By JOHN KATSILOMETES
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOUNAL
Originally Published: October 2, 2016 - 3:02pm
Outdoor festivals have descended on VegasVille over the past two weekends, with Life is Beautiful downtown last weekend and Route 91 Harvest at the Village this weekend. But we ducked inside, where “The Barge” rocks anew.
The first show in the post-Matt Goss era at Caesars Palace played out late Saturday night, and it was a barn-burner (or barge-burner) from David Perrico’s Pop Strings orchestra. For the first time since Goss took over in 2010 with his largely closed-off, ticketed show, the famed Cleopatra’s Barge threw open the curtains so a mass of folks could amble in for a free show.
The scene, and act, were worth the trip. Perrico’s band, which also plays the Lounge at the Palms and Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center, features a rotation of top Vegas singers – Sina Foley, onstage Saturday; Lily Arce (who swings in “O” at the Bellagio); Noybel Gorgoy of Holmes’ “Between The Lines” at Palazzo Theater, and Rockie Brown of the Rockie Brown Band. The Pop Strings gig runs Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 p.m.-midnight, in October....
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