Those who showed up early Friday for whatever reason found the early hours of the festival’s added third day to be almost like a preview, before the real crowd arrived for festivities that included evening headliner Kanye West on the main stage and local heroes Panic at the Disco on the second-largest stage.
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Beck is the rare Life Is Beautiful act who can dip into that “before you were born” stuff, considering it’s been 20 years since “Loser.”
Portugal. The Man often sounds like a half-dozen different bands compressed into one, like layers of sediment compacted into a gemstone.
Dan Reynolds’ life has changed. The Imagine Dragons frontman just doesn’t know to what extent yet.
Vampire Weekend has become as synonymous with major music festivals in 2013 as strained eyeballs and sore legs from standing in large fields, pining to see bands all day.
They were just here in July, but the Alabama Shakes are like cotton candy and Jagermeister: There is not a single occasion imaginable that their presence does not improve.
Caleb Followill still sounds like Bruce Springsteen trying to pass a kidney stone the size of a croquet ball.
This weekend’s Life Is Beautiful had the big idea to combine rock stars and culinary celebrities, and some of the musicians playing it are happy to raise a fork to the idea.
The Killers were considered a key “get” to establish the two-day Life Is Beautiful festival and give it early credibility.
The Life Is Beautiful festival — with music, food and arts — leaves such a large footprint in downtown Las Vegas that two giant Ferris wheels can double as beacons to help you find your way between the two main stages.
Schedule of performers, participating chefs, artists, speakers and activities for the Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas.
The city’s parking director said Monday there should be plenty of parking spots available for this weekend’s music, food and arts festival in downtown Las Vegas.
Street theater. Street art. And, speaking of art, a gallery that was a motel in its previous life. That’s the eclectic picture planned for the upcoming Life Is Beautiful festival, which will take over 15 blocks of downtown Las Vegas Oct. 26 and 27.
Since parking will be an issue for the upcoming Life is Beautiful festival organizers have offered shuttle bus rides, at $40 for a weekend ticket, with parking at the World Market Center.
The Culinary Village at the Life Is Beautiful festival during the last weekend of October will have 40 vendors. Which doesn’t have the ring of “logistical nightmare,” until you consider that they’ll be set up on vacant lots on either side of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
It wasn’t that long ago that Dan Reynolds and his band Imagine Dragons were regularly playing the Beauty Bar and the now- shuttered Bunkhouse, downtown’s live music linchpins, as idiosyncratic and come-as-you-are as the area itself.
It might be hard for potential ticket-buyers to get their arms around all the ambitions of the Life is Beautiful festival, which will spread music, art and celebrity chefs across several downtown blocks on Oct. 26 and 27.
Is Life more beautiful on Saturday or Sunday? You be the judge. Organizers of the two-day Life is Beautiful festival have announced single-day prices, and the first word on how more than 60 acts will be divided between the two days.
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