With an estimated 230,000 visitors flocking into Las Vegas over the holiday and entertainment options busting from the seams, here’s our Las Vegas Backstage Access Top 10 best picks for prime time Memorial Day weekend fun faire in Las Vegas:
May 23 – Whoopi Goldberg at Wynn Encore
May 23 – Jermaine Dupri at Body English in Hard Rock
May 23 – Taylor Swift at Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 23, 24 – Beach Boys at Mandalay Bay Beach
May 23, 24 – Free concerts for The Guess Who (23) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (24) at Lake Las Vegas, ‘Summer of 69’ Tour
May 23, 24 – Dane Cook at the Pearl in the Palms, “Isolated Incident Tour”
May 24 – Allman Brothers Band 40th Anniversary Tour at the Sandbar at Red Rock Casino & Hotel
May 24 – Terrell Owens “Athletes & Angels Takeover” at New York-New York Rok Vegas nightclub
May 24 – Tiesto at the Jet nightclub in the Mirage
May 24 – Joel Madden of Good Charlotte does a DJ set at the Bank in the Bellagio
If you’re travel plans call for driving to Nevada over this holiday weekend, be careful- be very careful. Nevada sheriffs handed out thousands of tickets on Nevada highways last weekend, mostly for speeding. One can only imagine how many tickets will be issued over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
Between last Friday and Monday, the Nevada Sheriff Highway Patrol issued 4,074 tickets, as well as helping remove 21 suspected impaired drivers from the road and arrested 31 people for outstanding arrest warrants.
The tickets handed out included:
* 3,020 speeding violations.
* 113 seatbelt infractions.
* 17 child restraint infractions.
* 154 Gaming and Liquor Act violations.
* 47 failing to stop at a stop sign infractions.
* 134 other hazardous violations such as careless driving, stunting.
* 589 non-hazardous violations such as no insurance, suspended drivers.
The Nevada Sheriff Highway Patrol, launched in 2006, conducts traffic enforcement on the state’s highways. When asked whether or not many of the speeding tickets could have been avoided, the NSHP responded: “There are plenty of online resources available for people to use. Programs such as www.TrafficTicketInformation.com offer tons of good advice on how to go about dealing with a traffic ticket.”