Empire of the Sun Joins The 2016 Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Lineup





Limited number of tickets are available at LifeisBeautiful.com



Adding to the impressive 2016 artist lineup, Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival has revealed electronic dance music artist Empire of the Sun will perform during the three-day festival, scheduled to return to Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23 – 25.


The electronic pioneers have been taking the world by storm with performances in multiple countries and more than 80 cities since 2014. Empire of the Sun reached Multi-Platinum with global singles Alive, We Are The People and Walking On A Dream in addition to selling more than two million copies of Walking On A Dream and Ice On The Dune.


The Full 2016 Lineup Includes:

Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, G-Eazy, The Shins, Flume, Empire of the Sun, Bassnectar, Jane’s Addiction, Leon Bridges, Chromeo, Young The Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Die Antwoord, Tegan and Sara, ZHU, Third Eye Blind, Duke Dumont, Dirty Heads, Bloc Party, Galantis, The Temper Trap, Crystal Castles, Kehlani, KONGOS, Excision, City and Colour, Snakeships, AlunaGeorge, The Naked & Famous, Gramatik, Banks and Steelz, Bob Moses, Seven Lions, Atlas Genius, Keys N Krates, Warpaint, Band of Skulls, Kaytranada, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Snails, Iration, Kamasi Washington, Raury, Oh Wonder, The Wombats, Pete Yorn, The Strumbellas, Bomba Estéreo, The Heavy, Nothing But Thieves, Jess Glynne, Jack Garratt, Ghastly, Bishop Briggs, Mr. Carmack, Highly Suspect, LANY, Gryffin, Finish Ticket, Autograf, NF, Mija, Hey Marseilles, Lewis Del Mar, Rezz, Sir The Baptist, CID, The Shelters, Spag Heddy, Aazar, Coast Modern, Anevo, Durante, Aaron Jackson, Brumby, The Lique.


Tickets for the fourth installment of Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival are currently available at LifeisBeautiful.com. Regular General Admission 3-day tickets are available for $285; and Regular VIP 3-day tickets are available for $655.


For highlights from last year’s festival, check out the Life is Beautiful 2015 Recap video. For more information on Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival, please visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com.




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.

The Smith Center to welcome socially conscious Lula Washington Dance Theatre with Kamasi Washington and Marcus Miller Sept. 16

The Smith Center Welcomes Lula Washington Dance Theatre With Kamasi Washington and Marcus L. Miller To Reynold Hall Sept. 16 for Las Vegas Show 

Tickets On Sale Friday, July 17



The Smith Center is excited to present a one-night only evening that welcomes one dynamic dance company and two phenomenal jazz bands to Reynolds Hall. On Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Lula Washington Dance Theatre with Kamasi Washington and Marcus L. Miller will bring together inspiring movement and music.


Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating its 35th anniversary, brings to The Smith Center its explosive blend of modern dance, ballet, and Afrocentric rhythms in a powerful, high-energy performance The New York Times says “displays a sure theatricality that is captivating.” Helmed by co-founder Lula Washington, the choreography arises from themes, ideas and issues that bear upon Washington. Known for innovative and provocative choreography, her deliberate movements create striking images.


The program will include the stylish and defiant works for which the company has come to be known for: the poignant “Beautiful Venus and Serena,” the trademark “We Wore The Mask,” the romantic “Random Thoughts,” the bouncy “Reign,” and the socially-conscious “Search For Humanism.”


The company’s performance will have an added level of excitement with musical guests Kamasi Washington and backing band Next Step as well as Marcus L. Miller and his Freedom Jazz Movement band. Kamasi Washington, a saxophonist, is one of the brightest young jazz musicians in the world today. He has performed with headliners such as Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar. His recently released album, The Epic, has already topped the charts. Miller is a multi-talented artist/percussionist. He serves as the dance company’s musical director as well as founder of Freedom Jazz Movement. As a professional drummer, Marcus has recorded, toured and performed with many other artists including Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Bennie Maupin, Trevor Hall, Ozomatli, Ashanti and more.


Tickets start at $19 and go on sale Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.