Nov 10, 2017
Hakkasan Group Benefit Concert Recap
Last night (Tuesday, Nov. 7) Hakkasan Group hosted an incredible Benefit Concert at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. In response to the tragic events that took place on October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Las Vegas-based hospitality company brought locals, partygoers, and artists together for an eventful evening to raise funds for those affected.
The nightspot opened its doors at 9:30 p.m. and welcomed some of the industry’s top turntable artists including Tiësto, Zedd, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Party Favor, Cash Cash, NGHTMRE, and more in the main room, while renowned SKAM Artists Lil Jon, FAED, Turbulence, Crooked, NEVA and OB One took over Heart of OMNIA as Bojo from Vegas’ Q 100.5, kept the energy going throughout the night. Adding to the excitement, UFC’s official Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer participated throughout the night as he helped hype up the packed room and welcomed artists to the stage.
As the night went on, the nightspot was treated to an unbelievable surprise as legendary singer, and Vegas icon, Céline Dion joined DJ Steve Aoki on stage. The energy in the room reached an all-time high as she performed a special rendition of her classic song “My Heart Will Go On” alongside the popular DJ. The highly-acclaimed vocalist had the entire room in awe and singing along as she provided guests with an unforgettable and intimate performance experience. Following the incredible rendition, Aoki joined Dion atop of the DJ booth as they both showed off some of their best dance moves, while the packed nightspot collectively basked in the amazing moment.
The Benefit Concert went on into the early hours of the morning as the artists played back-to-back sets, making for a tremendously remarkable affair. With the goal of bringing the community together, and to further cement Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world, Hakkasan Group is pleased to announce that together we raised over $1,000,000 through donations, ticket sales, and all revenue earned throughout the night, all of which is being donated to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, via the Direct Impact Fund.
In addition to the event, Hakkasan Group hosted a private dinner at Searsucker inside Caesars Palace for a number of the city’s first responders. In honor of all their hard work and dedication to the community, the evening acted as a thank you and allowed them to enjoy a night out in true Vegas fashion.
Hakkasan Group would like to give a special thanks to all of the artists and the community for their support and donations, including Tiësto and Kaskade for their generous contributions, as well as our partners and sponsors including Caesars Entertainment, Pop Artist Spencer Couture, Sirius XM, Anheuser-Busch, Armand de Brignac, Bacardi USA, Backbar USA, Beam Suntory, Beau Joie, Brown Forman, Campari America, Corona, Diageo, Heineken USA, Moët Hennessy, Pernod Ricard, Plush Creative Agency, Red Bull, Remy Cointreau USA, Southern-Glazers Wine and Spirits, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and many more.
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello