Best Bets: Rod Stewart, ZZ Top, Frankie Valli and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Erik Kabik

Rod Stewart is returning to his residence at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace this weekend.

Fri, Oct 8, 2021 (2 hrs)

Nothing can stop a great concert from coming to Las Vegas. You can see proof of that this weekend when some Texas legends return to the Venetian, when a punk rock team takes over Virgin Las Vegas, and when international stars converge on downtown for a reggae festival.

FRANKIE VALLI Revisit the music that inspired generations and the creation of the hit show “Jersey Boys” Friday night when the inimitable Frankie Valli returns to Las Vegas to perform at Reynolds Hall in the downtown Smith Center. October 8 thesmithcenter.com.

ROD STEWART Las Vegas was awaiting the lifting of travel restrictions so that British visitors could return. One of our most beloved visitors is back this week, and Rod Stewart presents all of his hits on stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for maximum enjoyment, as he has been doing since 2011. October 8-9, cesars.com.

ZZ TOP Bassist Dusty Hill passed away in July, but the blues-rock band he helped found nearly 50 years ago is still going strong. Longtime crew member and guitar technician Elwood Francis joined Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard in ZZ Top, which continues to tour under Hill’s orders, stopping off at the Venetian Theater for a five-show engagement that starts this weekend. October 8-9, venetianlasvegas.com.

FLOGGING MOLLY & VIOLENT WOMEN This headlining tour with Irish-American punk favorites Flogging Molly and Midwestern folk-punks Violent Femmes also features pop-punk group Me First and group Gimme Gimmes and Brooklyn Thick inside the Theater des Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Saturday night. October 9 virginhotelslv.com.

MARTIN NIEVERA The Philippines’ ‘Concert King’ takes the stage at M Pavilion at the M Complex in the South Valley this weekend and takes special guest Travis Cloer with him. October 9 theresort.com.

THE REGGAE rises Downtown’s first open-air concert hall is home to this two-day festival featuring plenty of food, arts, activities, and merchandise, plus music from Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Common Kings, Soja, Matisyahu, J Boog and many others. October 9-10, dlvec.com.

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