Downtown Rocks: The Best Free Concert Series in Las Vegas

A view of the crowd at Downtown Rocks, Las Vegas.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Las Vegas that won’t completely derail your vacation budget, you’re in luck. Fremont Street Experience in downtown is home to the best free concerts Las Vegas has to offer. The Downtown Rocks concert series happens every weekend from May through October (and sometimes beyond!) for a truly memorable Vegas trip.

Here’s what you can expect from the impressive list of Las Vegas live music headliners who will have you rocking out all night in downtown Las Vegas.

Rock on with epic events at Fremont Street Experience!

What is the Downtown Rocks free concert series?

Hosted by Fremont Street Experience, the Downtown Rocks concert series presents free live music by some of the biggest artists in the music industry. Featuring world-class sound and stunning visuals from the iconic Viva Vision screen overhead, catch the best concerts Las Vegas visitors can experience with Downtown Rocks.

So, why is it free? Sounds too good to be true, right? We promise there’s no catch. At Fremont Street Experience, our casino partners want everybody who visits downtown Las Vegas to have the time of their lives. With their generosity, we’re able to host the biggest parties of the summer at no charge to you. Check out some of the best hotel and casino promotions to get the best deals on rooms that are just steps away from our live concerts:


Who is performing at the Downtown Rocks Las Vegas 2023?

Just when you think your trip to Las Vegas can’t get any better, the Downtown Rocks 2023 lineup drops. The bands and artists we host know how to keep the party going with fan-favorite songs that have the drinks and nostalgia flowing. Our 2023 lineup includes:

Marcy Playground – May 28, 2023

As one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the late 1990s, Marcy Playground is best known for its “Sex and Candy” hit. With several albums, the band is ready to hit the stage for an epic night of rock.

Marcy Playground

Sunday, May 28

3rd St Stage, 6 p.m.

Toadies – May 28, 2023

American rock band Toadies have all their favorites ready to go, including “Possum Kingdom” and “Tyler.” Be sure to mark your calendars for this one!


Sunday, May 28

3rd St Stage, 7:30 p.m.

Smash Mouth – May 28, 2023

An image of the band Smash Mouth on stage at Downtown Rocks, Las Vegas.

Get ready to rock like you’ve never rocked before this Memorial Day weekend when Smash Mouth takes the stage, playing all their hits like “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star.”

Smash Mouth

Sunday, May 28

3rd St Stage 9:30 p.m.

WALK THE MOON – June 3, 2023

WALK THE MOON is American pop rock at its best. Swing by downtown Las Vegas for a fist-pumping good time on June 3.


Saturday, June 3

3rd St Stage, 9 p.m.

+LIVE+ – June 24, 2023

American rock band +LIVE+ helped define the 90s rock scene, with favorites like “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone” and “Selling the Drama.” Catch the band playing their hits live at Fremont Street Experience.


Saturday, June 24

3rd St Stage, 9 p.m.

Switchfoot – July 1, 2023

Switchfoot rocked the music industry when the rock-gospel band hit the scene in the 1990s. They enjoyed success with several albums that fans still jam to today, including Grammy-nominated “Learning to Breathe.”


Saturday, July 1

1st St Stage, 7:30 p.m.

Skillet – July 1st, 2023

Skillet takes Christian rock to another level with energetic live shows featuring a grunge-inspired sound and catchy electronic elements. Don’t miss them at Downtown Rocks this summer!


Saturday, July 1

3rd St Stage, 9:30 p.m.

The All-American Rejects – July 15, 2023

With fun tunes and pop-rock vibes you can dance to, The All-American Rejects have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Mark your calendars for July 15 for a free live performance at Fremont Street Experience.

The All-American Rejects

Saturday, July 15

3rd St Stage, 9 p.m.

Young the Giant – September 2, 2023

Synonymous with early 2000s rock, Young the Giant had a string of catchy hits, including “My Body,” “Cough Syrup” and “It’s About Time.” They’re ready to rock the stage with fan favorites and newer tunes.

Young the Giant

Saturday, September 2

3rd St Stage, 9 p.m.

Neon Trees – September 16, 2023

Dance the night away with the fun and upbeat sound of Neon Trees! With their hits “Animal” and “Everybody Talks” ready to go, you don’t want to miss this live show in downtown Las Vegas.

Neon Trees

Saturday, September 16

1st St Stage, 9 p.m.

Dashboard Confessional – September 23, 2023

Putting their stamp on the emo alternative rock genre, Dashboard Confessional has provided the soundtrack to many of our youths. Catch your favorite songs at their free show at Downtown Rocks.

Dashboard Confessional

Saturday, September 23

1st St Stage, 8 p.m.

Fastball – October 28, 2023

With such mega-hits like “The Way” and “Out of My Head,” you definitely don’t want to miss Grammy-nominated Fastball this October!


Saturday, October 28

3rd St Stage, 8 p.m.

Gin Blossoms – October 28, 2023

Mark your calendars for an epic performance by Gin Blossoms to hear all your favorites, including “Hey Jealousy.” The band always keeps the energy high and the crowd jamming.

Gin Blossoms

Saturday, October 28

3rd St Stage, 9:30 p.m.

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What can I expect at the Downtown Rocks concert?

Downtown Rocks live shows always bring out a lively crowd with good vibes. You can expect extra security and some traffic control to help direct concert-goers and other Las Vegas visitors.

Availability to view the show is first come, first serve. There are no reserved spaces for the Downtown Rocks concerts, so you’ll definitely want to arrive early to get a good spot in front of the stage and not miss any of the show. Also, keep in mind that you’ll be standing during the concert, so wear comfortable shoes!

Free live music at Fremont Street Experience

A person holding their beer in the air, in the middle of the crowd at a Downtown Rocks, Las Vegas concert.

Grab a drink, soak up some epic downtown energy and rock out to live music this summer in downtown Las Vegas! The Downtown Rocks series lets you enjoy Las Vegas concerts for free at the iconic Fremont Street Experience. Check out our full calendar of events and book your room today to make sure you don’t miss out on all the action we have lined up.

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