There was a time when this period between Thanksgiving and Christmas was the Vegas “slow season.” That doesn’t really exist anymore. Just look at the huge concert event lineup for this weekend and you’ll see that Las Vegas never slows down and always brings big fun.
FLEETWOOD MAC Lindsey Buckingham is not part of the Mac’s 50th anniversary celebration tour but Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn are filling in capably, according to reviews from other tour stops. And legends Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks continue to shine onstage. The tour stops at T-Mobile Arena Friday night. November 30, info at t-mobilearena.com.
NINE INCH NAILS After an intense three-show run at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Joint over the summer, Trent Reznor and company are back for two more performances this weekend as part of the Cold and Black and Infinite tour with alt-rock pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain. November 30-December 1, info at hardrockhotel.com.
ANDREA BOCELLI Rejuvenated by the blockbuster success of “Si,” his first album of original material in 14 years featuring collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and his son Matteo, Andrea Bocelli returns to the Las Vegas Strip for a Saturday night concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena. December 1, info at mgmgrand.com.
LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC “A CLASSIC HOLIDAY” The Phil takes over Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for 2 and 7:30 p.m. concerts Saturday featuring festive favorites and the vocal talents of Kristen Hertzenberg and Travis Cloer. December 1, info at lvphil.org.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Right on time for rodeo week, pop-country headliner Florida Georgia Line (“Meant to Be”) opens Saturday at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. The “limited residency” continues December 7, 8 and 11 with openers Mason Ramsey and Canaan Smith. December 1, info at caesars.com.