In light of the tragic events that took place on October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group hosted a magnificent Benefit Concert at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on November 7. In an effort to raise money for those affected, a multitude of EDM’s top tastemakers and the local musical community gathered together.
Tiësto, Zedd, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Party Favor, Cash Cash, NGHTMRE, and more played back-to-back sets in the main room with additional performances from Lil Jon, and Celion Dion who even jumped on Steve Aoki’s decks for a go at the Titanic soundtrack’s emotive “My Heart Will Go On.”
As the night went on into the early hours of the morning, the Hakkasan Group’s benefit proved to an expectedly remarkable affair. The company raised over $1-million through donations, ticket sales, and additional revenue throughout the night. All proceeds from the event are to be donated to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, via the Direct Impact Fund.
In addition to the event itself, Hakkasan also hosted a private dinner at Searsucker inside Caesars Palace for a number of the city’s first responders, as a means to thank them for their service.
Photo credit: Rukes