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When somebody says the words ‘Las Vegas’ to me, I usually think of two things – one, gambling, and two, I’m not old enough.

Something that people don’t often think about when they picture Vegas however is its capacity as a music venue. 2014 is a great year for upcoming music shows and festivals, and here are just a few reasons to visit the city of sin whether you’re old enough to gamble or not.

Guns N’ Roses

Starting now until June 7th, there’s no better way to rock out in Las Vegas than Guns N’ Roses’ stunning return to the city after their residency in 2012. No Trickery: An Evening of Destruction will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 30th, 31st and June 4th, 6th and 7th.

Hard core fans of the boys can look forward to hearing some of their biggest hits including Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O’ Mine. If you want to live the rock star lifestyle, you can also channel your inner gypsy queen and play in a little online gambling before the big show.

An Evening of Destruction is the boys’ second return to the Vegas stage and the second since the release of their 2008 album, Chinese Democracy. Let’s hope we’re in for another few surprises.

Rod Stewart

For something a little different, former Caesars Palace residency star Rod Stewart will be returning to the Colosseum to perform his roster of greatest hits from his five decade career including Maggie May, Hot Legs and Sailing.

Rod will be bringing with him his signature band who consistently shine with their saxophones, percussionists and backing singers, with audience interaction like no other. You can catch the legendary super star from September 20th to September 27th.

Life is Beautiful Festival

After the height of tourist season, the Life is Beautiful Festival spells the end of long summer of amazing music, but not without one last huge show. From October 24th-26th, Downtown Las Vegas will see more than 30,000 people flocking to the Nevada Desert for the second annual show.

Last year’s debut show was a huge success, with appearances from huge stars Empire of the Sun, Haim, Jurassic 5, Imagine Dragons and the Killers. There’s also a lot for those who want a little more than just music, including talks from celebrity chefs and immersive art programs. This year’s line up has not yet been confirmed, but if it’s anything like 2013, it’s sure to be a killer.

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