Cher, Zumanity and 9 other amazing LGBTQ-friendly headliners to enjoy in Las Vegas this fall

A photo of Cher performing on stage for the movie, Burlesque, with backup dancers and red lighting.

As the days get shorter, who doesngo into summer withdrawal? Fortunately, anyone looking for a little heat and drama this fall need look no further than the sizzling city in the desert: Las Vegas. Starting in September, the city of showmanship launches an extraordinary lineup of amazing performers, shows, and venues alongside the citys trademark resorts and fine dining.

Tickets are already on sale for most of these highlighted events, whether they are ongoing or one-night affairs. (Have a look, and book in advance.)

Most offer VIP packages that include dinner, cocktails, souvenirs and premium seating.

Here are our picks for the hottest must-see acts.

1. Gwen Stefani at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

A straight headshot of Gwen Stefani, behind a white backdrop, wearing red lipstick and a black, white and red suit.

The pop siren opens a new residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this summer as she performs some of her biggest hits from her solo career and from her years fronting the band No Doubt. After taking some time off in the fall, Gwen will return to Planet Hollywood the last week of December to ring in the New Year.

Gwen Tickets.

2. Absinthe at Caesars Palace

2 male performers, shirtless, performing in front of a Las Vegas crowd, with a pole and purple light behind them.

This distinctive blend of Las Vegas spectacle, experimental theater, and sexy burlesque has definitely made waves. Performed nightly, Absinthe at Caesars Palace immerses an audience in 19th century-style vaudeville, with circus performers and stand-up comedy aimed at combining the best of the citys entertainment into one sexy night out.

Absinthe Tickets.

3. Santana at House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay

A photo of Santana playing the guitar on stage in Las Vegas, wearing a black hat.

The Latin rock legend takes up residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas this September when he strums his greatest hits five times a week in this intimate venue. Enjoy the sexy swirl of Santanas guitar and velvety voice with a lineup of his greatest hits.

Santana Tickets.

4. Backstreet Boys at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

A photo of the Backstreet Boys on a black stage, with neon lights behind them. They are all in black suits.

The pop sensations have taken up residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where they perform their greatest hits this October and November. This exclusive Las Vegas production finds the original lineup belting out a mix of old and new material, which makes for a great night out on the strip. (And, frankly, we still have a crush on Nick.)

Backstreet Boys Tickets.

5. Boyz II Men at The Mirage

A poster for the band, Boys II Men, with the three lead singers.

The 1990s hit-making crooners take up residency at The Mirage, where they perform their sensual moves and unforgettable songs. With dates in September, October, November, and December, look for Boys II Men to become one of the most talked-about acts.

Boyz II Men Tickets.

6. Cher at Park MGM Las Vegas

A headshot of Cher, with a lace shirt, smiling on a couch, with pink lipstick.

The diva and Las Vegas regular returns to Park MGM Las Vegas for an exclusive engagement this October and November. Performing hits like Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time and I Got You, Babe, Cher reminds Las Vegas audiences of her power and glamour.

Cher Tickets.

7. Diana Ross at Wynn Las Vegas

A vintage, sepia-tone photo of Diana Ross, touching her lip and smirking.

And on the subject of divas, this musical legend returns to the Wynn Las Vegas for a nine-performance run this October and November. Performing some of her biggest hits, like Baby Love, Keep Me Hangin On, and Love Child, Ms. Ross will set the stage on fire, so catch her while you can!

Diana Ross Tickets.

8. Drag Brunch at Señor Frog’s Las Vegas Bar & Restaurant at TI Las Vegas

A photo of a drag queen performing at drag brunch at Señor Frogs in Las Vegas.

How can brunch in Las Vegas get any better? Try adding drag queens and bottomless cocktails. Performed twice daily every Saturday and Sunday, this exercise in fabulousness features a rotating lineup of drag performers, including Coco Montrose, Shangela, and Yara Sofia.

9. Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino

2 performers for Cirque du Soleil performing an aerial stunt, shirtless, on a stage in Las Vegas.

The notoriously sensual Cirque du Soleil show continues its long run with shows nightly. With all the acrobatic spectacle that has made Cirque du Soleil shows a staple of Las Vegas entertainment, Zumanity takes the audience into risque territory with a mix of steamy dance and music.

Zumanity Tickets.

10. Purple Reign at Tropicana Las Vegas

A photo of Prince, behind a purple background with various iconic singers

The memory of the great Prince rules the Tropicana at this tribute show featuring the beloved music of the late artist. With performances every Tuesday-Sunday, Purple Reign recalls the electric stage presence of Prince and channels his show-stopping tunes and unforgettable presence.

Purple Reign Tickets.

11. Lady Gaga at the Park MGM Las Vegas

A photo of Lady Gaga performing in Las Vegas, playing a neon pink piano.

The grand dame of pop and all things queer sets up shop in Las Vegas, setting out to conquer the Entertainment Capital of the World every night. Gaga dives into her song catalog to perform her biggest hits accompanied by a brand new stage show that matches her fabulosity with the grand production value that made Las Vegas famous.

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