L.A. to Vegas: Maroon 5 Residency Announced at Park MGM

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Welcome to LAMag’s semimonthly update on major restaurant openings, club news, hotel announcements, celebrity and influencer sightings, and everything else you need to know before you venture to Sin City.

Maroon 5 have announced their Las Vegas residency beginning March 24, 2023 at Dolby Live at Park MGM. (Travis Schneider)

Maroon 5 Announces Sin City Dates Despite DM Scandal

What is a better time to announce a Las Vegas residency than during a cheating scandal? That’s exactly what Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 has done with their announcement that Maroon 5: The Residency will open on March 24, 2023, at Dolby Live at Park MGM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 3. To recap, on Sept. 15, Levine’s wife of eight years, Behati Prinsloo, took to social media to share that she was pregnant with the couple’s third child. Four days later, model Sumner Stroh, posted a TikTok video saying she “had an affair with a man who was married to a Victoria’s Secret model” and name-checked Levine while sharing screenshots of messages with him. Since then, more women have come forward alleging they have communicated with Levine online. In response to Stroh’s claims, Levine issued a statement saying in part, “I did not have an affair; nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.” Call it a Beautiful Mistake? On Oct. 1, Maroon 5 gave fans a preview of their residency as they were one of the headliners for Shaquille O’Neal’s The Event fundraiser benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

David Blaine debuted his first ever residency, In Spades, at Resorts World Las Vegas on Sept. 30 where he held his breath under water for nine minutes. (Denise Truscello)

David Blaine, Miranda Lambert, STYX and More

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, famed illusionist David Blaine debuted In Spades at Resorts World Theatre, his first ever residency. He welcomed the audience suspended from helium balloons freely floating from the 85-foot-tall ceiling of the theater and held his breath under water for nine minutes. Following the premiere, Blaine celebrated with a private afterparty with close friends at the resort’s Jalisco Underground. He was joined by guests including Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton, Lars Ulrich, Logan Paul and Guy Oseary. His next show dates are Oct. 28 and 29 and Dec. 16 and 17. Due to overwhelming demand, the magician has just added six new show dates for January and March 2023 which go on sale Oct. 7.
Miranda Lambert opened her Velvet Rodeo residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sept. 23. (John Shearer)
Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert launched her Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency on Sept. 23 with a 22-song set list at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Lambert takes over for country music queen, Shania Twain, who just wrapped her show at Planet Hollywood. Lambert has announced shows through April 2023. Back at Resorts World, fellow country star Luke Bryan continues his residency Nov. 30-Dec. 10 and has just announced 2023 shows on select dates Feb. 1 to April 1. Also in Vegas, Donny Osmond has extended his solo residency inside Harrah’s Las Vegas into May 2023. Of course, he and his sister, Marie Osmond, formerly had an 11-year residency at the Flamingo. STYX, who are celebrating 50 years as a band, will soon be rocking Las Vegas. They will take the stage for a five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas beginning Jan. 27. And House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has announced Carlos Santana’s 2023 dates for An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live: Presented by SiriusXM. Santana will play on select dates Jan. 25-May 28. If you can’t wait til then, he will also play a string of shows Nov. 2-13.
Post Malone will perform at Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas on Nov. 11. Here, he performs during Lollapalooza Buenos Aires at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 29, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images)
Post Malone and Rob Gronkowski Head to Resorts World
Post Malone will go from his Nov. 10 L.A. tour stop to perform Nov. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas followed by an intimate live performance late that at night at Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World. The Grammy Award-nominated artist will play his hits before heading back to L.A. for three more concerts. And on Oct. 1 and 2 at Resorts World, NFL star Rob Gronkowski and his family hosted a “family reunion” with festivities including various activations, a game-day viewing party, and merchandise drops. Gronkowski, his family and girlfriend, Camille Kostek, dined Oct. 1 at Carversteak luxury steakhouse’s patio garden overlooking The Strip. Gronk and the party of 16 shared tomahawk rib cap, lobster en croûte, miso glazed cod and a selection of savory steakhouse side dishes. Then they headed to Zouk Nightclub for a performance by resident DJ Tiësto to continue the weekend festivities and are closing the weekend with a game-day viewing party on Oct. 2 at RedTail gaming lounge and restaurant.
Dominique Ansel Las Vegas will open inside Caesars Palace on Oct. 21, bringing his famous Cronuts to the Las Vegas Strip. (Evan Sung)
Dominique Ansel and More Restaurants Coming to Vegas
The pandemic led to Dominique Ansel closing his bakery and 189 restaurant at The Grove, but now you can travel to Vegas to eat one of Ansel’s famed cronuts. The James Beard award-winning pastry chef will open Dominique Ansel Las Vegas inside Caesars Palace on Oct. 21. The 1,100 square feet cafe will feature a “Lucky 7” collection of new pastries available only in Vegas. Also at Caesars Palace, Xperience Restaurant Group will soon open its first Vegas location of SOL Mexican Cocina at The Forum Shops. Xperience is also the owner of El Torito, Acapulco and Chevys restaurants and SOL will take over the space previously occupied by L.A. favorite, Border Grill. Border Grill continues to operate at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Coming in summer 2023 to Mandalay is Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar from Carver Road Hospitality, the operators of Carversteak luxury steakhouse at Resorts World. The “Flanker To Go” walk-up window will serve grab-and-go fare and beverages for sports fans making their way to and from Allegiant Stadium, which is close to Flanker’s entrance. Opening soon from Shawn McClain, another James Beard award winner, with partners Richard and Sarah Camarota, is their newest Las Vegas restaurant, Balla Italian Soul, at SAHARA Las Vegas. The restaurant’s menu will focus on a parade of best-in-season vegetable dishes, seafood, and handmade pastas and pizzas.
Spiedini Fiamma Italian Bistro will open on Oct. 5 at Rampart Casino in Las Vegas. (The Resort at Summerlin)
Also offering a taste of Italy is Spiedini Fiamma at Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas opening on Oct. 5. The eatery will highlight Italian coastal cuisine and feature a $5 Happy Hour menu starting Oct. 23. Even more food is on the horizon as The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is adding two new concepts, Miznon and HaSalon, from chef Eyal Shani. Miznon is a fast-casual restaurant featuring Mediterranean street food, and a carefully crafted pita, which will take over David Chang’s shuttered Moon Palace. HaSalon will operate in Chang’s former Majordomo Meat and Fish 11,000-square-foot space. Passersby will hear a DJ spin upbeat songs and see dancing on tables while more mellow diners will simply be eating the chef’s Mediterranean cuisine while looking toward the open kitchen. HaSalon is expected to open in early 2023 with Miznon opening by the end of this year. And coming soon is Bacon Nation, Sin City’s first bacon-inspired restaurant which will open at The D Las Vegas Casino-Hotel on Fremont Street later this fall. Bacon Nation has just revealed its 24/7 menu including 13 variations of house-cured bacon with flavors ranging from lemon pepper to brown sugar, teriyaki, Cajun, jalapeno, buffalo, salt and vinegar, applewood bourbon, truffle, and chocolate-dipped.
Sam Hunt, pictured with two mystery ladies, enjoyed a night at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on Sept. 24. (Danny Mahoney)
Stars Around Town: Jamie Foxx, Sam Hunt and Tori Spelling

On Sept. 17, Sebastian Maniscalco celebrated with family and friends at Delilah supper club at Wynn Las Vegas after taping his latest Netflix special just steps away at Encore Theater. On Sept. 18, first-time WNBA champions the Las Vegas Aces partied at Drai’s Nightclub before continuing the celebrations on Sept. 19 at JEWEL Nightclub inside ARIA Resort & Casino. As the players arrived at JEWEL, fans were lined up outside the club to cheer them on. Sept. 23 saw singer/songwriter and producer blackbear performing to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Fans sang along to songs off his new album, in loving memory. Also on Sept. 23, Jamie Foxx joined Wynn Nightlife resident artist Diplo at XS Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas. Foxx treated guests to a pop-up performance of his smash Kanye West collaboration “Gold Digger” and Tyga’s popular “Rack City.” Foxx arrived with a crew of 10 friends and they celebrated with Moët & Chandon champagne before departing the venue around 3 a.m. Earlier in the night, the Oscar winner was seen at Drai’s Nightclub. On Sept. 24, popular country star and new father, Sam Hunt, whose wife filed for divorce earlier this year, only to withdraw the filing hours later, was seen celebrating at XS Nightclub with a group of 15 people while Wynn resident headliner, Kygo, performed. Hunt’s crew sipped on Casamigos tequila, Bud Light and Jack Daniels before leaving around 3:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 24, Lance Bass and Tori Spelling stopped by SAHARA Las Vegas to take in a performance of MAGIC MIKE LIVE. All eyes were on Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Spelling when she was brought onstage to participate in the steamy “Permission” dance routine. After the show, the two famous friends met with the cast for photos.

Lance Bass and Tori Spelling met with the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Sahara Las Vegas on Sept. 24. (MAGIC MIKE LIVE)

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