Calvin Harris, Zedd, Tiësto & more: Don’t miss the full Hakkasan Group Memorial Day Weekend recap

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It’s certainly no secret that the Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group is the crowned owner of esteemed nightlife destinations. 2018’s Memorial Day was no exception, with fervorous performances from fellow 2020 residency holders Calvin Harris and Tiësto, to hip-hop heavyweights all the way down the strip. Hakksan brought their A-game and this year DA‘s here to wrap up the highlights, so you don’t miss a beat, and maybe next year might even manage to catch it in person.

OMNIA Nightclub

Photo Credit: Mike Kirschbaum

The Caesars Palace nightclub kicked off its electrifying three-day weekend celebration with none other than the king of the strip, Mr. Residency 2020, Calvin Harris.  Harris, fresh off his tune of the summer, “One Kiss,” played all of his chart-topping hits for a sold-out crowd. Following the firey Harris deliverance Friday night, Fellow Grammy Award-winning Zedd kept the party going Saturday night with an equally exuberant performance that kept guests dancing until the early hours of the morning. Unfortunately, the revelries had to come to a close Sunday evening, but who better to do the honors, than the unparalleled hitmaker himself, Martin Garrix.

Hakkasan Nightclub

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Hakkasan Nightclub, inside the esteemed MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, treated partygoers to an exclusive four-night affair, kicking off Thursday, May 24 with a Memorial Day Weekend edition of Lil Jon’s “About Last Night” party. One can imagine just how the shots were flowing as the “Turn Down for What” hitmaker took over the turntables, making for an unforgettable night at the jam-packed venue. Friday evening, Tiësto played for a sold-out crowd, even bringing out the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds. The long-weekend festivities continued Saturday, with Steve Aoki, who brought the noise with a sick celebrity entourage made-up of singer Akon and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. The nighttime hot spot welcomed back resident Calvin Harris Sunday, May 27, as the legendary artist treated partygoers to an expectedly exhilarating set.

JEWEL Nightclub

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Located inside the ARIA Resort & Casino, JEWEL nightclub pulled out all the stops this Memorial Day Weekend as the premier venue was also celebrating its two-year anniversary. Clubgoers flocked to the nightspot as hip-hop artist Playboi Carti, fresh off his new LP Die Lit, andgave an unbelievable live performance as part of “The Good Life Fridays” on May 25. The celebratory weekend continued with a live performance by Lil Uzi Vert the following night, as resident DJ Steve Aoki closed out the commemorative weekend May 28 for the “Flawless Mondays” anniversary event. Aoki had plenty of the usual (unusual) surprises in store for his guests, as he brought out Desiigner to perform his breakout hit “Panda” in the middle of his unparalleled set. Additionally, because why not, Lil Jon made a guest appearance where he jumped atop the DJ booth and pumped up the partygoers, making for an absolutely unbelievable night.

1 OAK Nightclub

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino club brought forth a jam-packed celebration for Memorial Day Weekend which kicked off Wednesday, May 23 with DJ Mike Attack. The festivities continued Friday, May 25 as hip-hop legend YG performed live for a sold-out crowd. Adding to the excitement, R&B artist Miguel. Saturday night welcomed chart-topping artist Tory Lanez as he led the party with an equally high-energy live performance.

The Bank Nightclub

The Bellagio Resort & Casino kept guests partying all weekend long with a lineup that included DJ Que Friday, May 25, DJ Mike K Saturday, May 26, and Kid Conrad Sunday, May 27.

WET REPUBLIC Ultra-Pool at MGM Grand

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Electronic dance legend Armin Van Buuren kicked things off at the storied assortment of Memorial Day Weekend Events Friday, May 25, at the MGM Grand WET Republic party. The champagne-filled celebration continued with Tiësto Saturday, May 26. Chart-topping artist Martin Garrix took over the turntables Sunday, May 27 as Zedd closed out the celebrations with an unforgettable performance Monday, May 28.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA

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Even ARIA’s LIQUID Pool hosted its own jam-packed week. Kicking off with DJ E-Rock Thursday, May 24. Poolgoers returned for an energetic set by DJ Turbulence Friday, May 25, as DJ Drama packed the venue Saturday, May 26. The daytime hot spot concluded the celebrations with DJ duo BRKLYN Sunday, May 27, and DJ Nova Monday, May 28.

Pool Lounge at The Mirage

The Mirage’s European-style dayclub welcomed partygoers with an exclusive lineup featuring Greg Lopez Thursday, May 24, MK Friday, May 25, Zsuzsanna Saturday, May 25, Alex Madden Sunday, May 27, and Joseph Gettright who headed the “Barekini Contest” Monday, May 28.

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WATCH: Zedd and Maren Morris finally perform their hit ‘The Middle’ together for the first time

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The stars are aligning. After months of radio play ZeddMaren Morris, and Grey’s hit collaboration, “The Middle,” has finally received its highly anticipated live rendition.

On Saturday, April 28, Morris joined Zedd onstage at the OMNIA Nightclub in Las Vegas and absolutely stunned the crowd with her verses, later commenting on Twitter that it was her “first time hearing the song this loud.”

“The Middle” is currently sitting at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been on the charts since its January debut.

2:30 a.m. vibes. @Zedd , you throw a damn good party! : Joe Janet

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Hakkasan Group extends Calvin Harris’ residency into 2020

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris topped Forbes‘ list of the highest paid DJs for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, but as 2018 begins to unfold, it seems that a sixth year at the number one spot on the list is likely as Harris rakes in a hefty sum for the renewal of his Las Vegas residency with Hakkasan Group.

Determined not to see Harris “Slide” out of the entertainment capital, the luxury nightlife brand has extended Harris’ Omnia Nightclub residency through 2020, an elongation that arrives at the price of £200 million (approximately $280 million USD). The figure breaks down to a pay out of a little more than £1 million each night that Harris performs at the world famous nightclub.

Harris fans traveling to the Strip can get exactly what they “came for” given the producer’s extended residency, and can purchase tickets to Harris’ upcoming shows, here.

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Zedd the first artist of 2018 to renew his Las Vegas Hakkasan Group residency

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Following in the titular fashion of his double-platinum single, when it comes to Las Vegas, Zedd is there to “Stay.”

The entertainment capital of the world will see Zedd grace a variety of Hakkasan Group venues, with the world renowned hospitality company officially extending the Grammy nominee’s residency into 2020 in what is Hakkasan Group’s first residency renewal of the new year. Zedd will accordingly appear at Hakkasan Nightclub, WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand, and OMNIA Nightclub.

“Zedd has been a fantastic addition to our artist roster, and we’re excited to continue our partnership with this multi-year residency extension,” says Hakkasan Vice President James Algate of the renewal, “Every time he takes the stage, he provides fans with an energetic and dynamic experience, which is exactly what we set out to achieve through all of our venues.”

Zedd echoes the sentiment, pronouncing Vegas to be “like a second home.” “It’s always great to get to play for my fans there,” Zedd remarks, ““The crowds bring such great energy every time and I’m excited to continue to be a part of the Hakkasan family.”

Those seeking to catch one of Zedd’s forthcoming Vegas based performances can purchase tickets here.

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RAC revs up Life is Beautiful excitement with curated playlist

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As the countdown continues to Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas this coming weekend, nightclubs across the city are preparing for the three-day music and art event. One such premier club, Omnia, has partnered with the festival for a Sept. 19 kick-off party, which will be a special Wild & Beautiful edition of the club’s weekly Wild at Heart event welcoming festival-goers to Vegas.

In preparation for the kick-off party and the upcoming festival weekend, Grammy award-winning producer RAC has curated a special playlist that features multiple artists from this year’s festival lineup. Check it out below and learn more about the Wild & Beautiful party here.

rac omnia playlist

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Cash Cash set to play at Omnia nightclub

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Adding their name to the abundance of DJ’s set to play in the heart of North America’s known nightlife capital, Cash Cash will make their appearance at Las Vegas’ OMNIA nightclub on July 11. After the debut of their most recent collaboration, “All My Love” with vocalist Conor Maynard, the New Jersey trio have had a busy year, already playing at a multitude of day and nightclubs over the past few months. Bringing their consistently dynamic performances to this spectacular venue, this Tuesday night party is not one to miss.

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Kaskade launches new residency at OMNIA Nightclub in style

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OMNIA Nightclub, the crown jewel of Las Vegas nightlife, has played host to many of the world’s most famous DJs. The most impressive club in the Hakkasan Group’s repertoire is truly a sight to behold. One look at its space-age lighting system and floor to ceiling LEDs and you’ll quickly realize that when it comes to luxury and night life, there’s no better place like it on the planet.

On December 30th in an the over-the-top fashion fitting for the over-the-top superclub, five time Grammy nominee Kaskade made his grand entrance from the sky not the street. After being flown in via helicopter and landing on the Strip in front of Caesar’s Palace, Kaskade had a few words to say to commemorate his residency debut.

“Hakkasan Group has built some of the most mind blowing clubs on Earth – right in Las Vegas,” said Kaskade. “I couldn’t be happier to be joining the Hakkasan family and look forward to holding down a residency with them.”

Kaskade will return to OMNIA throughout the year as part of his newly-minted residency. Catch him January 27th and February 17th underneath the lasers and LEDs of OMNIA’s awe-inspiring aesthetic.

Check out the club’s full calendar of events here.