Laughlin, the Southwest’s greatest value getaway, rocks and laughs its way through the dog days of summer every year. Set at the banks of the picturesque Colorado River, Laughlin’s entertainment offerings heat up each summer with top musical acts, award-winning shows, headlining comedians as well as casual lounge and dance club fun. It’s what makes Laughlin that great summer retreat that gets the mind off the heat – and on the fun.
Laugh it up
Comedians love to make Laughlin a regular tour stop. Every summer, Laughlin LaughFest hosts big names like Jay Leno, Rita Rudner, Anjelah Johnson and many others. The town-wide festival showcases up-and-comers, too, at its New Faces Show, Knights of Comedy Tournament and Wild Women of Comedy events. LaughFest also has those great low-key intimate moments like Q and A’s and other opportunities to get up close and personal with comedy greats and emerging talent.
Laughlin’s comedy scene brings some serious summertime value, too. For a modest cover charge, you get a generous helping of laughs at “Comedy on the Edge,” at the Edgewater Resort and Casino showroom. Tobe Hixx, Rick Pulido, Chris Pleasant and Jim Bruce are just a few names that make their way to the Edgewater on summer weekends, bringing big laughs.
All the right notes
Whether you’re into live music or music shows, Laughlin is on key with a wide range of musical offerings every summer. The Edgewater’s E Center welcomes age-less entertainers like Kenny Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Smokey Robinson among many others.
Laughlin also hosts numerous award-winning and spectacular musical shows. Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino is home to Don’s Celebrity Theatre, where shows like the Australian Bee Gee’s, a 75-minute multi-media tribute to the Gibb brothers belts out hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and “Saturday Night Fever” and the Troubadour Experience, a tribute to George Strait, can be found. Harrah’s showroom is an intimate room perfect for shows like Beatles vs Elvis, a “musical shootout” with tribute bands Abbey Road and Scot Bruce facing off with mini power sets.
Laughlin’s lounges and dance clubs also offer their own unique brand of summer fun.
-The Edgewater’s showroom, on some weekend nights, transforms into the Inferno Nightclub with hot DJ’s, Latin dance nights and more. Visitors can enjoy cozy booths and reserved tables that are great for group gatherings.
-At the Tropicana Laughlin, the recently renovated Tango’s Lounge, now its state-of-the-art surround sound system and light shows, hosts nightly live music. Whether it’s rockin’ country from the likes of Whiskey Maiden or dance and show band Six Hot Live or others, Tango’s Lounge offers plenty of variety. You can also enjoy game days on big screen TVs, too.
-For a more low-key experience, the Cove Bar and Lounge at the Aquarius gives you a chance to relax and unwind with friends after a long day of water fun on the Colorado River. The smoke-free lounge has also won numerous “Best of Laughlin” awards for its signature cocktails.
To learn more about Laughlin’s wide range of summer entertainment offerings, go to visitlaughlin.com.