Insomniac Donates $70,000 To Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada

Insomniac Donates $70,000 To Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada

This week, Rich Thomas, Insomniac’s Vice President of Culture and Content, visited Chaparral High School to celebrate the $70,000 donation to Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada, fundraised during the 2019 EDC Las Vegas Charity Initiative. Thomas shared an inspiring speech to the CIS Academy Class, touching on his career and personal journey and how passion and focus led him to where he is today – working with like-minded individuals for the world’s largest music festival brand.


“It was an honor to spend the morning yesterday at Chaparral High School and meet the amazing young adults in the CIS Academy Class,” says Thomas. “Insomniac and Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada share a very similar passion for creating environments where people can feel happy, welcomed, comfortable in their own skin, and surrounded by others who could very well be going through similar life events. To be seen for who you are and be lifted up by a community that believes in you is priceless and rare, and we feel very privileged to contribute to CIS’s mission through our EDC Las Vegas Charity Initiative.”

Prior to Thomas’ classroom visit, he stopped by the CIS Resource Room located on campus at Chaparral High School and met with CIS Site Coordinators, affiliates, partners and Chaparral administrators to discuss what the donation means to Insomniac and presented them with a custom totem that represents unity and togetherness, that stated “All Are Welcome Here.” During the discussion, a current Chaparral High School student shared

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Amazon Launching Its Own Music Festival In Las Vegas With Foo Fighters, Gesaffelstein, & More

Amazon Launching Its Own Music Festival In Las Vegas With Foo Fighters, Gesaffelstein, & More

While Amazon’s corporate events usually include a big star or two, they’re hardly considered “music events.” Now, the online retailer is getting into the music festival world as it launches Intersect in Las Vegas this December.


It’s quite the abrupt announcement for a full, 2-day festival, but the lineup is no joke. Headlining will be Kacey Musgraves and Beck on day 1, with Foo Fighters and Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals on day 2. They will be supported by the likes of Gesaffelstein, Jamie xx, JPEGMAFIA, Flying Lotus (3D), Kaytranada, Leon Bridges, and more.

In addition to the music acts, Amazon promises fun and games including a massive ball pit, a video arcade and a “post-apocalyptic dodgeball stadium.” There will also be food and cocktails, plus art installations like a six-story high tower of video art called the “Monolith.” To round out the technology theme, a light show consisting of 500 drones programmed and flown by a female-lead team will celebrate women in tech.

The festival powered by Amazon will take place on December 6th and 7th in Vegas, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Tickets start at $169 and are on sale now.

 

Photo courtesy of Coachella

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