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Weekend best bets: Rush, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and ‘Avenue Q’

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A true living legend, Willie Nelson is at the Chelsea on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

It's a great weekend for old-school country fans with two genre greats stopping through with shows in Las Vegas. But if that's not your thing, there's still a musical, a bar bash and more in store for the days ahead.

Here are our weekend best bets:

    • Rush

      Saturday: Rush at MGM Grand Garden Arena

      Even if you’ve caught Rush’s numerous tour stops in Las Vegas over the years, you won’t want to miss Saturday’s show at MGM Grand Garden Arena celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary. Fans can look forward to all the classics, as well as gems and rarities typically left off regular tour setlists. Tickets are $59 to $179. The show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Saturday: Distill's 1st Anniversary at Southern Highlands

      The hearty food and drinks of Distill have made the spot a favorite among locals in the year since it opened. Come celebrate all its Southern Highlands location has to offer with a luau-themed bash with drink specials, Hawaiian cuisine, live music, prize giveaways and more. The free event starts at 7 p.m.

    • Sunday: Willie Nelson at the Cosmopolitan

      Music icon, author and activist Willie Nelson returns to Las Vegas for a single-night stint at the Chelsea with guest Emi Sunshine. The country great will cull from a catalog of more than 200 albums — 200! — spanning his 60-year career. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

    • Las Vegas Little Theatre's cast of <em>Avenue Q</em>.

      Tonight - Sunday: ‘Avenue Q’ at Las Vegas Little Theatre

      Las Vegas Little Theatre wraps up its acclaimed run of the delightfully un-PC puppet production with its final shows this weekend. The Tony-winning musical takes on a Sesame Street-like community as if it were a real block in a real city, and hilarity ensues. Tickets are $25. Shows are at 8 tonight through Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

    • Lyle Lovett

      Saturday: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Smith Center

      Country singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett hits the Reynolds Hall stage with his Large Band this weekend for an evening of pure Americana. From his storytelling to his band’s impassioned live performances, the intimate evening is one you won’t want to miss. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $99.

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