Everything You Need to Know About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

With so many things to do in downtown Las Vegas right now, it’s no surprise more and more people are heading downtown for entertainment.

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the biggest downtown stage for world-class concerts, sports viewing, music festivals and other hosted events.

The event center did about 100 events in 2019. That’s a lot.

If you want to learn more about Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s everything you need to know.

The Venue

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is a versatile outdoor venue where tourists and Sin City locals come together for epic performances and events. During its biggest events, the venue can accommodate up to 12,000 people.

Clearly, the venue was designed with flexibility in mind. Some areas can be combined or blocked off, and seating can be rearranged depending on the type of event.

The spot downtown.

The stage area is 30 feet by 80 feet and boasts all the professional lighting, sound and technology a concert-goer can handle. There is also a VIP area with a balcony for a more exclusive setting. But even if you don’t make it past the velvet ropes, don’t worry! You’ll get a great view of the stage no matter where you happen to be.

The venue features three on-site bars slinging cold brews and cocktails to the masses during events. You can’t ask for anything better than that!

The Location

Standing where the Clark County Courthouse used to be, this state-of-the-art venue has hosted everything from intimate performances to massive festival productions right in the heart of downtown.

You’ll find Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on the corner of 3rd Street and East Carson Avenue behind Four Queens. Best of all? It’s located steps away from all the downtown Las Vegas casinos, hotels, bars and restaurants at Fremont Street Experience.

Check out the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for yourself.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is also walking distance from the famous Viva Vision light shows, the epic SlotZilla Zipline, Downtown Container Park, Fremont East District and other downtown Las Vegas attractions like The Mob Museum. It’s the perfect place to pre-game before a concert, grab a bite to eat after a show or keep the party going with an impromptu downtown Las Vegas bar crawl.

Events and Production Capability

Events hosted at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center run the full entertainment spectrum. We’re talking electronic shows, heavy metal concerts, sports competitions, pop-up pool parties, corporate events, beer festivals and more. There’s really no other venue like it in Las Vegas.

Here’s a look at some of their production capabilities:

  • One, two and three-day festivals
  • Live televised sports competitions
  • Events with temporary build-outs
  • Pop-up pools and custom cabanas
  • Tented events with room for up to 2,000
  • Live sporting competitions

Musical groups such as Young the Giant, Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, 311 and The Offspring have all graced the stage. The venue has also hosted musical events like the Vans Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, EDC Week, and Las Rageous.

And if it wasn’t cool enough, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is home to UFC International Fight Week, plus Vegas Golden Knights and Raiders watch parties.

Sports and more.

Downtown Watch Zone

Have you ever cheered on your favorite team with your friends? How about with hundreds of friends watching a 72-foot HD LED screen with concert-level audio?

Yes, that’s totally a real thing, and the Downtown Watch Zone at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is it! Gather your sports-loving crew and head over to downtown for the hottest watch parties of the season.

Super Bowl watch party at DLVEC

The great thing is these events are free, and the venue has drinks and food available for purchase. Can you hear those ice-cold beers and chicken wings calling your name?

There are also private man caves available with space for up to 20 people. You’ll get your own 70” LED HD TV with two VIP leather couches and private cocktail servers.

History of Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is owned and operated by Derek and Greg Stevens, casino developers and owners of The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the highly-anticipated Circa Resort & Casino opening in 2020. The Stevens purchased the Clark County Courthouse building and land with big plans for the ultimate downtown venue. In 2014, it became a reality when the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center opened its doors.

Since then, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center has celebrated its fifth anniversary in August 2019, having hosted hundreds of concerts, viewing parties, festivals and local events. If you haven’t already, check it out the next time you’re in town.

While you’re in downtown Las Vegas, don’t forget to see what’s going on at Fremont Street Experience. From the new upgrades to the Viva Vision screen to the best happy hours in the city, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in downtown Las Vegas.

Visit DLVEC.com for more information and upcoming events.