JEWEL nightclub enlists The Chainsmokers, Drake and more for star-studded opening weekend [Recap]
Last Thursday, May 19, Las Vegas’ newest superclub, JEWEL, officially opened its doors. Located inside the luxurious ARIA hotel on the strip, the sophisticated venue is the latest property of the esteemed Hakkasan Group, the brains behind forward-thinking nightclubs Hakkasan and OMNIA.
The opening weekend featured an array of top talent behind the DJ booth, along with a seemingly endless supply of surprise guest appearances. On Thursday night, for instance, Hakkasan resident DJ Irie kicked things off with actor and musician Jamie Foxx MC’ing the night. Foxx soon spotted friend and fellow JEWEL resident Lil Jon in the crowd, inviting him up to the decks for what quickly turned into a raucous surprise set.
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Friday night was all about Drake, the Grammy-winning talent fresh off his latest album Views. Onstage alongside DJ Future, Drake performed hits like “Jumpman,” “Running Through The Six” and his latest, “One Dance.” Perhaps even more impressive, Drake was an unannounced special guest of the weekend, only further proving the power of JEWEL’s booking and their surprise acts.
Saturday saw burgeoning electronic duo The Chainsmokers take over the main room, bringing their crossover dance hits to the packed venue. Lastly, Lil Jon finished off the grand opening on Monday for his debut set, performing his iconic singles like “Turn Down For What” and “Outta Your Mind.’
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This Memorial Day weekend, JEWEL will once again be hosting a star-studded lineup of talent. Check it out below.
Memorial Day Weekend Lineup: