Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 | 6 p.m.
This weekend's best bets include concerts featuring Fiona Apple, Mana, Foghat and Luis Miguel, plus a slew of local bands at the Neon Reverb Festival. It's the weekend of Mexican Independence Day and in addition to several big boxing fights and concerts, there will be parades and cultural festivities. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:
Thursday-Sunday: Neon Reverb Festival
The Neon Reverb festival is back for another fall installment featuring music from bands like Those Darlins, Moonface, Black Light Burns and local favorites like A Crowd Of Small Adventures, Rhyme ‘N Rhythm and Avalon Landing. Tickets for individual shows vary.
Friday: Luis Miguel at the Colosseum
Luis Miguel will be performing live at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Mexican singer known for his crooning ballads has been the recipient of several Latin Grammy and Grammy Awards. Catch him at one of three special performances surrounding Mexican Independence Day. Tickets are $86.36-$227.27 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Thursday-Sunday: San Gennaro Feast at the Silverton
The 33rd Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place in the main parking lots at the Silverton. The Las Vegas festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths and complimentary headliner entertainment coordinated and hosted by Tony Sacca. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 p.m to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8-$9 and food and rides are individually priced.
Saturday: Gigant3s at Mandalay Bay
In honor of Mexican Independence Day, Mandalay Bay presents Gigant3s at the Events Center, featuring Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco A. Solis. Tickets are $66-$266 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Friday: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra at the Henderson Pavilion
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No.5, Rossini's “La Gazza Ladra” Overture, and Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 featuring Bill Bernatis on French horn. The event is free and starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Rock 'n Roll Wine's Wine Amplified Festival at Mandalay Beach
The night before the main event, enjoy Bubbles and Chocolate featuring champagnes from Moet & Chandon, desserts from Master Chocolatier Vincent Pilon and music from Ed Kowalczyk of Live. Tickets are $60 and the event begins at 8 p.m. On Saturday night enjoy Rock 'n Roll Wine's Wine Amplified Festival at Mandalay Beach. It features 150 wines from 50 wineries plus music from Young the Giant, Vanaprasta and Vintage Trouble. Tickets are $70 or $115 for both nights. The festival begins at 7 p.m.
Saturday: Fiona Apple at the Joint
Grammy winner Fiona Apple is touring in support of her latest album, "The Idler Wheel...", her first LP since 2005. Tickets are $25-$91 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Mexican Independence Weekend parade and festivals
The Mexican Independence Weekend celebration in Las Vegas features many events including the Fiestas Patrias at the Boulevard Mall parking lot. Enjoy food and drink, live music, folklore dancers, mariachis, games, prizes, jumpers, face painting, clowns and more beginning at 3 p.m. At 10 a.m., start the day off with a parade on 4th Street between Gass and Stewart avenues followed by a festival on at the Fremont Street Experience from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy music from Mexican singer Graciela Beltran who serves as the parade's grand marshal.
Saturday: Foghat at the Henderson Pavilion
The 2012 version of Foghat includes founding member, Roger Earl, Charlie Huhn (former Ted Nugent and Victory vocalist), Bryan Basset (formerly with Molly Hatchett) and Craig MacGregor. Tickets are $20. The show starts at 7 p.m.
The band specializes in classic blues-rock slide guitar are known for hits like "Fool For the City," "Slow Ride" and "I’ll Be Standing By."
Sunday: Maná at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Mexican rock band Maná has been performing together for more than three decades. The group has earned a slew of awards including four Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards. Catch them at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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