The word is out that funk group Cameo is a can’t miss show at the Westgate. For the past 40 years, the band has been playing its grooves for fans on tour and now Cameo will leave you dancing in the aisles and singing along to the hits during their newest residency show.
It is no surprise Vegas has welcomed Cameo with open arms. The city thrives on nostalgia. Take a look around. Performers like Donny and Marie, Olivia Newton-John, Boyz II Men and even Britney Spears are all huge successes on the Strip as are any shows having to do with the Rat Pack and Elvis Presley. But if you’re looking for a little ‘70’s and ‘80’s funk, it has noticeably been absent from the Vegas marquees, until now.
Super group Cameo has brought their onstage antics, tight leather pants and catchy songs to Westgate’s Shimmer Cabaret for a show that is just as good as it was when Cameo was at their peak.
For 80 minutes, try to sit still while you take in the veteran musicians biggest hits. You won’t be able to. There is just something about the group’s music. Larry Blackmon and his tight leather pants, is joined by Tomi Jenkins, Anthony Lockett, Aaron Mills and Charlie Singleton for such hits as “Candy,” “Single Life,” “Sweet, Sexy Thing” and, of course the group’s biggest hit, “Word Up.”
During the production, Cameo take two brief breaks while New York-based rap duo Ghetto Brothers take the stage.
Cameo performs Wednesday through Sunday at Westgate Las Vegas inside the Shimmer Cabaret. Showtime is 7 p.m.
Las Vegas, NV – 4/25/16
By: Jena Pugh