VMworld 2016 US – all parties, gatherings, events and activities

As in the last years, I put together a list with all the parties, gatherings, events and activities taking place during VMworld US 2016.

party vmworld 2016This year, VMworld comes back to Las Vegas, Nevada.

So you can expect some really great locations for parties and gatherings after a long day at the conference. The official VMworld Party for example will take place at the famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway – definitely a great place for a great party.

And there is another great community event. A road trip to VMworld from Chicago via Kansas City, Denver and Grand Junction to Las Vegas. Read more about this “once in a lifetime opportunity” at vBrisket.com.

As places for the events are filling up quickly take care to register early enough. The list will help you to plan your conference schedule.

VMworld is all about networking. And the evenings offer great possibilities to get in touch with fellow attendees while enjoying a cold beer and delicious food.

But I need your help to complete this list.

So if you know about a gathering that is missing on the list please drop me a mail, tweet (@lessi001) or leave a comment. If you organize an event, come up to me and provide me the details. I will add it to the list as soon as possible.

Check back to the list regularly – it will fill more and more the closer we get to #VMworld. Last year there were about 30 events on the list!

vBrisket Bus Tour to VMworld 2016look at the "Bus Tour Dates" at vBrisket.comChicago, Kansas City, Denver, Grand Junction, Las VegasvBrisket.com
Chris Wahl's "Sips and Stogies"Saturday Aug 27
08:00pm - 11:00pm
MONTECRISTO CIGAR BAR, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, NV 89109Read more about this event here
#vGolfSunday Aug 28
TEE OFF BETWEEN 7-8am to beat the heat
Venue confirmed: Bali Hai Golf Club
5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Read more about this event here (Updated)
#VMunderground Opening ActsSunday Aug 28
10:45am - 4:00pm
Read more about this event hereRead more about this event here
#v0dgeball 2016 (powered by EMC)Sunday Aug 28
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sport Center of Las Vegas
121 E Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Read more about this event here
Welcome ReceptionSunday Aug 28
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
2016 VMUG Member PartySunday Aug 28
7:30pm - 9:30pm
House of Blues - Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas BoulevardRegister
#VMunderground PartySunday Aug 28
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Nine Fine Irishmen, in New York, New York Hotel & CasinoRegister
Meet Katie Bradley - VMTN Community ManagerMonday Aug 29
1:00pm - 2:00pm
VMworld Venue
Social Media & Community Booth
Register/Read more
Cohesity TopgolfMonday Aug 29
6:00pm - 10:00pm
4627 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Carahsoft Public Sector Customer ReceptionMonday Aug 29
6:00pm - 08:00pm
Fiamma Trattoria & Bar
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Pick up your ticket at the Carahsoft booth
Red Hat | IntelMonday Aug 29
6:00pm - 08:00pm
Skyfall Lounge at the Delano Hotel
3940 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
#CXIPartyMonday Aug 29
7:00pm - ?
Find it out hereRegister/more Info
vFlip Cup hosted by ActifioMonday Aug 29
7:00 pm - ?
1923 Bourbon Bar at the Mandalay Bay in Las VegasRegister
ThunDRstruck Party (powered by Zerto, PernixData and Nutanix)Monday Aug 29
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
House of Blues Las Vegas, Mandalay Place, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119Register/Info
Igel Family & FriendsMonday Aug 29
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Border Grill Mandalay Bay - 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119Register/Read more
Trace3 Annual VMWorld After PartyMonday Aug 29
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Daylight Beach Club: Mandalay Bay
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Hall CrawlTuesday Aug 30
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
ExtraHopTuesday Aug 30
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Border Grill, Mandalay Bay Hotel and CasinoPick up your ticket at the ExtraHop booth (booth #627)
HyTrust PartyTuesday Aug 30
6:00pm - 9:00pm
House of Blues
Mandalay Place, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Pick up your ticket at the HyTrust booth (booth #734)
QTS VMworld AfterpartyTuesday Aug 30
6:00pm - 9:00-m
House of Blues Foundation Room​
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Register/read more
#vExpert PartyTuesday Aug 30
7:00pm - 10:00pm
he Mob Museum - 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101Invite only
Veeam PartyTuesday Aug 30
8:00pm - 00:00am
The LIGHT Vegas - 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119Register/read more
Veeam's Annual VMworld PartyTuesday Aug 30
8:00pm - 0:00am
The LIGHT Vegas - 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119Register here
VMworld Badge is required for entrance
HCI-SDS PartyTuesday Aug 30
8:30pm - ?
LAX Nightclub @ Luxor Hotel & Casino -3900 South Las Vegas BoulevardRegister/read more
VSAN Breakfast with Infinio ExecutivesWednesday Aug 31
Location provided with confirmationRegister/read more
VMworld PartyWednesday Aug 31
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 N Las Vegas BlvdOpen to full conference pass attendees


  1. mw


    Attend the QTS VMworld afterparty in Las Vegas! At this event, network with industry professionals for food and fun at the House of Blues Foundation Room at the top of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

    Tuesday, August 30

    6:00 – 9:00 pm

    House of Blues Foundation Room​
    3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89119

  2. Ben Liebowitz

    Thanks for maintaining this list!

  3. Rene Chakraborty

    Thanks for maintaining this list! Seems like the vendors don’t have many events planned this year.

  4. Weto low

    according to my past experiences, events are announced in late July early August.
    Keep hope!

  5. Andreas

    I am pretty sure more events will be announced in the next weeks. Last year there were about 30 events on the list – guess we will see a similar number this year.

  6. Firoze Bhorat

    The annual Veeam party is open for registration. Do not miss it


  7. Firoze Bhorat


    OpeningActs Panel sessions
    vBrisket Lunch at OpeningActs
    10th Annual VMunderground Party

    Tickets now available get them befor ethey sell out.

  8. DBK

    Might be helpful to mark the ones that are closed /full as closed, e.g. vmug, trace 3 , vmunderground

  9. sudo


    Mhummm “root” beer!

  10. Vee M. Ware


    ThunDRstruck Party with PernixData, Zerto, and Nutanix

  11. Joseph Lepek

    You are our savior!!! See you guys there

  12. Has Been

    no party from Lenovo yet?
    last year it was a blast with The Spin Doctors!

  13. Gabe Maentz

    Awesome list. The vBrisket crew is also having some pre-VMworld activities (as part of the bus tour) the week before in route to Las Vegas. This is an awesome way for those living in the Chicago, Kansas City & Denver areas who may not be able to attend the show to still participate with the community. If you live in these cities these are gatherings you won’t want to miss. Sign ups below.

    Chicago – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vbrisket-chicago-meatup-bus-tour-send-off-tickets-26723896895

    Kansas City – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vbrisket-kansas-city-meatup-tickets-26823118670

    Denver – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vbrisket-denver-meatup-tickets-26823802716

  14. Joe Jameson

    VMware HCI-SDS Party at LAX Nightclub (Luxor)

  15. Rommel

    HCI-SDS needs a code to register.

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