Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts

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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

“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,, 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 and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at and

Nico Vega To Get “Juicy” With Locals On Headlining Tour

Nico Vega To Get “Juicy” With Locals On Headlining Tour
Tour Kicks Off Today July 11th in San Diego, CA
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Nico Vega, the breakout band of 2013 as dubbed by Amazon, kicks off their co-headlining tour today in San Diego, CA. On select dates, the band will make a stop at a partnering local juice bar to offer up free samples of their “Beast Juice.” The juice, which was named after Nico Vega’s breakout single, consists of beets, spinach, kale, carrots, apples, pineapple, mint and ginger. Each of the juice bars will also be offering up a free pair of tickets to the band’s show later that night. More details can be found at
The band are fresh off a support slot on the sold out Imagine Dragons tour, with the upcoming dates allowing for a more intimate performance. Earlier this year, Nico Vega released their new EP, Fury Oh Fury (Five Seven Music), which features the unexpected hit, “Beast.” The anthemic song was featured in the trailer for the most highly anticipated video game of the year, BioShock Infinite and went on to top Spotify’s viral charts and Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. The press took notice and lavished their praise with Billboard describing it as a “…grungy breakout single…whips up ear-blistering riffs and presents pounding tom-toms” and NYLON saying “The LA rocking band mean business…” The official video for the song:
The below markets will include a stop at the indicated juice bar. Be sure to check out each juice bar’s social media for the time the band will be there as well as a chance to win a pair of tickets to that show!

Juice Bar Dates:
7/13 – Salt Lake City – Bluestar –
7/14 – Denver – Water Course –
7/16 – Kansas City – Filling Station –
7/18 – Dallas – The Juice Bar –
7/19 – Austin – JuiceLand (45th and Duval location) –
7/29 – Baltimore – Grindhouse Juice Bar –
7/31 – New York – Green Pirate Juice Truck –
8/1 – Philadelphia – Yellow Juice Bar –
8/2 – Columbus – Bubbles Tea & Juice Co –

Nico Vega co-headlining tour dates:
July 11; San Diego, CA; The Griffin
July 12; Las Vegas, NV; Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip
July 13; Salt Lake City, UT; Bar Deluxe
July 14; Denver, CO; Bluebird Theater
July 16; Kansas City, KS; Riot Room
July 18; Dallas, TX; The Door
July 19; Austin, TX; Stubb’s Jr.
July 20; Houston, TX; The Studio @ Warehouse Live
July 22; Orlando, FL; The Social
July 23; Jacksonville, FL; Jack Rabbits
July 25; Atlanta, GA; Vinyl
July 26; Columbia, SC; New Brookland Tavern
July 27; Norfolk, VA; The Jewish Mother
July 28; Baltimore, MD; Ram’s Head Live
July 31; New York, NY; Bowery Ballroom
Aug 1; West Chester, PA; The Note
Aug 2; Columbus, OH; The Basement
Aug 5; Nashville, TN; Exit/In
Aug 6; St. Louis, MO; Old Rock House
Aug 8; Chicago, IL; Abbey Pub
Aug 10; Cleveland, OH; Wendy Park
Aug 11; Pittsburgh, PA; Altar Bar
Aug 13; Syracuse, NY; Westcott Theatre
Aug 14; Poughkeepsie, NY; The Loft
Aug 16; Cambridge, MA; The Sinclair


Nico Vega and Crash Kings come to Hard Rock Live Las Vegas Friday, July 12

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Nico Vega and Crash Kings come to Hard Rock Live Las Vegas Friday, July 12


WHAT: Breakout indie quartet Nico Vega joins forces with alt-rock band Crash Kings for a co-headlining performance at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas, located inside of Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.

Nico Vega skyrocketed to prominence earlier this year with the release of its EP, Fury Oh Fury and the unexpected hit single, “Beast.” Featured in the trailer for the most highly anticipated video game of the year, BioShock Infinite, the anthemic song went on to top Spotify’s viral charts and Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart.

The rollicking band, made up of bluesy front woman Aja Volkman, guitarist Rich Koehler, drummer Dan Epand, and bassist Jamila Weaver, is fresh off touring with Imagine Dragons on its sold-out 50-city tour. The band is gearing up for the release of its new album, Lead To Light.

Nico Vega will be joined by Crash Kings, the LA-based hard rock trio, who released their eponymous debut album in 2009. The well-received album features the single, “Mountain Man,” which peaked at number one on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.

Made up of brothers, Antonio and Mike Beliveau, and drummer Tom Roslak, Crash Kings is slated to release its second album, Dark of the Daylight, June 18.

Nico Vega and Crash Kings will tour over 25 cities together through August.

WHEN: Friday, July 12
8 p.m. doors
Ages 21 and up

WHERE: Hard Rock Live Las Vegas
3771 Las Vegas Blvd S. (Across from Monte Carlo)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Cafe Box Office or at

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Photos: Music Legends The Who And Breakout Band Imagine Dragons Rocked The Joint, Feb. 8 – 10



Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its rock ‘n’ roll roots with three nights of sold out shows


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, welcomed British rock legends The Who and Las Vegas-based rockers Imagine Dragons for three consecutive nights of sold out shows. The three sold out shows were produced by AEG Live.

The Who, one of rock’s defining bands, performed its iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in full along with a selection of their classics inside The Joint on Friday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 10. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshed were joined by Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Scott Deavours  (drums), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director/ keyboards/backing vocals). The shows lasted more than two hours and included hits “The Real Me,” “5:15,” “Love Reign o’er Me,” and more. Soul band Vintage Trouble opened both nights.

Breakout rockers Imagine Dragons returned to their hometown of Las Vegas and took over the stage at The Joint, following openers Nico Vega and Atlas Genius, with an unforgettable performance on Saturday, Feb. 9. Comprised of Dan Reynolds (lead singer/drums), Ben McKee (bass/backing vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar/backing vocals) and Dan Platzman (drums/viola/backing vocals), Imagine Dragons kept fans on their feet playing hit singles “It’s Time,” “Radioactive” and more. The band is currently touring in support of its full-length debut album Night Visions.

“It feels so good to be home,” proclaimed Reynolds. “I wish that I could live here today. We live on the road but this is still our home, a lovely home it is. We love Las Vegas!”

The band announced they were working on a music video for “Demons” and would film a portion during the concert. “We’re about to film our newest music video so you guys will be a part of it. We felt it was appropriate to film our next music video in our hometown,” said an extremely excited Reynolds.

The big surprise of the night came during their song “On Top of the World” when the lead singer was harnessed to a long rope and swung out above the crowd causing their fans to go crazy. After which he yelled, “Only in Vegas!”

Imagine Dragons ended with their first single “It’s Time” followed by an encore of “Nothing Left to Say.” Before exiting the stage, Reynolds addressed the crowd in a very heartfelt moment, “We will remember this show forever. It’s true, we will.” He then blew a kiss to the audience and bowed.

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Photo Credit:Erik Kabik