Sixteen Bands On the Road to Life is Beautiful

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Sixteen-Band Field is Set for The Road to Life is Beautiful Battle of the Bands at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Battle dates run between Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, July 10

 

The Road to Life is Beautiful Battle of the Bands has its field. Sixteen Las Vegas acts, chosen by representatives of Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, are set to compete in a two-week, tournament-style battle that will take place at Brooklyn Bowl on The Linq Promenade between Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, July 10. The winner earns the final spot on the lineup of Life is Beautiful 2016.

 

Round one, part one, will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. The eight acts set to perform are All-Night Visitors, Echo Stains, Jessica Manalo, O Wildly, The American Weather, The Musket Vine, Walk Off Hits and We Are Pancakes. Round one, part two, will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Part two will feature Brittany Rose, Chop808, Daniel Park Band, Ekoh, Glass Pools, Moonboots, Silversage and The Noir Movement.

 

All Road to Life is Beautiful performances at Brooklyn Bowl are open to the public and free to attend for all ages. Each band will be randomly seeded one through eight for round one parts one and two. Seedings will be drawn each night at 5 p.m. After Round one, parts one and two are complete, the field will be narrowed down to eight bands that will be reseeded and compete in round two on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. for a spot in the final four. The semifinal round on Sunday, July 10 will narrow the field from four to two, beginning at 7 p.m. The finals will be held immediately following the semifinals, with the winner announced later the same evening.

 

For more information, please visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com and www.brooklynbow.com/las-vegas.

 

 

 

About Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is an annual celebration where people from all walks of life (generations, orientation, race, religion, and nationality) come together and create an experience centered in music, art, taste and ideas. That gathering of people, by very nature, becomes a platform in which positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive and transformation occurs.

 

Life is Beautiful launched in October 2013 featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 100,000 attendees in 2015. 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, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the brand’s third location, boasts three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet and is one of the largest performance venues of its class in America. Early on, People Magazine projected the venue as “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place” and in 2015 cracked the top 20 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Club Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. Located on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, six on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Jack White, Disclosure, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Robert Plant, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots and Jane’s Addiction.

 

For real-time show announcements and the latest information direct to you, follow Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

For the most up-to-date show lineup, or to schedule your next event at Brooklyn Bowl, visit www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas/. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

 

 

 

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**Just Added**
DIE ANTWOORD – Sept. 28

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
A modern twist on timeless nights, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is an ever-evolving experience where cocktail culture and culinary repertoire combine with spontaneous live entertainment blurring the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment. With hints of the past and a flair for the future, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. sets a new precedent for the night. A place made for conversation and destined for social magic —Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. So sit back and speak easy, or sip in the scene. Let the night take the lead. Here, guests will never experience the same evening twice. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve, anticipate flights of performances all night from torch singers to a world-class house band, to pop and lock, syncopated dancers and neo-soul to acoustic sets and more.

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. The food and beverage is curated by world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585.

 

“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music” series continues at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool on Thursdays this summer. The highly-anticipated concert series provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.

 

Theophilus London
Thursday, Aug. 28
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Theophilus London, an emcee and singer from Brooklyn, New York, draws from a wide range of styles to create his genre-bending sound. The artist’s music, which encompasses everything from ghetto mythical fantasy to new wave landscapes, along with his unique fashion sense has landed him praise from design icons and brands alike. Hot on the heels of his genre-obliterating debut album, This Charming Man (2009), London’s latest full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released through Reprise Records in 2011. A new record, executive produced by Kanye West and entitled Vibes, is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.

 

Las Vegas Local Band Showcase with Avalon Landing, Ekoh and Yaygos
Thursday, Sept. 4
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $5
With a strong combination of pioneering attitude, reckless life choice and good timing, Avalon Landing came together during the summer of 2011. With just two visits to Las Vegas under their belts, core members Josh Rabenold (keys/vocals) and Clayton Cobb (lead guitar/backing vocals) made the 2,500 mile move across the USA to join their long time friend Mike Vargovich (guitar/vocals) for a music project that had been years in the making. Rounding out their roster, Avalon Landing found John Lloyd (drums) and Corey Surratt (bass/backing vocals), both of whom cut their teeth with the band on their Southwestern tour in support of Avalon Landing’s first full length effort Reside. The group can be seen live around the valley regularly, as well as heard on several Las Vegas radio stations.

 

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Thursday, Sept. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley didn’t become a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets. A transformational moment came when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1962, and Bradley was struck by the singer’s energy and stage manner. Bradley escaped Brooklyn by joining the Job Corps and then spent years moving around the country and working odd jobs, before he eventually relocated back to Brooklyn to work on his dream of becoming a musician. Bradley began performing his James Brown-inspired routines in local clubs such as Black Velvet, where he attracted a loyal following and eventually captured the attention of Gabriel Roth from Daptone Records. Roth immediately brought the singer into label sessions, releasing a single, “Take It as It Comes,” showcasing what Bradley had to offer as a vocalist. During this time he also met guitarist Thomas Brenneck, who released Bradley’s full album, No Time for Dreaming (2011), on his Daptone Records sub-imprint, Dunham Records. The singer received global acclaim for the album and toured relentlessly to support it. His follow-up, Victim of Love, was released in the spring of 2013.

 

Jhene Aiko with special guest The Internet
Thursday, Sept. 25
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18
R&B singer/songwriter Jhene Aiko first came to prominence while contributing vocals to several tracks for B2K in the early 2000’s.  She released her comeback mixtape, Sailing Soul(s), featuring collaborations with Drake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West in 2011, single “3:16AM” in 2012 and shortly after that teamed up with Drake for an appearance on his highly anticipated album Nothing Was the Same. In November 2013 she released her debut EP, Sail Out, which included the tracks “Bed Peace” (featuring Childish Gambino) and “The Worst.”

 

HAERTS
Thursday, Oct. 2
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
HAERTS is a New York-based band whose members hail from Germany, England and the United States. The long-distance collaborative project came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, the two musicians picked up additional collaborators Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams and Jonathan Schmidt. Working internationally, the group sent files back and forth, toiling on their tracks and eventually sculpting an indie electro sound brightened by Fabi’s Stevie Nicks-inspired vocals. The band’s first single, “Wings,” produced in collaboration with St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler, was released online in 2012 to great response from fans. A year, later the band’s Hemiplegia EP was released on Columbia Records and work was underway for a full-length album.

 

Dum Dum Girls
Thursday, Oct. 9
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
In 2008, Kirstin Gundred (aka Dee Dee) began making solo recordings as Dum Dum Girls.  Dum Dum Girls’ first Sub Pop single, “Jail La La,” was released in early 2010, with the debut album I Will Be following soon after.  In 2011, He Gets Me High EP was released. Recorded just before her mother’s death, the record was cut by Dee Dee without her band.  A full-length sophomore album, Only in Dreams, appeared later that year featuring Dee Dee’s bandmates for the first time.  End of Daze followed in 2012, an EP consisting of tracks recorded just after the Only in Dreams sessions. The band’s third full-length record, Too True, released in 2014.

 

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. The venue’s mophie stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.

 

Ed Sheeran with special guest Rudimental
Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; Reserved prices starting at $55
Known for blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter’s masterful debut album, +, entered the U.K. Albums Chart at No.1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist to date and is now certified 6x platinum. Fueled by international hit singles like “The A Team” and “Lego House,” + has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum and gold sales in nine countries around the world. Additionally, Sheeran has accrued an array of international honors since the album’s release, including three Grammy nominations such as “Best New Artist.” Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live performer, Sheeran has spent much of the last few years touring North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours. His incredible live shows have appeared on the small screen through countless high profile television appearances including the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with Sir Elton John, the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and TODAY where he attracted one of last summer’s largest audiences to Rockefeller Plaza for the show’s annual outdoor concert series.

 

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Keith Urban with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge
Sunday, Aug. 31
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85
Despite being born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has made his biggest splash in Nashville, where he helped rewrite the rules of contemporary country music. By embracing drum loops and elements of Top 40 pop, Urban crafted songs that appealed to a wide audience, effectively satisfying his Nashville fans without alienating those more accustomed to pop music. The crossover artist has also become a genuine celebrity, known for his good looks, his marriage to Nicole Kidman and his judging gig with American Idol. Additional accolades aside, it’s been the music that has maintained Urban’s career, from his work with the Ranch during the late ’90s to the acclaimed solo albums that followed. The multi-talented star continues to shine from his position at the top.

 

Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart as part of HartBeat Weekend
Friday, Sept. 5
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $65
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his wildly popular HartBeat Weekend to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The weekend kicks off with two comedic, stand-up performances of Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart. Each performance, hosted by Hart, will showcase stand-up comedy from some of Hart’s favorite comedians and will feature a legendary surprise guest comedian to close the night.

 

Juanes
Friday, Oct. 10
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25 GA; $40 Reserved
With seven solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of more than 16 million copies, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist – both a two-time GRAMMY and 19-time LATIN GRAMMY winner with nine No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Singles charts.  Hailed as “the first truly international rock star to emerge from Latin America”(Associated Press), Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of more than 17 million fans.

 

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers
Saturday, Oct. 11
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $45 GA; Reserved prices starting at $60
Emmy winner Seth Meyers added to NBC’s extraordinary late night legacy with the launch of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Feb. 24, 2014. Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001. He completed his 13th season on the legendary sketch comedy program in December 2013 where he served as head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. Viewers recognized Meyers for his sharp wit, satirical commentary on topical events and newsmakers, and hilarious interactions with the wide array of guests that visit the “Weekend Update” desk.

 

Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox House Party
Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold Out
Bruno Mars is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold more than 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox, this year’s Grammy winner for best pop vocal album, 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. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour, most recently performing at the Pepsi Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

 

The Black Keys with special guest Jake Bugg
Saturday, Nov. 8
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $95
The Black Keys’ latest album, Turn Blue, comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single “Fever.”  NPR Music calls the album, “…expansive and irresistibly catchy,” while USA Today praises, “…an engrossing collection that takes daring leaps while embracing the primal energy and minimalism of the duo’s early records.”  The album follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum.

 

Amy Schumer
Saturday, Dec. 6
7 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $45
As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor. The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. Since then, she has appeared in critically-acclaimed series such as FX’s Louie, HBO’s Girls and more. On the big screen, Schumer has filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The funny woman’s 2011 album, Cutting, placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists. Currently, Schumer is the creator, writer, executive producer and star of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 as the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. This summer, she begins production on Universal’s Train Wreck, the feature film she wrote that will be produced by Judd Apatow and is scheduled to be released in July 2015. Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York-based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for three years.

 

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

 

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk” Pool Party, with special guests Love and Theft, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver
Wednesday, Aug. 27
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $59
Presented by CBS RADIO, country music superstar Brad Paisley will celebrate his upcoming album Moonshine In The Trunk by performing a variety of tracks, including the smash first single “River Bank,” as well as a number of his most popular singles. The renowned country music singer boasts numerous awards including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 No. 1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. Additionally, the superstar made multiple contributions to the new Disney animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, with a voice cameo as a pick-up truck named Bubba, as well as recording two songs for the soundtrack: “Runway Romance” and “All In.” Paisley is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese.

 

Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava)
Saturday, Aug. 30
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49
Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava) bring an evening of Asian culture to Boulevard Pool. The Moon Festival features the two performers – Lee, a Hong Kong actor, celebrity impersonator, host and singer, known for entertaining audiences with his dynamic stage persona; and newcomer celebrity Yu Kiu, also named Ava, a charming Hong Kong vocalist, actress, hostess and beauty blogger who delights fans with her angelic voice.

 

Kendrick Lamar as part of HartBeat Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 6
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $55
Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who’s achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes, which caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment. The relationship led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper’s profile. Lamar continued to release mixtapes under the K. Dot name before switching to his birth name on 2010’s Overly Dedicated. The rebranding was a success and the mixtape entered Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. Lamar’s first official album, Section.80, was released as a digital download the following year and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 113. Dr. Dre dubbed the rapper “The New King of the West Coast” and signed Lamar to his Aftermath label. Lamar’s most popular album yet, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three of its singles — “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” and “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe” — reached the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with each one enjoying lengthy stays on playlists of urban U.S. radio stations. More significantly, the album showcased Lamar as an exceptional storyteller capable of making compelling concept albums. Following the album’s release, Lamar was nominated in seven Grammy categories, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

 

Thirty Seconds to Mars with special guest DJ Crykit
Saturday, Sept. 20
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $44
Thirty Seconds to Mars – comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 500 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from New Musical Express (NME), Kerrang! and Fuse. The band’s fourth studio album LUST LOVE FAITH + DREAMS debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first two singles, “Up In the Air” and “City of Angels,” shot to the top of the alternative charts.

 

DIE ANTWOORD
Sunday, Sept. 28
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35
In 2009, rave rap duo DIE ANTWOORD burst onto the international scene out of South Africa. Early videos “ZEFSIDE” and “Enter the Ninja” racked up a combined 35 million views, crashing the band’s website due to the influx of traffic. DIE ANTWOORD went on to sign with Interscope Records in 2010 and released debut album $O$ shortly after. The group returned in 2012 with sophomore album TEN$ION featuring the anthem “I Fink U Freeky,” followed by its third LP, Donker Mag, in 2014.

 

Nas: Illmatic 20 Year Anniversary Concert
Friday, Oct. 17
10 p.m.; Doors at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $32
Ever since a 17-year-old Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones appeared on Main Source’s 1991 classic “Live at the Barbeque,” hip-hop would be irrevocably changed. With music in his blood courtesy of famed blues musician father Olu Dara, the self-taught trumpeter attracted crowds with his playing at age four, wrote his first verse at age seven and, with 1994’s Illmatic, created one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. Two decades on, Nas remains an incendiary, outspoken and brutally candid rapper on the recently released Life is Good, his tenth album and sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200.

 

Wiz Khalifa with special guest Chevy Woods
Saturday, Oct. 18
10 p.m.; Doors at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35
BLACC HOLLYWOOD is the follow-up to Wiz Khalifa’s sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C. which was released December 2012, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts, and #1 on iTunes’ “Overall Albums” and “Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums” charts. Khalifa earned himself a nomination at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for his Platinum-certified single, “Remember You,” featuring The Weeknd in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category, adding to a career total of five nominations.

 

Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.

 

Mariachi El Bronx
Friday, Sept. 12 – Monday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 p.m. to midnight
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed punk outfit The Bronx – are Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Mochikoshi Horne, Vincent Hidalgo and Ray Suen. Since forming in 2002, The Bronx has redefined what punk means, releasing three self-titled full-length albums and a deluge of 7 inches and EPs. Mariachi El Bronx was conceived in 2006, in response to a request for The Bronx to do an acoustic performance on television. Mariachi El Bronx followed in 2009 and Mariachi El Bronx (II) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart in 2011.

 

Young Rising Sons
Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Fueled by a fierce chemistry and brother-like camaraderie, New Jersey-based foursome Young Rising Sons delivers anthemic alternative-rock that’s uplifting, infectious and unshakably honest. As heard on their debut single “High,” lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, lead guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba and drummer Steve Patrick give serious depth to their stylish, summery sound through fearless recognition of life’s less-than-sunny moments. With plans of devoting the rest of the year to touring and creating their full-length debut, Young Rising Sons are continuing to come up with songs that expand their sound and mine their many eclectic influences.

 

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 Stephi K
Monday, Sept. 1, 15 & 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.

 

DJ M!keAttack
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 16 & 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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 emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.

 

DJ Jeff Retro
Wednesday, Sept. 3 & 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Over the last five years, DJ Jeff Retro has been showing the dance floors of Las Vegas exactly what it means to feel the music. The Florida-native quickly made a name for himself in Sin City, securing coveted residencies in some of the top Las Vegas clubs. DJ Jeff Retro’s extensive resume includes opening for top artists such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Armin Van Buuren. In addition to his growing list of live performances, Retro’s original productions have been included on CD compilations with Kaskade, Major Lazer, David Guetta and more. DJ Jeff Retro’s popularity is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

 

DJ Roger Gangi
Thursday, Sept. 4 & 18 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on 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.

 

DJ A-TRAIN
Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
As one of Miami’s most versatile DJs, DJ A-TRAIN fell in love with the DJ culture while living in Tokyo, Japan as a teenager. He began collecting records before his return to the U.S. By age 16, he was DJing nightclubs all throughout Florida. A-TRAIN can now be found at Miami’s top night clubs, from South Beach to Wynwood and Downtown. When not in Miami, he is often turning out dance floors at the top clubs in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and beyond. A-TRAIN takes pride in the art of carefully mixing a mélange of music while making bodies move ’til the lights come on.

 

DJ Earwaxxx
Sunday, Sept. 7 & 21 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.

 

DJ Reaction
Monday, Sept. 8 & 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Reaction is a top tier Las Vegas DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With more than 12 years of experience, DJ 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 Rob Base, Digital Underground, Fat Joe and countless others. DJ Reaction is also recognized and well respected for his production talents.

 

DJ John Cha
Tuesday, Sept. 9 & 23 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.

 

DJ Cutso
Wednesday, Sept. 10 & 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As a member of world-renown DJ/producer outfit The Bangerz (formerly Fingerbangerz), Cutso always brings his eclectic taste in music to the mix. Although DJ Custo discovered his craft at the age of eight, the budding producer did not start actively making music until he hit his early years. Now, following years of experience in party-rocking, infused with his history as a battle DJ, he produces a unique product every time he hits the tables. DJ Cutso’s music is said to elicit “superior good times had by all that have witnessed it.”

 

DJ Ryne Pineda
Thursday, Sept. 11 & 25 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Ryne Pineda is a singer, songwriter, music producer and DJ. Born into a creative family in Chicago, music has influenced his life for as long as he can remember. Pineda’s earliest memories are of watching his father perform at local hot spots in downtown Chicago, where Pineda volunteered his DJ skills to help out. Now living in Las Vegas, DJ Ryne Pineda has devoted his entire life to music. He can regularly be found spinning at various venues around the city, creating new tracks for local artists and working on solo projects to further advance his career.

 

PELIGROSA
Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Established December 2007, PELIGROSA is a collective of DJs, producers and visual artists reenergizing the sights and sounds of Latin Americas past, present and future. They promulgate the antiquity of the culture’s deeply-rooted sounds, cherishing its beauty, shedding light on its uniqueness and making it relevant to today’s audience.

 

DJ Zebo
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
It is his genuine love of music paired with incredible deck acumen that propels DJ Zebo beyond the reach of all the other DJs. Although house and jungle dominated his early turntable diet, Zebo is a polygamous lover of music, hustling to find any opportunity to play, from loft parties to weddings, corporate parties, in-store events and fashion shows. DJ Zebo is also an instructor at Columbia College, and he runs the Chicago-based Hot Dog Records with partner Marco Morales. Recently, he was listed in URB Magazine’s “Next 100” issue and voted “Best Local DJ” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 by the Chicago Reader Viewer Poll. Yet for all his vaunted versatility, Zebo’s initial love of jungle seems to subconsciously permeate his music at peak hour, with bombastic basslines rolling underneath familiar hooks and clever samples.

 

DJ Four Color Zack
Friday, Sept. 26 & Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Four Color Zack is a technically-dazzling “DJ’s DJ” and pop-party rocker at the same time, deftly cutting between arena shows, Las Vegas mega clubs and underground parties. With his winning set at the Red Bull Thre3style World Championships in 2012, the Seattle record slinger showed the entire globe what it means to be the best behind the decks.

 

DJ Crykit
Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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, Wisconsin 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.

 

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.

Mark and The Martinis
Friday, Aug. 29; Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Mark Verabian has fast become one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after entertainers. His range and vocal ability covers all styles of music, including jazz, R&B, rock, Latin and classical. Verabian’s baritone voice has also been combined with the talents of some of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and singers to form his sensational act known as Mark and The Martinis. A front man who has been called the new “Voice of Vegas,” Verabian never fails to delight audiences. His quintessential lounge act is known to take guests on a musical journey appealing to all generations.

 

Electro Swing Club
Friday, Sept. 5; Saturday, Sept. 6 & Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Elestrong> ctro Swing Club evokes the feeling, nostalgia and fashion of the 1920’s and early 1930’s, bringing popular era’s past to the audiences and dance floors of today. Its modern twist on an old-time concept delivers evenings filled with dynamic entertainment and performances unmatched in fun. The group showcases renowned Electro Swing DJs and skilled Lindy hop and tap dance performers, combining the two to make a memorable night that most audiences have never experienced before.

 

Jennifer Keith Quintet
Thursday, Sept. 18; Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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, California, 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.”

 

ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a 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; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., featuring world-class culinary offerings from Coastal Luxury Management.  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 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.

CONNECT

@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.

Heavy Metal Kings’ Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill to perform at Beauty Bar Thursday November 15th

Smash Magazine Presents:

Heavy Metal Kings’ Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill with guests Ekoh, Devaste and Chemist at Beauty Bar

Smash Magazine presents Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill of Jedi Mind Tricks/Heavy Metal Kings, along with guests Ekoh, Devaste and Chemist on Thursday, November 15, 9 p.m. at Beauty Bar Las Vegas (BBLV). Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 day of show, plus any service charges and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com. This show is 21+.

ABOUT VINNIE PAZ AND ILL BILL

Ill Bill, formerly of underground hip hop group Non Phixion, is known for his hardcore lyrics and for his work with Vinnie Paz in their release Heavy Metal Kings (2011). Vinnie Paz is the lyricist behind Philadelphia based underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks and as the front man of Army of the Pharaohs. Known for his raw and gritty lyrical delivery, together with Ill Bill, they bring harsh hip hop to the masses.

ABOUT BEAUTY BAR

Beauty Bar founder Paul Devitt pioneered into downtown Las Vegas in May 2004. Located on East Fremont Street BBLV features a large back patio for live shows and is retrofitted with the late fifties Capri Salon of Beauty from Trenton, New Jersey. www.thebeautybar.com/las_vegas/

 

Smash Magazine announces upcoming concert schedule

Smash Magazine announces upcoming concert schedule

 

Date

Artist

Venue

TICKETS

On Sale

ADV

DOS

Doors

Ages

Format

MAY

8-May

Deer Tick, Turbo Fruits, Halloween Town, Zach Ryan & The Renegades

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

28-Mar

$11.00

$13.00

8p

21+

Indie Rock

11-May

Murs, Dee-1, Ekoh

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

30-Mar

$16.00

$16.00

7p

18+

Hip Hop

26-May

DI, Death By Stereo, Guilty By Association, Kids On Fire, Go Time, The Maxies, Trash Monsters

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

27-Apr

$10.00

$12.00

10p

21+

Punk Rock

27-May

Angry Samoans, F.S.P., Battalion of Saints, Sector 7G, Roid Rage

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

27-Apr

$10.00

$12.00

10p

21+

Punk Rock

JUNE

1-Jun

Rian Basillo, Beyond Eyesight, Ikaika Beamer, Sounz Pozitiv, Waahila

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

2-May

$8.00

$12.00

10p

21+

Reggae

9-Jun

Knockout, Burning Agrestic, Lambs To Lions

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

TBD

$7.00

$10.00

8p

21+

17-Jun

ABK, DJ Clay, Ekoh, Donnie Menace, War Paint, N E Last Words

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

20-Apr

$12.00

$15.00

7p

21+

Hip Hop

20-Jun

The Vans Warped Tour

Luxor Grounds

Ticketmaster.com

4-Apr

$24.00

$24.00

1p

AA

Mixed

25-Jun

Foxy Shazam

Aruba

Ticketfly.com

4-May

$16.00

$16.00

7p

21+

Rock

 

 

Tickets for Aruba shows can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com

 

Tickets for The Vans Warped Tour can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com

 

For more information on upcoming shows, please visit www.smashmagazine.com.