Club Ratings: Zedd, Ghostbar, Ritmo and more

In case you missed it, ghost bar comes back to life. Now owned by San Manuel Gaming and slated to reopen this spring as Las Vegas’ first Native American-owned and operated casino after two years of pandemic shutdown, the Palms tweeted on Jan. 18 that the famed rooftop nightclub would his return soon. Originally operated by the N9NE Group under the original ownership of the Palms, the Ghostbar space was transformed into Clique Hospitality’s Apex Social Club in 2018 when the resort was renovated by former owners Station Casinos. More details on the venue are expected soon.

Zouk Group Las Vegas resident headliner Zedd will open the NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena as the event will take place for the first time on the Strip on February 5. The Grammy-winning DJ and producer will perform during player introductions as the game airs live on ABC beginning at noon.

Speaking of Zouk, the nightlife and daytime company anchored at Resorts World Las Vegas this week announced its lineup of artists for 2022, including headlining residents. Tiesto, Zed, DJ Snake, deadmau5, Louis the Child, Becky G, G-Eazy, Jack Harlow and Madison beer. Featured artists with special event performances in the works include Jonas Blue, Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash, Cheat Codes, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Zen Freeman, Galantis, Tay James, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Jonah, Charly Jordan, Madds, Nervo, R3hab, Ruckus, Dee Jay Silver and Calumny. And the artists are getting ready to perform on Sunday Moon Beam party at Ayu day club this year include Ameme, Blond:ish, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Eli & Fur, Nic Fanciulli, Green Velvet, Kaz James, Jamie Jones, Chelina Manuhutu, The Martinez Brothers, Nicole Moudaber, Themba and Zhu. Ayu Dayclub is set to open for the season on March 5.

Zouk Nightclub is also producing a pop-up experience during the fourth annual Mammoth Film Festival in Mammoth Lakes, California from February 3-6. The festivities will include an underground nightlife experience at Red Lantern with sets from DJ Ruckus and MrE, surprise performances and more.

Encore Beach Club at Wynn dropped a lot of spring dates via social media this week, including headlining appearances like Carnage, Dillon Francis, David Guetta, Kygo, Marshmello and Medouza. The club is due to open for the season on Friday March 4 with Francis, Kim Lee and just amazing anchoring the first weekend of daytime shows at EBC.

The 2022 Bar and Restaurant Fair, formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show, returns to Las Vegas Convention Center March 21-23 and has partnered with many of the Strip’s hottest club destinations for exclusive networking and nightlife events. A welcome party is scheduled for March 21 at Azilo Ultra pool at Sahara Las Vegas followed by the Platinum Party during The art of the savage at Nightclub XS at Wynn, and a party on March 22 brings guests to Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace. The location of the closing convention on March 23 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit

Pollen will present a new multi-day experience based on Latin music at several Vegas clubs during Cinco de Mayo. Ritmo will feature the Puerto Rican superstar farruko, New Artist of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Myke towers, choreographer turned rapper Nio Garcia and other artists performing May 5-8 at Tao Beach, Hakkasan, Omnia and other hotspots. To complete the range are Agudelo888, Arcangel, Blessd, Caleb Calloway, Dimelo Flow, DJ Adoni, Emilia and Justin Quiles. For more information, visit

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