See new things coming in 2023 that will revolutionize recreation and relaxation
Ah, Las Vegas—the Entertainment Capital of the World—our magnificent metropolis with as many things to do as there are flashy, brightly lit bulbs on the Strip. Vegas continues to emerge from the last three years of its suppressed, sin-free ways like a restored sign at the Neon Museum—glowing, gorgeous and gushing with gusto.
And as per usual with the dawn of a new year comes the sweet scent of spankin’ new stuff to do. With that in mind, grab the iPhone and tell Siri to set a reminder for fresh fun to be had in Las Vegas in 2023 on the following dates.
Here are the 11 new or newish happenings coming to Las Vegas in 2023.
NFL Pro Bowl
The National Football League is taking over Las Vegas for the reimagined NFL Pro Bowl Games. This year’s NFL Pro Bowl will look and feel a little different. The celebration takes place over a few days in early February.
This year, the NFL is tossing out a new format that spotlights flag football with legendary former NFL greats and brothers Eli and Peyton Manning. The siblings will compete for a victory in Vegas with Eli coaching the NFC team and big brother Peyton calling the shots on the AFC side.
The week-long festivities will culminate in the gathering of the NFL’s 88 best players for the annual NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on February 5.
What: NFL Pro Bowl
When: Sunday, February 5, 12 p.m. PST
Where: Allegiant Stadium
More Info: NFL Pro Bowl 2023
Maroon 5 Residency
Maroon 5 is prepping to show Vegas “What Lovers Do” when they launch their first ever Las Vegas residency in March. The band has 16 dates penned in from March 24 to August 12. Dolby Live at Park MGM will be home for Adam Levine and the rest of Maroon 5 as they play through seven studio albums. Tickets are on sale now.
What: M5LV The Residency
When: Beginning March 24, 2023
Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM
More Info: Park MGM Maroon 5
Punk Rock Museum
The Punk Rock Museum is counting down to its opening in Las Vegas and as they say, they are proud to shove their history in your face. The space caters to the punkiest of fans while offering up a unique punk rock experience. That includes guided tours—timed and limited to 20 people—by some the loudest rockers in the biz like Louiche Mayorga from Suicidal Tendencies; Noodles from The Offspring; and Stacey Dee from Bad Cop/Bad Cop to name a few. Visitors will get the chance to walk with Roger Miret from Agnostic Front as he tells them about living in a van in the Lower East Side in the early 80s among so many other pivotal points in punk history.
What: The Punk Rock Museum Opening
When: March 10, 2023 with guided tours starting on April 1, 2023.
Where: 1422 Western Ave, Las Vegas
Tickets: Presale happening now here
More Info: PunkRockMuseum.com
March Madness 2023
We’ve decided that Las Vegas in March of 2023 is going from March Madness to March Mayhem. This is due in large part to the sheer number of basketballs that will hit the hardwood here. More than 3,000 extra folks will flock to Vegas to see basketball games for both men and women. They include: Men’s PAC 12, Women’s PAC-12, NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball West Regional. For the Men’s NCAA, the games start on March 14, with rounds one and two having the most action starting on March 16 through 19.
Along with the games expect area casinos to have wicked cool parties scheduled for those not going to watch March Madness in-person. Events at Circa and The Cosmo have already been announced.
What: March Madness 2023
When: March 2023
Where: Various—mainly T-Mobile (Men) Michelob Ultra Arena (Women)
April – June 2023
For a few days in April, Caesars Palace turns into Hollywood on the Vegas Strip. That is when NATO, no not that NATO, the National Association of Theater Owners from all over the world are lured to the big bright lights of Las Vegas. While there is an epic sized trade show (think busy-patterned theater carpet and comfy seats), the big highlight of Cinemacon is the A-listers who come to preview their upcoming movies.
Last year Cinemacon saw appearances from The Rock, Keanu Reeves and Robert DeNiro. Plus, we all remember the sneaky slide of the mysterious envelope delivered to Olivia Wilde from ex-husband Jason Seidukis, oh so scandalous. Now that Hollywood has all but emerged from the pandemic, the 2023 Cinemacon promises to be loaded with big blockbusting bits to tease moviegoers of all kinds.
When: April 24-27, 2023
Where: Caesars Palace
More Info: Cinemacon.com
Garth Brooks/ Plus One Residency
“Ain’t Goin’ Down Til The Sun Comes Up” really should be the official theme song of Las Vegas if you stop and think about it. That is just one in a long list of hits courtesy of country crooner Garth Brooks. Caesars roped in the legendary artist for his latest Las Vegas residency. Demand for this newest show was so high that his initial 27 shows slated for 2023 sold out forcing Garth to add shows through 2024.
“Vegas is the place where anything goes, and The Colosseum at Caesars is the heart of Vegas,” says Garth Brooks in a statement. “The perfect combination to present a show that will not only push the envelope, it’s gonna shred it.” Big promises from a big icon. You can bet the house on whether or not Brooks is able to deliver in May of 2023.
What: Garth Brooks/Plus One Las Vegas Residency
When: Beginning May 18, 2023 through 2024
Where: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
More Info: GarthBrooks.com
F1 (Formula One)
3…2…1…GO! Get ready to wave the checkered flag for what is being billed as the greatest racing spectacle on the planet. While we can’t confirm that, we can tell you that the F1 race in November will be the first of its kind in Las Vegas. Watch as race cars barrel and weave their way though the most iconic spots on the Strip at a meager 212 mph.
High end tickets for the event cost as much as a Ford Pinto in 1990, or around $10,000—and no, that’s not a typo. Other options to see the action range from single day race tickets through to weeklong tickets.
What: F1 (Formula One)
When: November 16-18
Where: The Las Vegas Grand Prix
More Info: f1lasvegasgp.com
Las Vegas has a new off-Strip casino coming at the end of 2023. Durango Station is set to open its doors and when it does, it will be oh so pretty. Those who have traveled I-215 in Southwest Las Vegas lately know that the Durango is going up faster than fast and is already showing off its warm colors against the desert landscape.
The new casino, owned by Stations, is over 80,000 square feet of pure casino space enjoyment. Over 200 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art sportsbook and a serene resort pool area are among some of the items on the most anticipated list for Durango.
What: Durango Station Opens
When: Late 2023
Where: 6903 Durango Dr., Las Vegas
More Info: DurangoResort.com
In the Entertainment Capital of the World, any newly built venue needs to be EPIC (emphasis on the capital letters). Well, simply put, the MSG Sphere sets the bar somewhere near the International Space Station.
The $2.1 billion dollar project, when completed, will house the most impressive and most exceptional entertainment options for all those who visit. Don’t believe us? Consider that attending a concert in section 101, row D, seat 4 will sound different than someone sitting in section 101, row S, seat 4. That is because speakers are engineered to be different and highlight various aspects of a show for each attendee. And that’s just the sound. If you don’t consider that revolutionary in live music we kindly ask for your “fun card” to be returned.
At almost 350 feet tall and 516 feet wide, the MSG Sphere is expected to become the largest spherical structure in the world. Inside the sphere will hold up to 20,000 standing spectators or 17,500 seated guests and will have 23 VIP suites. For context, that is 40% bigger than Mandalay Bay Events Center.
U2 is reported to be one of the first to play at the MSG Sphere when it opens with the first dates of a multi-show residency.
What: MSG Sphere
When: Late 2023
Where: 255 Sands Ave, Las Vegas
More Info: MSGSphere.com
Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Coming in late 2023 to the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is the long-awaited Fontainebleau. The opening will mark the end of a more than two decade stagnation for the property and multiple ownership changes. Once completed, the new 67-story property will boast over 3,500 hotel rooms, a wellness center, 25 dining concepts and a theater with 3,000 seats.
What: Fontainebleau Las Vegas Opens
When: Late 2023
Where: 2777 South Las Vegas Boulevard
More Info: fontainebleaulasvegas.com
Coming Soon in 2023
The Beverly Theater
Before The Beverly Theater can pop the popcorn, they must first open the doors on the new place for film, live entertainment and literature. The new independent film house will be over 14,000 square feet of first-run independent films, indie classics, cinema dance parties, trivia nights and live talks with filmmakers and cast members.
What: The Beverly Theater
When: Coming Soon
Where: 515 south 6th Street, Las Vegas
More Info: TheBeverlyTheater.com