Best Bets: Ringo Starr, Billy Idol, George Clinton and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Edison Graff Time is running out to catch Billy Ido’s Home of Blues Las Vegas residency.

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017|2 a.m.

. Some of the most significant names in music are all doing Vegas this weekend: headliners Britney Spears, Elton John and Diana Ross are back on the Strip, and Saturday night sees Janet Jackson performing at Mandalay Bay Occasions Center and Bob Dylan returning to the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan. And there’s a lot more music to be found around town in the coming days. Just continue reading to discover your preferred noises.

WILSON PHILLIPS Daughters of pop royalty Carnie and Wendy Wilson (their dad is the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson) and Chynna Phillips (her moms and dads and John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & & the Papas) are pop stars in their own right, thanks to their 10-million-sold debut album in 1990. The trio brings “Hang on,” “Release Me” and “Impulsive” to the Henderson Pavilion’s huge anniversary season for a Friday night show. Oct. 13, information at < a href="" target="

_ blank “> BILLY IDOL PERMANENTLY From “Rebel Yell” to “White Wedding” to “Dancing With Myself,” Billy Idol has actually taken audiences through all the hits and after that some in his two-year residency at your home of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Now, there are only five programs left: Friday and Saturday, plus October 18, 20 and 21. You might regret it if you miss your Vegas opportunity to capture the ’80s icon, still sneering after all these years. Oct. 13-14, information at < a href="" target=

_ blank “> RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND If seeing the friendliest Beatle isn’t really enough, think about the existing lineup of the All-Starr Band that’s taking the stage at the Planet Hollywood Display room for this special minimal engagement. There’s multi-instrumentalist and producer Todd Rundgren, guitarist and songwriter Steve Lukather, and famous Santana and Journey keyboardist Greg Rolie, to name a few. This performance series promises to be a rollicking and unforgettable experience. Oct. 13-14 (and continuing Tuesday, Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28), info at < a href="" target =" _ blank

” > Associated material OMAR SOSA Seven-time Grammy-nominated author and pianist Omar Sosa brings his Quarteto AfroCubano clothing and a wide selection of jazz, world, music, hip-hop and electronic influences to his Latin jazz noise to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for a powerful weekend set. Oct. 13-14, info at < a href="" target=" _blank

” > GEORGE CLINTON He’s in James Brown area when it comes to being an innovator of funk and soul. Parliament-Funkadelic bandleader, songwriter and record producer George Clinton is simply among the most prominent musicians of his generation, and he’s still going strong at age 76. The mothership lands at Silverton’s Veil Structure Saturday night. October 14, details at

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