House of Blues Las Vegas’ Gospel Brunch has a menu showcasing new items, an updated lineup of entertainment and guest hosts, brunch goers will be shouting “hallelujah!” Taking place each Sunday with seating times at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Gospel Brunch is one of House of Blues’ signature events.
House of Blues Sunday Brunch
The award-winning brunch is a one-of-a-kind live music show and dining experience. While enjoying an all-you-can-eat Southern style buffet, diners are entertained by various high-energy gospel groups.
The brunch, which takes place in the House of Blues main music hall, features a menu with items such as Omelet Stations and Carving Stations serving oven roasted turkey breast, maple glazed ham and more. The expansive menu includes breakfast favorites like the Mini Waffles of Love with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup.
Salads such as couscous with fresh vegetables, tomato and cucumber salad, and desserts including house baked cookies, brownies, muffins and of course, white chocolate bread pudding, are all included.
Entertainment from around the region, including gospel choirs Firm Soundation, Patty Pennington Gospel Ensemble, The Gastons, St. Paul’s Choir and Sharon Smith and the Nu Vision Ensemble will perform on the world-famous House of Blues stage, complete with updated lighting and sound systems.
Overseeing Gospel Brunch is Miss Sylvia St. James serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. Alternating between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, her group, St. James Gospel Music Services, has performed alongside acts such as Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Yolanda Adams, The Winans, Wynonna Judd, The Blind Boys of Alabama and more. Alternating hosting duties with St. James is Gospel singer and recording artist Ms. Saundra Alexander.
Fans of the Gospel Brunch series include American Idol finalist Jacob Lusk, who appeared as a guest performer in Las Vegas in February, Wynona Judd who recently visited the Los Angeles brunch and even Stevie Wonder has attended to enjoy the Southern cuisine. Future special guests are in the works – diners never know who might make an unscheduled appearance.
- Gospel Brunch launched more than 15 years ago at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- More than 1 million guests have attended the House of Blues Gospel Brunch
- While some choirs use just their voices, instruments such as the Hammond B3 Organ, the banjo, piano, guitar and harmonica have all made appearances over the years
- Performers as young as six years-old have wowed audiences onstage, and as young in spirit as 88 years-old
- In February 2012, a wedding proposal took place on stage at House of Blues Las Vegas during Gospel Brunch. Amidst tears form the couple and the choir alike, she said “yes!”
Gospel Brunch takes place every Sunday at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Seating times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $37 for adults and $17 for children 11 and under.
To purchase tickets, visit: House of Blues Box Office; any Ticketmaster Retail location; www.ticketmaster.com; or by phone at 702-632-7600.
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.
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