Around the Scene: Oct. 13, 2011October 13, 2011 By: Sean Evans
Arkadia, in the basement of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, turns one year old this month. The venue, run by Miami Marketing Group (MMG), is slated to gross close to $10 million in its first year. Also celebrating its first birthday with a blowout bash featuring Laidback Luke on the turntables is Strategic Group's LAVO in New York City. Guests first noshed on Italian fare upstairs before taking the party down to the club.
Angel Management Group is expanding beyond Las Vegas to Atlantic City. The company announced a joint venture with Revel Entertainment to be responsible for the nightlife, daylife and entertainment concepts within the $2.4 billion beachfront casino and resort, set to open this spring.
The Light Group is revamping its Caramel Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio. The Caramel Bar will shutter on Nov. 1 so the space can be redone to reopen as Lily Bar & Lounge in February 2012. The 3,400-square-foot venue will be an ultra-lounge, which “infuses a calm, cool ambiance with aspects of a high-energy club,” according to a press release.
New Year’s Eve celebrations already are getting underway. At Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame will host and perform his first ever New Year’s Eve DJ set at the nightlife venue. Tickets will be available until Thanksgiving.
After last June's successful Electric Daisy Carnival, which garnered more that 230,000 attendees, Insomniac will be returning to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8, 9 and 10, 2012. Tickets for the event go on sale Nov. 1.