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Vegas is BUZZING about Day 2 of Las Rageous

First Annual “Las Rageous Music Festival” was a Raging Success at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

First Annual "Las Rageous Music Festival" was a Raging Success at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is a wildly popular outdoor venue in downtown Las Vegas known for holding all sorts of events (boxing, extreme sports, concerts, viewing parties, etc.). (Pictured: Las Rageous at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – Photo credit: Tom Donoghue)

Las Rageous crowd at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Las Rageous crowd at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Photo credit: Tony Cordell.

In fact, one of the only things missing from its repertoire was a music festival. That is, until Las Rageous launched and landed into the venue with two stages, a food truck village, freak show performers, and the top hard rock acts! The two-day festival exceeded expectations as DLVEC saw a cumulative 20,000 people raging on its premises!

Las Rageous Concert at DLVEC Las Vegas
Las Rageous Concert at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Hard rock legends, Godsmack, were Friday’s awesome headliners. Also on the bill were Coheed and Cambria, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, We Gave It Hell, and A Friend A Foe.

Las Rageous fan in DLVEC Las Vegas
Las Rageous fan in DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

The crowd started forming as early as 2:30 in the afternoon, slowly turning the venue into a capsule of hard rock fury. Owner, Derek Stevens, and his wife, Nicole, were both present throughout the night. Derek gave the massive crowd a warm/raging welcome before introducing Godsmack. He and Nicole then met backstage with lead singer, Sully Erna, to wish him good luck and take some celebratory photos.

Las Rageous Festival at DLVEC Las Vegas
Las Rageous Festival at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

The crowd’s roars could be heard all over Vegas as Godsmack blasted onto stage and played under bright city lights. Derek was spotted partying in the pit with UFC President, Dana White, as the band performed one of their biggest hits, “I Stand Alone”. The coolest thing ever took place when Dana offered Sully a donation of $10,000 to the charity of his choice if the band would play one extra song. That offer was accepted as the hard rock icons picked up their guitars for a rendition of Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way”. What a way to end day one!

Las Rageous Festival Food Court fans at DLVEC Las Vegas
Las Rageous Festival Food Court fans at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Las Rageous
Las Rageous

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Las Rageous concert photo at DLVEC
Las Rageous concert at DLVEC

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Dana White with Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna backstage at DLVEC Las Vegas
Dana White with Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna backstage at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Sully Erna of Godsmack with Nicole Parthum and Owner Derek Stevens at DLVEC Las Vegas
Sully Erna of Godsmack with Nicole Parthum and Owner Derek Stevens at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas
Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

2nd Stage at Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas
2nd Stage at Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.

Sully Erna of Godsmack at Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas
Sully Erna of Godsmack at Las Rageous at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue.