Since the last year has brought Las Vegas the openings of powerhouse pool venues Ayu Dayclub, Élia Beach Club, Azilo Ultra Pool and Tao Beach Dayclub, we feel pretty confident making this statement: This is going to be the biggest Memorial Day weekend here ever.
Of course, every year (other than that pesky 2020) feels like the biggest year, but the combination of these dynamic new daylife spots—and the fact that the world simply can’t wait to get back to Las Vegas—has the Strip on high party alert. And while there are too many splashy bashes for any one partier to visit in four days and nights, we can certainly provide you with a few humble suggestions.
Steve Aoki, who just released new music with Snoop Dogg as part of their new Alpha Doggz collaboration, hits the decks on May 27; Kaskade, who’s on the verge of releasing more new music with deadmau5 as part of their Kx5 partnership, returns to Wet Republic on May 29. Also: Martin Garrix on May 28, Lil Jon on May 30. MGM Grand, events.taogroup.com.
ÉLIA BEACH CLUB
Three words: Chance the Rapper. He’s not an artist you’d expect to see in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend or one you’d normally catch at a somewhat intimate, tropical dayclub. But Élia has been doing things a little differently since it opened last summer, and this May 28 performance should go down as one of its biggest gets yet. Also: Eric DLux on May 27, Lane 8 & Elderbrook on May 29. Virgin, eliabeachlv.com.
Aussie wildman Fisher is sharing summer gigs with Vintage Culture at Hi Ibiza, and both artists are spinning at Marquee Dayclub this month, too. Fisher’s live performance style should be an ideal fit for MDW in Vegas—relentless fun. Also: John Summit on May 27, Full Bloom with Chris Lake on May 29, Escobar on May 30. Cosmopolitan, events.taogroup.com.
The long history of rap feuds might have reached a new low recently when Mark Cuban tweeted Lil Wayne’s own lyrics back at him after Wayne talked smack about Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic. We’re willing to overlook the hip-hop and hoops drama to catch Tunechi back onstage at Drai’s, where he’ll perform a nightclub gig May 28 before his Beachclub appearance May 29. Also: DJ Vision on May 27, Meek Mill on May 28, Maria Romano on May 30. Cromwell, draisgroup.com.
TAO BEACH DAYCLUB
Tao Group’s fabulously revamped rooftop pool club has been heavy on top-tier talent since its grand opening in April, and it’s not going to stop. Check out this single-day lineup for May 29: live performances from Tyga and Bia and a DJ set by Lil Jon. What!?! Also: Loud Luxury on May 27, Alesso on May 28, DJ Pauly D on May 30. Venetian, events.taogroup.com.
ENCORE BEACH CLUB
David Guetta and Wynn Nightlife are celebrating a decade together this year, an unbelievable stretch for any resident DJ with any club group on the Strip. His sun-drenched Saturday sets at Encore Beach Club are legendary in Las Vegas, and the last one of the season lands on May 28. Also: Kim Lee on May 27, EBC at Night with RL Grime on May 27, EBC at Night with Gryffin on May 28, The ChainsmokersEncore, wynnsocial.com.on May 29.
Zedd (May 28 with Charly Jordan) and Tiësto might have received top billing when Resorts World was readying its nightlife and daylife offerings last summer, but DJ Snake (May 29) has been drawing big party crowds at both venues, stepping into the cleanup hitter role in Zouk Group’s powerful roster. His explosive sound will be a highlight at Ayu this weekend. Also: Cash Cash & Dee Jay Silver on May 27, Moonbeam with The Martinez Brothers & Chelina Manuhutu on May 29. Resorts World, zoukgrouplv.com.
AZILO ULTRA POOL
The Sahara’s lounge-tastic new daylife spot is becoming something of a hidden gem on the Strip, and it will get a boost with a celebrity DJ set from U.K. pop-dance singer and songwriter Jay Sean on May 28. Will he play his own hits “Down” and “Tonight?” We’re betting on it. Also: SupaJames on May 27, Marlon DaSoul on May 30. Sahara, azilolasvegas.com.
DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB
Fat Joe was there, in the front row, cheering for Diddy and Mary J. Blige at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas two weeks ago. Now he’ll take center stage at Daylight on May 29, leaning back, going all the way up and making it rain for Memorial Day weekend. Also: DJ Soxxi on May 27, Daylight at Night with DJ Romeo on May 27, Saint Jhn on May 28, Rubi Rose on May 30. Mandalay Bay, daylightvegas.com.
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