Las Vegas is a city renowned for its party atmosphere, as visitors come from miles to experience what this unique place has to offer. The Life Is Beautiful Music and Art Festival encapsulates what the city is all about music, arts, food, ideas, and comedy enjoyed by thousands. In its own words, the festival is “a symbol of joy, connection, and creativity”, as it seeks to unite as well as entertain. The next installment of festivities will take place between the 17th-19th of September 2021.
History of Life is Beautiful
This event was first introduced in 2013 as a three-day festival, and since then it has grown annually. The festival has always been able to attract huge acts, including The Killers and Kings of Leon when the event debuted in 2013. Since then, some of the biggest acts in music have graced Life is Beautiful stages, including Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, and Chance the Rapper.
In addition to global superstars, the festival also showcases up and coming acts, giving them a platform to present their exciting new sounds. Over the last seven years, the festival has presented a variety of acts, and these “learning” performances have included Pussy Riot and Penn and Teller.
As the festival has grown, so has its wider mission. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 festival as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have sought to increase their community involvement by supporting local businesses and people.
Reasons To Go
If you are a music fan there, is a no better place than a festival. The caliber of acts that the Life is Beautiful Festival attracts means music lovers travel from all across the globe to see their favorite act. Every year, the festival puts on a variety of music acts, from rap artists to folk bands, ensuring that there truly is something for everyone.
In the last edition of the festival in 2019, there were headline performances from Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, and Post Malone. The festival showcases some of the biggest names in world music as well as up and coming artists. If you love music, this is one of the places to be in September.
The Life is Beautiful organizers have managed to create a schedule with a variety of performances. For comedy lovers, it’s a great place to see established comedians and some of comedy’s next crop of potential stars. In 2019, the line up included Nikki Glaser and Chris Redd. If you need a break from the music or you want a good laugh, then make sure you take in the comedy offerings.
In addition to comedy, the festival provides a platform for intellectuals to discuss ideas about a variety of subjects. In the past, the festival has featured individuals such as Bill Nye and Joseph Gordon Levitt sharing their experience and ideas. Life Is Beautiful isn’t just a chance to listen to incredible music but also a chance to challenge your views, and listen and understand the experiences of others.
Food and Drink
Life Is Beautiful hosts some of the most exciting restaurants, chefs, and mixologists to provide ticket holders with a wide array of food and drink options. The festival supports local culinary talents with over 70 local restaurants and bars showcasing their dishes and cocktails. Whether you want comforting food truck grub or a high-end dining experience, they have everything covered at Life is Beautiful.
The festival is a celebration of all things artistic, including visual art. They showcase the artwork of local and international artists in the form of sculptures, installations, and murals. In 2019, organizers featured art from akacorleone, whose incredible work has been in exhibitions since 2010. They also featured works by Lithuanian born Ernest Zacharevic, an experimental artist who constantly pushes artistic boundaries.
The art on display is truly cosmopolitan. For those who enjoy thought-provoking installations, Life is Beautiful brings you the work of multiple international artists in one place.
Life is Beautiful brings together individuals from all walks of life each with different stories to tell. The festival celebrates diversity and brings together artistic experiences from across the world while simultaneously supporting local businesses. If you love socializing and meeting new people, then this festival might be the one for you.
Where is the festival?
The festival encompasses 18 city blocks between 7th to 11th street and from Mesquite to Carson Avenue. Entrances to the festival premises are located at Fremont and 7th and at Fremont and 11th.
Is there an age limit?
One of the great things about this festival is that as long as you have a festival wristband, all are welcome at the festival.
What’s the weather going to be like?
Although it’s impossible to predict, temperatures in Las Vegas in September tend to be hot, around 30°C, though it cools down at night quite a bit. Expect warm days and plan accordingly.
What if I have dietary requirements?
Food and drink vendors at Life is Beautiful cater to everyone. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, you’ll find plenty of options for food and drink.
Where is the best place to stay?
As you probably know, Vegas is home to some of the biggest and best hotels in the world. For exclusive rates, check out ‘Hotels for Hope’ to find hotels that are close to the action.
Whether you love music, food, or art, the Life is Beautiful Festival has it all. For an exciting few days in September, treat yourself with a visit to this festival. With a ticket to one of the biggest festivals in the world, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll never run out of things to do, and you never even have to enter a casino.