last updated on 1/28/2022
From an out-of-this-world percussionist performance to a hidden bar inside a record store, Las Vegas’ music game is strong. Vegas is home to an ever-evolving music scene with shows, nightclubs and art galleries. Here are seven amazing venues for live music on the Strip when tuning into this neon wonderland.
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Live Music In Las Vegas
1. “Acoustic Breakfast” at the Hard Rock Cafe
Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee and the sounds of an “Acoustic Breakfast” at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Showcase Mall. Listen to local Las Vegas talents strum catchy covers of popular songs while eating a scrumptious breakfast.
After munching on Chicken & Waffles and sipping on bottomless mimosas, explore the 42,000-square-foot cafe with three floors that include the world’s largest rock shop, a cozy lounge and a bar with a view of the Las Vegas Strip. Don’t forget to snap a shot of the iconic Hard Rock guitar for memories (and Instagram).
Acoustic Breakfast Details
It’s: a live acoustic performance featuring local talent with breakfast
What: “Acoustic Breakfast”
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
When: Dates vary.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Fun Fact: The Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas opened on September 5, 2009 which is around the same time Kings of Leon’s song “Use Somebody” peaked at #1, according to Billboard.
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2. Watch Blue Man Group at Luxor
While Blue Man Group’s striking style and quirky humor is part of the fun, it is important to point out that they are also brilliant percussionists. The iconic Vegas entertainers play drums that are out of this world.
Two of the most unique instruments in their performances are the Drum Phoenix and Smoke Drums. The Drum Phoenix is an instrument co-created with designer Michael Curry featuring percussion wings that expand and move like robotic arms. The Smoke Drums release a series of enchanting smoke rings out into the audience to the beat of the music. Other wild drums they play are Paint Drums, Drumbone and Big Drum.
Plus, a live band plays along with the blue men throughout the show in the background wearing glow in the dark attire. There’s nothing out there like it. The Blue Man Group’s show takes guests on a trippy ride with music, special effects and light-hearted comedy. The show is a visceral experience with beats powerful enough to get guests’ skin tingling.
Blue Man Group Details
It’s: A family-friendly comedy show with three blue men and a band featuring interactive entertainment.
What: Blue Man Group
When: Thursday through Monday
Hours: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. showings
Fun Fact: The website says that Blue Man Group has broken 23,000 drum sticks.
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3. Gallery of Music & Art at the Forum Shops [PERMANENTLY CLOSED]
Inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, The Gallery of Music & Art showcases pieces with musical themes including portraits of musicians and music-related artwork. The Gallery’s collection includes “representational portraits of historical musical icons or, the guitar or other instrument as still life” honoring rock ‘n’ roll.
Music fans will see a range of different art styles from classic paintings to limited edition special effects art exhibitions. The pieces capture the essence of musicians on stage brought to life on the page. From Jimi Hendrix to Scorpion’s drummer Mikkey Dee, the artwork pays homage to a variety of different artists and music genres. Prints of music-inspired art also make great souvenirs or gifts.
Gallery of Music and Art Details
It’s: a fine art gallery with unique collections of art with music themes, celebrity portraits and contemporary art.
What: Gallery of Music and Art
Where: The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight
Fun Fact: The art gallery hosts events featuring classic rock legends and unique artists plus private curatorial art tours Learn more about the Gallery of Music and Art.
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4. Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas
For the music lover that wants to participate in a performance, Piano Bar at Harrah’s hosts interactive shows such as Dueling Pianos and Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke. Dueling Pianos features two twin female pianists battling to win over the audience’s applause. Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke is a great opportunity for music fans to shine in the spotlight and jam to songs they love with a lively crowd. Be part of the show at the Piano Bar.
Other shows featured at the Piano Bar worth checking out are Saxman Duo “Classic Soul” for the jazz aficionados and Big Elvis for those who want a taste of “Old Las Vegas.”
Harrah’s Piano Bar Details
It’s: a piano bar with interactive shows and karaoke music themes, celebrity portraits and contemporary art.
What: Piano Bar
Where: Harrah’s Las Vegas
Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Mondays through Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Fun Fact: Piano Bar’s lounge is also a great place to watch basketball games.
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5. On the Record at Park MGM
For the nostalgic audiophiles, On the Record at Park MGM takes music lovers back in time with a vintage style resembling an old school record store, but hidden within it there is a modern twist. Behind the record store entrance, guests discover a secret nightclub with a double-decker bus DJ booth, The Vinyl Parlor and three karaoke rooms. The 11,000 square-foot venue features both indoor and outdoor areas for dancing and partying with friends.
While listening to the DJ spin, guests can sip on drinks from The Vinyl Parlor, a speakeasy offering a specially curated cocktail menu served by their guest “Star-Tender” (or Bartender-in-Residence).
Popular musical guests and DJs that have performed at this music hotspot include Anderson Paak, Questlove, Mark Ronson and many others.
On The Record Details
It’s: a record store with a hidden speakeasymusic themes, celebrity portraits and contemporary art.
What: On the Record
Where: Park MGM, located on the casino floor at the southend of the casino
When: Friday and Saturday
Hours: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m
Fun Fact: Bella Thorne, David Arquette and many other celebs were spotted at this nightclub when they first opened, according to Hollywood Reporter.
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6. OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace
OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace features the hottest DJs in the music scene with modern interactive experiences. From the stunning kinetic chandelier fixture to the striking LED lights embedded in the floors and walls, this chic club with modern decor is perfect for the music lover who wants to party like a rockstar. The biggest stars in electronica music such as Illenium, Steve Aoki and Kaskade all are on the upcoming roster to perform at this sweet spot.
Looking for more action? Take a Las Vegas Nightclub Crawl to hit several hot spots on the Strip.
The OMNIA Terrace, an open-air portion of the club, gives guests a breathtaking view of the Strip. Soak in the view and good vibes with refreshing drinks from their 50-foot long bar. Capture fun selfies on the Terrace with a vibrant backdrop of Vegas lights. Take a break from dancing to beats by the best DJs in the world by sinking into one of their soft sofas or lounging in a cabana. This music scene is a must for any music fan who can’t resist a sleek dance floor brought to life by the greatest DJs on the planet.
OMNIA Nightclub Details
It’s: a modern nightclub with high-technology and a Strip view
What: OMNIA Nightclub
Where: Caesars Palace
When: Tuesday and Fridays through Sundays
Hours: 10:30 p.m.to close
Fun Fact: Get a Party Pass to unlock unlimited access to OMNIA Nightclub, Hakkasan Nightclub, JEWEL Nightclub, TAO Nightclub and Wet Republic Ultra Pool. The pass includes entry to16 to 20 events from Thursday through Sunday for $99.
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7. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar in Town Square
Although most of the Vegas hype highlights popular DJs, resort residences and music festivals, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar in Town Square is a fun local favorite that country music fans will appreciate. The honky-tonk bar offers free line dancing classes weekly and a rotating roster of live entertainment. Learn new dances like South Side Shake and Watermelon Crawl.
The country club also hosts a “World Famous Ladies Night” with $2 well, wine and PBR drafts for the gals. This is the best night to grab all your girlfriends and go out on an unforgettable Vegas adventure. Go two-stepping’ towards the bar without worrying about a crazy expensive bar tab on “Ladies Night.” As Shania Twain says, “Let’s go girls!”
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar Details
It’s: a country bar near the Strip with live entertainment and free line dancing lessons
What: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar
Where: Town Square
When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Hours: 7 p.m. until last call
Fun Fact: Dance lessons are at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.. Thursdays they teach Trailriders Shuffle and Double D. Fridays they teach Southside Shake and Oh My, Oh My. Saturdays they teach Trailriders Shuffle and Swamp Thing.
For a full schedule of dance lessons, check out Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Bar.
Want More Live Music on the Strip?
Live entertainment is aplenty on the Las Vegas Strip. For more rockin’ music and shows, check out our list of shows on the Strip, or dive deeper into Las Vegas Boulevard with some famous attractions on the Strip.
Frequently Asked Questions About Live Music on the Strip
Is there live music on the Strip?
Definitely. There are several country bars that play live music, as well as all of the piano bars on the Strip and many other genres of bars and restaurants.
Where is the best place to go for live music in Las Vegas?
There are several amazing places for live music in Las Vegas, including Fremont Street and bars inside the Las Vegas Strip resorts.
Are there live music events on the Strip?
Several concerts happen on the Strip every year, along with shows and other forms of Vegas entertainment that are sure to please.