The Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas will host multiple nights from some of music’s biggest stars this fall and winter. In partnership with AEG Presents, the Wynn curated its end-of-year talent to reflect the aesthetic of the resort.
The legendary Diana Ross will make her Wynn Las Vegas debut with her Endless Memories show, running now through Oct. 28. November will see crooner Tony Bennett perform six shows followed by four evenings with Harry Connick Jr. Closing out the year for a three night engagement Dec. 13-16 will be southern rockers Alabama just in time for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to present these artists in an incredibly intimate and unique setting,” Wynn Las Vegas’ General Manager of Entertainment, Rick Gray told Amplify. “It’s something you don’t usually find in Las Vegas. Everybody is playing these bigger rooms and people have to bring binoculars. That’s not the case with us.”
Wynn’s Encore Theater seats 1,000 in the orchestra and 500 on the mezzanine, a particularly intimate venue for such iconic performers. According to Gray, the furthest seat in the orchestra is only 80 feet from the stage.
“Many of these artists are still selling out 10,000-seat venues where the only people they really have a connection with are those sitting right in front of them. The intimacy of the Encore Theater is what a lot of them love.”
The iconic lineup is the first of its kind for the Encore. While the theater has hosted Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and even Beyonce, the mini residencies are a new approach for the theater.
“We’re doing these on a much more regular basis and trying to get a lineup that we can rotate and that our guests would appreciate,” said Gray.
In addition to the 2017 shows, the Encore Theater has also began to build its slate of artists for 2018. John Fogerty and the Moody Blues will play in January, while Elvis Costello and The Imposters will take over the stage for six nights in February and March. Costello and his band will perform their new show NOW/NOT NOW. The Wynn dates are the show’s only scheduled stops for 2018 so far.
For a full lineup and dates for Encore Theater shows, head to their website.