Las Vegas is home to many of the best musicians and performers and in the world.
These artists play shows night after night on the Las Vegas Strip. Casino showrooms are loaded with great singers, guitarists, piano players, trumpet players, backup vocalists, string players, and drummers.
But let’s face it. Playing the same set of songs night after night gets old pretty quick. No matter how great the show is, these are supremely-talented performers with creative minds. Everyone needs to break the mold on occasion.
Incredibly, several of Las Vegas’ top musicians — virtually all of whom play the expensive headliner shows at the biggest casinos — gather from time to time and put on an impromptu jamming session. Led by longtime bandleader and trumpeter Lon Bronson, his “All-Star Band” often has a dozen or more of the best session musicians in the city on a single stage.
I mean, where else can you see a show with a ten-piece horn section in a showroom that holds a couple of hundred people?
The band sure isn’t doing this for the money.
That’s because — the show is free.
That’s right — FREE.
In a throwback to the good old days of yesteryear when Las Vegas casinos really understood the entertainment business, when they packed their lounges with some of the best acts in the world and then invited everyone to flood in and enjoy the party at no cost (aside from the added gambling revenue), Stations Casinos has decided to revive that old formula.Read More