LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES 16 LAS VEGAS ACTS COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON THE FESTIVAL’S 2023 LINEUP
Rising Stars Competition to take place at The Space throughout August; Fans invited to enjoy local music and nightly giveaways
Life is Beautiful has announced the 16 Las Vegas acts chosen for its Rising Stars Competition hosted at The Space on August 4-5 and 11-12. Hand-picked from more than 180 submissions, the competition promises a multi-genre showcase of the city’s thriving musical scene. One winning performance will land a spot on the 2023 lineup alongside The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, The 1975, FLUME, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kim Petras, and many more.
The list of this year’s talented local hopefuls include:
- Hunter’s Briefcase
- Hutch Wordsworth
- Lennon Roach
- Michael Richter
- Pure Sport
- Quinn Ayers
- Viaje Nahual
- Walt Haleigh
- Zach Ryan
After the semi-finals, a group of esteemed judges will select four performers or bands to advance to the final round, hosted on August 18. From those performances, one winner will be chosen and added to the festival’s music schedule. Details about specific performance days and times will be announced closer to the live competition.
“This was the most submissions we’ve received in the history of Life is Beautiful for any of the local music competitions we’ve done,” said Craig Nyman, Director of Music, Programming & Development at Life is Beautiful. “Las Vegas is full of talented artists dedicated to their craft. We look forward to seeing the 16 Rising Stars selected take the stage at The Space, and can’t wait to highlight even more local musicians in the future.”
Life is Beautiful introduced the festival’s Rising Stars program in 2021 with the goal of showcasing emerging musicians and providing a platform to be discovered. The 2023 program is partnering with local entertainer, philanthropist, and founder of The Space, Mark Shunock, to celebrate and support local creators by giving them the opportunity to perform at a venue that specializes in helping homegrown artists thrive.
Additional programming and event details will be announced soon. For more information on Life is Beautiful, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com or follow along on social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Life is Beautiful
Celebrating 10 years in September 2023, Life is Beautiful is Las Vegas’ premier music and arts festival. Attracting more than 1 million fans to Downtown Las Vegas over the festival’s lifespan, the annual 3-day event delivers an eclectic range of immersive experiences including music sets from chart-topping performers, eye-catching art installations, culinary showcases, and more. Life is Beautiful was born as part of the major revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas in 2013 and has helped transform the surrounding DTLV community into a bustling destination while contributing over $400M of economic impact and cultural capital to the area. What started as an event has become something more: a symbol of connection, joy and creativity.
About The Space
The Space is a leading-edge events and arts complex in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas. Available for short-term rentals, event bookings and live performances, the complex features:
- A 3,000 sq-ft raw theater/event space with state-of-the-art staging, AV, a customizable floor plan and connected box-office operations;
- A broadcast-quality and stylishly decorated podcast studio;
- A chic, eclectic lobby and gathering space complete with a full bar.
The Space opened in 2017 and has since hosted everything from fashion shows to plays and musicals, alongside weddings, birthdays and world-class concert performances by Tony, Grammy and Country Music Award winners.
Honoring its core value of giving back, The Space is home to Mondays Dark, a twice-monthly variety show that has raised and donated over $1.8 million for more than 180 local nonprofits. Mondays Dark has been named “Best of the City” by Vegas Seven and “Best of Vegas” by Las Vegas Weekly.