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July 29, 2021

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Best Bets: Brad Paisley, Blue Man Group, British Rock Royalty and more for your Las Vegas weekend

Brad Paisley at Boulevard Pool

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Brad Paisley at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan in 2014.

Next weekend will be all about fireworks and the return of some of the city’s biggest shows and entertainment events. This weekend is all about checking out the brand-new Resorts World on the Strip and all its offerings, and catching some live, high-powered rock or country music events, or possibly revisiting a couple of shows that have both been entertaining audiences for more than two decades.

BRAD PAISLEY Showing shades of Garth Brooks’ legendary stripped-down series of performances at Encore Theater, Brad Paisley becomes the first big musical act to perform in this luxurious space since last spring with two “Acoustic Storyteller” shows at Wynn this weekend. Expect all his greatest hits and chart-busting singles presented in an exclusive, intimate way. June 25-26, wynnlasvegas.com.

THE MAC KING COMEDY MAGIC SHOW One of the longest-running family-friendly shows in the history of the Strip opened in its new home this week at the Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur. The genial Mac King is a one-of-a-kind entertainer and couldn’t be more pleased to be back on the Las Vegas stage again. June 25-26, excalibur.com.

BLUE MAN GROUP You have to seriously consider if Vegas was really Vegas without these three blue oddballs pounding paint-splattered drums and enchanting audiences for so many months. But don’t worry, they’re back in their custom theater on the second floor of the Luxor for five shows this weekend before resuming a regular schedule in July. June 25-27, luxor.com.

BRITISH ROCK ROYALTY Longtime local musician Brody Dolyniuk’s classic rock cover outfit British Rock Royalty has the esteemed honor of performing the very first concert at the Las Vegas Ballpark at Downtown Summerlin Saturday night. Queen, Zeppelin and Bowie will be welcome sounds in this incredible facility, especially with all-female electric rock string group Femmes of Rock serving as the opener. June 26, thelvballpark.com.

CHEVELLE The Fremont Street Experience’s free outdoor concert series Downtown Rocks is nothing short of a Vegas institution, and at long last the rocking will begin again Saturday night as Chicago alt-rock band Chevelle takes the Third Street Stage at 9 p.m. June 26, vegasexperience.com.