Mexican Independence Day kicks off this weekend, and Las Vegas is celebrating with the grand opening of Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM. The Strip’s new nightlife and cocktail scene serves up the country’s largest collection of mezcal and tequila and will become the epicenter of entertainment when it opens on Friday. In addition to Mama Rabbit, the celebratory weekend brings in Latin musicians, entertainment and more. Here is your guide to Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas:
Mama Rabbit Grand Opening Night with Mario Lopez – Friday, September 13
Actor, entertainer and Access Hollywood co-host Mario Lopez will host Mama Rabbit’s grand opening party Friday, September 13. The VIP invite-only event will include cocktails and signature “Bottle Servicito” as well as music from Bay Area’s rising turntable talent DJ Yo Yolie. The venue opens to the public at 11 p.m.
Mexican Independence Day Weekend with Natalia & Esther – Saturday, September 14
The party continues on Saturday night with Michelle Kolnik, aka DJ Crykit. Followed by DJ and violin sensation Natalia & Esther. The multi-talented female DJ duo will bring their unique fusion of classical and electronic dance music to Mama Rabbit at 10 p.m.
Concerts - Friday September 13
Latin musicians will be performing throughout Vegas all weekend long. Don’t miss these famous artists:
BANDA MS - Iconic Mexican group BANDA MS will take over Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Café Tacvba - Mexico's leading alternative rock band will bring its unique sound to Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Luis Miguel - Multi award-winning Mexican icon Luis Miguel returns to Vegas with a four-night limited engagement run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sept 12, 13, 15 &16.
Concerts - Saturday, September 14
Pancho Barraza - Mexican singer/songwriter Pancho Barraza performs at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Enrique Iglesias - Top selling Latin artist Enrique Iglesias will perform his biggest hits at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Gloria Trevi - The queen of Spanish music takes over Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
MALUMA - Rising Latin music star MALUMA will perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
MANÁ - Mexican rock band MANÁ rocks the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Concerts -Sunday, September 15
Alejandro Fernández - Two-time Latin GRAMMY-Award winning Mariachi singer Alejandro Fernández performs at Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Marc Anthony - Internationally celebrated Latin artist Marc Anthony will kick off his latest tour at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.