GRAMMY-nominated DJ and musical artist Steve Aoki describes his show at Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace in three words: Playhouse, adventurous and journey. If you’ve ever been to one of Aoki’s shows, then you get it. If you haven’t, then you really need to get on that, because an Aoki show is one of the biggest parties you’ll experience on the Las Vegas Strip. Aoki performs at Omnia on Dec. 9 and he helps revelers ring in 2023 with a show on Dec. 31. If you can’t catch him this year, don’t fret; he’s on Omnia’s roster for next year, performing in January and February, as well as at the nightclub’s sister venue, Hakkasan at MGM Grand. Recently Las Vegas Magazine had a chance to have some fun with the DJ as we photographed him inside Omnia nightclub and got to chat with the renaissance man.
Aoki has long been at the top of the DJ world—he’s consistently been rated a top-10 DJ in the world, according to DJ Magazine. His unique style in both approaching music and life have kept him an in-demand performer and beloved celebrity all around the world. Aoki is heavily involved in charity work, even starting his own Aoki Foundation that “supports organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation.” He’s also a supporter of nurturing new music and artists through his 27-year-old independent record label, Dim Mak. Aoki is also a restaurateur (following in his father’s footsteps, who launched the successful Benihana brand in the U.S. in the 1960s) with a portfolio of more than 10 restaurants, including Kuru Kuru Pa at Resorts World and his pizza shop brand, Pizzaoki, opening a new (and first Las Vegas) outpost this winter at Aria.