The “Scars and Stripes Festival” Honors the Troops at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The "Scars and Stripes Festival" Honors the Troops at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center just held their first Scars And Stripes Festival this past week… and let’s just say, it’ll be hard to top it next year! This day-long event was made to benefit our heroic soldiers, and proceeds went to 3 local organizations (including Pets for Vets). Chart-topping acts 3 Doors Down, Asking Alexandria, HELLYEAH, Pop Evil, and more came to rock and respect! (Pictured: 3 Doors Down perform at “Scars And Stripes” at DLVEC Las Vegas – Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel)

3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold at "Scars And Stripes" at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold at “Scars And Stripes” at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The crowd was insane, as freedom lovers from all across the country came together to spread love at this patriotic concert. DLVEC instantly became a massive sea of red, white, and blue! After all, the true superstars at this show were our troops, and that proved true when they were given the best VIP seats in the house!

"Scars And Stripes" crowd shot at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
“Scars And Stripes” crowd shot at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The only thing better than music? Music AND sports! NFL quarterback Drew Brees, from the New Orleans Saints, was seen on the side of the stage paying tribute to our armed forces with his wife and friends all night long. He also spent time chatting with the owner of DLVEC, the D Casino Hotel, and multiple other renowned downtown Vegas properties, Derek Stevens.

NFL New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at "Scars And Stripes" at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
NFL New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at “Scars And Stripes” at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

NFL Drew Brees with Derek Stevens at DLVEC Las Vegas
NFL Drew Brees with Derek Stevens at DLVEC Las Vegas

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

The night was far from over, though, because Christina Chriss and her band, Kaleido, decided to make a surprise appearance in front of Golden Gate Hotel and Casino for a performance. Seems like no matter where you are downtown, you’ll always get something unexpectedly special!

Christina Chriss of Kaleido with Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole Parthum at The D Las Vegas
Christina Chriss of Kaleido with Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole Parthum at The D Las Vegas

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

Christina, 3 Doors Down bassist Justin Biltonen, owner Derek Stevens, and his wife, Nicole, later hung out at the D Casino Hotel’s world famous LONGBAR for some after party excitement.

3 Doors Down Bassist Justin Biltonen with Kaleido's Christina Chriss at the LONGBAR in the D Casino Las Vegas
3 Doors Down Bassist Justin Biltonen with Kaleido’s Christina Chriss at the LONGBAR in the D Casino Las Vegas

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

3 Doors Down Bassist Justin Biltonen with Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole Parthum
3 Doors Down Bassist Justin Biltonen with Derek Stevens and his wife Nicole Parthum

Photo credit: the D Casino Hotel.

Though the fest is over, we never stop honoring the brave men and women of this country. The D Casino Hotel definitely puts the “reD” in red, white, and blue.