Go out with a bang as what people would say. That’s exactly what the Hard Rock Hotel will be doing on Sunday Feb. 2, 2020. As they close out their run in Las Vegas for nearly 25 years. They opened their doors back in March of 1995. It will be rebranded to the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The hotel has been big for bringing in top acts such as Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, The Killers, Al Green, Snow Patrol, so on and so forth.
Aside from the best live music performers, they’re also know for having great memorabilia from artists scattered across the property.
It’s sad to see such an iconic part of Las Vegas leave. Even though I didn’t grow up here, the brand itself has made an impact internationally. The Hard Rock Café in the Philippines was the first night club I ever went to as a teen and it brought me really good memories. The guitar, which they became known for, will no longer shine its lights on the strip. We won’t be able to see it in future movies as well. It has been a part of several older movies since they opened. I will never forget the scene from Honey I Blew Up The Kid where Adam (the baby), grabs the then Hard Rock Café guitar and starts playing with it.
*You can still see the original guitar at The Neon Museum just in case you were wondering.
A few venues and restaurants we'll be missing.
Here’s the schedule of performances on their last day:
-JT “The Brick”from Fox Sports 98.9 and Pilar Lastra will be on the casino from from 12 noon – 3:00pm
-From 7:00 – 9:30pm, you can catch the Sin City Sinners at the Peacock Lounge after Superbowl 2020
-Moksha will follow from 10:30pm – 1:30am
-Rounding up the evening will be Arrow by the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen from 12 midnight – 2:00am
Spare some time and stop by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as this may be the last time you see that guitar on the strip.