’s first appearance, tickets for a two-seat package go as high as 2,956 USD.
Sharing July with Usher is Bruno Mars who has six performances already planned for July. The shows will take place at the Park Theatre at Park MGM Las Vegas. For the first show tickets are selling for 361 USD all the way up to $4,000 which will get customers a two-ticket package. Furthermore, later this year Las Vegas will see performances from John Legend in September. Legend’s shows will take place at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan and according to an online source, the ticket prices range between 106 USD and 1,355 USD. Additionally, there are also meet and greet VIP tickets available at a higher cost of course.
Music is not the only entertainment returning to Las Vegas this year. According to reports, shows associated with Cirque du Soleil will be coming back as well. Between June and July, O will be coming back to the Bellagio and Treasure Island welcomes Mystere. The Blue Man Group shows at the Luxor will also be returning in June. Additional Cirque du Soleil shows will aso resume in Las Vegas later this year.
Another artist to look out for will be Garth Brooks as he plans to perform live at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in July. A show that should attract a great crowd in the 65,000-seat stadium. Kamal Moo, an entertainment attorney, said that people seem more eager to go out into the world again and that when things settle and the new normal is found, he believes that people will attend concerts like they never have before.
Entertainment specialists agree that artists are eager to take the live stage once again. Moo said that there are many musicians that love performing for live audiences. It is also one of the most important reasons why they started their music careers in the first place. Additionally, entertainers are looking forward to returning to the stage as having to put their careers on pause has been creatively and financially crippling.
Furthermore, as other casino sectors suffer, such as the entertainment and hospitality sectors, the venues for these shows are dependent on visitors and tourists. So, it all depends on what the allowed capacity will be at these various properties. Ticket prices will also change as it makes its way to stability based on how many tickets can be sold per venue. The ticket prices for a venue that allows 70% capacity will be priced differently than a venue that allows for 50% capacity. With casinos now being allowed to entertain more guests, the ticket prices should find stability sooner rather than later.