Insomniac Reveals Friends of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as the Official Recipient of the
2018 EDC Week Charity Initiative
Yesterday (Tuesday, March 20), Insomniac surprised the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) with a special ceremony announcing them as the recipient of this year’s EDC Week Charity Initiative. The student jazz band greeted guests at the LVA’s Lowden Theater, where Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content & Culture with Insomniac, shared the good news that the LVA, and its nonprofit counterpart, Friends of the Las Vegas Academy, would be the recipients this year.
“We were so impressed by the Las Vegas Academy and all the dedication and passion these students have for their art,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “The entire school community fosters an environment of positivity, acceptance, and creative determination, and we’re honored to help further their careers in the arts with the funds raised from our fourth annual EDC Week Charity Initiative.”
The LVA is a nationally-recognized magnet high school serving approximately 1,700 students and is dedicated to providing students the opportunity to pursue a conservatory in the areas of dance, music, theater or the visual arts. Through the arts, the LVA promotes motivating, empowering and challenging each student to be academic, artistic and compassionate.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the recipient of this year’s EDC Week Charity Initiative,” said Scott Walker, Principal of the Las Vegas Academy. “With the money raised from the initiative, we’ll be able to make such an impact in both our students’ education as well as within the arts community in Las Vegas.”
Since the program began in 2015, the annual charitable initiative has raised more than $350,000 for local Las Vegas charities, including Culture Shock Las Vegas, The Shade Tree and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Over the last three editions, Insomniac has curated an incredible offering of more than 150 once-in-a-lifetime experiences with some of the world’s top dance music artists that fans were able to bid on, with all proceeds going towards the chosen charity. Experiences have included pizza making with Zomboy, Exotics Racing with Marshmello, a proposal during Kygo’s set on kineticFIELD, a DJ lesson with A-Trak, and much more.
More information surrounding the upcoming EDC Week Charity Initiative will be released in the coming weeks. A limited number of GA and VIP tickets for EDC Las Vegas are available for purchase here. For more information and to stay up to date with current announcements surrounding EDC Las Vegas, visit edclasvegas.com.
About Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) was established 25 years ago when leaders in education realized young artists required specialized training to compete in academic and professional arenas. LVA has come a long way from its start as an experimental magnet school. Enrollment has grown from 735 to about 1700. LVA boasts a 99.7% graduation rate and more than 85% of the graduates pursue post-secondary education. LVA has received twelve (12) Grammy awards – more than any school in the nation. The academy nurtures a vibrant arts community and fosters artistic and academic excellence.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
Throughout its 25-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,200 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees over five continents. Insomniac’s events are held across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Australia and Japan. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2017.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.