Silk Sonic will continue his hot streak on the Strip during the Grammys show

The Grammy Awards show spotlights her temporary home on Sunday night.

The telecast will open with resident headliners from the Las Vegas Strip Sonic Silk and Carrie Underwood (separately), among several stars to feature Vegas in their performances.

Silk Sonic, the Bruno Marks-Anderson .Paak funk/R&B act, opens the broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden. There is no announcement of the song they will perform. We’ll bet it’s “777,” the ode to Vegas that features the line, “I’m about to buy Las Vegas after this to roll.”

According to a statement released Thursday by the Recording Academy, Underwood, John Legend, J. Balvin with Married Becerra, City of Mavericks The music, Aymee Nuviola and bowl Strings “will feature Las Vegas and spotlight genres not historically represented on the Grammy Awards broadcast.”

Underwood is currently performing at the Theater at Resorts World Las Vegas. Legend opens its series at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on April 22.

In the meantime, foo fighters would have withdrawn from the show. The group was also originally booked to perform during the telecast. But according to a Rolling Stone report, Dave Grohl and the surviving members of the band do not plan to appear following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last Friday.

As of this writing, neither the Foo Fighters nor Grammys officials have confirmed the group’s plans for Sunday. The band has officially canceled their entire 2022 tour schedule.

Previously announced Grammy artists include Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Cynthia Erivo, HER, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Leslie Odom Jr, Nas, Ben Platt, Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton and Rachel Zegler.

can slow down

Lionel Richie was a late draw from the lineup (to use a baseball term) on Wednesday at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Richie later canceled his Friday and Saturday shows, citing back pain, postponing them to August 19 and 20. He expects to return as planned on Wednesday evening.

“I’m sorry to say that I have to reschedule my shows this weekend,” Richie said in a statement. “My heart was so excited to see you all, but my back isn’t cooperating. I can’t wait to be “back” in Vegas to perform in front of my fans next week.

Vegas rocks out

The killers and imagine Dragons will not perform at Sunday’s Grammys show. Neither group is nominated this year. The Killers are gearing up for their April 15-17 shows at Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan, leading up to their upcoming world tour. Imagine Dragons will play Capital One JamFest in New Orleans on Sunday, one of the Final Four “March Madness Festival” events at Woldenberg Park in the city’s Upper French Quarter. The band will play at Allegiant Stadium on September 10.

Eleven o’clock

“Absinthe”, turns 11 next week. The wacky and steamy circus experience kicked off at Caesars Palace’s Roman Plaza on April 1, 2011. We remember the original Spiegeltent and the original Gazillionaire. The two have since been replaced, but production is still running at high speed at 14 shows a week. “Absinthe” remains the best production show I’ve seen in Vegas, and that’s no joke.


The comedian and quick-witted songwriter/musician Dennis Blayr took the stage at the Composers Showcase in Las Vegas on Wednesday night and said, “I want to dedicate this song to my lovely wife, Peggy…” A voice from the audience shouted, “Keep your wife’s name OUT of your mouth!”

The place collapsed. The cry came from Mark Cohen, host at The Comedy Cellar in Rio, in his first Composers Showcase and make it count. Both comics are at the Comedy Cellar at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Warwick adds one night

Dionne Warwick added a Wednesday show next week to its Stirling Room series at the Stirling Club. This is a unique opportunity for a Wednesday show. Warwick’s long-term schedule is unchanged, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Doors 6:30 p.m., full bar and special menus, pre-show.

Guess who lives in VegasVille

The actor Dennis Haysbert (“Major League”, “24”, “The Unit”, Allstate Insurance commercials). Haysbert was hanging out with the former Chicago drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Danny Seraphine at Monday’s Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns show at Bootlegger Bistro’s Copa Room. Haysbert was recognizable by his familiar face, as well as the “DH” logo hat he wore to the show. Very friendly, had a great time on first visit to “The Healing”.

Haysbert has lived in town for about three years. I met him in October at The Biletnikoff Foundation event in Paris Las Vegas. He is a fan of live music and as such our paths should cross again.

Great Moments in Social Media

rock legend Gene Simmons of Kiss dropped a “Joke of the Day” entry on their official Twitter page, @GeneSimmons. His first passage: the wife says to the husband: “I want to be cremated!” … The husband says to his wife: “How about Tuesday?

That, from the late great Buddy Hackett.

cool hang alert

The Vegas-tinged version of an off-Broadway favorite, “NEWSical The Musical,” opens its three-week run at the Majestic Repertory Theater Friday night. We understand that there is a good summary (metaphorically) of Adele in this show. Big up to the founder of Majestic troy heard for all his inspired programming. “NEWSical” airs at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with additional shows Thursday through Sunday, through April 24. Tickets are only $40, and you must love the Arts District.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at Contact him at [email protected] To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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