Best Las Vegas Rock Shows And Festivals In 2023
Nashville may be known for country music; Denver may be known for EDM, but Las Vegas has it all. No matter what kind of entertainment or live music you’re looking for, the country’s unofficial entertainment capital has something for you. If you’d rather skip the dance clubs and instead enjoy rock music live, there are endless shows to hit year-round in Sin City. Whether you’re looking for a small, underground show or want to hit a huge festival, you’ll find seemingly endless options— from indie and alternative to grunge, heavy metal, and beyond.
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Whether you live in town or are looking for an excuse to visit, check out these nine rock shows in Las Vegas in 2023.
9 Rock Shows to Hit in Las Vegas in 2023
Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
March 4 & 11, 2023 | MGM Grand Garden Arena
Though Las Vegas is nowhere near calm, Jimmy Buffett brings his iconic laid-back, “beach bum” rock music to Sin City for two concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Catch the seasoned musician turned philanthropist in Las Vegas on March 4th and 11th. Sing your heart out to hits like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise, “Come Monday,” and more. Buy tickets
Apocalypse in the Desert
March 24-25, 2023 | Fremont Country Club/Backstage Bar & Billiards
From radio- and pop-metal to black-metal and metalcore, Apocalypse in the Desert is a two-day festival that features the whole spectrum of metal music. 60 bands will be performing across two stages. The lineup is put together by a small group of passionate metal lovers, featuring artists like Hemlock, Outlier, Silver Dalon, and more. Buy tickets
Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 1, 2023 | Allegiant Stadium
Nearly all of the best-selling bands hit Vegas to perform— Red Hot Chili Peppers included. The Chili Peppers are returning to LV on April 1, 2023, and tickets start at only $43; no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. Catch a Red Hot Chili Peppers show at Allegiant Stadium with two talented openers, St. Vincent and King Princess. Find tickets
April 1-9, 2023 | The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Sting, a 17-time Grammy-winning, multi-talented musician, is returning to Las Vegas for his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Known for both his solo career and time as frontman of The Police, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is set to perform six shows in LV on April 1-9. Find tickets
April 8, 2023 | T-Mobile Arena
Known for their high-energy live performances, Muse is returning to Las Vegas as part of their “Will of the People” tour. Supporting their latest album, Muse will take stage on April 8th at the T-Mobile Arena. Opening for the award-winning band are Evanescence and Highly Suspect. Buy tickets. Pixies
May 12, 2023 | Wynn Las Vegas
One of the most influential bands to the development of alternative rock, Pixies is bringing their spectrum of musical styles to Las Vegas on May 12th. Experience the raw, surreal sounds of Pixies at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The mid-sized theater gives room for an intimate performance, which perfectly compliments the rock band’s introspective style. Buy tickets.
Sick New World Festival
May 13, 2023 | Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Vegas is one of the only places you can find multiple large music festivals every single month, year-round. A new addition to the roster, the inaugural Sick New World festival takes place on May 13, 2023. Hosted by Live Nation, this new rock festival features headliners like System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, and Incubus. You can also catch artists like Death Grips, 100 gecs, Evanescence, Turnstile, and Papa Roach. Tickets for 2023 are sold out but you can join the waitlist.
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
May 26-29, 2023 | Brooklyn Bowl LV
Though live music is entertaining, we don’t blame you if you get a little antsy after standing and watching for a few hours. Brooklyn Bowl solves that problem by combining a concert venue with a bowling alley. They host tons of shows year-round, but if you’re a punk rock fan, don’t miss the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival this March. Catch artists like Rancid, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, and Suicidal Tendencies. Grab your tickets.
When We Were Young Festival
October 21, 2023 | Las Vegas Festival Grounds
The inaugural When We Were Young Festival this past October turned out mostly successful, minus some weather issues canceling the first day. Now, the second edition has been announced for October 21, 2023. Live out your childhood and young adult dreams at the one-day rock festival featuring many popular bands from the 90s and early 2000s. Headlining the 2023 edition are Green Day and Blind-182. Other performing artists include 30 Seconds to Mars, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bowling For Soup, Plain White T’s, Pierce The Veil, and much more. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist.
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