The Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, hosted by PLASA will go on sale to the public on September 2, 2014. The biggest pre-LDI party of the year will take place on Thursday, November 20, from 6pm-8pm at the Westgate Las Vegas (formerly The Las Vegas Hotel). Tickets are $50 each and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and music and all proceeds go to benefit the Behind the Scenes charity, the only industry charity that provides grants to ill or injured entertainment technician professionals. $30 of each ticket is tax deductible, and tickets are expected to sell quickly.
Starting September 2, tickets can be purchased online: http://behindthescenescharity.org/btshh. They can also be ordered through your LDI registration.
The IATSE is a sponsor for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour.
The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party but also to raise money for the Behind the Scenes charity, which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation) brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception.