B.B., meet The Beatles
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 (midnight)
With the announcement that B.B. King’s Blues Club—a privately owned chain with locations in Memphis, Nashville and Orlando—will open inside the Mirage before the end of the year, the hotel is set to expand an entertainment hub that already includes Cirque du Soleil’s Love Theatre and The Beatles Revolution Lounge.
The 558-seat restaurant and venue, more a “feel-good music place than a concert hall,” in the words of B.B. King’s president and co-founder Tommy Peters, will bring in several all-star house bands, along with touring acts along the lines of Robert Randolph and Coco Montoya. “We stay within the blues, rock, classic soul, classic R&B and jazz genres,” Peters says.
The club, unaffiliated with Manhattan’s B.B. King’s, remains associated with the blues legend, so King, who lives in Southern Nevada, might just drop in to perform—on occasion. “At age 83, B.B. doesn’t just get up and sit in a whole lot,” Peters concedes. “But I think because he lives there, he will come to enjoy himself there.”
Mirage Hotel and Casino
Located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; nightlife venues including 1 OAK Nightclub and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (summer 2013); a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
From the nightly Volcano eruption show and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South