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Another Great Reason to Make the Drive From Grand Junction to Las Vegas

Reba and Brooks & Dunn just added more dates for their Las Vegas residency. I’ve seen this show a total of three times so far, and number four is in the planning stages. Here are five reasons why you should make a Vegas run to see Reba your top priority.

Reba and Brooks & Dunn have set up shop in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The venue is awesome, the acts are great, and the ticket price is hard to beat.

I caught this show a year-and-a-half ago during the second portion of their residency. By that time, they had created a third leg, and now, they’ve added even more. I was able to catch it again late last year, and then again in June of 2017.

Well, they’re back later this month and you’ll have several chances to enjoy this amazing performance. For the most part, the show plays out pretty much the same. Reba, however, did release her gospel album earlier this year, and as a result, added a few tunes to her portion of the show.

No disrespect to Brooks & Dunn, but my primary interest in this show would be the redhead. I’ve been a Reba fanatic for over 25 years with no end in sight. Her new material is performing up to par with her previous hits, and her show is better than ever.

Do you know what I love about the Colosseum at Caesars? It’s a theater, as in a venue. Most of my career has been spent hosting festivals. There’s something to be said about having an assigned seat at a theater versus sitting in the dirt surrounded by rowdy people. With a concert venue like Caesars, it’s possible for me to see Reba’s butt…..er… I mean, hear her sing, without someone blocking my view or creating a commotion.

You may be asking yourself, “Hey, Waylon, why drive? Why Can’t we fly?” Well, you can. In my opinion, though, the drive is half the fun. It’s a peaceful, stress-relieving drive. Grand Junction to Las Vegas comes in at just about seven hours. If you stop in Mesquite for the very awesome restaurant just off I-15, it takes a little longer. If you stop at the fireworks mega-outlet between Mesquite and Las Vegas, it takes longer yet.

Here are five reasons why you should stop what you’re doing and get tickets to see Reba in Las Vegas.

  • The Colosseum is an awesome venue; there isn’t a bad seat in the house. This is the right way to SEE Reba.
  • The ticket price of $59 is pretty hard to beat.
  • Reba is at her best RIGHT NOW. Four decades of material and an intimate venue in which to present it.
  • The show is a bit nostalgic, reflecting the mid-90’s when Reba and Brooks & Dunn used to tour together. You know… back when Country music was GREAT!
  • Reba is a world class entertainer, period. It’s always great to see her, but it’s even better up close and personal.

Reba and Brooks & Dunn have extended their residency in Las Vegas through August of 2018. Show dates include:

  • November 29, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • December 5, 2017
  • December 8, 2017
  • December 9, 2017
  • December 10, 2017
  • March 14, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • March 17, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • March 23, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • August 17, 2018
  • August 18, 2018
  • August 22, 2018
  • August 24, 2018
  • August 25, 2018

In addition to Reba, there’s one more reason to make the drive to Las Vegas. After you enjoy the concert, head over to the Mandalay Bay. On Fridays the casino hosts a free event called Nashville Unplugged. You don’t need tickets, reservations, or any of that stuff. It’s simply a chance for you to sit down and enjoy “Songwriters in the Round” with some of the biggest names in Country.

Make plans to catch these shows. I don’t work for Caesars or Mandalay Bay, and I’m not getting paid to promote them. I was a ticket-buying member of the audience all three times I went to the Reba. Speaking as someone who’s worked in the concert business for the better part of 20 years, I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t get any better. Don’t miss it.

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