Things to do in Vegas | Feb 23, 24, 25 | Robert Davi's hot show
January 12, 2012 -- Now that the season to celebrate a new year has become a thing of the past, those who reside and work in Los Angeles are now eyeing their neighboring sister city in the desert as a key destination point to welcome the traditional month of love and romance.
Whether it's a chance to snatch a quick wedding, renew a relationship, start anew or observe a Leap Day birthday, Las Vegas, NV, is getting ready for an upsurge of visitor traffic for the entire 29 days of February -- a calendar entry that only happens once every four years.
In 2011, more than 2.9 million travelers from Southern California and other locales across the nation and around the globe converged on the resort town during the shorter month of February.
In the wake of pre-ticket sales and hotel reservations in 2012, city officials say they can safely predict a 4% increase in the number of out-of-state February travelers expected to spend some quality time in the crowded and bustling vacation site that's famous for its gambling, shopping and top entertainment.
"[The month of February] is typical convention season and a chance for our visitors to do something else while they're in town," said Scott Russell, senior manager for research at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), a marketing organization for the city that promotes tourism, meetings and special events. "Because we accommodate so many visitors at any given point, Las Vegas is always revitalizing itself by offering something new and different that's refreshing for our guests to enjoy while they're in town."
When tens of thousands of conventioneers from the U.S., Europe and Asia roll into Sin City to attend the Champs Trade Show and Golf Course Superintendents Association's annual convention at the end of February, they will have an opportunity to meet, greet and be charmed by one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world.
Famous Hollywood actor and recording artist Robert Davi ("Licence to Kill," "Die Hard," "The Goonies") is set to light the flames of romance when he headlines a hot, new show in the 742-seat Venetian Showroom on February 23, 24 and 25.
“Robert Davi is a true renaissance artist,” said Chris Yancey, executive director of entertainment for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “Seeing him perform in the intimate setting of The Venetian Showroom will be a memorable experience and a real treat for our guests.” [VegasNews.com]
After appearing in well over one hundred major motion pictures, Davi has returned to his first love of singing by releasing, to critical acclaim, an album produced by Phil Ramone in tribute to Davi’s mentor, the legendary Frank Sinatra.
In less than a month following its highly-anticipated global release, “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance,” secured a position of honor on Billboard’s Top 10 Traditional Jazz charts.
While some limited engagements in Las Vegas can be costly, the price tag to attend Davi's highly-anticipated show ranges from $38.85 to $80.85, with a small number of VIP packages available.
Davi's electrifying orchestra includes a few celebrated musicians, including Emil Richards, the world-renowned percussionist who once toured with Sinatra.
Considering the history Davi's show is bringing to Las Vegas, show planners suggest highly to purchase tickets and make lodging reservations well in advance.