21 Things to Do in Las Vegas This Weekend After Dark

Silk Sonic jams at Dolby Live, Katy Perry plays at Resorts World and Buckcherry rocks out at Fremont Street Experience

It’s been a long year already, but it’s getting warmer and pools are starting to reopen. If you’re still trying to get in swimsuit shape, keep your pants on and enjoy a weekend that’s action packed with returning residency headliners and more country music than your ears can handle. Seriously, if you thought December’s rodeo brought out the best in sleeveless attire, just wait until the temperatures hit 70 and the Academy of Country Music Awards arrives in town. 

Here’s 21 things to do after dark in Vegas.

Thursday, March 3

IN DA CLUB: If the club has been calling your name all week, don’t wait until Friday. Get to MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Nightclub for Chris Lake and thank us later. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, events.taogroup.com

Or, you could be a friend to longtime Vegas headliner DJ Vice and see him at Zouk Nightclub inside Resorts World Las Vegas. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, zouukgrouplv.com

Friday, March 4

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: It’s not a question of who’s in town, it’s a question of who isn’t. If you’ve been saving up for a front row seat to Las Vegas’ biggest residencies, you couldn’t have picked a better weekend.

For starters, the Silk Sonic duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are back on stage at Dolby Live inside Park Theater. You can see them perform Friday and Saturday. 9 p.m., $125+, ticketmaster.com

You’ve already seen Silk Sonic? Fine, might I interest you in some Katy Perry? Her Play residency continues at The Theatre at Resorts World this weekend. 8 p.m., $80, rwlasvegas.com

And what if you just want to get down to some classic rock and/or roll? Just head over to The Strat for Hall of Famers Cheap Trick. 9 p.m., $75, thestrat.com

COWBOY UP: ACM Awards nominee Kane Brown will find out if he’s a winner on Monday night, but first he’s gotta put on a show at Laughlin Event Center. 8 p.m., $50+, ticketmaster.com

IN DA CLUB: NGHTMRE has a new collab with PEEKABOO dubbed “Street” and maybe you’ll hear a sample of it when the artist headlines OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace. 10:30 p.m., $30-$50, events.taogroup.com

Actress/DJ (and, yes, daughter of country king Bill Ray Cyrus) Brandi Cyrus gets to entertain the masses at Mandalay Bay’s LIGHT Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30, thelightvegas.com

And Moneybagg Yo will make you understand “A Gangsta’s Pain” when he takes the stage at Drai’s Nightclub on the roof of The Cromwell. 10:30 p.m., $50-$75, draisgroup.com

Saturday, March 5

BEATING OF THE WEEK: UFC 272 takes over T-Mobile Arena on the Strip with 12 matchups on the fight card, including the welterweight title throwdown between champion Colby Covington and challenger Jorge Masvidal. Somebody’s gonna get hurt, and that’s the idea. 3 p.m., $125+, t-mobilearena.com

COWBOY UP: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas grabs the country spotlight on Saturday night when 95.5 brings The Bull 12th Annual Guitar Pull to The Chelsea stage. Carly Pearce, Parker McCollum, Lauren Alaina, Ray Fulcher, Laci Kaye Booth, Scotty McCreery, Lindsay Ell, Chayce Beckham and Morgan Evans, and Ryan Hurd are set to perform. 8 p.m., $29, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

ROCK ON: Country music isn’t the only thing taking over Las Vegas this weekend. NASCAR is also in town (what a coincidence!) and aughts rock stars Buckcherry will welcome fans with a free concert on the Fremont Street Experience. 9 p.m., vegasexperience.com

GET DOWN: Watch out for that traffic around Tropicana and the Strip Saturday night. Grammy superstar Bad Bunny is back in town and bringing “El Último Tour del Mundo 2022” to MGM Grand Garden Arena. 9 p.m., axs.com

And, what’s this? The legendary Ohio Players are steering the “Love Rollercoaster” into Orleans Showroom. Do the “Funky Worm” and celebrate the classics all night long. 8 p.m., $29, ticketmaster.com

LAUGH: What do people love more than anything else in the world? They love comedy! Everybody loves comedy, right? So, Cedric the Entertainer is funny, and he’s doing a show at The Amp at Craig Ranch. See it. 8 p.m., $27.50+, etix.com

IN DA CLUB: If you’re trying to get away from all the cowboy hats you might be happy inside Drai’s Nightclub, where my man (and yours) Yo Gotti is taking over for the evening. Drai’s dress code prohibits hats, so you’ll be safe there. 10:30 p.m., $50-$75, draisgroup.com

Speaking of headwear, the only one allowed to wear a big giant helmet at Wynn’s XS Nightclub is beloved resident headliner Marshmello. Enjoy him. 10:30 p.m., $65-$85, wynnsocial.com

OR, you could spend the evening under the stars at Wynn’s poolside bash, EBC at Night. The resort has tapped Carnage to entertain the outdoor crowds. 10:30 p.m., $35-$55, wynnsocial.com

Meanwhile, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding Jack Harlow’s gig at Zouk Nightclub. He’ll have Breathe Carolina and Faze Kaysan on hand for support. 10:30 p.m., $30-$50, zoukgrouplv.com

Sunday, March 6

COWBOY UP: You’re just one day away from the Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium. Why not get fired up at The Morning Hangover’s Hangover Fest 2022 inside Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues? “Country Comedian” Dusty Slay will be on hand with headliners Jordan Davis, HARDY, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Lainey Wilson, and more. 7 p.m., $35+, houseofblues.com

CHEER: It’s March, and with that usually comes the madness. Start getting yourself fired up with the 2022 Mountain West Basketball Championship at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center. The tournament begins with three games on Sunday. 2 p.m., $20+, unlvtickets.com

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