Travelers looking for the best Mexican Independence Day celebrations this side of the Rio Grande need travel no further than Las Vegas for exciting El Grito! festivities. Thousands of visitors will indulge in world-class Mexican cuisine, dance to the rhythms of the hottest Latin music artists, revel in unmatched nightlife and enjoy outstanding comedians. Las Vegas is a premier international destination famous for entertainment and top-notch cultural celebrations.
"Mexican Independence Day gives Las Vegas and its visitors the opportunity to celebrate and honor Mexican heritage in a vibrant and exciting way," said Cathy Tull senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Guests of all nationalities will appreciate the best of Mexican tradition, cuisine and entertainment Las Vegas has to offer."
A host of A-list talent will take to the stages along the Strip corridor with iconic performances, including:
- Latin rock pioneer Carlos Santana will perform his "Greatest Hits Live" residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, Sept. 11-18.
- Top-selling salsa artist Marc Anthony will perform at The Pearl at The Palms on Sept. 13.
- Comedian Carlos Mencia will bring his hit show to Treasure Island, Sept. 13.
- Marco Antonio Solis will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sept. 13.
- Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs will perform at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Sept. 13.
- World-famous Arturo Sandoval will bring the Cuban-Caribbean sounds of his jazz trumpet to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret Jazz Theatre, Sept. 13-14.
- Latin music superstar Luis Miguel will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Sept. 13-15.
- Comedic storyteller Gabriel Iglesias will perform at Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage, Sept. 13-15.
- Best-selling Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias will perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' Boulevard Pool Sept. 13 and 15.
- Los Angeles-based Mariachi El Bronx will rock Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Sept. 13-16.
- Legendary Mexican mariachi singer Alejandro Fernandez will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 15.