Wayne Posner/ BET SWV performed and was bestowed the Lady of Soul Award at this year’s occasion at the Orleans Arena.
Genuine, rootsy music is on deck for this first weekend of December. Start with New Orleans jazz, slide on through for some Memphis blues, and wind up with solid-gold soul at the Orleans Arena. Keep reading to discover the sounds you’re looking for, live all over town.
HARRY CONNICK JR. We were so blown away by the Repetition Theater reveal from this practiced musician, star and TV host, we ‘d return for his second weekend at Wynn if we could. You still can. Dec. 1-2, details at < a href=" http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/HarryConnickJr" target="
_ blank “> wynnlasvegas.com. ROBERT CRAY BAND The five-time Grammy-winning blues and soul guy’s newest output is this spring’s “Robert Cray & & Hello Rhythm,” taped in Memphis with the famous house band of the Hello there Records label of the 1970s. He’ll be jamming in Vegas again Saturday at– where else?– the Railhead at Stone Station. Dec. 2, info at stationcasinoslive.com.
LAS VEGAS SOUL CELEBRATION New Las Vegas resident Teddy Riley– the hit-making super-producer who gave birth to the R&B category New Jack Swing– helped assemble this all-star costs for the Orleans Arena: Faith Evans, SWV and Donell Jones join Riley and his groups, Man and Blackstreet. Dec. 2, information at < a href=" http://www.orleansarena.com/events" target=" _
blank” > orleansarena.com. Associated material SHAGGY Brooklyn Bowl takes you back to 1995 Sunday night when previous Marine Orville Richard Burrell takes the stage to get “Boombastic” all over again. Dec. 3, info at < a href=" https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1554512-shaggy-las-vegas/" target=“
_ blank “> brooklynbowl.com. KELLY CLARKSON The pop-rock powerhouse vocalist headings this year’s 94.1 Not So Silent Night show at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, with support from Baltimore rockers All Time Low and emo-rock group Secondhand Serenade. Dec. 3, information at hardrockhotel.com.