Sip, Splash, Sing and Repeat at Mandalay Bay’s 2016 Beach Concert Series

LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2016) – Just as the sun begins to set, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Beach Concert Series sizzles. Concert-goers are invited to enjoy musical performances that perfectly complement the warm season as they sip on cocktails, sink their toes in the sand and wade in the water at Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

The 2016 series begins Saturday, April 9 with a performance by acclaimed country artist Cole Swindell and continues with an incredible lineup through September. The lineup includes:

COLE SWINDELL

  • Swindell is a country sensation known for his breakout sounds and superb songwriting abilities.
  • Swindell is the Academy of Country Music’s reigning “New Artist of the Year” and recently released his current single “You Should Be Here” – the debut track from his forthcoming album to enormous response.
  • In 2015, with 3.6 million tracks sold to date and over 182 million streams, the Georgia native was named to Billboard’s “Top New Country Artists” and awarded CMA’s “Triple Play Award” for having (at least) three No. 1 songs in the past 12 months.
Date:                           Saturday, April 9
Time:                           9 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $42.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

KATCHAFIRE WITH MYSTIC ROOTS BAND
  • The all Maori Reggae band KATCHAFIRE brings its pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic reggae shows around today.
  • Built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R&B and funk rub, KATHCHAFIRE has released four highly successful studio albums, received multiple awards and reached platinum sales to become a global roots reggae phenomenon.
  • The critically acclaimed group KATCHAFIRE will be joined by Mystic Roots Band, a five-piece pop reggae fusion band that seamlessly juggles elements of dancehall, hip-hop, EDM, pop and a taste of rock.
Date:                           Saturday, May 21
Time:                           9 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $29.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

I LOVE THE ‘90S
  • Relive the glory days of the ‘90s as multiple performers bring the previous decade alive once again.
  • The lineup includes GRAMMY-award winning Salt-N-Pepa, best known for its groundbreaking efforts as one of the first all-female rap groups, will be joined onstage by Tone Loc, Kid ’n Play, Rob Base, Young MC and Kool Moe Dee.
  • Fans can count on a fun-filled evening grooving to hits such as “Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “Rollin’ With Kid ’n Play,” “It Takes Two,” “Joy and Pain,” “Bust A Move,” “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “I Go to Work” and more.
Date:                           Saturday, May 28
Time:                           9 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $52.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

SUBLIME WITH ROME
  • Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musicians Rome Ramirez and Josh Freese.
  • Audiences will hear new music from the band’s latest album, Sirens, and enjoy classic songs like “Santoria,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen,” reminiscent of vintage Sublime, and songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” that pick up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996.
Date:                           Saturday, June 25
Time:                           8:45 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

SLIGHTLY STOOPID
  • The California-based group Slightly Stoopid is led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, along with drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib; and special guest and “unofficial eighth member” Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars) on saxophone.
  • Slightly Stoopid will be joined by Soja and Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh.
  • Nearly two decades into its artistry, Slightly Stoopid continues to progress into new musical territory, defining its signature reggae sound.
  • To kick off Independence Day weekend, a fireworks show will follow Slightly Stoopid’s performance.
Date:                           Friday, July 1
Time:                           7:30 p.m.        
Price:                          Tickets start at $44.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

311
  • 311 members include singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band’s last nine albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart and nine of its singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Alternative Rock Radio Chart.
  • 311’s unique mix of rock, rap, reggae and funk has earned them a reputation as one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands in the U.S.
  • The sky will light up with fireworks after each performance to celebrate the red, white and blue holiday.
  • DJ Kilmore (from Incubus) will be opening the show both nights.
Dates:                          July 2 – 3
Times:                         Both shows are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $57 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY
  • UB40 featuring Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue, the founding members of the legendary reggae/pop group, is the  ensemble that blazed a multicultural musical path and defined reggae music for a generation with such global hits as “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.”
  • The original lineup of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 until 2008, including No. 1 albums and multiple Top 10 gold and platinum selling albums, GRAMMY nominations, and a total of 70 million plus sales.
  • UB40 also will be joined by special guest Jo Mersa Marley
Date:                           Saturday, July 30|
Time:                           8 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
  • GRAMMY-Award winning band Huey Lewis and The News is one of America’s great rock and roll bands with classic Top 10 Hits such as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” and “Workin’ For A Livin’.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” for the hit film Back To The Future which was nominated for an Academy Award and went to No. 1 on Billboard’s singles chart.
  • Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, Huey Lewis and The News continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling more than 20 million albums.
Date:                           Friday, Aug. 19
Time:                           9 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

LOST ‘80S LIVE
  • Bands such as A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Nu Shooz, Tommy Tutone, Annabells’ Bow Wow Wow and Farrington and Mann the Original “When In Rome UK” will bring back the iconic sounds of the ‘80s for Lost ‘80s Live.
  • The Lost ‘80s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage.
  • The experience has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. Fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ‘80s.”
Date:                           Saturday, Sept. 10
Time:                           9 p.m.
Price:                          Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy:                            Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (PT) at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
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