In a week's time, entertainment industry professionals from across the world will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center for LDI Tradeshow & Conference 2016, October 17-23. If you're staying in America's playground during LDI, make sure you know what's happening so that it's not all work and no play because who wants that?
Below is a list of what's fun on and off the LDI show floor. Don't miss the industry's biggest event; register today. See you out there.
Las Vegas Residency Shows
At the time of this article, tickets could not be purchased for JLo's new Las Vegas show, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have until December. We feel you; we were disappointed, too. However, this is Vegas so there are plenty of other shows. We chose Britney Spears' show as an example simply because it's Britney, bitch.
What: Britney: Piece Of Me
When: 9pm on Wednesday, October 19 and October 21-22
Where: Axis Theatre, Planet Hollywood
LDI After Dark
The fun continues even after the show floor clears out. Present your LDI2016 badge for free entry at the following venues, and experience the full effect of the gear first-hand while dancing the night away.
When: Thursday, October 20
Where: Tao Night Club at The Venetian, for free admission with LDI badge & open bar for first hour; Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, with complimentary expedited entry for LDI attendees
When: Friday, October 21
Where: Marquee at The Cosmopolitan, with free admission with LDI badge and open bar for first hour; Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, with complimentary expedited entry for LDI attendees
When: Saturday, October 22
Where: Lavo at The Palazzo, free admission with LDI badge; Jewel Nightclub at Aria, with complimentary, expedited entry for LDI attendees
Cirque du Soleil
Seeing a Cirque show is a Vegas-must. From Michael Jackson: ONE to O, there are plenty of good vibes and stunning acrobatics for a fun-filled night. For the purposes of this article, we selected The Beatles: Love, which is one of the seven shows featured in Cirque du Soleil's exclusive offer for LDI2016 attendees only. The offer includes savings of up to 35%. Get the exclusive Cirque offer for LDI attendees now.
What: The Beatles: Love
When: 7pm or 9:30 pm, Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23
Where: The Mirage
Free Food Served With New Gear
Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a bagel while getting a sneak preview of cool, new technology that will be on the LDI show floor.
What: LDI's New Technology Breakfast
When: Lighting & Projection on Fri., Oct. 21 8am-10am; Staging & Rigging on Sat., Oct. 22, 8am-9am; and Special Effects & Lasers, Sat., Oct. 22 9am-10am
Where: Room N111, Las Vegas Convention Center
LDI 2016 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join us for the opening of LDI 2016 and be one of the first onto the show floor!
What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When: Friday, October 21, 10am
Where: LDI2016 Exhibit Hall entrance, Central Hall 5 (registration area), Las Vegas Convention Center
Booth Crawl And Scavenger Hunt
Join the LDI Booth Crawl that will take you on a scavenger hunt across the LDI show floor, with the perk of free drinks along the way. Participate for your chance to win an iPad and more! Join the hunt.
What: LDI Booth Crawl And Scavenger Hunt
When: Friday, October 21 3:30-5:30pm
Where: LDI show floor, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center
Not a single concert but also not a full residency: These are shows in town for a limited time, conveniently scheduled during LDI—all for you, of course. Elton John, Olivia Newton John, and Billy Idol are all in Vegas this October, for a week or two each. Here's a peek at the Rocket Man's show.
What: Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano
When: 7:30pm Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22
Where: The Colosseum, Caesars Palace
Haga contactos con sus compañeros estadounidenses y latinoamericanos en español. Disfrute de bebidas de cortesía y pasabocas.
What: Recepción Latinoamericana
When: Viernes, 21 de Octubre 17:30pm-19:00pm
Where: Room N246
Get Your Rave On At LDI: Live Outside
Food trucks, bars, and live entertainment will accompany our own industry music festival, LDI: Live Outside. Join our headline sponsors Adamson Systems Engineering, APEX Stages, Elation Professional, Martin Audio Ltd., RCF and Stageline as well as FOH sponsor Xylobands and opening act sponsors Symmetry Labs and Solid State Logic, as they demo their gear with performances on three decked-out stages, capped off with a VJ rave!
What: LDI: Live Outside
When: Friday, October 21 5pm-8:30pm
Where: Silver Parking Lot C, Las Vegas Convention Center
BONUS! Official LDI: Live Outside After Party at Marquee at The Cosmopolitan, free admission with LDI badge and open bar for first hour
LDI Toasts The 2016 Winners
Join us as Live Design announces the winners of LDI's Best Debuting Products, Best Booth, and Paky Award, sponsored by A.C.T Lighting, at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception, sponsored by Apex Stages.
What: LDI Awards Ceremony and cocktail reception
When: Saturday, October 22, 5pm
Where: Apex Stage, Booth #1581, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center
Bands In Town
Some stellar bands are in town during LDI week, so check out who are your must-sees. From Pet Shop Boys to Charlie XCX to Keith Urban to The 1975, there are some prime choices. Here's an easy decision:
What: The Rolling Stones
When: 8pm Wednesday, October 19 and Saturday, October 22
Where: T-Mobile Arena