Best options: Richard Marx, Boz Scaggs, Dave Koz & & Larry Graham Jr. and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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“/ > Denise Truscello LAS VEGAS, NV- AUGUST 15: Richard Marx carries out throughout his launching of “Satisfied: Only The Hits” concert residency at Flamingo Las Vegas of his on August 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Enormous sporting occasions and huge celebration vacations are coming quickly, so this weekend in Las Vegas is a fun time to unwind with some music. Explore your sonic alternatives here.

YOUNG THE GIANT & & COLD WAR KIDS Have you been taking notice of the Pearl? The acoustically ideal auditorium at the Palms has been generating some interesting programs recently, which’ll undoubtedly continue under the Station Casinos regime. Friday night includes a two-fer with indie rock favorites Young the Giant (” My Body,” “Cough Syrup”) and Cold War Kids (” First,” “Love is Magical”). August 18, details at 702-944-3200 or < a href="” target =” _ blank “> RICHARD MARX– SATISFIED: ONLY THE HITS The Grammy winning pop songwriter and producer behind “Right Here Waiting,” “Hang on to the Night,” and “Forever” made his debut at the Flamingo’s Donny & & Marie Display room previously today to rave reviews. No surprises there– the person has sold more than 30 million albums. If you do not capture him this weekend, there are more opportunities to hear Marx play his hits in an intimate, old-school-Vegas environment. August 18 & & 19 (and continuing Tuesday-Saturday through September 2), details at 702-777-2782 or < a href="” target= & “_ blank” > DAVE KOZ & LARRY GRAHAM JR. SLS music hall the Foundry moved to a smooth jazz focus months earlier and landed a super-solid duo for this mid-August weekend. Nine-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz has actually teamed with Sly & & The Household Stone and Graham Central Station bassist and vocalist Larry Graham Jr. for the summertime Side By Side Tour, which begins to unwind with these 2 Vegas shows. August 18 & & 19, info at 702-761-7617 or

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70s SOUL JAM Time to groove. Philadelphia soul legends The Stylistics take the stage at the Cannery Hotel & & Gambling establishment Saturday night, with support from Grammy-winning Chicago sister act the Emotions, R&B and funk group Bloodstone, and “Long lasting Love” and “She’s a Bad Mother Jama” vocalist Carl Carlton. August 19, details at 702-507-5700 or BOZ SCAGGS From Duane Allman to Steve Miller to Michael McDonald to Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs has played with the greatest names in classic rock. And he’s never stopped, bringing Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt into the fold for his 2015 album “A Fool to Care.” The vocalist and songwriter takes a trip to Henderson to carry out at Green Valley Ranch Resort’s Grand Occasions Center Saturday. August 19, information at 800-745-3000 or

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