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11 Las Vegas Residency Shows to See in 2021

Las Vegas is a destination for travelers from all over the world. They are drawn to the dazzling lights, bustling casinos, delicious dining and world class entertainment. Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, and people will come to see the hundreds of shows played here every year. This is your ultimate guide to Las Vegas residency shows in 2021. 

And while the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed a lot of live performances, there are artists lined up and ready to resume performing as soon as business returns to normal. So get excited, because the city is ready to celebrate in typical Las Vegas style.


Las Vegas Shows for Music Lovers


Some of the biggest names in music have found their career booming in Las Vegas. From Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, and dozens more, Las Vegas has seen stardom for decades. Every year, Las Vegas’ residency artists have brought fantastic and one of a kind performances to the city. From Pop to EDM, Rock N Roll and Country, Vegas has it all. Las Vegas residency shows will be sure to please any and all music lovers.


Barry Manilow Performing Live ConcertCredit: Matthew Becker


Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!

Barry Manilow has done it all. He has won award after award, and been a Las Vegas residency performer on and off for years. He is sure to bring a taste of the old Vegas in his performances this year at the Westgate, the same venue that once hosted the King himself. Enjoy a night of iconic, non-stop hits including “Copacabana” and “Mandy,” all while listening in the iconic venue. Manilow has performed over 500 times at Westgate’s International Theater, truly making him a Las Vegas resident artist. 


Cher: Classic Cher

After a long career of award winning and pop megastardom, Cher is performing at the Park MGM’s Park Theater. Celebrate her successful career with some of her hits from the 70s and 80s as well as some of her newest tunes. The one and only Cher will bring a performance that you won’t want to miss. 


Usher: The Las Vegas Residency

Usher is the first new Las Vegas residency announced for 2021. The R&B and hip hop star is booked for shows at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace with dates starting in July. Since the beginning of his successful career in the early 90s, Usher has made hit after hit and continues to be a music star. His Las Vegas residency will bring guests a show like they’ve never seen before, unique only to Las Vegas. 


David Lee Roth Rocks Vegas

David Lee Roth, Van Halen’s front man, is back for a new Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The lead singer and lively artist has completed residencies in Vegas before, and brings a new spin to each of his stays in Vegas. These performances will be better than ever, with a rotation of the hits that you know and love. And with a rock and roll energy that is unmatched. 


Sting Performing at Live ConcertCredit: Raph PH


Sting: My Songs

Sting is a man of many talents. The 17-time Grammy Award winner, composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He has had a hugely successful career as a member of The Police, as well as in his solo career. At his Las Vegas residency show, you will hear the hits that propelled Sting’s career at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace.


The Scorpions: Sin City Nights

The Scorpions, a German rock band, had also postponed their Vegas residency. Starting in May 2021, they plan to perform at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. The band started in 1965 in Hanover, and since then they have sold over 110 million albums worldwide. Their performances will feature some of their best hits as well as a special guest sure to make their residency even better. 


ZZ Top: Viva Las Vegas

ZZ Top, the southern blues and rock band, have postponed their Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theater inside the Venetian Las Vegas until 2021. They have current dates set for performances in April and the Hall of Fame inductees are sure to bring a show that is one of a kind. The band, who has had a successful career in their unique guitar sound and humorous lyrics, have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. 


Las Vegas Shows for Magic Lovers & More


Las Vegas has always been a city with a certain kind of magic. Especially in the residencies filled by some of the best performing magicians. Legendary magicians like Penn & Teller, David Copperfield, and many more have filled Las Vegas residencies for years. You won’t want to miss these one of a kind performances. 


Multisensory Show Blue Man GroupCredit: Lindsey Best


Blue Man Group

A performance by the Blue Man Group is a truly unique experience. Their show will bring you fascinating music, make you laugh, and surprise you over and over again. All three of them are painted blue, which brings a peculiarity to the show that only makes the experience even more memorable. The trio has performed for millions of people around the world, and their Vegas residency at Luxor is truly a unique opportunity to experience their art. 


Late Night MAGIC

Late Night MAGIC is an after-dark magic show for adults with rotating performances from four unique and talented musicians. They are starting a new Las Vegas residency this year to bring a dark, taboo, and alluring magic show to Las Vegas. They will perform on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:30 at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel. This is a magic show you won’t want to miss (and definitely won’t want to bring the kids to). 


Criss Angel: Raw

Criss Angel is one of the best known magicians in America, known for his wild stunts and mind-boggling magic. But for his new Las Vegas residency, he’s dialing it back a notch and returning to the basics. His new show will be magic unstripped, allowing you to get up close and personal with the magic, giving it a more intimate and even more mind-blowing touch. Get ready to see Criss Angel’s magic unstripped like never before. 


Cirque du Soleil

For a spectacle that is truly a one of a kind performance, book tickets to see a Cirque du Soleil show. With some of the most talented acrobats and a show with a dose of magic, Cirque du Soleil is constantly reimagining live performances. They are constantly introducing new shows with new, whimsical and fantastic themes. Their show “O” takes place with acrobatics performed entirely underwater. One of their newest performances, KÀ, is inspired by the trials of love and conflict. These performances will blow you away, and they have residencies at seven different hotels in Las Vegas. 


Las Vegas continues to host some of the best entertainment in the world. And with the unexpected disturbances of 2020, Vegas is ready to come back better than ever before as soon as business returns to normal. With one of a kind music performances, magic shows, and truly whimsical spectacles to see, there is no shortage of entertainment here in Vegas. Book you visit now, and get ready for all of the excitement that is to come.