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Organizers Release EDC Economic Impact Study

Organizers Release EDC Economic Impact Study


An economic report released by event organizers shows an economic impact of more than $136 million from last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.

The three-day music and arts festival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June 2011 made a large effect according to a report by Beacon Economics, LLC.

The study, commissioned by the producers of EDC, showed that the festival generated an estimated $8.9 million in tax revenue for state and local government.

“When we decided to produce Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, we anticipated that Las Vegas would experience a significant economic boost as many of our devoted fans are willing to travel to experience the show,” said Pasquale Rotella, president and CEO of Insomniac.

Beacon Economics estimated the amount of spending generated by EDC Las Vegas using data collected via a comprehensive survey of more than 12,000 attendees and data provided by Insomniac.

Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival On Sale Tuesday

Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival On Sale Tuesday

Electronic music fans can being buying tickets Tuesday for the second Las Vegas-based Electric Daisy Carnival.

Tickets go on sale at noon. The 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is scheduled for June 8-10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Event organizers said last year’s on-sale date shattered records with more than 85,000 tickets purchased in the first 24 hours. More than 200,000 people reportedly attended EDC in 2011.

Three-day general admission tickets will start at $215, while three-day VIP tickets start at $500 each. There will be a very limited quantity of single-day tickets available at a later date. To purchase tickets and to receive the latest announcements related to Electric Daisy Carnival, you can visit www.electricdaisycarnival.com  and www.insomniac.com

Electric Daisy Carnival Announces Return

Electric Daisy Carnival Announces Return


After a relatively peaceful event despite fears of much larger problems, the Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas next year.

The music and art festival held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) will take place June 8-10.

“When Insomniac decided to produce EDC in Las Vegas last June, we knew we were working with the ideal venue but we weren’t sure how our fans would react,” said Insomniac President and CEO Pasquale Rotella. “But after seeing more than 230,000 people show up to enjoy our show we knew we picked a city and venue that serves as the perfect home for the largest electronic music festival in North America.”

"The promoter of EDC, Insomniac, demonstrated that it operates a well-organized, safe and secure event. The people at Insomniac are proven professionals,” said Chris Powell, president of LVMS.

Las Vegas Events will be involved in the production of the 2012 event

Military Personnel and Retirees Get Free Offers Thanks to Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is showing its appreciation for our military members an offering free or discount tickets to several of its properties.

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.