By Heather Turk
It may be impossible to see the Bee Gees perform together again or Michael Jackson live in concert, but those visiting Las Vegas can see the next best thing when they check out these remarkable tribute acts.
“THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW” AT EXCALIBUR
Disco is “Stayin’ Alive” in Las Vegas thanks to this talented trio, who look and sound so much like their famous counterparts, it’s easy to forget you aren’t watching the real Gibb brothers performing live. Celebrating five decades of memorable music, Michael Clift (Barry), David Scott (Robin) and Wayne Hosking (Maurice) perform more than 20 classic Bee Gees tracks—everything from “Nights on Broadway” to “How Deep is Your Love”—during the 75-minute production. They even sing a few hit songs the Bee Gees wrote for other artists, like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ “Islands in the Stream.” By the time the toe-tappin’ production is over, “You Should Be Dancing” to the music and luckily, there’s a dance floor close by so ticket holders can show off their disco moves. Book your seats here.
“MJ LIVE” AT STRATOSPHERE CASINO, HOTEL & TOWER
This fast-paced production is the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute concert for two reasons: Jalles Franca and James Times III. Regardless of which tribute artist audiences see, even the biggest MJ fan will be in awe of the rotating impersonators’ spot-on performances as they sing and dance along to some of Jackson’s greatest hits, including “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean.” The hour-long show also pays tribute to the King of Pop early on in his career with a fun segment dedicated to the Jackson 5. Buy your tickets here.