During the summer months, especially in the evening hours, free summer concerts add to the rich entertainment value of Las Vegas. Downtown stages feature a variety of music genres for all tastes including rock, country, R&B, alternative, folk and jazz. Most concerts are held in the evening with the beautiful Southern Nevada nights and its brightly lit skies. On the Las Vegas Strip, classical and folk music concerts are performed within a beautiful garden and skylight to capture the sun during the day.
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
(702) 678-5600

Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas features free live entertainment through the summer months with three stages and street performers. Concerts feature rock, country, jazz, R&B and other musical genres. VivaVision is a musical performance broadcast on the canopy utilizing 550,000 watts of sound and 12.5 million lights. Past performers include Bret Michaels, Motely Crue, Sara Evans and Missing Persons. Tribute bands and local artists also perform on stage along with roving musicians.

First Friday Festival
1228 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Date: June 5, 2015 and July 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

First Friday celebrates the culture of Las Vegas the first Friday of the month with several free concerts along with art, food and exhibits. There is no charge to attend First Friday with concert stages located Casino Center and Charleston boulevards featuring local talent. Big Bus Las Vegas provides shuttle service with two routes including Fremont Street in front of El Cortez Hotel and the Government Center parking lot from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Parking and shuttle buses are also free.

Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Clark County Government Center
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 455-8200

Date: June 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The Jazz in the Park concert series at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater is located outdoors and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic goodies. Brubeck Brothers Quartet jazz group includes brothers Dan Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone) along with Mike DeMicco (guitar) and Chuck Lamb (pianist). They have released a new Koch recording, Classified and Intuition. The quartet’s style is rooted in jazz but integrates the influences of blues, funk and world music.

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Downtown Container Park
707 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 359-9982

Downtown Container Park in East Fremont area of Las Vegas features diverse entertainment including concerts, music performances, variety acts and festivals in its common areas. Using repurposed shipping containers, business surround the open areas with portable stages set up for performers. Past shows have included concerts by Sin City Opera and Sheryl Crow with admission free for most events.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111

Date: Daily from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio Las Vegas features live musical performances in the South Garden. Surrounded by plants, flowers and trees arranged to a theme, the senses are opened to sight, sound and smell to a soundtrack of classical, international folk and world music. Musicians are rotated with a variety of concerts available in the conservatory. The gardens include bridges, gazebos, ponds and other water features to enhance the music played on an intimate stage.

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