R&B Singer Ne-Yo Returns to Hometown to Perform at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

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R&B Singer Ne-Yo Returns to Hometown to Perform at "Ditch Fridays" at Palms Pool
Thousands of day clubbers invaded Palms Pool for “Ditch Fridays” to catch Grammy Award-winning singer, Ne-Yo, hold center stage in his hometown of Las Vegas (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Dressed in black, red, and white from head-to-toe, Ne-Yo rocked a Los Angeles Dodger cap, tee-shirt, leather shorts and Nike tennis shoes. Upon arrival at his VIP booth, the soulful singer noshed on buffalo wings with French fries from HERAEA American sports restaurant and lounge and sipped on a Malibu Red and cranberry juice cocktail.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Before his set, the R&B star, hung out with Palms resident DJ, Mark Stylz, behind the DJ booth, dancing and waving to fans. Ne-Yo was all smiles when the day club’s gorgeous bikini-clad cocktail waitresses made their way to the front of the stage and sprayed the crowd with champagne.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The party ignited when Ne-Yo hit the stage full-force to say, “I’ve never drank alcohol before and performed, let’s see what happens,” before belting out his hit song “Closer.”

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo kept the energy high, interacting with the crowd by grabbing fans hands and instructing them to sing along. The Las Vegas native performed hits such as “Give Me Everything Tonight” and “Let Me Love You” before asking the crowd what his last song should be. Partygoers went wild and by crowd response, Ne-yo performed “Miss Independent.”

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Before heading back to his VIP booth, Ne-yo gave his “Ditch Fridays” souvenir cup that he had been drinking out of to a set of admiring fans at the front of the stage who both then proceeded to try and grab the straw as fast as possible to drink out of it right away.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Spotted in the crowd sipping pina coladas enjoying the performance was legendary adult entertainer, Ron Jeremy.

Palms’ gorgeous cocktail waitresses show off playful side while spraying “Ditch Fridays” day clubbers with champagne
Palms’ gorgeous cocktail waitresses show off playful side while spraying “Ditch Fridays” day clubbers with champagne

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Palms’ gorgeous cocktail waitresses show off playful side while spraying “Ditch Fridays” day clubbers with champagne
Palms’ gorgeous cocktail waitresses show off playful side while spraying “Ditch Fridays” day clubbers with champagne

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo performs on stage at “Ditch Fridays” at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Dancers at “Ditch Fridays”
Dancers at “Ditch Fridays”

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas
Ne-Yo arrives at Palms Pool in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Ron Jeremy arrives to “Ditch Fridays” to catch Ne-Yo’s performance at Palms Pool
Ron Jeremy arrives to “Ditch Fridays” to catch Ne-Yo’s performance at Palms Pool

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.