Best Bets: Jackson Browne, Brother Noland, Local Brews Local Grooves and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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Jackson Browne performs at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on July 20, 2010.

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 (2 a.m.)

Some truly diverse music is on tap on the Strip this weekend, and that’s just at the annual beer and music fest at the House of Blues. You can also catch an island legend, some R&B hitmakers and a young team on the rise, all doing their thing around the valley in the next three days.

JACKSON BROWNE Don’t miss the rare chance to see this member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame perform some of his most enduring hits in the ideal environment of Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. July 13, info at

BROTHER NOLAND Brother Noland is a Hawaiian music icon, an innovator credited with fusing his native island’s sounds with soulful reggae influences. He was honored by his home state with a special Lifetime Achievement in Music award in 2014 and he’s making a rare Las Vegas appearance Saturday night at The Space, the intimate community-oriented venue just west of the Strip. July 14, info at

LOCAL BREWS LOCAL GROOVES The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay hosts “the ultimate craft beer and music festival” featuring local artists Mike Xavier, Silversage, The Revival, Pure Joy People, Glass Pools and Mother Mercury, plus All Too Familiar and Cameron Calloway in the restaurant and bar. Among the local breweries serving up the suds are Ellis Island, Able Baker, Bad Beat, Big Dog’s, CraftHaus and Joseph James. July 14, info at

TLC It’s two girl groups for one at the Red Rock Resort’s Sandbar Pool Stage Saturday night. You’ll catch all the hits from T-Boz and Chilli (“Waterfalls,” “Creep”) as well as a set from SWV (“Weak,” “I’m So Into You”). July 14, info at

LAS VEGAS ACES VS. LOS ANGELES SPARKS The Aces have won four straight home games at Mandalay Bay Events Center heading into Sunday’s Western Conference showdown with the Sparks. Get down to The House this weekend and help build this exciting Vegas team’s momentum. July 15, info at

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