Can you say “game-changer”? The electronic music takeover was in full effect in 2011, solidified by the move of Insomniac Events’ Electric Daisy Carnival to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June. Spearheading the dance domination was Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella, who’s been bringing beats to Southern California since 1993 and has now set his sights on Sin City. Widely recognized as one of the most powerful driving forces in North America’s EDM scene, Rotella and Insomniac’s presence in Las Vegas generated more than $136 million for the local economy on top of charitable contributions made to local organizations from EDC ticket sales. Rotella and Insomniac have made the appeal of Vegas as a dance-music destination only that much brighter to fans around the country. Here’s to dancing in the desert!
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.