Best Classic Las Vegas Shows

Did you get the memo about old things being cool again? We knew what we were doing by not getting rid of our yellow tweed suit. Style isn’t the only thing that’s making its way back to the future, because even the best shows in Vegas are dipped in nostalgia. You read that right, your eyes aren’t going out on you, because classic Vegas shows are poppin’ off all up and down the Strip. So if you’re yearning for a little trip down memory lane, grab your spritzers, acid reflux medication and check out our list of classic Vegas shows. In our humble opinion, they are some of the best shows in Las Vegas.

Legends in Concert
Restaurants in Las Vegas are the best, right?! One look at our waistline and you can tell we know our way around a buffet. We say that because we love variety, and when you’re visiting Vegas with a gang of people or don’t know which show to see, Legends in Concert at the Flamingo is going to have something for everyone. Want to see Michael Jackson? He’s here. Like Elvis? You can see his blue suede shoes slidin’ across the stage. Whitney Houston? She’ll give you good love here. Missing this show is going to be a mistake… wait. Did someone say cake?

The Rat Pack is Back!
Elvis gets a lot of attention when it comes to Vintage Vegas, but we’re going to let you in on a dirty little secret: The Rat Pack was here waaay before. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop ran Vegas and, we can assume, that they “indulged” in all of the city’s offerings, too. Smoking indoors, calling women “toots,” what a time to be alive, right? It may not be the original Copa Room, but Tuscany Suites & Casino does a great job of recreating the same vibe.

The Scintas
Can we be honest for a moment? Working with family sucks. Like, sucks with a capital “S,” sucks. That’s why we give two thumbs up to The Scintas. Frankie, Joe, Peter and Janien can sing, dance and entertain like nobody’s business, but if you ask us, the real talent here is not choking each other to death. Sorry, our therapist says that it’s good for our “emotional health” to say exactly what’s on our mind –whatever that means. Don’t let our family issues distract you from this show’s talents. Want a little Dean Martin? They got you. Need a little Bruno Mars in your life? You bet they’re gonna walk out onto that Plaza stage and serve you up a healthy portion of “Uptown Funk.”

Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal
Do you like ponies? Because we LOVE ponies. So when we’re trying to get our Aramus Arabian Stallion fix, we look no further than our boy, Wayne Newton. Our equestrian love affair aside, Mr. Newton uses his time on the Bally’s stage to not only sing his freakin’ lungs out (he’s still got it, folks), he also opens up about his life. And you don’t need to be a Golden Akhal Teke (that’s a horse, for all of you non-equine socialites) expert to know that Wayne Newton has lived a wild life.

Vegas! The Show
Listen up, fools. Class is in session. Bet ya didn’t know that you were going to get all educated today did ya? Walk into “the classroom” that is Planet Hollywood and get prepared to learn about the entertainment history of Las Vegas. In true Las Vegas fashion, the show is a proverbial clown car full of showgirls, show tunes and we think there may be a Rat Pack member or Elvis impersonator stuffed in there for good measure. Better take notes because there will be a test at the end.