Energized by record numbers and "tremendous national buzz," the Life Is Beautiful festival experienced a "tipping point," according to the event's CEO.
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Imagine Dragons were the most popular act at this year’s Life Is Beautiful festival — well, at least according to the number of people who added the act’s set to their itinerary on the festival’s app.
The third installment of Life Is Beautiful was indeed pretty beautiful. The festival footprint was rather-friendly stages in close enough proximity that it didn't feel like you were hiking a country mile to make it to see each act, which were all scheduled, by the way, in a manner that didn't present much conflict.
With the temperature hitting 101 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday, the third day of the Life is Beautiful music festival showed no signs of cooling off. For more coverage, including stories and photos, go to reviewjournal.com/music.
Manners will take you places money can't, someone, somewhere, once mused. The same can be said for graciousness -- and for Imagine Dragons, for that matter.
The Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday.
The third installment of Life Is Beautiful got going with an absolute bang on Friday night, with a flurry of great performers throughout the afternoon and into the evening that all culminated with an utterly sublime performance from Stevie Wonder on the main Downtown Stage.
"It's not too early for whiskey, it's not too early for smokes," sang Ronnie Vannucci, hometown hero of The Killers, fronting his other band, Big Talk.
Would you believe that before Rehan Choudhry launched Life Is Beautiful, before he was in enlisted to engage everybody with enticing live music options in Las Vegas as the entertainment director at The Cosmopolitan, and even before he was in charge of wowing crowds in Atlantic City, he was working for the government as an IT consultant?
During its first year the Life is Beautiful festival drew 60,000 people; the total swelled to 90,000 last year, and projections for this weekend's event in downtown Las Vegas have reached 120,000 over three days. How do you feed that many people?
We've been given the chance to take a sneak peek of the Troubadour Stage, which is being presented by Insomniac, the folks responsible for putting together Electric Daisy Carnival, the annual three-day electronic music festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons showed off their charitable side Thursday at the Tyler Robinson Foundation charity event at the Four Seasons.
As the third annual Life is Beautiful festival approaches, here's a look back at some of our favorite photos from the previous two years. The festival, taking place in downtown Las Vegas, features a variety of music, arts and food.
We recently spoke with three prominent figures in the Las Vegas entertainment scene about the impact the Life Is Beautiful festival has had since launching in 2013, how it differs from other festivals and some of their favorite Life Is Beautiful memories.
Like mail delivery, nothing stops Life Is Beautiful, including rain, sleet or snow. While those things are unlikely, particularly the last two since we're in Southern Nevada, the show will go on regardless. That said, if you have tickets, there are some things that you should know before you go — not to worry; we read all of the fine print, so you don't have to.
The folks at Life Is Beautiful have done a splendid job of assembling a wide array of talent this year.
Like many young girls, Cristina "Kina" McAllister loved science when she was a kid. And, also like many science-loving young girls, McAllister drifted away from science during her middle school and high school years.
No doubt about it; this is a lot of cocktails. Upward of 120,000 people are expected to attend the Life is Beautiful festival over three days this weekend, and many of them will be looking for adult beverages. And Life is Beautiful, with its emphasis on the culinary arts as well as the musical and cultural ones, isn't about to force them to settle for the mundane.
Downtown Las Vegas won't be an easy place to get around this weekend, but those who go are gearing for a memorable experience.
Preparation, including artists finishing up murals, for the Life is Beautiful festival continues in downtown Las Vegas. The festival, which is slated to begin this Friday, Sept. 25, and run through Sunday, Sept. 27, features a variety of musical acts, art installations and murals, food, and speakers.
Life Is Beautiful isn't just another music festival. It's about music, obviously — well, and food and art and learning — but more than that, it's about reminding folks that life is, well, beautiful.
While thousands of people will be heading into the Life Is Beautiful festival Sept. 25-27 to see musical acts such as Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Duran Duran and Night Terrors of 1927, some will be there to see the art.
Three pop-up cooking demonstrations and two mixology segments each day will be among the highlights of the culinary portion of the Life Is Beautiful Festival Sept. 25-27 in downtown Las Vegas. And this year's installment of the festival, now in its third year, will have a decidedly local flavor.
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