Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

With fall quickly approaching and temperatures dropping, there’s no better place to be in Las Vegas than outside, surrounded by the excitement of The Strip. Located across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, the MGM Resorts Village, the new 12-acre flexible outdoor event venue, is making it easy for music lovers of all genres to sing along with their favorite tunes day and night through the upcoming fall months.

 

 

 

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September 20: iHeartRadio Music Festival Village
For the second consecutive year, iHeartRadio sets the stage with a daytime experience at the MGM Resorts Village in conjunction with the two-day concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Locals and tourists alike can check out the hottest musicians including Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz and Lil Jon, among others, all while soaking in some Vitamin D. The Festival Village also will offer fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.

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September 27: Boulevard Brew Fest
GRAMMY Award-winning band Kings of Leon will headline the Boulevard Brew Fest with its Mechanical Bull Tour at the MGM Resorts Village. Young The Giant, Kongos and more will join Kings of Leon for the event presented by MGM Resorts International and Oregon Brewers Festival.  While enjoying live performances, Boulevard Brew Fest attendees will have the opportunity to “tap” in to a seven-hour beer-topia featuring more than 60 unique Oregon beers from more than 50 breweries, along with local selections handcrafted by multiple Las Vegas-based craft breweries. Food trucks will be on hand to round out the experience.

 

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October 3 – 5: Route 91 Harvest Festival
Route 91 Harvest is a three-day country music festival that pays homage to the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard, originally known as Route 91. The festival will boast a gathering of A-list country performers including headliners Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, along with Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Dust off that cowboy hat and polish those spurs – this is one festival not to miss!

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October 10 – 11: Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Weekend 
For the ninth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International will partner with Rock ‘n Roll Wine to host the “Wine Amplified Festival.” Based on the event’s increased popularity, the two-day festival will be held for the first time at the MGM Resorts Village and will feature headliners Train and Blink 182 in addition to performances by Violent Femmes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Magic!, Better than Ezra, The Mowgli’s, of Verona and Mystic Roots, just to name a few.

This year’s wine tasting and music festival will be a high-energy, interactive experience revolutionizing the way wine is presented, perceived and enjoyed. The venue will be transformed into a slice of wine country featuring more than 60 wineries, 150 wines and 20 craft beers. Additional highlights include a hidden speakeasy, barrel tasting, grape stomping, libation lounge and a wide-variety of food truck options.

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Fall Out Boy – Aug. 15

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
A rebirth of the social club, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a modern twist on clubs of the night—a truly communal venue, where the experience lies not only with the power of production, but within the excitement of improvisation. The result is an entirely new genre that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment to create a grand social experiment; one that uniquely arrives in spontaneous moments throughout the evening. This new venue delivers an unexpected mash-up featuring world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management, curating food and beverage, and entertainment partner Spiegelworld, creators of Vegas Nocturne. Here, precedents are cast aside as clever theatrics meet world music collaborations, exclusive vintages make their debut and a global repertoire of small and large plates invite a social feast. An ever evolving experience, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Let the night take the lead. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is open for cocktails and dinner service at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Vegas Nocturne
Vegas Nocturne, the anchor live entertainment at Rose. Rabbit. Lie., brings together an ensemble cast of the best talent the world has to offer. Elusive, intriguing and unexpected, the show experiences unfold over the course of the evening. Vegas Nocturne does not live on a stage or with the rise and fall of a curtain. Rather, it is woven through the guest’s entire experience, a unique balance of choreographed and unscripted dramatics deeply ingrained with live, unconventional music that leads watchers on a new journey through each scene. Concepted and created by Spiegelworld, Vegas Nocturne arrives nightly in three distinct cantos: 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and Late Night (midnight)  – each unique high points in a story whose plot coyly evolves, twisting and turning with the passing hour. Guests can purchase tickets in advance for the 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and Late Night (midnight) cantos; however, there will be moments of alluring spectacle taking place throughout the venue all night.


Thursday – Sunday
8 p.m., 10 p.m., Late Night (midnight)
Reserved seating tickets $125 for 8 and 10 p.m., $30 for Late Night (midnight)

 

The Chelsea
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. Below is a listing of all upcoming shows performing on the Mophie Stage inside The Chelsea:

 

Cage The Elephant and Grouplove
When Cage the Elephant released their self-titled debut in 2009, they were heralded as saviors of slacker funk-punk thanks to their hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” Since then the band’s revved-up roar has not slowed down, releasing follow up albums Thank You Happy Birthday in 2011 and Melophobia in 2013.

Los Angeles-based Grouplove gained a significant fan base following the release of its EP in 2010, touring alongside Florence + the Machine.  The band’s full-length debut album, Never Trust a Happy Song, appeared in September 2011 followed by their second and most recent effort, Spreading Rumours, in 2013.

Thursday, Jan. 9
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30 GA; $38 Reserved

Daughtry
Since its self-titled debut released in November 2006, multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold more than 7.5 million albums and sold out concert venues around the world. Daughtry was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and its follow up Leave This Town marked the rock band’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Fronted by Chris Daughtry, a finalist on the fifth season of “American Idol,” the band released its newest album on Nov. 19, 2013. The hit single from the album “Waiting For Superman,” raced up the chart after its release. In addition to recording and touring the globe, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes including an ambassadorship with DC Comics’ We Can Be Heroes campaign.

Opening for Daughtry is Beware of Darkness.

Friday, Feb. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; $45 Reserved

Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 14-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.

Saturday, Feb. 15; Sunday, Feb. 16; Friday, May 23; Saturday, May 24; Friday, Aug. 22; Saturday, Aug. 23
Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $95 Gallery, $125 Main & GA

 

Fitz & The Tantrums and Capital Cities
Brimming with imagination, energy and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds to become a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Now, with their spectacular Elektra Records debut, More Than Just A Dream, the Los Angeles-based sextet have ramped up the timeless and soulful force that made them a worldwide sensation. Songs like the impossibly catchy first single “Out Of My League” are positively brazen with verve and vivacity, demonstrating all the drama and passion of the band’s famed live shows.

The front men behind the breakout alternative-dance group Capital Cities, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, are a success story spawned by loyal fans that continues to blossom. The Los Angeles-based act took both the blogosphere and the shores of California by storm with their self-titled debut EP. Earlier this year, the duo released its first full album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, featuring hits such as “Safe and Sound,” “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo,” “Kangaroo Court” and “Love Away.” Their electronic-infused pop rock represents all that is right in modern music making.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30 GA

 

Empire of the Sun
Hailing from Australia, Empire of the Sun features Luke Steele, one of the country’s leading musicians and producers. Known for taking its fans on a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure, Empire of the Sun released its current album Ice On The Dune in June, which includes popular songs “Alive,” “Concert Pitch,” “DNA” and more. The first album, Walking On A Dream, sold more than one-million copies worldwide, won eight Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards and was nominated for two BRIT awards.

Wednesday, April 9
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; $45 Reserved

Eric Church
Since the release of his first album, Sinners Like Me (2006), Eric Church has led his fans through retrospective songwriting, invigorating live shows and a hard-boiled attitude. His recent No. 1 singles “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen” have accomplished Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold and Platinum certification, respectively, and his first headlining arena tour, aptly titled “Eric Church: The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” experienced record-breaking sales and prompted rave critical reviews. Rolling Stone, SPIN, iTunes and the Los Angeles Times joined the crusade in granting Church coveted end-of-the-year ‘top album’ accolades, and the release of CHIEF earned an RIAA Gold Certification in only six weeks. Furthermore, CHIEF received a Grammy nomination for “Best Country Album” and an Academy of Country Music nomination for “Album of the Year.” Cultivating a devoted fan base without sacrificing musical integrity and self-expression, Church has built up his following slowly, and his hard work has paid off.

Saturday, April 26
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA and Reserved

Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino released his new album because the internet, a follow up to his Glassnote Records debut album CAMP, on Dec. 10, 2013. Donald Glover, known by his stage name Childish Gambino, emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. Landing at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, CAMP has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, National Public Radio and more. His unique blend of hip-hop genres and lyrical genius has turned him into to a mega sensation. Childish Gambino has had success with his reoccurring role on NBC’s Community and as a television writer for 30 Rock.

 

Friday, May 2
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30 GA

 

BOND
More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.

DJ Roger Gangi
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given Roger the opportunity to work at multiple properties along The Strip. Roger Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Roger Gangi perform live.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Miss Joy
A nationally known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 in MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas.” She soon gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi Commercial with the world-renowned hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she easily took first place in an all-female DJ competition and first place in the largest DJ competition that Sin City has yet to offer.

Friday, Jan.10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Atom E
DJ Atom E carries a myriad of accomplishments under his belt.  From rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music to distributing more than 1,000 original edits through the best DJ record pools, DJ Atom E is a master in producing stomping house beats.  His one-of-a-kind eclectic mixes are laced with his signature style and offer a fresh take on the electronic dance music scene.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 18 & 25 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Crykit
As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wis. to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene.  After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.

Sunday, Jan. 12, 19 & 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DJ Reaction
DJ Reaction is an a top tier Las Vegas DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With more than 12 years of DJ experience, Reaction is known for his unique style, seamless blending and expert programming, which creates an unforgettable experience for anyone who listens to him play. The party powerhouse has worked several big shows sharing the stage with hip-hop legends such as as Rob Base, Digital Underground, Fat Joe and countless others. DJ Reaction is also recognized and well respected for his production talents.

Monday, Jan. 13, 20 & 27 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DJ M!keAttack
The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining MC skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. Through his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he strives and succeeds to create an incomparable uniqueness to all of his events.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 21 & 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Nick Ayler
Nick Ayler is a model, actor and DJ born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. He began his DJ career at the age of 15 spinning at nightclubs and lounges in upstate New York. This led him to create a mobile DJ business, traveling up and down the East Coast performing at various venues and events. After a few years, Ayler needed a change in pace and moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C. He started acting and modeling while still DJing several nights a week. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and continues to pursue acting, modeling and music.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 22 & 29 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Boulevard Pool
Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.

10th Annual Green 17 Tour with Flogging Molly and special guest Ozomalti
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity. Swagger, the band’s first album, transcended everyone’s expectations in 2000. Drunken Lullabies was released in 2002 and certified Gold. In 2004, the band released Within a Mile of Home, and in 2008, Flogging Molly put out Float, a deeply stirring and personal album recorded in Ireland. Through all of this, Flogging Molly—first, last, and always a live band—was touring, playing raucous and adrenaline-fueled shows in bars, pubs, and nearly every major rock festival in North America, Europe and Japan.  Their latest record, Speed of Darkness, was released in 2011.

Saturday, March 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $36

Young The Giant
For their highly anticipated second album Mind Over Matter, due out Jan. 21, 2014, Young The Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Featuring the electrifying lead single “It’s About Time,” the collection of songs finds the young band challenging themselves both lyrically and musically.  This sophomore release follows the band’s eponymous debut which featured singles such as “Apartment” and the RIAA gold certified hits, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.”

Friday, April 11
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25

HAIM with special guest MS MR
HAIM consists of “three sisters, and a mister” that has been shaking things up for the past four years. It is truly a family affair for the band which prides themselves on being able to switch from instrument to instrument with complete confidence and ease, and all while singing in three part harmony.  Over the past few years, the band has opened up for Julian Casablancas, Cold War Kids, Ke$ha, Group Love, No Age, The Bird and the Bee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Chief and The Henry Clay People. In February 2012, HAIM released a three song EP titled Forever, which is also the title track on the record.

Thursday, April 17
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Fall Out Boy with New Politics
Fall Out Boy emerged in the mid-2000s as the biggest band in pop punk, when the Chicago-based group attracted tons of teenagers with their melody-drenched tunes that mixed snarky humor with deep-feeling choruses. Following a self-released demo in 2001, Fall Out Boy’s popularity expanded with their break-out album, From Under the Cork Tree. The band split briefly in the late-2000s but reunited in February 2013 to release Save Rock & Roll and perform on an accompanying tour. The band has toured extensively, supporting their albums with international tours, arena shows, Total Request Live visits, late-night television gigs and award show performances.

Friday, Aug. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Fall Out Boy

 

The Chandelier
A living breathing three level architectural wonder created by 2,000,000 luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.

Slim Jenkins
San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music. A throwback act playing an old school mix of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction, mystery, love and betrayal. From sultry and smooth to jumping and hot, their music keeps the dance floor energized and alive. Slim Jenkins never loses sight of the balance between tradition and innovation that defines classic American music. Its repertoire is an evocation of our musical history, while at the same time an expression of the edge and attitude of music today.

Thursday, Jan. 16; Sunday, Jan. 19 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 17; Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Jennifer Keith Quintet
Vocalist Jennifer Keith is an American classic and a descendent of a line of entertainers. Many have described her as “the Doris Day of today” and “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Peggy Lee meets Patsy Cline.”  Keith began her professional career appearing weekly at the beautiful Madison supper club in Long Beach, CA, where she learned the classic vocal stylings of the jazz and pop singers of the 40’s and 50’s. She was heavily influenced by leading vocalists of the greatest era of music including Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, Julie London and June Christy. In 2010, the Jennifer Keith Quintet began an engagement every Friday and Saturday night in the Observation Bar aboard the prestigious Queen Mary in Long Beach. This in turn helped “polish” her group and has given her the reputation as the “premiere classic American quintet in Los Angeles.”

Thursday, Jan. 23 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24; Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

 

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Single Day GA and Single Day VIP go on sale September 27 at Ticketmaster.com

Life is Beautiful Festival to release a limited quantity of single day general admission and single day VIP tickets for sale beginning on Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

Priced at $95 and $209.50 (plus taxes and fees) for GA and VIP respectively, single day tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013.  A limited number of VIP tables and cabanas will also go on sale this Friday; for more information, visit the festival’s website.

A basic schedule featuring musical acts, chefs, artists and speakers includes:

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

Kings of Leon Joey Bada$$ Dreamers
Beck Capital Cities RNR
Imagine Dragons Youngblood Hawke Ekoh
Pretty Lights ZZ Ward Rusty Maples
Alabama Shakes Poolside Same Sex Mary
Childish Gambino Family of the Year Sabriel
Purity Ring Cayucas Crazy Chief
Big Gigantic Nico Vega A Crowd of Small Adventures
Dawes Wallpaper. GoldBoot
Cults Alpine Turner
Earl Sweatshirt Chancellor Warhol Shalvoy Music
Andrew McMahon Children of the Night DJ Zo
Tink Albi Loves Chicken Tenders

 

Food

Bruce Bromberg Susan Feniger Rebecca Wilcomb
Eric Bromberg Akira Back Ben Hammond
Scott Conant Sven Mede Natalie Young
Michael Mina Francois Payard Nina Manchev
Michael Symon David Myers Steve Martorano
Tom Colicchio Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Jonathan Waxman Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Aarón Sánchez Richard Camarota Dan Coughlin
Cat Cora Gerald Chin Sean Kinoshita
Hubert Keller Jason Tuley Frank Gorriceta
Rick Moonen Megan Romano Massimiliano Campanari
Donald Link Marcel Vigneron Dustin Lewandowski
Jet Tila Grant MacPherson Peter Bastien
Kim Canteenwalla Madison Cowan Steve Piamchuntar
Mary Sue Milliken Tony Luke Brett Ottolenghi

 

Art

“13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” Vhils Trifecta Gallery
“Human Nature “ The Stencil Network Jonah Jakin
“Mystère “ Aware Fletcher Benton
“Recycled Percussion “ Catherine Borg Mary Hull Webster
“The Beatles LOVE” Yasmina Chavez CJ
“Zarkana” Matthew Couper Western Project
Bicicleta Sem Freio Wendy Kveck Alastair MacKinven
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez All Done Well
Zio Ziegler Jo Russ Eric Tillinghast
D*Face Javier Sanchez Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
Ana Maria Lance Smith Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) Jesse Smigel Molly White
VAST Art Project
CCSD

 

Learning

The Cast of “The Buried Life” Paull Young Courtnee LeClaire Westendorf
Tony Horton Will Travis David Uslan
Cirque du Soleil Brad Sugars Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Aarón Sánchez David Daniel Hudson Chris Culos
Jason Pollock Marcia Wieder
Dr. Sean Stephenson Miki Agrawal

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

The Killers Living Colour Moondog Matinee
Vampire Weekend Allen Stone American Cream
Empire of the Sun HAIM The Dirty Hooks
Passion Pit Smith Westerns Most Thieves
Jurassic 5 twenty one pilots Kid Meets Cougar
Zedd Robert DeLong Beau Hodges Band
Janelle Monáe Five Knives HaleAmanO
STS9 Wildcat! Wildcat! Jordan Kate Mitchell
Portugal. The Man The Kingston Springs Joey Pero and His Band
Danny Brown Cosmic Suckerpunch Dusty Sunshine
The Joy Formidable Knocked Up Kids DJ88
Charli XCX The Dig DJ Supra

 

Food

Nancy Silverton Jonathan Waxman Gerald Chin
Todd English Cat Cora Megan Romano
Mike Minor Hubert Keller Tony Luke
Jason Tuley Rick Moonen Rebecca Wilcomb
Elias Cairo Donald Link Ben Hammond
Josh Graves Jet Tila Natalie Young
Bruce Bromberg Kim Canteenwalla Nina Manchev
Eric Bromberg Francois Payard Steve Martorano
Scott Conant Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Michael Mina Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Dan Coughlin Massimiliano Campanari Steve Piamchuntar
Sean Kinoshita Dustin Lewandowski Brett Ottolenghi
Frank Gorriceta Peter Bastien Tony Abou-Ganim

 

Art

“Absinthe” Vhils CCSD
“Jabbawockeez” Zio Ziegler Trifecta Gallery
“Michael Jackson ONE” Bicicleta Sem Freio Jonah Jakin
“Million Dollar Quartet” Catherine Borg Fletcher Benton
“O” Yasmina Chavez Mary Hull Webster
“Rock of Ages” Matthew Couper CJ
“Zumanity” Wendy Kveck Western Project
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez Alastair MacKinven
Ana Maria Jo Russ All Done Well
The Stencil Network Javier Sanchez Eric Tillinghast
Aware Lance Smith Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
D*Face Jesse Smigel Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) VAST Art Project Molly White

 

Learning

UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate & Pat Barry Jim Kwik Rajil Kapoor
Tony Hsieh Daniel Kraft, M.D. Lars Schmidt
Harry Shum Jr. Steve Brown Prerna Gupta
Matt Mullenweg Scott Flansburg Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Rehan Choudhry Maneesh K. Goyal & David Munczinski Rudy Lopez-Negrete
Jason Lester Jamie Wheal Jia Jiang
Quddus Tim Chang

 

*Lineup Subject to Change. Detailed schedule to be released at a later date

A full lineup of bands, chef demonstrations, art presentations and learning speeches is available at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Silicon Valley Bank, Whole Foods Market, Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Ploom, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts

life is beautiful

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts 

Music, Food, Art & Learning Festival in Downtown Las Vegas adds Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$ and others to music lineup

 

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the addition of fourteen music acts to their lineup for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013. These acts include Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig and Dreamers. In addition, L.I.B. and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate a group of emerging artists on the Sound Select platform, including Wildcat! Wildcat!, Chancellor Warhol, The Kingston Springs, Children of the Night and Tink, to perform at the inaugural Festival. Over the course of the two days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of over 50 internationally established and emerging bands on four stages and several indoor venues. The current lineup features:

The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, Zedd, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Dawes, Andrew McMahon, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, HAIM, Youngblood Hawke, twenty one pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Wallpaper., Five Knives, Capital Cities, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Knocked Up Kids, and many more.  The full current music lineup can be seen at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

“It is with great pleasure we announce the addition of these twelve bands to our already stellar music line-up,” states Rehan Choudhry, CEO of Aurelian Marketing Group, the promoter of the festival.  “We are looking forward to producing an amazing festival for Las Vegas and plan to announce more festival programming in the coming weeks.”

With more than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions, world renowned artists and over 25 noted speakers, L.I.B expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du Soleil, Zappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Early Bird & Advance Tickets Sell Out Within Minutes

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD & ADVANCE TICKETS SELL OUT WITHIN MINUTES TICKETS STILL REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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WHAT: Life is Beautiful Festival tickets went on sale today, Friday, June 7th @ 10AM PST / 1PM EST and the Early Bird Two-Day GA tickets, Advance Two-Day GA tickets & Special Two-Day GA tickets sold out within 90 seconds, 30 minutes & 45 minutes respectively. Regular two-day GA tickets and VIP tickets still remain available for purchase.

“We’re thrilled with the demand for our first-ever Life is Beautiful Festival,” says Rehan Choudry, CEO of Aurelian Marketing Group the promoter of the festival. “Tickets still remain available for purchase, and we thank everyone for their support.”

TICKETS: Tickets are selling fast & still available for purchase at the Regular Two-Day GA & VIP levels: www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

General Admission:

  • · Early Bird Two-Day GA – $99.50 – SOLD OUT
  • · Advance Two-Day GA – $119.50 – SOLD OUT
  • · Special Two-Day GA – $139.50 – SOLD OUT
  • · Regular Two-Day GA – $159.50

VIP: 2- DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50

VIP tickets include the following: Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more / Viewing Areas at Main Stages / VIP restroom facilities / Access to special VIP food concessions / Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions / Commemorative Poster and more!

WHO: The festival, taking place in Downtown Las Vegas on October 26th and October 27th, will have more than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances, world renowned artists and over 25 noted speakers.

Music headliners include: The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, Zedd, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Danny Brown, Dawes, Andrew McMahon, Earl Sweatshirt, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, Capital Cities, Haim, Youngblood Hawke, Twenty One Pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Wallpaper.,Five Knives, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Knocked Up Kids.

 

Chef headliners include: Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, André Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grant MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja, Manuel Hinojosa and others to be announced.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

Headliners for the Two Day Festival of World Class Music, Food, Art & Learning in
Downtown Las Vegas include: The Killers, Kings of Leon and
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil
Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013

 

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the lineup for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013. With more than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions, world renowned artists and over 25 noted speakers, L.I.B expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

“Inspired by our community and a collective desire to positively impact our city, Life is Beautiful Festival is designed to showcase the very best in music, food, art and learning,” stated Rehan Choudhry, CEO of Aurelian Marketing Group the promoter of the festival. “It is an honor to able to bring this unprecedented talent lineup into 15 city blocks of historic Downtown Las Vegas, creating a truly one-of-a-kind festival experience.”

 
Music is Beautiful

Over the course of the two days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of over 50 internationally established and emerging bands on four stages and several indoor venues. The lineup features:

The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Dawes, Andrew McMahon, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, HAIM, Youngblood Hawke, twenty one pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Five Knives, Wallpaper., Capital Cities, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Knocked Up Kids, and many more. Homegrown bands include: Moondog Matinee, Shalvoy Music, Most Thieves, Rusty Maples, Kid Meets Cougar, Same Sex Mary, Beau Hodges Band, DJ88, The Dirty Hooks, American Cream, Sabriel, Crazy Chief, Supra, A Crowd Of Small Adventures, HaleAmanO, Jordan Kate Mitchell, DJ Zo and others.

Food is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful Festival’s culinary advisory board of 12 top chefs helped shape the creative direction of the full-scale food festival portion of L.I.B. The food festival will feature demonstrations, culinary affairs, intimate meals, a beer, wine and spirits garden and a large-scale Moroccan-style bazaar with stations manned by more than 60 chefs, mixologists and wine-makers. The design of the food and wine program will allow attendees the opportunity to engage these talented chefs up close and gain insight into their creative process in the kitchen and beyond. The chef lineup features:

Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, André Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grant MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja, Manuel Hinojosa and others to be announced.

Art is Beautiful

Art is Beautiful is an urban-inspired art festival for a whole new generation of entertainment enthusiasts. By eliminating the velvet ropes, Art is Beautiful will allow festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas’ progressive art scene. Programming will include street art, installations, murals and performance art. In addition, the festival will feature theatrical performances presented by a wide range of theater groups. At this year’s festival, Cirque du Soleil, will present an act from the highly anticipated and brand new immersive musical experience, Michael Jackson ONE, on the main festival stage, and, in addition there will be six unique performances from other resident Cirque du Soleil productions of Las Vegas.

Learning is Beautiful
Learning is Beautiful, the festival’s speaker series, aims to inspire festival goers to expand their perspective on what is possible when you simply choose to “do what you love.” Critically acclaimed and diverse speakers will share their road to success while highlighting the obstacles and pitfalls they experienced along the way. Over two days, more than 25 speakers will be showcased in keynote and quick-format speeches, panel discussions and workshops.

Tickets for the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on June 7th at 10 am PDT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com. Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

General Admission Tickets:

  • Early Bird Two-Day GA – $99.50
  • Advance Two-Day GA – $119.50
  • Special Two-Day GA – $139.50
  • Regular Two-Day GA – $159.50

VIP Tickets:

  • 2- DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50

VIP tickets include the following:

  • Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more
  • Viewing Areas at Main Stages
  • VIP restroom facilities
  • Access to special VIP food concessions
  • Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
  • Commemorative Poster and more!

Life is Beautiful Sponsors

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Group, Heineken, Zappos, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Esquire, Whole Foods Market, Caesars Entertainment, and many more. *Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group 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

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas. Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups. With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com