Sightings: Memorial Day Weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas proved to be a celebrity hotspot throughout Memorial Day weekend as recording artists, athletes and actors partied at the property’s daylife, nightlife and entertainment venues as well as dined at the resort’s restaurants.
On Friday, May 23, Taboo of Black Eyed Peas returned to Hard Rock Hotel as a guest DJ at Paradise Beach’s Summer Camp session. Spotted in the crowd was Sharna Burgess, professional dancer on ABC’s hit series “Dancing with the Stars.” Burgess was taking in the sun while enjoying some serious rest and relaxation following the show’s season finale.
That evening, mixed martial arts fighter Dan Henderson held his weigh-in after party at the property’s premier dining destination, 35 Steaks + Martinis. Henderson enjoyed signature dishes including the Sautéed Copper River Wild King Salmon and was joined by 40 of his closest friends and family members.
Across the casino, mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer let his laughs out while watching Andrew Dice Clay’s show at Vinyl. Buffer tweeted, “At Hard Rock Hotel on [sic] Vegas with friends & about to see Andrew Dice Clay do his stand up comedy act. Time to laugh!@ufcfightclub #itstime.”
Comedian Kevin Hart and professional football player Adrian Peterson were also on property as they hosted Vanity Nightclub. The two were joined by Peterson’s teammate, Anthony Barr.
On Saturday, May 24, partygoers checked in for a day of REHAB as J. Cole took over on the poolside stage. The chart-topping artist sang some of his biggest hits including “Nobody’s Perfect,” “She Knows” and “Can’t Get Enough,” all while his crew threw T-shirts out to screaming fans. In between each song, J. Cole addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming out and mentioning, “This is REHAB, this is some legendary sh*t!” To finish up his show, J. Cole performed “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile” and “Power Trip” as the entire audience sang along, then partied on stage with up-and-coming rapper Vic Mensa. J. Cole continued the celebrations that evening by keeping guests “up all night” as he and his crew closed out Vanity Nightclub.
On Sunday, May 25,Puff Daddy transformed REHAB into one of his notorious parties as he took the sold-out dayclub by storm with Alfredo Flores, Busta Rhymes,Cassie, DJ Clue, DJ Whoo Kid, Hit-Boy, Karrueche Tran, Meek Mill,Mike Tyson, Quincy Combs and YG. The group partied on stage as Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes and Meek Mill performed. Spotted in the audience was professional football players Anthony Barr, C.J. Spillman, Cortez Allen, NaVorro Bowman,Tony Carter and overseas basketball player TJ Bannister.
That night, Cassie hosted Vanity Nightclub. The singer was joined by Alfredo Flores and Quincy Combs and wore a gold crop top, black jacket with gold pinstripes, black harem pants, white stilettos and gold accessories.
Dan Henderson stopped by the property again on Sunday evening to dine at Nobu Las Vegas and Natalie Skyy, best known for her role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” was seen watching Guns N’ Roses’ residency currently going on through Saturday, June 7 at The Joint.