Top 6 Annual Award Shows in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is popular as a home for conventions and expos. Do you know it is also famous for hosting annual award shows? With high-end theaters to host the events in, sufficient accommodation, no doubt that plenty of companies turn to Sin City to celebrate every year.

Here is some of the best and most popular annual award shows that are held in Las Vegas each year.

1. Latin Grammy Awards


Music awards are most popular and Latin Grammys is a popular one to watch. Since 10 years, Las Vegas has become their home for conducting the award ceremony, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena and the T-Mobile Arena. It is a night packed with some awesome performances by the top artists out of Latin America.

Commercial success and meaningful music are the criteria for these awards. Whether it’s based on freshness, orchestration or lyrics, the Latin Grammys brings a great deal of flair to Vegas, and keep everyone on their toes.

2. NHL Awards


The fact is NHL has also organized their annual sports award show in Las Vegas for 10 years now. The actual venue of the function ranges from the Palms to the Encore at Wynn to the MGM Grand to The Joint and T-Mobile Arena, but Las Vegas remains its home.

Awards given out includes Hart Memorial for the player that’s most valuable to his team, as well as the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top goaler. Rookies can be awarded the Calder Memorial trophy while general managers can also grab a prestigious award at the event.

3. Billboard Music Awards

Billboard Music Awards

Billboard is a publication and popularity parameter for the music business. This award is held in the May month of every year in Las Vegas, the Billboard Music Awards rewards the top musicians of the year. The finalists are based on album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, social engagement and touring.

It is usually held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena and T-Mobile Arena and the Hard Rock Hotel. Awards are offered in over 50 categories, and it’s a great star-studded event, filled with all the glitz and glamour.

4. London International Awards


Hosted by the Encore by Wynn, this award is known to recognize excellence in the advertising industry across a range of media. This function honor pioneers in the fields of branded entertainment, digital media, design, production, music, and sound.

Judging these awards is a big deal, which is why the panel of judges spend a week Las Vegas to review all the materials to evaluate which pieces of media deserve the top ranks.

5. Academy of Country Music Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards

This award runs for a week each year in Las Vegas and it goes a little wild. It witnesses several performances by big artists and make the most of the opportunity to play shows and entertain the masses.

This award show highlights the best of country music and also brings in some pop music icons to display acts and attract new viewers. It determines which songs and performers win the coveted awards and trophies.

6. AVN Awards

AVN Awards

This award show was made for Las Vegas. Every year, performers, producers, starlets, directors, and die-hard fans flock to Las Vegas to give awards for top achievements in adult film.

Las Vegas is still the best place for this award with sufficient space and capacity for all the performers to display their talents and interact with fans who travel from around the world to cheer them on for winning top honors.


These are some of the popular and widely visited award functions that are held in Las Vegas every year without fail and keep entertaining the local and global community with its performances, aura, and fervor!