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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Veteran chef Kim Canteenwalla has been involved in restaurants in Las Vegas and various locations around the world.
It's a safe bet that everyone who attends services at downtown's diminutive Amistad Christiana Church comes to hear themselves think. That's been impossible since 2013 during the behemoth Life is Beautiful music festival.
Art has been one of the major components of the annual Life Is Beautiful festival from the beginning. On Tuesday, festival organizers announced the artists for this year’s festival, which is Sept. 25-27.
In year three of downtown’s Life is Beautiful festival, nearby residents are hopeful but skeptical that by working with city officials they’ll be able address some of the issues the pary creates during the three-day event.
The third Life Is Beautiful Festival will bring back hometown rockers Imagine Dragons for top billing alongside Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Hozier and Duran Duran as headliners for the diverse downtown gathering.
What remained constant from the Life Is Beautiful’s first year to its second was the street party atmosphere and broad array of attendees who differed both in terms of age and what they were there for, some drawn more by the culinary offerings than the music, and vice versa.
Artists, orchestral musicians get their due amid big headliners such as Foo Fighters as downtown fest wraps up.
A few thoughts of day two of the Life is Beautiful festival.
With audience members clutching balloons adorned with smiley faces, surrounding signs that saluted their beauty, Kanye West’s fierce, flammable performance initially seemed tonally incongruous in such a buoyant setting.
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.
The Life Is Beautiful festival is trucking in tons of sod to green up 70,000 square feet of downtown dirt and asphalt for its second year. So it may not be metaphor abuse to say that having proved its “downtown” cred, the music, food and art festival is free to be a little more comfortable this year.
Life Is Beautiful’s art components range from murals to an immersive experience at the Western Hotel to Cirque du Soleil performances.
The Chefs on Stage demonstrations will occur in four segments Friday, five on Saturday and three on Sunday, but they are far from the only culinary components.
For 30-or-so hours spread out over three days and nights, nearly 70 acts will perform on four stages. Here’s 10 in particular, not to miss.
Life will be beautiful in downtown Las Vegas for the three-day Life Is Beautiful music, food and art festival next week, but it might not be too pretty for motorists using city streets.
The daily schedules for the Life Is Beautiful music, food and arts festival have been announced.
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.
Looks like Lionel Ritchie is going to be kicking it with Outkast, the Foo Fighters throwing down the same day as Skrillex and Kanye West beginning the weekend with The Weeknd.
Roster includes Ricki Lake, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, basketball player and former NBA prospect Isaiah Austin and many others.
Andrew Donner, the real estate developer responsible for most of Downtown Project’s property acquisitions, has been named CEO of the Life is Beautiful music-food-art festival, which took place in downtown Las Vegas in October.
Organizers, merchants and downtown supporters are singing praises after the inaugural weekend of the Life Is Beautiful festival.
The Killers celebrated their hometown in the Life Is Beautiful finale on Sunday, even performing “Viva Las Vegas.” This was downtown’s moment, and it was a great one.