Reba and company will be back to Las Vegas in December 2018. Road trip! Here are my top five reasons why this is the perfect holiday getaway, and an ideal Christmas gift.

Reba and Brooks & Dunn added more dates to their Las Vegas residency. What began as a short residency in Las Vegas has turned into a three year gig.

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 two years 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 in late 2016, and then again in June of 2017.

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.

Speaking of the fireworks-mega-outlet... what a chance to load up on more Christmas gifts. Mortars make the perfect stocking stuffer.

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 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.

Show dates include:

  • December 5
  • December 7
  • December 8
  • December 12
  • December 14
  • December 15

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 works in the business I can honestly say, it doesn't get much better than this.