House Of Blues

Las Vegas, Nevada

An Overview

Mandalay Bay opened in 1999 with the addition of a House of Blues entertainment venue, marking the seventh location for the live music restaurant chain. The two-story House of Blues has a capacity of 2,000 people for concerts and also includes a 1,200-square-foot retail store. The Las Vegas location aimed to compete with the Hard Rock Hotel’s popular Joint concert venue. House of Blues had long wanted to open in Las Vegas and partnered with Mandalay Bay after earlier discussions with the Las Vegas Hilton were unsuccessful. 

The House of Blues has hosted many famous musical acts, including Carlos Santana, who began a residency in 2012 that has continued for over a decade, extending to May 2026. Two live albums have also been recorded there: Yes’ _House of Yes: Live from House of Blues_ in 2000 and Macy Gray’s _Live in Las Vegas_ in 2005. 

In addition to the main concert hall, House of Blues operates the Foundation Room, an exclusive private bar and dining club on the top floor targeted at wealthy casino guests, corporate executives, and celebrities. Membership is acquired through annual dues. In 2014, MGM Resorts paid a $500,000 fine after undercover officers were provided drugs and prostitutes by employees at the Foundation Room. In 2020, the club removed a statue of Mahavira, a revered figure in Jainism, after complaints that its presence in a casino club was inappropriate and disrespectful.

Other Active House of Blues Locations

Aside from the city of Las Vegas, you can also find House of Blues in cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Myrtle Beach, San Diego, Orlando, Cleveland, etc. Their seating capacities range from 1,000 to 2,600 people. 

Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds and electric atmosphere of the House Of Blues in Las Vegas – secure your tickets now for an unforgettable live music experience!