Rí Rá Live
Every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., Rí Rá Las Vegas turns the lights down and the sound up as Rí Rá Live takes over the authentic Irish pub. Rí Rá Live brings an upbeat party vibe to the pub every weekend as top-40 inspired bands tear up the stage and get the crowd rocking.
Every Friday and Saturday in June
Planet X is a hip, new band for today’s contemporary realm that effortlessly fuses the genres of modern rock, classic rock, dance, metal and more. The band has a unique and refreshing approach with three lead singers, a dynamic stage presence and the ability to rise to any occasion. By providing audiences with the class of a showroom production, Planet X is sure to make each audience member feel as though they’re part of the show. Fronted by one of Las Vegas’ most powerful voices and backed by world-class, multi-genre musicians, there isn’t a song they can’t play.
Rí Rá Las Vegas Dinner / Evening Entertainment
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music daily during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.
Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones
June 14-18 at 8:45 p.m. nightly
Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones are known throughout the world for their quality musical presentation of Irish rebel songs and traditional Irish music with top class fiery introductions from their lead singer, song writer and storyteller, Derek Warfield. The group was nominated in 2009 as Ireland’s “Best Traditional Irish Folk Group.”
June 19-20 at 8:45 p.m. nightly
Smiling Bob is comprised of musicians from popular Irish-rock bands throughout Las Vegas. A majority of the members come from the band Finnegan’s Wake, who specializes in traditional Irish songs, classic rock and their own original tunes.
The Mickey Finns
June 21-26 at 8:45 p.m. nightly
According to John Boyle with the influential Celtic Rock website Paddyrock.com, “The Mickey Finns are the best Celtic Rock trio in the world hands down.” The band, whose second album “It’s Not Whiskey” was nominated by the Irish Music Association for “Best New Irish CD of 2010,” has been together for several years and is made up of friends Ray Kelly, Brian Tracey and Matt Mancuso. The band’s live performances include super high energy percussion, blistering fiddle, chainsaw guitar and the whiskey soaked vocals of Kelly to make for one of the premier Irish bands on the American scene. The Mickey Finns are the perfect band for those searching for high-energy trad rock mixed with world percussion, original songs and great stories.
June 27 at 8:45 p.m.
A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who uses a signature personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience. Windsor provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.
June 28 – July 1 at 8:45 p.m. nightly
The Bronx Boys bring Irish Music from the heart of New York City, blending fast-paced traditional dance music with classic and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Boasting the talents of guitarist Alan Murray, flute player Dan Lowery and Kevin Buckley on fiddle, the boys have acquired a fierce reputation for their energetic live performances in New York and beyond.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Murray is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Irish music today. His skill on the strings is matched by his strong vocal style, which he has cultivated in recent years playing with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones. Dallas born Lowery also tours with the Young Wolfe Tones in his time off from the Bronx Boys. He spent his youth traveling Ireland learning to play traditional Irish music. Since settling in New York and beginning his musical career, he has received much critical acclaim for his aggressive style on the flute. He also lends his guitar playing and singing abilities to the band’s show. Buckley, who sings and plays guitar in addition to the fiddle, cut his musical teeth in St. Louis where he grew up playing both Irish and rock music. He recently released an album of Irish Music and currently tops the Irish-American music charts. His fiery fiddle playing is a hallmark of the Bronx Boys sound.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. On the weekends, guests can kick back at Rí Rá Live, where every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. the best bands in town will take the pub’s stage. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.