George Strait Posts Throwback Concert Snap Ahead of Las Vegas Residency

by Robert Davis
(Photo by Rich Fury/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)

Country music legend George Strait announced his upcoming residency in Las Vegas by posting a throwback picture of him playing at the T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, June 22.

Strait’s residency is known as “Strait to Vegas” and now includes 14 weekends of shows. It began in August 2016 and is scheduled to run through 2021. At first, the residency included just two shows but has been extended several times since it began.

In the past, Strait’s residency has included thematic performances. For example, George dubbed several weekend performances in April, July, and December of 2017 as “2 Nights of Number-1s,” according to Taste of Country.

Ticket and travel packages are available for as little as $215, according to Fans who want to sit closer to the stage can expect to pay nearly $1,000 after taxes and convenience fees. Those traveling to the show from out of state can receive deals on hotel stays as well.

George Strait to Vegas

According to a press release, the residency will begin with two back-to-back shows on Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14. Special guest Caitlyn Smith will join Strait for the shows.

All tickets that were purchased for last year’s performance will be honored at the 2021 performance as well. Those who are unable to attend are eligible to receive a refund on their tickets through the end of the month, the press release says.

“The Ace in the Hole Band and I have been looking forward to this day for a year and a half,” Strait said in a statement. “I cannot wait to see Vegas and all of my great fans once again. It’s been way too long. We will finally ride again. See you soon.”

Strait’s announcement after a concert at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana, with the Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton, was canceled. The school said in a statement that the cancellation was out of “an abundance of caution” for the visitor’s safety.

Notre Dame added that it hoped to find a future date for Strait to come and perform on campus.

Additional Tour Stops

Outside of his residency, Strait also plans on performing at several big events this year. In October, Strait is playing two nights at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The next month, Strait and the Ace in the Hole Band will also perform at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town are also on the show’s bill.

George also plans on performing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 22. Tickets for that event go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 24.