MGM Resorts has announced plans to host the first-ever NFT-ticketed event in Las Vegas featuring the Jabbawockeez dance crew. The event will consist of their latest production, TIMELESS, in partnership with NFT leader Yellow Heart.
The limited-time collaborative show is part of the Jabbawockeez White Glove NFT collection, and according to MGM Resorts, the show “is only the beginning.”
The event is limited to 1,110 NFT tickets, which can be purchased between April 7th to April 30th at select Jabbawockeez performances. After the show, the monochrome digital NFT ticket transforms into an exclusive Jabbawockeez video that will serve as a digital collectible and key to unlock more benefits and offers.
MGM Resorts is known for creating spectacular events and immersive experiences to wow its guests, and the Jabbawockeez for their dynamic mix of choreography, music, and stunning visual effects. By combining NFT technology with a live experience they could be hoping to pioneer a new wave of live ticketed events that are distributed and complimented by NFT technology.
NFTs Are Soaring in Show Business and Sports
MGM Resorts and the Jabbawockeez may be able to claim the first live-ticketed NFT event, but performers, Hollywood, movie chains, and sports leagues have been flocking to NFTs and cryptocurrencies all year.
Here are just a few of the recent NFT headlines in show business and sports:
- NBA released 30 NFTs that doubled as VIP All-Star tickets for future seasons
- Mila Kunis is working on an interactive NFT TV series
- James Bond’s motorcycle was auctioned off as an NFT on Veve
- AMC theatres gave free NFTs to shareholders
- Sylvester Stallone drops NFT collection
- Warner Bros. is launching 6 million DC Comic NFTs
A lot is happening in the NFT space when it comes to entertainment, so it’s no surprise MGM Resorts would find a way to take advantage of the nascent technology.
Whether it’s just FOMO or the NFT aspect of the performance will enhance the overall experience for fans is yet to be seen.
But no matter what, we’re confident that the Jabbawockeez, one of the world’s most creative and influential dance crews, will put on a great show for whoever buys a Jabbawockeez White Glove NFT and makes it to the event.