The Las Vegas Festival Grounds has been an underutilized plot of land for MGM Resorts (That could change next year if the rumors are true). That’s starting to change with multiple events happening in the second half of 2019. The multipurpose outdoor venue is across the street from Sahara on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd.
 
It shouldn’t be a surprise if anyone isn’t familiar with the Festival Grounds. Most of the time you see the venue it’s just an empty lot. However, that’s about to change. The flexible space will be used for a variety of events.
 
 
There will be two new, and very different, music festivals and a food and wine festival taking place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in the fourth quarter of the year.
 

USA Today Wine & Food Experience

October 26
 
And now for something completely different. The USA Today Wine & Food Experience with Martha Stewart is a touring festival. The event showcases the best food, wine, beer and spirits from local and national chefs and mixologists.
 
The touring festival offers cooking demonstrations, chef meet & greets, and seminars that should create an unforgettable experience. One of the nice characteristics of this event is that the chefs and mixologists will mingle with the guests.
 
The Las Vegas event will feature Mario Carbone (Carbone at Aria), Shawn McClain (various restaurants at Aria and Mandalay Bay), and the Bella Twins (WWE).
 
Visit wineandfood.usatoday.com for more information.
 

Day N Vegas

November 1-3
 
This rap festival featuring J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Kendrick Lamar sold out in one day. They’ve released more single-day tickets already. They might be more tickets released to the public close to the event. Additionally, tickets will likely be available on the secondary market as well.
 
Visit daynvegas2019.com for more information.
 

Intersect Music Festival

December 6-7
 
The Intersect Music Festival is a new event celebrating the intersection of inspiring musicians and storytellers, innovative art, technology, and community. Artists performing include Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, and Anderson.Paak.
 
The unique festival will have musicians performing in spaces built with their sound and culture in mind. The venue will feature multiple custom stages for rock, indie, R&B, hip-hop, dance, and country artists.
 
In addition to music, there will be 1 million square feet of space. There will be a custom-built sensory playground, featuring an immersive dome, megastructures, arcade, with innovative art throughout for guests to explore.
 
Visit intersect.aws for more information.
 

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