February in Las Vegas is set to be extraordinary, not just because of the Lunar New Year celebrations but also due to the Super Bowl being hosted there for the first time. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to play at Allegiant Stadium on February 11. Interestingly, players from both teams are prohibited from gambling during their stay in Las Vegas.
Visitors to Las Vegas will notice several changes along the Strip as the city prepares for the Super Bowl. Among these are a broadcast stage near the Bellagio fountains, a Luxor transformation to resemble a giant Dorito, and The Mirage’s volcano being converted into a mountain. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is once again leading with its spectacular decorations for the Lunar New Year, which coincides with the day before the Super Bowl.
Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII events
Las Vegas casinos are gearing up for Super Bowl watch parties on February 11. While venues on the Vegas Strip might charge for entry, other places like the South Point offer free admission with pay-as-you-go for food and beverages. Securing a seat at sportsbooks like Caesars Palace may cost up to $500 per person. The Vegas Big Game group on Facebook is a useful resource for finding the best watch parties, with insights from seasoned Las Vegas visitors.
The NFL has lined up a series of public events for Super Bowl Week, along with special casino events throughout the week. Notable happenings include Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam, Wu-Tang Clan’s limited engagement, The Black Crowes at Palms, Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Luke Combs’ BetMGM Bash, and Michelob ULTRA Country Club’s event featuring Lil Wayne and T-Pain. Sports talk radio shows like The Dan Patrick Show and The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz will also broadcast live from Las Vegas during this period.
Las Vegas Entertainment and Residencies in February
February sees the return of many familiar faces to Las Vegas stages, along with some new additions. New Edition is set to launch their first Las Vegas residency at Wynn later in the month. Other notable residencies include Bruno Mars at Park MGM, Styx at The Venetian, U2 at The Sphere, Adele at Caesars Palace, Christina Aguilera at The Venetian, Kelly Clarkson at Planet Hollywood, Kool And The Gang at Westgate, Barry Manilow at Westgate, Chicago at The Venetian, and the Killers at Caesars Palace. Rumors suggest Dead and Company with John Mayer might be the next performers at The Sphere.
T Pain is starting a limited engagement at Resorts World, with shows scheduled at Zouk Nightclub and Ayu dayclub. While rumors circulate about Christina Aguilera canceling her residency at The Venetian, as of now, her shows are still scheduled.
Upcoming Festivals and Grammy Performances in Las Vegas
February also brings excitement with U2 performing at The Sphere for The Grammys, offering a unique opportunity to experience the venue. Additionally, Las Vegas is preparing for the return of several festivals. The first Lovers & Friends show, featuring stars like Usher and Janet Jackson, is sold out, but there’s buzz about a second show being planned. Fans can join a waitlist for tickets, highlighting the city’s vibrant and dynamic entertainment scene.