Sunday, July 20, 2014

Live music, comedy and shows for free around Las Vegas

Many choices from jazz, rock and lounge music for free at & Vegas hotels

Jazz, rock, lounge music

Australian soul nonet Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes bring their high-energy R&B back to Vegas at 8 p.m., 9:05 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The band is from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2009 and is fronted by lead vocalist Clairy Browne and backed by Camilla McKewen, Loretta Miller and Ruby Jones (The Bangin’ Rackettes)  Thursday at The Chandelier at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The shows are free; call 702-698-7000.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Soulful acoustic singer-songwriter Barry Black teams up with the Rockie Brown Band and Shaun DeGraff at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is free; call 702-862-2695.

Bally's Bally's newly renovated Indigo Lounge is a nice place to sit and enjoy the live piano music. 

Bellagio's Baccarat Bar in the evenings for live music from David Osbourne, Shelly Taylor, and other regulars. Baccarat Bar is open 24 hours a day. 

Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace is open nightly and features DJs and various performers. 

The Flamingo's Caribbean-themed Margaritaville is a great place to hear live music nightly.

Harrah's Revelers tend to dance the night away at Harrah's no-cover Carnaval Court. The bar opens at noon, but the music doesn't usually start until the evenings. Or become part of the show during dueling pianos at Harrah's Piano Bar at 9 p.m. nightly. Or head over to the country-themed I Love This Bar and Grill for live country music nightly at 9 p.m.

MGM Grand Head over to the MGM Grand for "progressive" music and choreographed dance routines nightly at Centrifuge.

The Orleans Stop by Bourbon Street Cabaret in the Orleans for live entertainment nightly. Shows usually start around 9 p.m. The hotel's Brendan's Irish Pub offers live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Paris Paris casino is the place to enjoy the music and night air at the outdoor Le Cabaret or listen to some sultry jazz or dueling pianos at Napoleon's each evening from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Rampart Casino  Look out over the casino floor at Addison's Lounge in the Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin while listening to live music Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Also check out the nightly piano music at the Round Bar.

Sam's Town Roxy's in Sam's Town is a great place to see and hear a Las Vegas lounge act.

Las Vegas Jazz Society The Las Vegas Jazz Society provides some of its concerts free of charge. Check the schedule to find out the location and find out which concerts are free.

Comedy, shows for free 

Big Elvis, performing by Pete Vallee, inside the Piano Bar, Tuesday thru Friday 3 pm to 6 pm. Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis in this classic Las Vegas impersonator show. Watch as he performs Suspicious Mind and all the hits, plus other popular tunes spanning six decades. Big Elvis is one of the best free Las Vegas shows on the Strip. Vallee is a multi-time Best of Las Vegas winner who performed more than 7,000 performances on the Strip, making this Las Vegas Elvis show an institution. Harrah's Hotel and Casino. 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109   Phone:(702) 369-5000

Auto Collections The Auto Collections, the world's largest collection of antique, muscle, and special-interest cars, is attached to the Quad Resort & Casino. Admission to view the collection is free. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Faster Pussycat
“Where There’s a Whip, There’s a Way” when L.A. glam metallers Faster Pussycat bare their claws at 10 p.m. Saturday at Count’s Vamp’d, 6750 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free; call 702-220-8849.

Criminal Hygiene
It may not be criminal for you to miss L.A. garage rockers Criminal Hygiene, but at the very least, it’s highly inadvisable. See them at 10 p.m. Sunday at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 702-791-5775.

Comedy night
One of Las Vegas’ funniest comedians, Brandon “Gooch” Hahn, hosts the return of “Hendertucky Comedy Night” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St., Henderson. The show is free; call 702-478-8289.

Hand of Faith Inside the lobby of the Golden Nugget is the 61-pound Hand of Faith, the largest gold nugget in the world on public display. While there, also view a collection of unique gold nuggets from Alaska.

Location: Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, USA