Filling up 18 city blocks within walking distance of Juhl, downtown Las Vegas; fashionable urban loft-style condominium community, is the unmistakable vibe of vitality and positivity of Life Is Beautiful, the highly celebrated, multi-genre music and arts festival that returns to downtown Las Vegas Sept. 16 – 18.
Often called a symbol of connection, joy and creativity, the extravaganza features top talent in music, innovations in art, world-renowned culinary offerings and uproarious comedy acts. And, of course, there will be a slew of highly anticipated new murals and art installations from local, national and global artists gracing downtown buildings and streets.
In addition to music scene headliners such as Artic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Cage the Elephant, Kygo, Migos, Beach House and Gorillaz, this year’s lineup will also highlight up-and-coming acts like Tai Verdes plus international DJs like Brazilian DJ Mochakk.
For laughs, festival goers will want to catch the comedy acts, dazzling drag queens and feted podcast hosts including Ricky Velez; acclaimed drag queen Latrice Royale; Hannah Einbinder and Megan Stalter from the HBO series “Hacks”; Andrew Lopez; Butterboy; Jordan Rock and more!
Music collectives Club Soda, We the Beat, and Headliner Music Club bring energy-filled dance parties where fans can enjoy eclectic sounds from local and visiting performers like Flamingosis, Bexxie, DJ Dan, Disco Lines, Kryptogram and Vice, DJ Scene.
For foodies, Life Is Beautiful is not your average food festival. Celebrating the diversity of Las Vegas’ unparalleled food and beverage scene, the festival offers a culinary lineup of chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs from across the city.
Downtown’s popular Market in the Alley makes a special festival-weekend appearance on Fremont Street between 10th and 11th Streets. The open-air space will have more than 40 vendors with handmade clothing, candles, art, jewelry and whimsical surprises.
“Every year we learn a little bit more from our audiences,” said Craig Asher Nyman, Head of Music & Live Performances at Life is Beautiful as reported in Off The Strip. “What are they inspired by? What do they crave? And every year we have an opportunity to create something better and impact our community in a truly positive way.”
Life is Beautiful began in 2013 as a key part of the transformation of downtown Las Vegas into a cultural hub. Since then, the festival has contributed over $350 million in economic impact to the city.
For a full lineup and ticket information, visit Life Is Beautiful. For tips on planning your Life Is Beautiful experience, check out the Las Vegas How-to Guide and/or download the Life Is Beautiful app.