The festival gets underway Friday afternoon, but in reality the party already has started.
More than 195,000 people are expected to attend next weekend’s festival. But the festival’s impact goes far beyond one weekend every September.
Other activities include the annual Bite of Las Vegas festival, concerts and Saturday night’s Market in the Alley.
Other upcoming events include a luau party at Container Park and a jukebox-and-the-mob-themed historical presentation.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center has hosted more than 500 music shows, and nearly 100 viewing parties.
Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys and Post Malone top the bill for the Sept. 20-22 music and art festival.
Other downtown events include Atomic Liquors’ anniversaries, movie showings and a volunteer effort to help the homeless.
A six-minute montage of the DJ-producer’s hits will premiere later this month, providing the first glimpse of the $32 million renovation to the Viva Vision canopy.
PRB veterans such as the Descendents and Rancid and first-timers including The Specials highlight the festival’s 21st year of musical mayhem.
Within hours of posting the Jonas-Turner candy-ring wrapper, the winning bid had surpassed $400. Prospective bidders have until May 13 to leap in.