Live This Weekend:
Zach Winningham & Patrick Dodd

Live in Las Vegas Feb 3-4

Zach Winningham — performing live in Las Vegas at Silverton Casino — hails from the Midwest farm town of Belleville, Indiana. He loved music from an early age, and that passion has transformed into a love of performing.

He grew up in the country, which meant long drives to everywhere. It was during those long country drives that Zach’s father introduced him to ’50s and ’60s Rock N’ Roll, country and bluegrass music. His passion to keep this music alive has driven his musical career and blossomed into a love performing.

After playing music throughout the country for several years, he is now a headline entertainer for cruise lines all over the world.  In fact, he was named Entertainer of the Year in 2014 by Princess Cruises.


Zach recently moved from Virginia and is excited to call Las Vegas his new home. He plays an outstanding variety of music from all genres, and is a huge hit with every crowd. His musical influences include John Mayer, Sam Cooke, Jason Mraz, The Beatles, Jack Johnson, CCR, Garth Brooks, and many other artists.

He recorded his first CD in Nashville in June 2011, a self-titled album. Zach is thrilled to be playing in Las Vegas and continuing his success.

Live This Weekend at Silverton

Performing Live at Mermaid Lounge

Mermaid Lounge Live Patrick Dodd


Patrick Dodd
Friday, February 3, 2023
8PM – 11PM

Zach Winningham Live
Saturday, February 4, 2023
8PM – 11PM



Mermaid Lounge Live brings music lovers a one-of-a-kind night out Fridays and Saturdays adjacent to Las Vegas’ famed aquarium attraction! Enjoy an eclectic mix of musical genres from an array of established artists.  Open to the public, no admission charge.  Must be 21+



Join us for CUMBIA FEST, a Las Vegas Spanish Language Music Festival, including high-energy performances from three popular bands:

  • a Sanora Santanera,  an orchestra playing tropical music from Mexico with over 60 years of history. The band was founded in 1955 by Carlos Colorado in the state of Tabasco, creating its own signature Cumbia sound.

  • La Sonora Dinamita, the iconic Columbian band, is credited with the spread of honey-tinged Cumbia sounds throughout Latin America. Their 1981 hit song “Mi Cucu” has become a party anthem, and is fun to sing and dance to.

  • Sonora Tropicana adds a tropical flare to the classic Cumbia sound. The group, which has been performing to massive crowds for 25 years, won the Furia Musical Award for Best Tropical Group two years in a row.

Don’t miss your chance to attend CUMBIA FEST in Las Vegas on April 21, 2023.

What is Cumbia Music?

Cumbia is a style of Latin music that originated in Colombia and is now popular throughout South America, Central America, and the United States. Traditional Cumbia music uses a blend of African, Native American, and European styles and uses musical instruments such as drums, flutes, maracas, and accordions.

Cumbia, as a music genre, has many different styles based on where it’s played.  Countries across Latin America — like Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, and Mexico — all have their own unique styles and additions to the music. Cumbia music is most discernible for being percussion-heavy, with a signature double beat played on a maraca or drum, and flutes that carry the melody.

Live This Weekend:
Jassen Allen & Kaipo Kapua

Kaipo Kapua – Performing Live Friday in Las Vegas

Kaipo Kapua is one of the most versatile artists in the islands performing, writing, recording and producing Island Reggae, Traditional Hawaiian, R&B and Hip-Hop music. With rhythmic lyrics and unmatched hooks, Kaipo has also become one of the most sought after lyricists and composers in Hawaii and beyond writing for artists like Kimie, Kapena and more.

Kaipo Kapua was born in Waianae Valley and raised in Salt Lake, Hawaii. He grew up in a musical family and was inspired by his family and older brothers to pursue music. In his senior year of high school, Kaipo signed with GO Aloha Entertainment and began working on his first album as a solo artist.

Performing Live at Mermaid Lounge

Kaipo Kapua
Friday, January 27, 2022
8PM – 11PM

Mermaid Lounge Live brings music lovers a one-of-a-kind night out Fridays and Saturdays adjacent to Las Vegas’ famed aquarium attraction! Enjoy an eclectic mix of musical genres from an array of established artists.  Open to the public, no admission charge.  Must be 21+


Jassen Allen – Performing Live Saturday in Las Vegas

Jassen Allen is a dynamic and versatile performer who has entertained audiences both in Las Vegas and around the world. From entertaining troops overseas with the Department of Defense… to singing alongside Tony award winner Billy Porter in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.”  His stage presence has been described as “always infectious, uplifting and rocking.”

Aside from his appearances at Silverton’s Mermaid Lounge, Jassen is a regular at Monday’s Dark, a wildly popular Las Vegas charity series, starring the city’s best talent performing to a different musical theme each night.

“It’s my entertainment home,” he said in an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I started as a backup singer when Skye Dee Miles hosted a show. I was just trying to get my name out, and now it’s something I can’t imagine not doing.”

Performing Live at Mermaid Lounge

Jassen Allen
Saturday, January 28, 2022
8PM – 11PM

Mermaid Lounge Live brings music lovers a one-of-a-kind night out Fridays and Saturdays adjacent to Las Vegas’ famed aquarium attraction! Enjoy an eclectic mix of musical genres from an array of established artists.  Open to the public, no admission charge.  Must be 21+


Who is Metalachi?

If you are a fan of America’s Got Talent, you might recognize Metalachi — the heavy metal Mariachi band act from Season 10. Although they didn’t win that season, the group became a sensation after the show put Metalachi front and center, exposing them to new fans across the country.

Metalachi Video

This is not your ordinary cover band.  This group of classically trained Mariachi are perhaps the only in the world  to concentrate solely on…  heavy metal.

The newspaper Coachella Weekly said it best:

Metalachi infuses their stage shows with comedic skits and pageantry that pushes the level of pure entertainment to impressive heights so, considering the fact that we have the opportunity to rock out with them for the price of a ticket… I highly recommend to one and all that you show up [at their concert] because you will not be disappointed.

To see Metalachi in Las Vegas, the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band performs live in Las Vegas at Veil Pavilion on Cinco de Mayo — Saturday, May 5, 2023. Get ready to rock out to their unique blended sound as they perform classic metal covers fused with classic mariachi.

Here’s one more taste of Metalachi:



Las Vegas
Veterans Day

On Las Vegas Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, our Wednesday Salute perks will be offered to all Veterans who have enrolled in our Military & Veterans Salute program.


Swipe N Win
Las Vegas Veterans DaySwipe to Win up to $100 Free Slot Play or other great prizes!

50% Dining Discount
Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members receive 50% off one entrée at Twin Creeks, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Su Casa Sushi, Sundance Grill, or WuHu Noodle. Silver members may earn 25 points to participate in the dining offer. Dining coupons can be printed at any kiosk 7am-9pm.

Happy Hour | 4PM – 7PM
$1 Pacifico Drafts and $2 well cocktails at any casino bar.
Simply present your Military or Veteran ID at the bar.

To take advantage of our Las Vegas Veterans Day offers, present your Military or Veteran ID at the Silverton Rewards Counter. Must be 21 years of age or older.  Management reserves all rights.

Also: Veterans Deals Every Wednesday

We are pleased to offer military and veteran discounts every Wednesday at our Las Vegas casino.  Current and former members of our Armed Forces receive special perks every Wednesday at Silverton Casino.

To take advantage of our military and veteran discount, simply present your military or veteran ID at the Silverton Rewards Counter during your next visit.  Once registered, you will receive:

On Wednesdays, log in at any rewards kiosk and choose Swipe N Win.  You can win up to $100 in Free Slot Play or other prizes!

In order to obtain a dining discount, please print a coupon at any rewards kiosk during each visit, between the hours of 7am to 9pm.   Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members receive 50% off one entrée at Twin Creeks SteakhouseMi Casa Grill CantinaSu Casa SushiSundance Grill, or WuHu NoodleNote: Silver members may earn 25 points to participate in the dining offer.

During the hours of 4-7PM, a special happy hour is available at Flare BarMermaid Lounge, or Shady Grove Bar & Lounge.  Simply present your military or veteran ID to the bartender.  The current happy hour special is $1 Pacifico Drafts and $2 Well Cocktails.


What’s a BOGO anyway?

BOGO TuesdaysAll November, you can participate in BOGO Tuesdays at Mi Casa Grill Cantina.

But what’s a BOGO, you ask?

It’s shorthand for Buy One Get One!

So, on Tuesdays at Mi Casa, if you buy one entreé, you will receive one entreé free.   Now that’s a great deal!

To receive this deal, print your coupon at any Silverton Rewards redemption kiosk on Tuesdays from  3:30pm – 8:30pm.  If you are not a member, stop by the Silverton Rewards counter for a free membership.

The BAD ELF Experience

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

For quirky holiday fun, have you considered a Las Vegas Christmas Bar?  We’ve got the ultimate option for you — sign up for the BAD ELF EXPERIENCE, the best way to enjoy Silverton’s BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar with your friends.

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

Choose from one of three experiences in advance, and get an exclusive BAD ELF souvenir glass, and a chance to play the BAD ELF PUZZLE HUNT to win an “elfin’ good” grand prize.

Choose your experience for this Las Vegas Christmas Bar in advance to receive a souvenir gift and special values only available online:

  • The BAD ELF Experience, which includes one holiday cocktail of your choice, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.
  • The BADDER ELF Experience, which includes two holiday cocktails of your choice, a Christmas cookie, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.
  • The BADDEST ELF Experience, which includes one hour of BOTTOMLESS drinks, a Christmas cookie, the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt, and a BAD ELF souvenir glass.  BOTTOMLESS drinks include all beer on tap, house wine, well cocktails, and cocktails on the BAD ELF holiday drink menu.


Las Vegas Christmas BarWin the Holiday Puzzle Hunt!

As an exclusive opportunity for those who purchase one of the BAD ELF Experiences, you may participate in the BAD ELF Puzzle Hunt. It’s simple and fun — solve four puzzles while you drink your holiday cocktails at the Las Vegas Christmas Bar.  When finished, submit your answers to enter to win a grand prize.  The winner will receive a fabulous prize, including a VIP Dinner for Two at Twin Creeks Steakhouse.


What is BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar?

Las Vegas Christmas Bar

As the story goes, a gang of spirited elves has chosen to add holiday flair to Shady Grove Lounge to make it look a bit more like the North Pole.  Throughout the bar, visitors can get into the holiday spirit with string lights, wrapped presents, oversized ornaments, and dozens of elves suspended from the ceiling. A cozy fireplace with a Christmas tree nestled in the corner creates the perfect photo backdrop.

Even the iconic Airstream – the focal point of the award-winning lounge – is decked out in festive red and green kitsch, complete with snow-covered Christmas trees, elves, presents, and Santa and his reindeer on the roof.

The bar was inspired by tales of the Shelf Elf – so be sure to keep an eye out for a few of the sprites throughout the space.  In fact, many of the elves on display were sent to Las Vegas by fans throughout the nation, after Silverton put out a call offering to officially “retire” family “Shelf Elves” at the casino.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, get ready for an elfin good time!

BAD ELF Pop-Up Christmas Bar opens on Friday Nov. 4, 2022.  


Note: Visitors to BAD ELF must be 21+

BAD ELF is closed for private functions on the evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 9. 

BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company or The Elf on the Shelf brand.


Cocktail Menu

Vegas Christmas Bar


The Grinch Shot
Peach schnapps, Malibu rum, blue curacao, Sprite, orange juice

Shady Graham Central Shot
Baileys, white crème de cacao and vanilla vodka

Naughty Butter Beer
Vanilla vodka, butterscotch, and root beer; garnished with whipped cream and sugar crystals

Spicy Apple Cider
Fireball, honey, and apple cider; garnished with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel

Candy Cane
White chocolate liquor, peppermint schnapps, and half and half; garnished with a small candy cane

Champagne with a splash of cranberry juice


NEW!  BAD ELF Experience

BAD ELF is closed for private functions on the evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 9. 

BAD ELF Pop-Up Bar is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company or The Elf on the Shelf brand.

The Mermaids of Silverton Casino

The Legendary Las Vegas Mermaids

Legend has it that spotting a mermaid brings you luck for the rest of the day.

Las Vegas MermaidsAs luck would have it, the focal point of the Silverton Casino is an astonishing 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with thousands of tropical fish, one hundred species of fish, four distinct species of sharks, five species of stingray and… yesa unique class of Las Vegas Mermaids.

The Silverton Aquarium is currently home to eight such mermaids, beautifully costumed to bring the mystical creatures of the deep to life Thursdays through Sundays.   Since the aquarium opened in 2004, the Silverton Mermaids have made more than 500,000 individual appearances.

Las Vegas MermaidsBecoming a mermaid requires a unique resume and countless hours spent in the water.   Although most Silverton Mermaids are certified divers, their special uniforms – seashell bikini tops and tails – are not attached to scuba tanks. Instead, the performers breathe from so-called “hookah ports” throughout the aquarium reef, taking in just enough air to greet passers-by before returning for more air.

Through the years, more than 20 mermaids have donned fins at Silverton.  An elite group, many former mermaids have been part of the UNLV synchronized swimming program, and even Cirque du Soleil performers.  One famous alum, Heather Carrasco, is best known as a gold medalist in the 1996 USA Olympic Swim Team.

The mermaids have been featured in the media over the years and they have even assisted with Project Mermaids, a non-profit organization helping to bring awareness to Save Our Beach Foundation.

 “People are always surprised to know that we have sting rays and sharks in the tank, and they’re also surprised to know that they’re very, very docile and very sweet and not dangerous whatsoever,” said mermaid Logan Halverson in a 2018 feature in the Las Vegas Review Journal.  “It’s fun and it’s really nice to be able to get in and kind of zone out of my everyday life. It’s very, very relaxing.”

“My favorite part of being a professional mermaid is seeing the faces of the children who visit and how they light up. This is real for them, this is their fairy tales comes to life. It’s such a heartwarming feeling to be that for them,” stated former mermaid Ari Luizzi, in a 2014 feature in Los Angeles Times.



  • Silverton Mermaids have made more than 500,000 individual appearances since the opening of the casino’s aquarium.
  • The Silverton Mermaids each spend about 15 minutes per swim, along with a safety diver. They are sometimes lowered into the tank on a special swing created for their grand arrival.
  • Mermaids prefer cooler water.  The water temperature in the Silverton Aquarium is kept at a balmy 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The tails and fins worn by the Silverton Mermaids each weigh about 3 pounds.
  • Las Vegas MermaidsSilverton’s Underwater Wedding package gives new meaning to the phrase “taking the plunge.” Couples who are certified in scuba diving can get hitched in the Silverton Aquarium. All the gear and, thankfully, a full safety team are provided. If couples want to wear traditional attire, a weighted man’s vest and bride’s veil are available. Vows are exchanged below the surface, and the bride has the option to be accompanied by mermaids instead of her bridesmaids. Underwater Wedding packages start at $3,000 (plus related fees) and include a one-night hotel stay along with an underwater ceremony rehearsal.
  • Wedding Ceremonies are also available in front of the aquarium, with a provided officiant and seating for up to 40 guests, starting at $700 (plus related fees).
  • For those who have dreamed of being a mermaid, Silverton’s Las Vegas Mermaid School provides an opportunity.  As part of the magical 90-minute experience, fans ages 7 and older (including adults!) are transformed into a famed Silverton Mermaid and swim in the casino’s 117,000-gallon aquarium, along with thousands of tropical fish and rays.
  • Las Vegas MermaidsDuring the holidays, the Silverton Mermaids share their habitat with holiday icons.  During previous years, appearances have been made by Santa Claus and The Grinch.  Thanks to a state-of-the-art underwater microphone system, kids are able to speak directly to Santa during his underwater dives.
  • In 2001, a Mermaid Convention (or MerCon, for short) was held at Silverton, attracting dozens of attendees who enjoy dressing as merfolk.  The convention was also the site of the first International Mermaid Pageant.
  • In 2015, Silverton hosted a special game of underwater poker inside the aquarium to promote the nonprofit organization Dive Alliance, which supports veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  With thousands of exotic fish swimming around, the poker players competed in a friendly game of poker, betting with poker chips made of clay so that they wouldn’t float. The dealer was a Silverton Mermaid, which provided an unforgettable experience for the veterans.  (Video: