Las Vegas is the city of entertainment. Known for its numerous casinos and world-class shows. It’s all here, everything from stand-up comedy and magic to burlesque and live concerts.
While visitors flock to Sin City for a chance to see popular headliners such as Usher, Katy Perry, Santana, and Diana Ross, many tourists and locals alike are seeking out a more intimate experience that mixes socializing with live music.
One such place is the Foundation Room which sits high atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the 63rd floor. The decorative lounge began as a “members only” venue but has since become a popular hotspot for the general public most notably for its amazing night views of the city on the patio.
This past Thursday, the Foundation Room presented a live performance by Las Vegas’ own rising star, Mecca. Having just discovered her on Instagram, I jumped at the opportunity to see her in person.
Mecca performed an acoustic set with her guitarist covering a wide variety of song genres but it was her version of Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity” that had me jump out of my seat and solidified me as a fan.
I had a chance to speak with her after the performance and asked her a few questions:
PICAZZO: “What’s the best part of being an entertainer here in Las Vegas?”
MECCA: “That’s a great question. As an artist my number one goal is connecting with the audience. So, the best part about performing in the entertainment capital, is that I am able to meet & connect with a diverse group of people from all around the world.”
PICAZZO: “I heard you cover songs from a variety of artists.. What are your personal favorites to perform?”
MECCA: “That’s a tough question, as all the songs I cover invoke different emotions for me. That said, I grew up in a musical household listening to the greats, Sade, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Billie Holiday to name a few. So, if I had to narrow it down my personal favorites to perform would be, Sweetest Taboo (Sade) Feeling Good (Nina Simone) Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan).”
PICAZZO: “What do you hope to accomplish with your career?”
MECCA: “My goal is continued growth and to evolve into a successful recording artist. On that note, I am excited to announce that my single “Stars & Moons” will be released on October 7th 2022.”
PICAZZO: “Favorite thing(s) to do in Vegas when you’re not performing?”
MECCA: “Performing takes a lot out of you physically, so in my down time first & foremost I rest my voice, then I work on recharging my soul. I do this through meditation, prayer, playing my singing bowls & writing songs on my ukulele.”
You can catch Mecca
performing this week at Delilah
inside the Wynn