Las Vegas Lounge Fixture Cook E. Jarr Ends Run at Harrah’s

Word has it longtime Las Vegas lounge performer Cook E. Jarr will no longer perform at Harrah’s Las Vegas. His last performance will be August 27, 2014.

The Las Vegas throwback has entertained thousands of Sin City visitors with his tried-and-true cover songs, kitschy persona and distinctive hairstyle.

Cook E. Jarr

It’s real, by the way.

Prior to his multi-year engagement with Harrah’s, Cook E. Jarr performed at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, which is now Cromwell Las Vegas.

Jarr began his Vegas career on June 2, 1982. He first performed what was supposed to be a two-week gig at the Sands.

Jarr hasn’t said where he might turn up next, nor has he said why he’ll no longer be performing at Harrah’s.

Cook E. Jarr has seen it all and done it all in Las Vegas, and we hope he’ll find a new home for his much-beloved show soon.

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  • Jonathan M Bell

    One of the most annoying things about official Las Vegas on the internet is it’s complete lack of immediacy. No mention on the Harrah’s site of the end of the run. Jarr’s official site still has him at Bill’s (not that I hold him to the same standard as a corporate run site, but c’mon). It’s not that hard to remember to update websites when putting out press releases, people.

    • We’re not sure this was officially announced, but we get your point. Vegas casino sites are managed in weird ways, often with centralized departments. (Corporate at Caesars, for example, does content for all the company’s properties, nationwide.) That can lead to delays in updates, etc.