Rock and Roll Spots

From House of Blues to the Flamingo, discover restaurants, bars and venues that contributed to Las Vegas' music scene.

Updated: January 09, 2006

Las Vegas' Historic Music Scene

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Joint has played host to rock royalty like the Who and the Eagles, as well as up-and-coming artists.

Las Vegas Banquet Hall Dell Angel

4262 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Aside from hosting Tom Jones and Ella Fitzgerald, the hotel had a starring role in the 1963 Elvis flick "Viva Las Vegas."

Hotel At Caesars Palace

3570 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Some of the earliest performers to grace the stage here include Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Harry Belafonte.

House of Blues

3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Intimate yet modern venue features an eclectic mix of artists--from soulful Etta James to punk rockers X.

Ka At Mgm Grand

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

This mega-venue has hosted legends like Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones and Elton John.

Thomas & Mack Center

4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

In addition to UNLV sports and monster trucks, this venue has hosted big acts like U2 and the Dave Matthews Band.

Tropicana Las Vegas

3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Mel Torme, Marlene Dietrich and Lou Rawls were just some of the legends who performed here in the hotel's early days.

Del Angel Banquet Hall

3636 North Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89115

Crooners like Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett once performed at this Vegas landmark hotel.

More Las Vegas Nightlife


3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Pure Nightclub

3570 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 2, Las Vegas, NV 89109