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The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival energizes the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

November 19, 2016 by  

The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival energizes the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is known for its continual success in holding events that span from the best in boxing, all the way to chart-topping music acts. This past week, the downtown venue was transformed into an action sports playground as The Las Vegas Throw Down brought only the best in skiing, snowboarding, and BMX! (Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel)

BMX riders at Skiing at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

BMX riders at Skiing at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

All of the athletes were ramp-ready, including Olympic medalists: Alex Schlopy and Nick Goepper.

BMX riders at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

BMX riders at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The BMX riders started off the day-long festival as they rode dirty on hilly terrain and caught some serious Vegas air. This much action revs even the most stubborn appetites, so festival-goers enjoyed the grub station comprised of endless possibilities.

BMX riders catch some Vegas air

BMX rider catches some Vegas air

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

In between sports, guests enjoyed a lineup of Las Vegas’ finest music acts, including Glass Pools, We Are Pancakes, The Lique, and more.

Snowboarding at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Snowboarding at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The good vibes were set when the D Casino Owner, Derek Stevens, hopped on stage and graced the crowd and athletes with a warm welcome.

The D Casino Owner, Derek Stevens, welcomes the crowd

The D Casino Owner, Derek Stevens, welcomes the crowd

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

When the sun went down, the snow came out. Yes, you read that correctly. Snow was packed and loaded onto the steep ramps in preparation for the pro ski/snowboard extravaganza. It was a thrill for everybody in attendance, but especially for the starry-eyed, young locals; many of whom haven’t experienced prior to the event.

Snow machines at Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Snow machines at Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The athletes didn’t fail to impress as they raced, spun, inverted, and wowed the crowd with their signature tricks.

Skiing at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Skiing at The Las Vegas Throw Down Action Sports/Music Festival

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

In some places, all-day events can be draining. When they’re held in Vegas, on the other hand, they’re energizing. Tons of festival-goers, along with the athletes themselves, headed across the street to the D Casino Hotel, for a fun after-party at the world famous LONGBAR.

Whether you’re a sports fanatic or a music maniac, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center has something in store for you! Which event will you attend?

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