Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

Newly-Expanded Three-Day Music, Food, Art & Learning Event in
Downtown Las Vegas include Headliners Kanye West, Foo Fighters and OutKast
Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets On Sale June 26 at 10 am PT at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Life is Beautiful Festival announces the official lineup and programming details for its highly-anticipated sophomore year. Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world’s top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. Expanding in both longevity and in scope, this year’s festival will feature nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of the newly revived Downtown Las Vegas, with unexpected art installations and several Culinary Villages.

 

“Life is Beautiful is about inspiring people. It’s about offering messages of hope and encouragement through a unique experience,” said Life is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry. “We’ve been so fortunate to work with the world’s most talented and authentic set of musicians, chefs, artists and speakers, who will once again join us in Downtown Las Vegas for an unforgettable weekend, and we are thrilled to finally let the world know who we’re showcasing in 2014.”

 

Music is Beautiful

Over the course of the three days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including:

 

Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio , A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Head and The Heart, Panic! At The Disco, Matt & Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tune-yards, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Dizzy Wright, St. Lucia, Trampled By Turtles, Galantis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Paper Route, Rusty Maples, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream, Rabbit! and more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.

 

Food is Beautiful

Led once again by an esteemed advisory board comprised of more than a dozen world-class chefs, Life is Beautiful’s culinary programming will feature its popular Culinary Village experience – this time multiplied and integrated more seamlessly into the overall festival footprint – and will feature the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer as well as curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine, and spirits from some of the world’s most distinguished mixologists, wine makers, and brewers.  Also featured for guests’ pleasure will be the intimate Chefs On Stage demonstrations where guests can get an up-close and personal look at chefs’ techniques and inspirations.

 

The lineup of culinary talent participating in this year’s festival includes:

 

Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl – Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta – Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller – Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity – Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC, Adele’s Nashville – Board Member), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes),  Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room – Board Member), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV – Board Member), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai – Board Member), Donald Link (Cochon, Herbsaint, Butcher, Peche – Board Member), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Larry Forgione (Conservatory at Greystone, Culinary Institute of America), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Bryan Forgione (Buddy V’s),  Mike Minor (TruckUBarbeque), Madison Cowan (Madison Cowan LLC)  and more.

Grills & Guitars: Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Grills & Guitars, the festival’s official kick-off party, will usher in another year of Life is Beautiful on Thursday, October 23 starting at 7 pm at Gold Spike (217 Las Vegas Blvd North). Showcasing celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, live music, beer, wine and cocktail tastings, this walk-around culinary event will once again be the most talked-about food event of the season. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, Grills & Guitars will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flame-kissed fare that satisfies all the senses. The VIP event is a separately ticketed, exclusive and intimate outdoor experience. Participating chefs and restaurants include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai), Palm Restaurant, Andiamo and more.

Grills & Guitars Tickets are $175 plus fees, and will be available at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Art is Beautiful
Art is Beautiful offers an urban-inspired immersive experience for a new generation of art and entertainment enthusiasts.  By eliminating the velvet ropes and formal museum environment, Life is Beautiful’s art programming allows festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas’ progressive art scene.  Building on 2013’s success, this year will include more street art installations, large-scale murals, fine art displays, and performance art. A list of the participating artists will be announced soon.

 

Learning is Beautiful
The Learning is Beautiful speaker series is designed to bring together inspiring and informative speakers from around the world to share their ideas and passions. This annual series is an ideal compliment to the festival’s art, culinary and music pillars. Festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to enjoy poignant talks by critically acclaimed speakers from various fields while also enjoying the many other activities and entertainment Life is Beautiful has to offer. The Learning is Beautiful speaker lineup will be announced soon.

 

Life is Beautiful’s official 2014 Lineup video:

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on Thursday, June 26th at 10 am PT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

General Admission Tickets:

  • Special Three Day: $199.50 plus fees
  • Advance Three Day: $225.00 plus fees
  • Regular Three Day: $249.50 plus fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • VIP Three Day: $595.00 plus fees

 

VIP tickets include the following:

  • Exclusive VIP lounge with shade and lounge seating
  • Enhanced viewing areas at Main Stages
  • VIP restroom facilities
  • Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
  • Commemorative poster

 

Parking & Shuttle Passes

PARK & RIDE passes are available from World Market Center (465 S Grand Central Parkway #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106) at a fee of $39.50 per person in vehicle. Price includes round-trip shuttle rides to and from the festival grounds for the entirety of the event.

 

SHUTTLE PASSES from the Las Vegas Strip to the festival grounds and back are also available for $39.50 per person for a 3-day pass. Pick up and drop off locations will be shared at a later date.

 

All passes will be available for sale on www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Tables & Cabanas

Wynn Nightlife, the industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, is collaborating with Life is Beautiful to enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP service. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards for exceptional VIP experience in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. Inquiries can be sent to vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

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2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Life is Beautiful Curates Music Showcase During SXBW

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Life is Beautiful Curates Music Showcase Featuring Las Vegas Bands During

In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Life is Beautiful will curate a day of local Vegas bands in Austin during the popular music, film and interactive festival

 

Life is Beautiful, the successful lifestyle experience that celebrates music, food, art and learning, continues to support home-grown talent by inviting Vegas bands to participate in a special music showcase during Austin’s SXSW.  Open to the public, the showcase, hosted by Caesars Entertainment and curated by Life is Beautiful, will be at the Austin Ale House (301 W. 6th Street) on Thursday, March 13 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Each band participating in the event performed in the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in October of last year.

 

“One of the goals when creating the festival was to be able to celebrate and cultivate the careers of local talent,” said Rehan Choudhry, Life is Beautiful’ s Founder. “It was important to find a way to highlight these musicians throughout the year, not just during the festival, and we felt that this event presented a great opportunity to introduce people to the diverse music scene developing in Vegas.”

 

The following bands will be performing 45-minute sets:

 

  • The All-Togethers – The All-Togethers hearken back to the days of bathtub gin and family evenings around the radio. They use a mixture of Prohibition-era and modern songwriting to create Hillbilly Jazz, combining the best of old and new music.
  • American Cream American Cream seeks to resurrect the classic rock and roll sound of the sixties and seventies and combine it with the unforgettable and timeless indie rock of today.
  • Dusty Sunshine Dusty Sunshine is characterized by perfectly harmonized vocals; smooth, rolling bass lines; and emotional lyrics. Each of their ballads is fortified with acoustic guitar, and touches of violin, mandolin, banjo and auto harp that enrich Dusty Sunshine’s bluesy, folksy, soulful sound.
  • Ekoh – Ekoh combines true emotional lyrics with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show, creating a truly unique music experience. Blending hip hop with alternative rock and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener.
  • Rusty Maples (official SXSW band) – Rusty Maples captures the spirit of the West with their well-

crafted blend of tender lyrics, classic themes and energetic Americana-inspired pop songs.

  • Sabriel – Sabriel is known for her sweet, soulful voice and prolific lyrics. She collaborated with songwriting partners Blue Sheffer and Pao Gonzalez and producer Thaddeus Corea (son of jazz legend Chick Corea) to create her eponymous debut EP released in 2013.

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About Life is Beautiful

Founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year, Life is Beautiful is a highly successful lifestyle festival created to inspire people. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful encourages people to find the beauty in life, follow their passions and expose themselves to new experiences through music, food, art and learning programming for all ages. For more information and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestivalTwitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus Comes to Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas Oct. 26-27

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RED BULL SOUND SELECT TOUR BUS COMES TO
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS OCT. 26 & 27

Joey Bada$$ and Smith Westerns Headline Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus Stage
with Emerging Artists Including the First Five Las Vegas Artists to Join the Platform

 

Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes and the people who push them forward, is excited to announce that the Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus will come to the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas October 26 & 27. The two-day festival will highlight several exciting emerging artists performing alongside renowned headliners.

Life is Beautiful and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate the Tour Bus stage lineup at the festival, selecting five artists from across the country already on the Sound Select platform to earn the opportunity to play for the crowds. In addition, Life is Beautiful was given the opportunity to be the first Las Vegas curator on the platform, and selected the first five Las Vegas artists to not only play the festival, but also to join Red Bull Sound Select.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Joey Bada$$ (NYC), Chancellor Warhol (Nashville), Children of the Night (NYC),
Tink (Chicago), RNR (Las Vegas), Ekoh (Las Vegas)

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Smith Westerns (Chicago), Wildcat! Wildcat! (Los Angeles), The Kingston Springs (Nashville), Moondog Matinee (Las Vegas), American Cream (Las Vegas), The Dirty Hooks (Las Vegas)

 

The five Las Vegas bands were invited to a meeting in the Life is Beautiful Festival offices, where they were given the news. Watch their story here:

The Life is Beautiful Festival is bringing top musical acts to five stages and select venues across downtown Las Vegas as well as food, art and learning components to make it the first festival of its kind. The Killers and Kings of Leon headline the festival, which will feature an eclectic lineup of more than 50 internationally established artists and emerging bands including Beck, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, Portugal. The Man, Janelle Monáe and more.

 

THE BACKLINE

Red Bull Sound Select Presents events are only the beginning. Red Bull Sound Select artists will have the opportunity to perform at more than 100 shows across the U.S. this year, including marquee festivals like Lollapalooza, Voodoo Festival, Riot Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival and many more. As part of the program, artists have access to Red Bull’s global network of recording studios, performance opportunities at festivals, bookings through Red Bull partners, and valuable support on content production and distribution from Red Bull Media House. The Red Bull Sound Select digital platform will roll out new product features and strategic partnerships throughout the year allowing artists and fans to experience and support new music, and better connect online and offline while giving fans a true voice in the success of the Red Bull Sound Select artists.

In past months, Red Bull Sound Select Presents has curated shows featuring artists Wildcat! Wildcat!, Tacocat, Hands, Katie Kate, Mystery Skulls, Gliss, Tapioca and the Flea, Incan Abraham, HOTT MT, NO, Los Colognes, Mood Rings, Pure Bathing Culture and Cuddle Magic. Show headliners have included Dirty Projectors, Metric, Black Lips, Wavves, Com Truise, Erykah Badu, Yeasayer and YACHT.

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@RBSoundSelect | #soundselect | RedBullSoundSelect.com | Facebook.com/RBSoundSelect

 

ABOUT RED BULL SOUND SELECT

Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term music initiative that invests in local music scenes, and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. For nearly 20 years, Red Bull has been committed to giving wings to artists to create, collaborate and innovate through unique programs and initiatives. From Red Bull Studios (Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Madrid & Cape Town) to the globally renowned Red Bull Music Academy and artist-driven series such as Red Bull Thre3style, Red Bull Big Tune and Red Bull EmSee, the brand has been a longtime supporter of those who shape the future of music.

LOCAL BANDS TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT FIRST HENDERTUCKY MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOCAL BANDS TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT
FIRST HENDERTUCKY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Gold Mine Tavern, located on historic Water Street, will play host to the first Hendertucky Music Festival, which is expected to be Henderson’s largest festival of its kind. Hendertucky Music Festival will feature local bands, local artists, food, drinks and vendors. Ten bands will rotate onto the stage for 12 hours, rain or shine. The free event is for people aged 21+.

Hendertucky Music Festival, expected to draw a crowd of thousands, demonstrates Gold Mine Tavern’s support of local artists. Founded in 1965, Gold Mine Tavern has featured live music since its beginning, and has consistently hosted local acts every weekend for the past three years. Gold Mine Tavern has also re-invented itself while keeping a comfortable neighborhood feel. Using a grant from the City of Henderson, Gold Mine Tavern refreshed its patio and interior within the past year, resulting in increased crowds nightly.

Hendertucky Music Festival, expected to draw a crowd of thousands, demonstrates Gold Mine Tavern’s support of local artists. Founded in 1965, Gold Mine Tavern has featured live music since its beginning, and has consistently hosted local acts every weekend for the past three years. Gold Mine Tavern has also re-invented itself while keeping a comfortable neighborhood feel. Using a grant from the City of Henderson, Gold Mine Tavern added an outdoor courtyard with stage and upgraded the interiors, resulting in increased crowds and creating the best live music venue in Henderson.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, Noon-Midnight

WHERE: Water Street District/Gold Mine Tavern in Henderson

ADMISSION: Free. Hendertucky Music Festival is open to people aged 21+.

ENTERTAINMENT:

  • American Cream: Classic rock of the sixties and seventies with indie rock of today.
  • Play for Keeps: Unique rock, indie and alternative.
  • Oneness Vibe: Infectious grooves, melodic harmonies and hypnotic rhythms.
  • Stoney Curtis Band: Classic blues-rock power trio.
  • The Roxy Gunn Project: Eclectic energetic rock.
  • Left Standing: Alternative rock and acoustic sets.
  • Daze Gone By: Blazing hot classic rock.
  • Beau Hodges Band: “Red dirt” rock, which is part country, part rock, part blues and part heavy.
  • Brea: R&B hip-hop.
  • Welbe: R&B hip-hop and rap.
  • DJ Al: Gold Mine Tavern’s resident DJ.
*All entertainment subject to change and cancellation.
INFORMATION: www.thegoldminetavern.com or (702) 318-8446, ext. 210
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Fremont Street Experience Welcomes Race Fans with 10th Annual RaceJam 2013

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Fremont Street Experience Welcomes Race Fans
with 10th Annual RaceJam 2013

Celebrate NASCAR weekend with four days of free entertainment

Fremont Street Experience welcomes race fans during NASCAR weekend with the 10th Annual RaceJam 2013. Beginning Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 10, the extended weekend party will be rockin’ with four days of free entertainment.

Headlining the weekend is a 9 p.m. Saturday concert by KIX, a popular glam and pop metal band founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Md. KIX is most recognized for their songs “Girl Money,” “Cold Blood,” “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “Midnight Dynamite” and “Blow My Fuse” which reached #13 on Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.” KIX broke up in 1995 but continued playing together around their hometown a few times a year. Then in the summer of 2008 KIX performed outside their home area for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the United States; Rocklahoma in Pryor, Okla. and Rock the Bayou in Houston, Texas. Many music websites and attendees hailed KIX as “Best Performance” at both festivals. These were massive rock festival where KIX played alongside acts such as Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queensrÿche, Ratt, Warrant and more.

Since then KIX has been performing more and more shows at festivals, casinos and biker rally’s across the country impressing promoters with their top notch performances and cult following of fans who seem to turn up in big numbers to see them play.

Throughout the weekend live performances will also be featured by Southern Stue paying tribute to southern rock; AC/DC tribute band Bonfire; country cover band Fairchild; The Jay Bolan Band bringing the best of classic rock to the stage; Ryan Whyte Maloney Band playing Honkytonk to new Rockin Country and country singer Sam Riddle.

All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street. RaceJam is sponsored in part by Crown Royal and Captain Morgan. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Mar. 7
· 5-8 p.m. – Yellow Brick Road – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Bonfire – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Ashley Red – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Friday, Mar. 8
· 5-8 p.m. – American Cream – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Bonfire – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Monroy – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Saturday, Mar. 9
· 5-8:45 p.m. – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 9-10:30 p.m. – KIX (Headliner Concert) – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Fairchild – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Zowie Bowie – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Ryan Whyte Maloney Band – Main Street Stage
· 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

Sunday, Mar. 10
· 5-8 p.m. – Venus Rising – 1st Street Stage
· 9 p.m.-midnight – The Jay Bolan Band – 1st Street Stage
· 7-10 p.m. – Sam Riddle – 3rd Street Stage
· 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Impulse – 3rd Street Stage
· 5-9 p.m. – Southern Stue – Main Street Stage
· 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Arena – Main Street Stage

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Life is Beautiful Festival Searches for Local Talent with Music Showcases, Starting Feb. 6

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Life is Beautiful Festival Searches for Local Talent with
Monthly Music Showcases Beginning February 6

Aspiring artists appear in free concerts for a chance to perform at the two-day festival this Fall

Launching its search for the best musicians in the Valley, Life is Beautiful presents a series of free local concerts designed to showcase homegrown talent for the opportunity of a lifetime. Local and regional bands, DJs and solo musicians will be on display starting Wednesday, February 6 in varying Downtown Las Vegas venues, playing for a spot on stage during the highly anticipated festival this Fall.

“A large part of the Life is Beautiful festival will be centered on music, and marquee bands of course,” said Craig Nyman, Head of Music for festival curators Aurelian Marketing Group, “but the opportunity to find and showcase local talent is of great importance to us. At the end of the day, our festival is taking place in the heart of Las Vegas and it is our goal to inspire the entire community by staging top-notch entertainment, no matter where it’s from.”

At the first of these monthly showcases will be six local bands spanning genres from classic rock to pop and folk on Wednesday, February 6 starting at 8 p.m. at Artifice at 1025 First Street. Featured artists include:

 

 

Public is welcome and admission to this and future showcases is free. Subsequent showcases will be announced as they are planned. Musicians interested in applying to perform at an upcoming Life is Beautiful showcase can complete a form at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com. If selected for the festival, all bands will be notified by event organizers at least 30 days in advance.

Life is Beautiful is a new two-day music, food and arts festival that plans to attract thousands of locals and tourists to Downtown Las Vegas in the fall of 2013.  L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. For up-to-the-minute information on Life is Beautiful or the music showcases, visit the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or its website.

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company featuring highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry, is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com