Entertainer, host and Vegas native Katie Marie Jones grabs the spotlight

Katie Marie Jones


Katie Marie Jones performed her very first solo present in Las Vegas this month at the Space.

Vegas Golden Knights fans are previously acquainted with the face, voice and style of Katie Marie Jones, a person of the in-arena hosts in the course of hockey video games at T-Cellular Arena. But the born-and-elevated native is a born entertainer, acquiring carried out in musicals and other theatrical productions in Las Vegas and throughout the country for yrs, and she can also be viewed onstage in the “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic” present at the V Theater at the Wonder Retailers at Earth Hollywood.

Oct has been a large thirty day period for Jones. She welcomed VGK enthusiasts again to the Fortress at the property opener on October 12 before performing her initially solo display in Las Vegas at the Room the very future night time.

“I don’t know what possessed me to place my demonstrate the working day right after opening night time for the Golden Knights, but I did and I’m nevertheless sleeping from it,” she states on this week’s Sunlight on the Strip. “But it was also the very best 7 days of my existence. We last but not least ended up able to be back again in the stands with admirers and carrying out interviews with players and all that stuff, and it is been a lengthy two seasons of not executing that. And the day following, I received to just play and place all my favourite music into one particular display and it was an outstanding night time.”

Jones begun the hockey web hosting gig at about the exact time she joined Burton’s magic clearly show about three years in the past, and both Vegas work are nothing like what she envisioned for her vocation in amusement.

“[Magic] is this sort of a distinctive expertise for the reason that there are so quite a few items that can go completely wrong at any minute and you have to know how to determine it out and make it look like anything went according to prepare,” she says. “It’s been so considerably exciting and I’ve discovered so considerably about myself and other varieties of performance. Discovering all these various items in sports, magic, dance and other avenues have manufactured me a lot a lot more perfectly-rounded.”

The two roles will preserve her very busy for the speedy foreseeable future, but Jones is also obtaining time to proceed her build her solo exhibit and acquire advantage of other prospects to perform.

“I wanted to set collectively a show that showed each individual side of me, not just musical theater or jazz or pop,” she states. “It’s continue to a perform in progress and I’ve already transformed matters due to the fact the clearly show [at the Space]. … That’s in which my coronary heart is, on the stage and in the theater, and I imagine this coming calendar year, that’s heading to be in which my concentration is.”

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