Convention authority looks to build around Electric Daisy

Although the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority did not have any connection with the Electric Daisy Carnival last month, it is looking to become involved in future editions.

At the authority's board meeting, affiliate Las Vegas Events President Pat Christensen said they would study the attendees to create a more detailed demographic profile beyond the widely known aspect of them being young.

He said Las Vegas Events would also look at ways to create a weeklong festival around Electric Daisy that would appeal to attendees at least 21 years old and serve as a template for other festivals. Although the city hosts rodeos and awards ceremonies concerning music, it has been thin on events for which the music is the message.

Separately, the board seated Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross and Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen as new members. Paul Chakmak, the chief operating officer of Boyd Gaming Corp., took the seat held by CEO Keith Smith. Four other members sworn in were incumbents.


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