Waylon’s Recommendation for Your Next Concert Getaway
Do you plan to make a break for it this winter and enjoy a little time out of town? Are you on a budget? Do you love Country music? I have just the getaway for you.
How about a seven-hour drive to see one of the best concerts you'll ever enjoy? Reba and Brooks & Dunn are returning to Caesars in Las Vegas for a few more dates, and you should most definitely be there.
Reba and Brooks & Dunn will be back at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a dozen shows. The next run of concerts are coming in two segments: November 30 through December 12, and February 22 through March 4.
Speaking as someone who has worked in the concert promotion industry for about 20 years, I'm here to tell you this is one of the best shows I've ever seen. My only wish is that I was somehow involved in its production. Unfortunately, I'm not; I'm just a spectator on this one. I caught their show last June, and it was nothing short of fantastic.
The drive from Grand Junction to Las Vegas comes in at roughly seven hours. Keep in mind, you gain an hour when you cross the state line into Nevada. The drive is comfy, and even fun at times. Be on the lookout for Highway Patrol near Beaver, Utah, though. I get busted every time I pass through that town.
Tickets for this show start at $59.50. You can't find anything in Las Vegas for $59.50. As a matter of fact, when I attended this same concert last June, I bought a Reba t-shirt and it cost almost as much as the ticket.
Lodging rates can vary like crazy. My room, which was not at Caesars but on the strip, came in close to $100 a night. I waited until the last minute to book a room and ultimately paid the price. If you book well in advance you can get a pretty good deal.
For the record, I'm not getting paid anything to say all this. Put simply, I'm a HUGE Reba fan and a pretty big Brooks & Dunn fan. Seeing them both in one show = priceless.
When I attended their concert, I was quite literally sitting in the very last seat in the very last row. Take a look at the photos above - I was sitting in the worst seat in the venue, but I still had a great seat and an incredible view.
If you love music and would like to enjoy a short getaway, consider making this run to Las Vegas. You can make the trip, enjoy the concert, and have time left to goof around and do it all in 48 hours. Tell them Waylon sent you.