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Justin Timberlake Shines in Spectacular Fontainebleau Las Vegas Opening Concert

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Justin Timberlake wowed audiences with a surprise concert at the grand opening of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, marking one of his first live performances in nearly four years. The multi-talented artist delivered a captivating 70-minute set that showcased his greatest hits, creating a memorable night for the star-studded crowd present at the Fontainebleau’s new 3,800-seat BleauLive Theater.

Dressed impeccably in a white tuxedo and G.H. Bass loafers, Timberlake kicked off the evening with the electrifying “SexyBack,” setting the tone for a night of musical celebration. The performance included a medley of fan favorites such as “LoveStoned,” “Señorita,” “Cry Me a River,” and “Summer Love.” The audience, which included notable figures like wife Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Lenny Kravitz, and Cher, was treated to Timberlake’s dynamic stage presence and vocal prowess.

The surprise element of the evening was heightened with Timberlake’s mashup of “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and Bill Withers’ classic “Lovely Day.” The artist then showcased his versatility by taking to the piano for an intimate acoustic rendition of “Until the End of Time,” dedicating the performance “to all the lovers out there.” The evening reached a poignant climax as Timberlake, standing center stage, delivered a touching cover of Nat King Cole’s “Smile,” paying homage to the legendary crooner whose Las Vegas debut took place at the Thunderbird—now the location of Fontainebleau.

Accompanied by The Tennessee Kids, Timberlake’s longtime band, along with a talented ensemble of dancers and backing vocalists, the artist delivered a seamless and visually stunning performance. The synchronization of the entire production, combined with the elegance of the BleauLive Theater, sparked discussions about the potential for Timberlake to embark on a full-scale residency in Las Vegas.

While the concert was a special one-time event to commemorate the Fontainebleau’s grand opening, the quality of the production and the state-of-the-art venue hinted at the possibility of future collaborations between Timberlake and the entertainment hub. With Post Malone scheduled as the next artist to grace the BleauLive Theater stage on December 30 and 31, the venue seems poised to host more high-profile performances in the future.

The Fontainebleau had teased a surprise “A-list headliner” for the grand opening, and Timberlake’s presence exceeded expectations, causing cheers and excitement among the attendees. The evening began with crooner Paul Anka as the opening act, who regaled the crowd with stories of the original Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, emphasizing his connection with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

The Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a 67-story luxury resort adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, now stands as the tallest occupiable building in Nevada. The hotel, conceptualized in the early 2000s, has undergone extensive construction and was reacquired by Jeffrey Soffer’s Fontainebleau Development in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments in 2021. The completion of this architectural marvel offers a new pinnacle of luxury and entertainment on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

As Justin Timberlake’s resounding performance echoes through the halls of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the possibility of more iconic artists gracing the BleauLive Theater stage opens up, promising an exciting era of entertainment in the heart of Las Vegas.

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