Sand and Surf, Sip and Sing at the 2015 Beach Concert Series at Mandalay Bay

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SAND AND SURF, SIP AND SING AT THE 2015 BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY

Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.

This summer will be HOT and heating it up even further is the Beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino! The 2015 series will kick off in May, featuring an incredible lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. The stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this fan favorite series.

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The line-up includes:

Sublime with Rome – Friday, May 22
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez. Their first big show as Sublime with Rome was in October 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival where they performed in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour in March 2010 led to Sublime with Rome entering the studio to begin recording its debut album Yours Truly, released in the summer of 2011. Songs like “Panic,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen” are reminiscent of vintage Sublime, while songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” pick up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996. Bringing things full circle, the band’s first performance of 2012 was at the Smokeout Festival where they were joined by celebrated drummer and longtime friend Josh Freese. To make up for lost time, the trio plans to stay out on the road as long as they can. For more information about the band, visit sublimewithrome.com.

Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.

The Script – Friday, May 30
The Irish three-piece band The Script recently released their fourth album No Sound Without Silence which landed at No. 10 on the U.S. charts. The Script has acquired global success selling more than 20 million records while all four albums have earned multi-platinum status worldwide. In the U.S., The Script has picked up five platinum singles and sold more than one million albums. Its current world tour began in South Africa earlier this year and will later hit the UK.

Tickets are priced at $44.50, not including applicable service charges.

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Lee Brice (Friday, June 5) and Chris Young (Saturday, June 6)
Lee Brice’s new album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Brice is now known as a reliable chart-topping, Nashville hit-maker who has won “Song of the Year” and performed at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record for the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that earned Gold status and features three No. 1 Country singles including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won “Song of the Year” at both the CMA and ACM Awards.

At the age of 29, Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, he’s also a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow” and “Who I Am With You.” With four albums to his credit, Young has amassed six No. 1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Dublin to The Late Show with David Letterman. With the release of A.M., featuring the hit “Lonely Eyes,” Young is as well known for his classic baritone as he is melt-your-heart ballads while winning audiences across the globe.

Tickets are priced individually at $45 or celebrate Country Weekend at Mandalay Bay by purchasing tickets to both shows for $75, not including applicable service charges.

NEEDTOBREATHE Presents Tour De Compadres featuring NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House – Friday, July 10
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace, the band had its big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The years to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Rivers In the Wasteland was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

As they enter its 17th year as a band, Switchfoot has achieved a level of success that brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and high-school friend Chad Butler never anticipated. The SoCal natives have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of its eight studio albums (including its 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s GRAMMY Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You To Move,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” “Dark Horses,” and “Afterlife”), performed sold-out world tours, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.

Also supporting this show are Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House. Since releasing its first album in 2005, Washed In Blue, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos and NEEDTOBREATHE, among others. Its songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials, most notably in TNT’s Emmy Award-winning 2011 Christmas Day NBA Forever spot, which paired the song “Live Forever” with a mesmerizing montage of past and present NBA video footage. Colony House, an indie-rock trio from Nashville, released its debut album When I Was Younger this past summer via Descendent Records. Upon its release, they hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart and No. 7 on the iTunes Alternative chart. The band’s single “Silhouettes” reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s AltNation and continues to be in heavy rotation.

Tickets are priced at $33.50, not including applicable service charges.

Pepper and Iration – Friday, July 17
Pepper has toured extensively with groups including 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, Sublime with Rome and their music has been featured in movies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck.” After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in its storied career. The resulting album, self-titled to accentuate where the band feels they are presently, broadens Pepper’s style, veering into new sonic territory while still retaining all the fun elements that make the band so beloved by their fans. The ever-present sense of life surges through the tracks, bolstering the sense of optimism throughout. The band’s music – both live and on their releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience, a sensibility that’s very familiar to the three musicians currently in their career. From its debut Give’n It to its 2006 standout album No Shame, Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches worldwide, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.

Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, Calf. The band’s 2010 album Time Bomb hit No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The group has been touring nationally since 2007, performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Iration has headlined several successful national club tours with numerous sold out shows nationwide. Its third full-length album, Automatic, combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae charts. Multiple songs by Iration have topped alternative radio station charts throughout the country, including Time Bomb’s “Turn Around” and “Falling,” as well as Automatic’s “Back Around” and title track. The title track was recently remixed for the radio and is starting to receive play nationwide.

Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.

Ziggy Marley – Friday, July 31
A seven-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMY award, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a GRAMMY in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a fifth GRAMMY award for “Best Children’s Album.” In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Wild And Free, which earned him a GRAMMY nomination, as well as his first ever comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN. Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, was started in 2012. The products are distributed throughout the US and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide. His 2012 live album Ziggy Marley In Concert, recently earned him his sixth GRAMMY award for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album Fly Rasta, (which earned his seventh GRAMMY Award) Ziggy released his debut children’s book I Love You Too, a coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. Involved with a breadth of charities, Ziggy leads his own, U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations.

Tickets are priced at $42.50, not including applicable service charges.

Lost 80’s Live Featuring ABC, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, A Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Flirts and the long-awaited return of Farrington + Mann + Juarez the original members of WHEN IN ROME UK “I Promise,” among other artists – Saturday, Sept 26

The Lost ‘80s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. The moment is timeless and fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ’80s.” Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Hosted By 80’s Actor Comedian BARRY SOBEL

Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.

VIP cabanas are available for purchase during each concert. Contact trose@mandalaybay.com for pricing and availability.

Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets. All show times are 9 p.m.

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.