Everything to Know About Downtown Rocks Las Vegas

Our favorite free concert series is back! Downtown Rocks is one of the best parts about summer in Las Vegas – and even a little bit into fall. Nothing really beats free music, but when you pair it with Downtown Las Vegas and summer vacation, it definitely gets a lot better. Read on to learn more about these amazing and free Las Vegas concerts and the artists performing the rest of the year.


What is the Downtown Rocks Free Concert Series?


The Downtown Rocks Series is a summer concert event hosted by the Fremont Street Experience and casino partners in Downtown Las Vegas featuring some of the greatest headliners – all for free. Live music in Las Vegas is one of the best things the city has to offer, and making it free for everyone to enjoy is what makes Fremont Street so special. With some performances in spring, the concert series really kicks off toward the end of July, where there are free shows once a week nearly every week until November.

The performances take place either on the 1st St Stage or the 3rd St Stage, right in the heart of Fremont Street. Whether you’re at one of the bars nearby or in the crowd by the stage, you’ll be able to hear a range of artists, from Hoobastank to Rick Springfield to Stone Temple Pilots.


Band Performing at Downtown Rocks Concert Series


Upcoming Downtown Rocks Performers


Sat, Aug 13th | Saliva & Theory of a Deadman

3rd St Stage, 8 pm

Another night of rock is coming for Downtown Rocks! This time, Saliva and Theory of a Deadman will be showing off some of their greatest, award-winning hits like “Click Click Boom”, “Your Disease”, “Rx (Medicate)”, and “Bad Girlfriend”. This double headliner is going to be one to remember.


Sat, Aug 20th | Simple Plan

3rd St Stage, 9 pm

Multiple awards, going platinum, hitting over 1 billion streams over the course of their career, and #ImJustAKid TikTok stars – Simple Plan has made their mark. Your plan should be pretty simple: go to this concert! They’ll be releasing a new album soon, so you’ll likely hear some new tracks.


Sat, Sep 3rd | Rick Springfield, Men at Work, John Waite

3rd St Stage, 7 pm

On Labor Day Weekend, Downtown Rocks is pulling out all the stops. With heavy hitters like Rick Springfield, Men at Work, and John Waite, this will be sure to be one of the highlights of the holiday weekend. If you’re into 80s music, make this free concert a must-do on your Labor Day Weekend trip.


Sat, Sep 10th | The Pretty Reckless

3rd St Stage, 9 pm

It’s the summer of rock at the Fremont Street Experience, and The Pretty Reckless is here to keep it going. For 13 years, this band has moved up from small stages in bars to hitting platinum and winning multiple awards. Get ready to rock out at this epic Downtown Rocks concert.


Free Concert at Downtown Rocks in Las Vegas


Sat, Oct 15th | Jelly Roll

3rd St Stage, 9 pm

With a slight change in programming, Jelly Roll takes the stage in October bringing some hip hop and rap to the stage. Jelly Roll uses his Nashville influence to blend genres, his hit song “Son of a Sinner” mixes hip hop and country to create a truly unique sound that you’re not going to want to miss.


Sat, Oct 22nd | Slaughter, Vixen, Sweet

3rd St Stage, 7 pm

Toward the end of the concert series is another incredible trio of headliners. Slaughter, Vixen, and Sweet are global legends. With glam metal, all-female hard rock, and a group of top caliber national act musicians are going to put on one of the best shows today with a nice blast from the past.


Sat, Nov 19th | Stone Temple Pilots

3rd St Stage, 9 pm

To wrap up the 2022 Downtown Rocks concert series is grunge and alt rock legend Stone Temple Pilots. As one of the most successful bands in the 90s, Stone Temple Pilots have made quite the impact on the music world. You’ll want to attend this final concert to hear hits like “Interstate Love Song”, “Plush”, and “Creep”.


This year’s Downtown Rocks concert series has one of the best lineups to date, and is the prime spot to enjoy free music in Las Vegas from some of the top artists. Plan your summer trip to Las Vegas around your favorite artist, or stop by when you’re in town to see someone new. You might have a new favorite band! Either way, book your room at Golden Gate Hotel to be right in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas and have all the music right outside your door.