Alejandro Fernandez is ready to scream with pride…
In celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, Las Vegas will capture El Grito’s essence with month-long cultural events, a star-studded lineup that includes the 50-year-old Mexican singer, and culinary hotspots, to name a few.
“Only the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ can celebrate Mexican Independence Day with some of the biggest names in Latin entertainment,” Fernando Hurtado, senior director of global sales at Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) tells Billboard. “With nearly 40 flights from Mexico to Las Vegas per week, there’s no better place to celebrate El Grito or any other special occasion.”
Live Nation is producing seven of 12 performances taking place in September, including Christian Nodal kicking off his Botella Tras Botella tour with special guest Gera MX, Grupo Firme with three back-to-back shows at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and both Marco Antonio Solis and Fernandez with two concerts each.
“The Independence of Mexico is a celebratory event, and Live Nation has been the primary promoter recognizing this special holiday by bringing iconic Latin talent to Las Vegas, which is a destination for international and domestic Hispanic travelers every September,” Emily Simonitsch, SVP of concerts for Live Nation, tells Billboard in a statement.
In regards to the COVID-19 and Delta variant spikes, Simonitsch assures, “Live Nation continues to follow all venue and local government protocols and encourages guests to visit the websites for each venue for the most updated guidelines.”
Here’s the full live music schedule:
Sept. 4 — Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS
Sept. 10 & 11 — The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Sept. 10 to 12 — MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Sept. 11 — Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay
Sept. 11 — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
LOS ANGELES AZULES
Sept. 12 — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
CHRISTIAN NODAL with special guest GERA MX
Sept. 14 — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sept. 15 & 16 — MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand
Sept. 18 — Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sept. 18 — Tropicana Las Vegas
Sept. 18 — Concerts on the Beach Series at Mandalay Bay Beach
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS & RICKY MARTIN
Sept. 25 — MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand