Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer. People are in the mood to go out and celebrate the long weekend, so as a bar and nightclub owner or operator, it’s the perfect time to pull out all the stops. From DJs spinning the night away to unforgettable bar crawls, think outside the box and gear up for summer with a show-stopping party. How do you make the holiday weekend spectacular? Check out these promos we love for ideas:
In Los Angeles, Exchange LA is hosting Funky Fresh Sunday on May 27 at 9:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. The raucous party is a one of the largest old school/new school festivals in L.A., catering to the hip-hop generation. Special guest DJs include DJ Shortee, DJ Shy, DJ Loquito, DJ Pyro, as well as live bands including Illegal Aliens and Hiplicity.
It only makes sense to host one of the biggest weekends of the year at one of the biggest nightclub spots: Las Vegas. DJ Kaskade begins his Freaks of Nature Tour at the Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas May 26. Start the weekend off right, however, by spending the day at Cosmic Gate Pool Party at Marquee Day Club also in The Cosmopolitan on May 25.
In fact, Marquee is pulling out all the stops for Memorial Day weekend with big events planned from Friday until Sunday at the dayclub and nightclub. Performers include Chucki, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate and Kaskade spinning during the day, and Benny Benassi, Fedde Legrand, Above & Beyond and Armin Van Buuren taking over the turntables at night.
XS Nightclub also will be the place to be seen this upcoming Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. XS has an all-star lineup including Tiesto and deadmau5 performing during the weekend. Tiesto will kick things off May 25 while Steve Angello with bring his Size Matters party to the scene with special guests AN21 and Max Vangell on May 26. Deadmau5 will make his return to XS on May 27 and David Guetta will mark the debut of his XS residency while DJ and producer Avicii makes his return to XS on May 28 — all to end the three-day party.
Revel, a high-end resort with a spa pool-side cabanas and rooms overlooking Atlantic City, will welcome Beyonce for three shows over Memorial Day weekend. Her first live show since her baby was born, Beyonce will be performing at the 5,000-seat Ovation hall.
Spend your weekend singing, dancing and crawling around San Diego for the Sing Dance Crawl Memorial Day Weekend event. The bar crawl kicks off at The Local for $4 drafts and $6 well drinks. Attendees then head to the House of Blues for karaoke, where 15 people will get the chance to sing with a full band. From there, the bar tour heads to FLUXX to enjoy DJ Scooter and dancers. Stingaree is the final stop with DJ Fresh One, go-go dancers and even more dancing.
If you’re in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Memorial Day weekend, head to Myst Nightclub where global trance musician DJ Marcus Shulz will handle the turntables. The bar will be open with $4 Red Bull vodkas all night.
Dos Gringos Mesa, also in Scottsdale, is hosting its Sunday funday during the three-day weekend with $2 Coronas on Dos Gringos’ patio. There also will be a ping-pong tournament, local bands including One Star Nite and the New Times street team will be passing out gas cards, concert tickets and movie passes.