Best Bets: Lady Antebellum, Chicago, Backstreet Boys and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Vegas’ show kicks off in February at the Pearl Concert Theater.

Fri, Feb 8, 2019 (2 a.m.)

It’s time for the stars to come out. Check out these iconic acts playing on and off the Strip this weekend, plus a new comedy offering in a room that just keeps getting funnier.

DIANA ROSS The ageless superstar singer brings an all-new show to her recurring residency at Wynn’s Encore Theater in celebration of this year’s 75th birthday “Diamond Jubilee.” After all these years, Ross is still all about her fans, and that connection is only growing stronger when she’s on the Vegas stage. February 8-9, info at wynnlasvegas.com.

BACKSTREET BOYS Before best-selling boy band BSB gives way to the next resident headliner at Zappos Theater, Christina Aguilera, the guys have a few more Vegas shows to put on. Backstreet’s back the next three weekends before the “Larger Than Life” show finds its finale in April. February 8-9, info at caesars.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM It’s a very exciting time for the country-pop trio of Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. The award-winning, hit-making group is expected to release new music in the coming months, and this week marks the debut of the band’s first Las Vegas residency at the Palms’ Pearl Theater. February 8-9, info at palms.com.

CHICAGO The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and touring machines settle in for another extended run at the Venetian Theatre this month, bringing their signature hits and iconic horn section to the Strip for eight shows beginning Friday. February 8-9, info at venetian.com.

LUENELL First it was Eddie Griffin, then Mo’Nique set up shop at SLS Las Vegas. Now fellow “Def Comedy Jam” grad Luenell, who you’ll recognize from “Borat,” “Think Like a Man” and “That’s My Boy,” is bringing even more comedy to the Sayers Club, kicking off a weekly gig this Sunday at 7 p.m. February 10, info at slslasvegas.com.

 

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