What is it about a great song that takes you back to the very first time you heard it? Whether it’s a song that reminds you of your first boyfriend or that tune you heard while you were getting ready for the school dance, nostalgic throwbacks beat current hits, time after time. Luckily, Downtown Las Vegas is bringing it all back! The area is known for never disappointing when it comes to Downtown Las Vegas concerts and events, and this summer they have struck a chord with local “blast-from-the-past” lovers.
Kickoff your summer throwback with a mix of funky rock, punk rock, and hip-hop on July 28th. The perfectly named Never-Ending Summer tour features 311 co-headlining with Offspring along with special guests, Gym Class Heroes. These peppy, feel good bands are the perfect mix of upbeat rock and summer time chill-out. If you didn’t listen to these bands at a backyard barbecue while the sun was setting, this summer concert is your perfect opportunity to make up for it.
If your throwback days consisted of headbanging and mosh-pitting, then this is the line-up for you. On August 3rd, thrash your way down to DTLV to check out rock icons, Godsmack and Shinedown. With chunky riffs and throaty screams, it’s not just the summer heat that’s getting your blood boiling… these bands know what it takes to get their audience revved up! Don’t miss this opportunity to get hot and HEAVY this summer.
Nothing cools you down on a hot summer day like Ice, Ice, Baby! If you’re down with the O.P.P (yeah, you know me!) and enjoy a refreshing glass of Funky Cold Medina, then don’t miss out on this House Party tour. With artists like Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Kid ‘n Play, 2 Live Crew, Biz Markie, Naughty by Nature, Rob Base, O.P.P, and Young MC, the only way this night could be more 90’s is if the cast of Saved by the Bell showed up. On September 7th, get yourself ready with some fresh cuts, bring back those fly moves, and head to this all-that-and-a-bag-of-potato-chips line-up… as if.
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We can’t let the 90’s have all the fun. For your 411, everybody knows the 80’s is the decade that produced some of the most iconic songs for any throwback playlist. DTLV has cooked up one righteous show to get you totally amped up, bro. A whopping 18 acts made their way to Las Vegas for this epic line-up, including: A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington and Man, Animotion, The Romantics, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Oingo Boingo, Nu Shooz, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Dramarama, Gene Loves Jezebel, Boys Don’t Cry, Trans X, Berlin, and Christopher Anton. No way?! Way.
On September 29th at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, the 80’s nostalgia continues with Culture Club, The B52’s, and Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins on their Life Tour. You really don’t want to hurt Boy George’s feelings, do you? Then don’t miss this throwback sendoff and “roam” on over to the last of the Downtown Las Vegas concerts this summer.
With all your memories from the past flooding back to you at Downtown Las Vegas this summer, be sure to remember to make new memories too! The Golden Gate casino has some of the best seats in the house, so in between sets, grab a drink at OneBar or shake your stuff along with the beautiful Dancing Dealers. The Golden Gate is Vegas’ own little throwback as it was one of the original casinos on Fremont Street. Between memorable hit songs and a historically hot hotel and casino, this summer is bound to be totally rad, dude.