Open up your calendar apps; you definitely want to keep track of these 22 things in Las Vegas to look forward to in 2022 courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal. From Adele at Caesars Palace and Metallica at Allegiant Stadium to the Arts District’s new 74-room boutique English Hotel and downtown’s Beverly Theater showcasing independent films – plus the NFL’s Pro Bowl and NHL’s All-Star Weekend – Las Vegas’ 2022 calendar of events is jam-packed!
Music, Concerts, Festivals and More
Adele begins her Caesars Palace residency this month while Planet Hollywood Resort will host John Legend’s residency starting in April. Plus, Metallica thunders into Allegiant Stadium for its only scheduled North American concert on Feb. 25 and Billy Joel takes to the Stadium stage on Feb. 26. Want more? Garth Brooks, Billie Eilish, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers are all coming to town. And, of course, the ACM Awards return to Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium in March.
In May, the Lovers & Friends music festival, easily the biggest additions to the Las Vegas music scene for 2022, takes over the Las Vegas Fair Grounds headlined by Usher, Ms. Lauryn Hill, TLC, Ludacris, Ciara, Nelly and Lil Jon.
The Bachelor and Masked Singer at The Smith Center
Move over ballet and symphony, The Bachelor and Masked Singer are in town! “‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage” (April 29) vows to deliver “a wildly flirtatious and interactive game show” featuring recent cast members, and in July “‘The Masked Singer’ National Tour” will bring costumed celebrity-guessing to the stage.
Pro Sports Reign
While we must wait until 2024 for a Las Vegas Super Bowl, the NFL is hosting two other marquee events here in 2022: the Pro Bowl on Feb. 6 and the draft, April 28-30. Not to be outdone, the NHL’s All-Star Weekend takes over T-Mobile Arena on Feb. 4 with the league’s top players competing in a three-on-three tournament on Feb. 5.
New Celebrity Restaurants
Watch for these grand openings: At Paris, Bobby’s Burgers from Bobby Flay and Martha Stewart’s first restaurant. Plus, Boss Cafe from “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro at The Linq; Nellie’s Southern Kitchen from the family of the Jonas Brothers at the MGM Grand; Drew Brees Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux at Harrah’s, and Emmitt’s from Emmitt Smith at Fashion Show mall.
Check out Christopher Lawrence’s Review Journal article for more information on these as well as the grand opening of the Dollar Loan Center, home of the Henderson Silver Knights and the Vegas Night Hawks Indoor Football League team. And don’t forget the unveiling of Gene Simmons’ Kiss Museum. Also look for Wave In to take over for the defuncted Believer Festival as one of the valley’s top cultural events.