Allegiant Stadium

February is another cooler month here in Vegas. Typically, the daily temps are in the 60’s with overnight lows in the 40’s, even dipping into the 30’s. Although this month is supposed to be warmer than January, we have witnessed snow and when that wind kicks up, it’s cold! Be sure to check the forecast closer to your Vegas Vacation and plan to dress in layers.


Formula 1 created quite the construction chaos on and around the Strip, and while the majority of those added structures are gone, there’s still a lot of construction along the Strip.  The bridge that was built on Flamingo for F1 will be coming down, which will cause traffic in that area.


Across the street, the sidewalk in front of Bellagio is once again closed, as they build structures to prepare for Super Bowl. With a lane closure on that side and the opposite side of Las Vegas Blvd. experiencing closures for repaving, traffic is going to be a mess (remember they only paved the portions of Las Vegas Blvd that were used in the race).

Ole Red

The most recent exciting addition to the Strip was Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, which is located on Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo, outside of Horseshoe in the Grand Bazaar Shops.

Free live music at Ole Red

This place was definitely worth the wait! With four levels, free live music daily and a great food and drink menu, this is certain to be the new hot spot on the Strip.

Free live music at Ole Red

Now the Ole Red construction is complete; however, next door the Bottled Blonde bar & restaurant seems to slowly be starting theirs.  They do not plan on opening up until 2025, so that means that the construction congestion in the Grand Bazaar Shops accessing Las Vegas Blvd and the bridge over to Bellagio will continue.

Ole Red

Enough with construction, let’s switch over to something pretty like Bellagio’s Conservatory, which is featuring their Lunar New Year display, “Infinite Prosperity: The Year of The Dragon.”

Bellagio Conservatory

This is open 24/7 and runs through March 2nd.  The best part is that the conservatory is free!

Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory

For Lunar New Year this year there will be a parade in Summerlin on 2/9, a parade on Fremont Street on 2/17 and you can expect the restaurants located in Spring Mountain to be very busy on and around February 10th,  the actual day of Lunar or Chinese New Year.

In addition to Lunar New Year, here are some of the events happening here in Las Vegas during February:


  • Bruno Mars, Dolby Live Park MGM (2/1-2, 2/5, 2/7, 2/9)
  • Styx, The Venetian (2/2-3)
  • Christina Aguilera, The Venetian (2/3, 2/9-10)
  • U2, Sphere (2/3, 2/7, 2/15, 2/17-18, 2/24)
  • Santana, House of Blues (2/3-4)
  • Shaq’s Fun House, featuring various artists, Encore (2/9)
  • Wu-Tang Clan, Virgin Las Vegas (2/9-10)
  • Kool & the Gang, Westgate (2/9-10)
  • Kelly Clarkson, Bakkt Theater (2/9-10)
  • Barry Manilow, Westgate (2/15-17, 2/22-24)
  • Matisyahu, Brooklyn Bowl (2/16)
  • Amy Grant, Palms (2/17)
  • Tool, T-Mobile Arena (2/18)
  • Chicago, The Venetian (2/23, 2/28)


  • Pauly Shore, Wise Guys Comedy Club (2/8)
  • Sebastian Maniscalco, Encore (2/9-10, two shows each evening)
  • George Lopez, The Mirage (2/16-17)


  • Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena: vs Oilers (2/6), vs Wild (2/12), vs Hurricanes (2/17), vs Predators (2/20), vs Maple Leafs (2/22)
  • Super Bowl LVIII, Allegiant Stadium (2/11)
Allegiant Stadium

Of course, the biggest event taking place on the Ninth Island this month is Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Now Super Bowl in Vegas is already a busy time, but with the big game actually taking place here, it will be beyond crazy! If you’re planning to travel to Vegas during Super Bowl, be prepared for crowds, increased security, longer wait times for taxis and rideshare, and wait times at restaurants.  It will also likely cost more, with surge pricing for rideshare and reservation/minimum spend packages at restaurants that you can usually just pop right into.

Courtesy of Allegiant Stadium

If you’re looking for a place to watch the game, you will want to make those plans well in advance. Casino Sportsbooks and restaurants will both be requiring paid reservations. Restaurants on the Strip tend to have a set price that includes a table and food and beverages for the price. If you’re looking to watch the game, or even Usher who will be performing during this year’s half-time show, but don’t want to pay for a party package, you may want to consider heading off-Strip. There will also be events daily leading up to the big day, so expect a busy week ahead of the event.

If you’re heading to Allegiant Stadium for the game, here are a few things you’ll want to know. First of all, getting to the Stadium is a challenge for typical events.  With the closure of roads, even taking a taxi or rideshare will require walking. Many people tend to walk over through Mandalay Bay and Luxor, which still is packed with people, and will be even more so after the event.

Secondly, be sure to check out the policies on the website  They have very strict guidelines for what size purses/bags can be brought into the stadium. You don’t want to have to make the decision to walk back to your hotel to drop off your purse or toss your nice bag in the trash. They do offer lockers, but they are expensive and inconvenient.

Lastly, Allegiant is a cashless stadium, meaning that you will need a credit card for purchases. There are several food and beverage options located throughout the stadium (also listed on their website). Expect elevated Vegas prices across all venues in the stadium.

Now as previously stated above, almost every restaurant and bar will be offering packages. Here are just some of the Super Bowl events taking place:


  • Maxim Party, Resorts World Las Vegas. Tables start at $4000 and go up to $40,000 and includes an open bar and entertainment.
  • Circa’s Stadium Swim has general admission tickets from $125 to $10,000 cabanas, which includes food and beverages.
  • SAHARA is hosting a tailgate party at their AZILO pool with beverage packages starting at $140, food and beverage packages starting at $180 and VIP packages starting at $800.
  • Plaza is charging $125 per person, which includes food and beverages.
  • Westgate Superbook Party costing $275 per person for seating and an all-day unlimited buffet and bar.
  • Fontainebleau will be the home for Dan Patrick’s show and tickets are available for the five days of Super Bowl broadcasting.

Restaurants/Event Spaces:

  • Guy’s Flavortown Tailgate, featuring Diplo and Dustin Lynch will take place behind the High Roller and the LINQ Promenade. The VIP tickets range from $485 to $1215
  • Biggest Big Game Bash at the Downtown Events Center will have FREE admission with food and drink specials.
  • Carnival Court between Harrah’s and the LINQ will cost $250 for admission and open bar packages.
  • Hard Rock Café is offering $300 per person packages including open bar and food.
  • Hofbrauhaus is including food and drinks for $230 per person.
  • Yolos inside of Planet Hollywood is offering a buffet and open bar for $295 per person

If you’re interested in any of these events go directly to their website for the most up to date information on the pricing of packages. If you have a favorite Vegas hotspot, be sure to contact them directly, as well, since it is highly likely that they will have some sort of reservation requirements and/or packages.   If there is one guarantee in Vegas, it’s that things are continuously changing. Be sure to tune into our weekly live updates on our Ninth Island Connection YouTube channel on Wednesdays between noon and 1pm PST. Whatever your plans for Super Bowl, have fun and be safe!

Whether you’re a Las Vegas Local, or just visiting the Ninth Island, be sure to get out and explore this beautiful state! For more information on each of these destinations, check out this video, or tune into Ninth Island Connection on YouTube or YurView (Channel 14) Wednesdays @ 9 PM