Mexican Independence Day is officially on Sept. 16, but the entire week will be a celebration of the holiday, with some of the hottest Mexican music acts hitting the Strip to help commemorate the occasion.
Las Vegas resorts and the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas will unite to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with unified marquee messaging on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the destination this evening.
Mexico is the second largest driver of international tourism to Las Vegas, with 1.1 million visitors traveling from Mexico in 2019 representing 20 percent of all international travel to the destination. Currently, there are 45 weekly direct flights from Mexico to Las Vegas.
Over the course of the holiday weekend, some of Mexico’s most popular entertainers, including Alejandro Fernández, CAMILA and Bronco, will perform at a variety of Las Vegas venues. The destination is also home to many restaurants featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, ensuring visitors can celebrate Mexico’s independence any way they choose.
The celebration will take place Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The following resorts will take part in the marque takeover; Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mirage, Palace Station, Park Station, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, The STRAT, Treasure Island, Venetian & Palazzo, Wynn and New York New York.
Alejandro Fernández, who appears at MGM Grand on Sept. 15-16, was born into a life of music (his father is ranchera legend Vicente Fernández), and has been performing since the age of 5. Since releasing his first album in 1992, he’s branched out from traditional Mexican music into mainstream pop, and has collaborated with everyone from Rod Stewart and Placido Domingo to Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé. He’s also become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, selling more than 20 million albums worldwide.
Fans of Mexican pop will enjoy Camila, which performs at Tropicana Las Vegas on Sept. 18. Formed in 2005, the duo of Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado has been pumping out hits like “Abrázame,” “Coleccionista de Canciones,” “Todo Cambio” and “Mientes,” collecting three Latin Grammy Awards and three Billboard Awards in the process.
Bronco’s performance at Mandalay Bay Beach on Sept. 18 is part of the property’s ongoing Concerts on the Beach series. The grupero band is entering its fifth decade of entertaining fans with its mixture of melodic pop, regional Mexican music and elaborate jumpsuits while performing.