Josh Ripple has been around the sports and entertainment block. Now at 55, Ripple, of Las Vegas, might have his most intriguing position of all — chief operating officer of Life is Beautiful, the three-day music/art/culinary/learning festival in downtown Las Vegas set for Oct. 24-26.
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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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