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Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Due for Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Due for Las Vegas

The third year of the electric music festival is booked.

A cannonade of flowers, flesh, fuzzy boots and chest-caving beats will blast Vegas again next year, as the Electric Daisy Carnival today announced it will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 21-23.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Hard Rock Hotel Venue Offers Deals for Military Members

New Hard Rock Hotel Venue Offers Deals for Military Members

The newest venue at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is offering a deal for members of the military.

Vinyl is offering buy-one, get-one free tickets for select shows this Labor Day weekend. The promotion is available Thursday for Saving Abel and Saturday for The Dreaming. Individuals must present a valid military ID at the Vinyl box office to get the deal. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. There is a limit of eight tickets per purchase.

The venue is also offering two shows for free Friday. XOCH and Douglas Gibbs will free and open to the public.

Vinyl is a smaller venue with only 7,000 square feet and room for 650 people. It is designed to give a more intimate feel for concert goers.

Midnight Mayhem Returns to the Speedway

Midnight Mayhem Returns to the Speedway

 

Dodge Midnight Mayhem is returning to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday.

The event is a safe alternative to illegal street racing. Any licensed driver with a street-legal vehicle can face off at the The Strip at the speedway starting at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $15 to race or ride along and admission for spectators is just $5. Passes to restricted areas are $15.

Midnight Mayhem schedule:

  • 7 p.m. - Gates open and tech inspection.
  • 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Dodge Midnight Mayhem grudge runs
  • 10:30 p.m. - Tech card sales conclude
  • Midnight - Staging lanes closed
  • 12:30 a.m. - Event concludes

The event is presented by Tony Rowe Enterprises’ Operation Street Legal. For more information about the rules for participating and riding along, go to lvms.com.

Traffic Biggest Problem for Future Electric Daisy Carnivals

Traffic Biggest Problem for Future Electric Daisy Carnivals

This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival brought thousands of people to southern Nevada for the three-day music festival.

Planning has already started for next year’s festival. Pat Christenson, the president of Las Vegas Events, says the biggest problem organizers and Las Vegas officials need to tackle is traffic. There are only two ways in and out of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Las Vegas Boulevard and I-15.

“So what we have to do, and what we've talked to them about, is working together to come up with a solution on how we move our traffic in and out of the speedway much more efficiently,” Christenson said.

Christenson presented the results of this year's EDC during Tuesday's Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors meeting. 

 

 

Metro Video Offers Look at EDC Preparations, Execution

A new video released Monday by Metro Police details how they planned for and managed last year's Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The video, produced by Metro, looks at both the planning stages and the event. In the video, Metro officials say they were pleased with the low number of incidents and arrests at the 2011 EDC.

This year's EDC runs Friday through Sunday at LVMS. Organizers expect close to 300,000 attendees and the event sold out a couple of weeks ago.

Blue Man Group Offers Discount Tickets for Military

Blue Man Group Offers Discount Tickets for Military

One of the most successful shows on the Las Vegas Strip is offering discounted tickets for active members of the military and their families.

Blue Man Group is offering tickets in their theater's Red Zone for $79 and Blue Zone tickets for $89. The prices include all taxes and fees. People interested in getting the discounted tickets must present a valid military ID and use the code “BMGMILITARY.” The military offer is valid online through blueman.com or by calling 1-800-blueman or at any of the box office locations inside The Venetian or Palazzo. Tickets can also be purchased at any Information, Tickets and Tours Office at participating military bases.