Road Trip – Gear Up for Waylon’s Post-Country Jam Tradition
It's the Las Vegas residency that won't die. In less than a week, Western Colorado's Country Jam 2019 will be history, and that means it's time for a road trip. Look out Las Vegas, Western Colorado is coming your way! Jump on board.
Reba and Brooks & Dunn have set up shop in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The venue is awesome, the acts are great, and the ticket price is hard to beat. Their residency began years ago. It came to end, but not really. Then it started up again for a while, only to take a break. Then it was back. Well, there's more to come in 2019.
Reba and crew will be back at Caesars beginning Wednesday, June 26. Dates for this go-round include:
- June 26
- June 28
- June 29
- July 3
- July 5
- July 6
Then they take a few months off. And then....... there's more:
- December 4
- December 6
- December 7
- December 8
- December 10
- December 11
- December 13
- December 14
I caught this show three 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.
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.
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 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.
So, here's the master plan - Kick your heels up at Country Jam in Mack, Colorado, during the week of June 13 through 16. Then, chill out for a few days. Get a little work done. As a matter of fact, take the whole week off from partying. Then, early the next week, pile in the car and head to Las Vegas for Reba with Brooks & Dunn.
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.