Las Vegas was once synonymous with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack; today electronic music artists dominate its stages. Big DJs flock here for residencies or performances at special events or annual festivals.
EDM fever has gripped Sin City. Resorts feature dayclubs with top DJ talent where visitors can work on their tans while dancing to beats.
1. Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Marquee Dayclub hosts Las Vegas’s hottest pool party. This sprawling club transports guests directly from their hotel rooms into an unforgettable rooftop pool experience featuring two pools, multiple bars and an exceptional sound system. Patrons enjoy signature drinks from its signature menu along with food from one of The Cosmopolitan’s many restaurants as well as private cabanas or bottle service that comes equipped with its own cocktail and food server.
Marquee’s main room is a sight to behold – with an incredible 40 foot LED DJ booth taking center stage among plush coliseum-style VIP banquette seating and two dance floors. A drawbridge allows dancers to perform above the crowd while visual effects create an unforgettable atmosphere. Marquee is known for hosting world-renowned resident DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Avicii and Benny Benassi who are regular contributors.
Marquee offers two spaces at their club – The Boom Box plays hip-hop music while its darker tones, faux-crocodile skin flooring, and unique silhouette paintings create an entirely unique environment from what one might find elsewhere in the club. Perfect for those that don’t enjoy listening to house music but need a break from its loud main room atmosphere!
Marquee offers various events throughout the week designed to showcase different subgenres of dance music, like Monday’s Las Vegas Loves Techno event showcasing deeper sounds from techno. On Wednesdays, The Library takes over and plays a combination of Deep House and Tech.
Marquee is open Friday through Sunday and certain Mondays throughout the summer with cover charges ranging from $35 on the weekends and $15 during weekdays. Cover charges during winter have increased slightly to $35 in order to keep everyone warm while keeping harsh weather at bay; to avoid long lines please arrive by 11am; bottle service reservations can also be made online through their dedicated page – to reserve now click here: Marquee Bottle Service Page.
2. The Sphere at Caesars Palace
The Sphere at Caesars Palace offers much more than just another music venue; this impressive orb, which opened on September 29th, is truly something special to behold – its glow at night gives an illusion that Earth itself was nearby and generates thrilling responses from those inside its boundaries.
Populous’ massive structure boasts a capacity of 20,000 and features 23 VIP suites, while featuring a 16K LED screen that immerses its audience into every show with trippy animations or closeups of performers onstage, plus interactive holograms and robots that interact with its crowds.
An immersive augmented reality experience is also planned, making the audience feel as though they are part of the action onstage. All this forms part of The Sphere Experience – an unparalleled entertainment destination which pairs 21st century technology with iconic artists.
Attendees at future shows will be able to use virtual reality headsets and an app for photography, recording video and interacting with artists through photographs and recordings made on virtual reality headsets. Guests will also be able to purchase merchandise, take selfies and post them onto social media. In addition, The Sphere will host other events, such as Formula 1 races or boxing fights; but its primary function will be as a venue for marquee residencies.
If you want to experience Sphere for yourself, concerts begin this week and continue through December. Maroon 5 will perform on November 7, while Phish will play two nights at this 20,000-seat arena on January 23-24.
Wayne Newton will also be performing at this weekend’s concert as part of “The Greatest Hits Tour.” It is anticipated that this iconic singer and entertainer will engage with his audience, perform his hits and share personal career highlights through songs, film clips and anecdotes.
Even if EDM isn’t your cup of tea, there is still plenty to enjoy in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Marquee Nightclub features an upbeat ultralounge with hip-hop and Top 40 music; while OMNIA has an in-club venue called Heart of OMNIA where you can listen to an eclectic blend of formats and genres.
3. The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is an outstanding indoor arena that welcomes touring musicians, bands and international superstars. Boasting a massive stage and plenty of room for dancers, The Joint also plays host to events like TNA Wrestling and World Extreme Cage Fighting tournaments.
At this hotel, guests will find several chic restaurants and nightclubs (such as Vanity). Rooms feature vintage rock ‘n’ roll photos and 40-inch televisions; upgraded suites boast living spaces and jetted tubs. Upgraded suites provide upgraded living spaces. The resort fee covers Internet usage, daily newspaper delivery, fitness center access and round trip shuttle service to Fashion Show Mall as well as local calls (notary services and boarding pass printing are included in the resort fee).
This hotel is situated 1.5 miles from the Strip in a less-than-exciting area; however, shuttle rides depart hourly to bring guests directly there. Other hotel amenities include a rock ‘n’ roll museum, pool complex with artificial beaches, two music venues, full service spa and salon and full day care services available onsite.
The sound system at The Joint is impressive: eight Huntair brand air handlers equipped with FANWALL technology deliver 142,500 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of conditioned air, and are connected to two Digidesign Venue Profile 96 channel mixing boards equipped with D & B Audiotechnik amplification material and D& B Audiotechnik amplifier material – providing top-of-the-line sound. Furthermore, guests can take advantage of our VIP area, green room, meet and greet space and blogging station; wireless Internet and blogging stations can also be found throughout this facility; these facilities offer access all year round via our hard Rock website as well as purchasing tickets through TicketSmarter or directly through our Hard Rock website which means our doors open all year around!
4. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxurious resort featuring multiple nightclubs, restaurants, and other entertainment venues, including dance music events. The hotel features various room options – suites and non-smoking options alike – each equipped with flat-screen TV, private bathroom featuring complimentary toiletries and coffee/tea making facilities, refrigerator and mini bar for convenience.
This property boasts an exciting, futuristic casino with video art columns that rotate on a loop – providing the ideal place to unwind after an intense day of dancing and drinking. There are multiple bars and lounges at this hotel such as Chandelier, Vesper Bar and Clique; in addition guests can also experience an Opium show, Superfrico Supper Club and rotating concerts held at Chelsea Theater.
Cosmopolitan Marquee is one of the Strip’s premier EDM clubs, boasting top DJs and impressive visuals. This opulent space pays homage to EDM decadence and debauchery; its elevated DJ booth allows for clear views of all the button pushing and fist pumping action going down in its main room.
Immerse yourself in luxury with bottle service and strategically-placed tables, creating an unforgettable experience. For something less formal, relax by the pool while taking in all the Las Vegas lights; The Cosmopolitan offers some of the best pool parties around!
Light and Capital Bar are other top destinations at the Cosmopolitan for dance music entertainment, respectively. Light is an intimate cavernous space featuring an LED wall to set an atmospheric ambiance; mid-level DJs as well as more established hip hop artists perform here regularly.
Experience electronic acts at one of the hotel’s eDM festivals, annual events or one-off shows. Cosmopolitan has previously hosted events like Electric Daisy Carnival 2024 as well as various special musical performances throughout the year.