Two-Time GRAMMY Award-Nominated Global Producer & DJ, Steve Aoki Debuts Worldwide Premiere of New Light Show at Fremont Street Experience, June 13

 

TWO-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED GLOBAL PRODUCER & DJ, STEVE AOKI DEBUTS
WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF NEW LIGHT SHOW AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, JUNE 13

 

WHAT: Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic Downtown Las Vegas, will host the official worldwide premiere of the new Viva Vision light show featuring hits from two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated record producer, DJ, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Steve Aoki, on Thursday, June 13 beginning at 9 p.m.

 

Music fans of all ages are invited to join Steve Aoki, along with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on Main Street Stage to witness the captivating, six-minute musical montage featuring chart-topping hits “Delirious,” “Azukita” and “Waste It On Me,” on the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision. Following the Viva Vision light show debut, Aoki will perform a free, electrifying DJ set.

 

The unveiling of the new light show will give visitors a first glimpse of the $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision screen in Downtown Las Vegas. Spanning five city blocks above one of the most vibrant streets in the country, the upgraded Viva Vision canopy will illuminate the pedestrian mall with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution.

 

Renovations to the city-owned Viva Vision canopy, which will be completed for the unveiling on New Year’s Eve 2019, are being done in sections to ensure visitors can enjoy the light shows throughout the entire process. Steve Aoki’s free light and sound show will run seven days a week and rotate with existing shows from artists such as The Chainsmokers, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Tiesto and more.

WHO:
Steve Aoki

Mayor Carolyn Goodman
 

WHEN:
Thursday, June 13
First show begins at 9 p.m.

 

WHERE:
Fremont Street Experience, Main Street Stage

425 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

 

OTHER:Fremont Street Experience, a six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 24 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Raises More Than $700K

 

VEGAS STRONG BENEFIT CONCERT RAISES MORE THAN $700,000 FOR VICTIMS OF OCT. 1 TRAGEDY

Impassioned Performances and Heartfelt Messages Lifted Spirits, Paid Tribute and Raised Money for Las Vegas Victims Fund

Very Special Evening Included The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Bryce Harper, Elton John, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Cirque du Soleil, Boyz II Men, Penn & Teller, and More

 

The Vegas Strong Benefit Concert today announced that more than $700,000 was raised by the Dec. 1 all-star concert at T-Mobile Arena. Held in honor of the victims of the October 1 tragedy, the special event to benefit the Las Vegas Victims fund featured more than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent, drawing a capacity crowd of 12,000 guests.

 

“We are grateful for the outpouring of love from these icons of Las Vegas entertainment, who once again proved that our community stands as one to support the victims of this senseless tragedy,” said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who organized the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

 

The Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit local community united to produce the benefit, which featured live performances and heartfelt monologues from Las Vegas headliners, hometown stars and more. The full lineup included performances by The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Jay Leno, Boyz II Men, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and recorded tributes from Celine Dion, Elton John, Jason Aldean, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

 

About the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Committee:

The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (“LVVF”) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation created to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed in response to the shootings at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017 (“1 October”). One hundred percent of the funds contributed to and distributed by the LVVF will go directly to the families of the decedents and the victims of 1 October. The LVVF is overseen by a committee consisting of 17 individuals representing the Las Vegas community. The committee includes representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County, major donors to the LVVF, UNLV, Catholic Charities, victims’ advocates, mental health professionals, lawyers, the resort industry and charitable organizations, among others. All officers, directors and committee members serve without compensation and all services necessary for the operation of the LVVF will be contributed free of charge. The committee is being assisted by The Feinberg Group and the National Center for Victims of Crime to adopt the protocol pursuant to which claims can made, prioritized, processed and funds distributed. The LVVF’s mission is to distribute the funds that have been, and will be, contributed to assist the victims of 1 October in a transparent, equitable and expeditious manner.

Life is Beautiful Announces National Our School is Beautiful Initiative with Communities In Schools of Nevada

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Life is Beautiful Announces National Our School is Beautiful Initiative with Communities In Schools of Nevada

 

The team behind the internationally-acclaimed Life is Beautiful music, food, art and learning festival announced a new initiative, Our School is Beautiful, on Tuesday, Feb. 17. In collaboration with its inaugural partner, Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada), the Nevada affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program, Our School is Beautiful aims to empower at-risk students with pride in their schools, their community and in themselves.

 

“Life is Beautiful was created to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate,” said Rehan Choudhry, founder of Life is Beautiful. “We aim to give people the tools and perspective needed to continue to see that life is beautiful and full of opportunity and hope. With Our School is Beautiful, we are working with incredible partners to focus our efforts on our Nevada children attending at-risk schools.”

 

At a private assembly held inside Las Vegas’ William H. “Bob” Bailey Middle School, more than 500 students gathered with Clark County School District (CCSD) staff and administration for a special video presentation to introduce the new initiative. The video recapped a day-long event that sought to remind students that they are not forgotten, they have potential and they are special, all while educating and empowering them. The day was elevated with participation from a variety of celebrities including chefs Rick Moonen and Bruce Bromberg, UFC fighter Miesha Tate, The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers and GRAMMY-winning band Imagine Dragons.

 

“With the help of Life is Beautiful, students who face daily challenges were able to enjoy this special and magical event which planted the seed of hope in so many and reminded our students of their potential,” said Diane Fearon, chief executive officer of CIS of Nevada. “This event, combined with the reinforcement of the mentor relationship many students have with CIS of Nevada site coordinators at school every day provides great support and inspiration to low-income, high-risk students.”

 

“Nevada has the lowest-rated public education in America right now,” said Robert Reynolds of Reynolds Management and manager of Flowers. “That needs to change. I went to Bonanza. Brandon went to Chaparral. Like anyone who grew up here, we were happy to help.”

 

The concept for the initiative arose during dinner between Choudhry and Fearon. A perfect marriage between the mission of CIS of Nevada and the drive behind Life is Beautiful, Our School is Beautiful was born a mutually-beneficial fit. After 30 days of planning, the brainchild came to life when three at-risk CCSD schools had the experience of a lifetime.

 

“I knew we had to get involved in the effort as soon as Rehan and the Communities in Schools team told us the general concept of taking three at risk schools and helping turn them around,” said Mac Reynolds of Reynolds Management and manager of Imagine Dragons. “Dan [Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons] and I grew up in Las Vegas and attended public schools not too different from the ones we visited.  Having your own kids makes you realize just how important it is to foster an environment where they feel empowered and full of hope.  This program does just that.”

 

At Tuesday’s announcement, Bailey Middle School Principal Greg Cole, along with Choudhry, addressed the students before playing a 10-minute video that captured the day and explained the process behind and importance of Our School is Beautiful.

 

Beyond Las Vegas, the initiative aims to equip individuals in other cities with the tools and information they need to create similar events across the country.

 

For more information on Our School is Beautiful and to find out how you can get involved by creating your own event, visit www.ourschoolisbeautiful.com.

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About CIS of Nevada
Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, Communities In Schools of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life.  Based directly inside schools, Communities In Schools of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.

 

Operating in 43 school sites in Southern Nevada, Western Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, Communities In Schools of Nevada serves over 44,000 students.  Nationally, Communities In Schools provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year.  As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org.

 

Keep up with CIS of Nevada events and news on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

 

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 90,000 patrons in 2014. 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.

 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ADD CHICAGO AND LAS VEGAS DATES TO SPECIAL, ONE OF A KIND TOUR

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ADD CHICAGO AND LAS VEGAS DATES TO SPECIAL, ONE OF A KIND TOUR

MARK STOERMER  (THE KILLERS) AND BRAD WILK (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) HAVE JOINED THE PUMPKINS LINEUP FOR THE INTIMATE TOUR DATES

MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY AVAILABLE DECEMBER 9

The Smashing Pumpkins have added additional dates in Chicago, IL on November 26th at Thalia Hall and Las Vegas, NV at Brooklyn Bowl on December 13th to their already sold out tour (see below for full list of dates).  Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale today at Noon CST via Ticketweb.com.  Tickets for the Las Vegas date will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday November 25th) at 10am PST via Ticketfly.com.

 

Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas shows are $52.50 in advance and $55 day of show plus applicable service charges.  Doors are at 8:00 PM, the show starts at 9:00 PM, and 18 and older are welcome with ID.  Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com, vegas.brooklynbowl.com, or to charge tickets by phone, call 702.862.2695. Tickets available also at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas box office open daily at noon.

 

Last week, the band had their initially announced dates in London, New York and Paris sell out instantly. The band is touring in support of their new album Monuments to an Elegy, available December 9.  The band also informed fans to look for additional dates to be added soon in other select markets.

 

Joining The Smashing Pumpkins on this special tour are Las Vegas native Mark Stoermer (The Killers) on bass and Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on drums.  Stoemer and Wilk will also join The Smashing Pumpkins playing a special outdoor stage performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday December 10th.

 

The Smashing Pumpkins were also recently announced as headliners for South American Lollapalooza Festival dates which include March 14/15 in Santiago, Chile, March 21/22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and March 28/29 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Anticipation and praise already surround the December 9th release of Monuments to an Elegy, with Huffington Post calling it “the band’s super-album.”  Last week, Vice.com premiered the new track, “Tiberius” which they called “intimate” and “expansive” while Noisey.com declared the track “sounds like a return to form—a nod to the beloved Pumpkins sound of old with a modern twist.”  Monuments To An Elegy features Tommy Lee (Motley Cruë) on drums and was recorded in Chicago.  The album is produced by Howard Willing, along with Corgan and Schroeder.  Monuments to an Elegy is “an album within an album,” part of their ongoing work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope (with Day For Night as the project’s last work).

 

The Smashing Pumpkins announced tour dates:

November 26               Chicago, IL                Thalia Hall

November 30              Berlin, Germany         Kesselhaus

December 5                 London, UK               Koko’s

December 6                 Paris, France               Le Trabendo

December 8                 New York, NY            Webster Hall

December 11               San Francisco, CA      The Warfield

December 13               Las Vegas, NV            Brooklyn Bowl

 

Sightings: Floyd Mayweather, Reshad Jones, Terrell Suggs and Mark Stoermer at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Feb. 22 – 23

Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist 2 Chainz brought his “2 Good To Be T.R.U. Tour” featuring Pusha T and August Alsina to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22. Concertgoers danced and sang along to some of the biggest songs in hip hop as the three artists gave unforgettable performances at the sold-out show. Headliner 2 Chainz had the crowd going wild as he brought down the house with several of his biggest hits including “We Own It,” “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “Birthday Song” and more. Spotted at the show was professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.

That same evening, 2 Chainz went across the casino to host his official concert after party at Body English Nightclub. The rapper entered the packed venue and hopped on stage to thank fans for coming out before performing “I’m Different,” “All Me” and “Used 2.” Among the crowd of partygoers were professional football players Reshad Jones and Terrell Suggs.

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Mark Stoermer, bassist of the award-winning band The Killers, was spotted hanging out in the casino.

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Photo Credit:  Chase Stevens

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

SIGHTING: Mark Stoermer, Tony Hawk, Mark Trumbo and Curtis “Hood Surgeon Young” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nov. 15 – 16

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On Friday, Nov. 15, Mark Stoermer of The Killers was spotted in the crowd during the sold-out Nine Inch Nails concert at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band performed a second consecutive sold-out show on Saturday, Nov. 16 where skateboard legend Tony Hawk was seen with a group of friends in a VIP suite.

Also on Saturday, Street Drum Corps wrapped up its six month residency at Vinyl. The show featured performances with special guests Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit. Anaheim Angels baseball player Mark Trumbo was spotted inside the casino and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis “Hood Surgeon” Young was seen partying at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Photos: Brandon Flowers at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas kicked off a weekend of festivities on Friday night at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours for the ultimate Halloween bash. Collective Zoo transformed the hotspot into a Jack ‘n’ Cake Day of the Dead party with beats by Halfway House, Byra Tanks, Totescity, Shane Hays and DJ Mark Stylz. Partygoers enjoyed dancing under the venue’s vintage chandelier while listening to music into the early morning hours.

The eventful weekend continued on Saturday as alternative rock band The 1975 took over Vinyl for a sold-out show. The band, known for its diverse mix of genres including electro-pop, electronic music, guitar and R&B, performed popular hits “Chocolate,” “Girls” and “The City” as guests sang along throughout the concert. Spotted among the crowd was The Killers lead vocalist Brandon Flowers. The musician was seen relaxing backstage with friends before taking off to catch a flight.

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Photo Credit: © Chase Stevens / Hard Rock Hotel House Photographer

 

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up a Successful Inaugural Weekend

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Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up A Successful Inaugural Weekend

 Music, Food, Art and Learning Event Entertained 60,000 Attendees

 

 

Life is Beautiful Festival has wrapped up its inaugural weekend with an impressive 60,000 in attendance, who successfully enjoyed two full days of non-stop music, food, art and learning.

“Both in attendance and sentiment, this festival has exceeded our very high expectations,” said festival co-founder and CEO Rehan Choudhry. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Every musician, chef, artist and speaker on the festival showed a tremendous amount of love for Las Vegas through their performances, and seeing hometown heroes The Killers close out the festival to thunderous applause was heart warming.”

Life is Beautiful Festival was a developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project, and with the cooperation of the City of Las Vegas to shut down an unprecedented 15 city blocks as its venue. The festival featured more than 70 bands including headliners Kings of Leon and The Killers; more than 50 chefs and restaurants; special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions; over a dozen world-renowned artists; and over 25 noted speakers.

Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com or connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful for continual information.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Would Like to Thanks Its Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, CBS, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi, Murphy-Goode, Whole Foods Market, Ploom, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino, Dolce Vita, Original Penguin, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Silicon Valley Bank, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, La Caja China, Silver State Productions.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

 

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

EVENT RECAP/Photos: Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas: Day 2

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Event Recap: Life is Beautiful Festival in
Downtown Las Vegas – Day 2

 

The Life is Beautiful Festival ended its inaugural weekend on Sunday, October 27 with an action-packed day featuring top musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. The festival culminated with a highly anticipated performance by Las Vegas natives The Killers.

Life is Beautiful Festival made history with its unprecedented 15-bock footprint, and highly curated lineup of talented music, food, art and learning.

Below is a list of highlights from the day:

Highlights of the festival so far include:

  • Haim packed the Huntridge Stage at the band’s first Las Vegas show.
  • Jurassic 5 arrived in a motorcycle-drawn carriage.
  • Janelle Monáe covered The Jackson 5’s “I Want you Back.”
  • Vampire Weekend made a stop at Atomic, the oldest bar in Las Vegas, before their set which began with “Sunday Morning,” as a tribute to rock legend Lou Reed.
  • Empire of the Sun was seen smashing a guitar on stage, also in homage of Lou Reed.
  • Festival attendees lined up to hear a highly inspirational speech by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh
  • “Chefs on Stage” demonstrations featured chef/ musician collaborations, such as:
    • Chef Bruce Bromberg with Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    • Chef Scott Conant with singer ZZ Ward
    • Celebrity sightings included:
      • Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison
      • Pauly Shore
      • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
      • Mayor Carolyn Goodman
      • Day 2 Headliner and hometown sensations “The Killers” performed their new single “Shot At The Night” for the first time live.
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Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Esquire Magazine, Heineken USA, Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Sub-Zero Wolf & Westar Kitchen & Bath, Travel + Leisure, Zappos.com, Ketel One Vodka, Murphy-Goode, Pandora, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Toyota, Dolce Vita + J.D. Fisk,  El Cortez Hotel & Casino, US Foods, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Bacardi, Chef Works, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the D Las Vegas, Le Creuset, MGM Grand, Original Penguin, Ploom, & Silver State Productions.

 

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

 

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ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP

Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT

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

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING

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

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT

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

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

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

 

Food

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

 

Art

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

 

Learning

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

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

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

 

Food

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

 

Art

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

 

Learning

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

 

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

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

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

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

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts

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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 www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General Admission:

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

VIP: 2- DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50

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

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

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

 

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

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

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

 

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

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

 
Music is Beautiful

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

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

Food is Beautiful

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

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

Art is Beautiful

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

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

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

General Admission Tickets:

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

VIP Tickets:

  • 2- DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50

VIP tickets include the following:

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

Life is Beautiful Sponsors

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

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

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events. Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City. He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

Announcing P3Studio Artist-in-Residence Todd DiCiurcio

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TODD DICIURCIO PRESENTS DRAW US SIN
April 24 – May 12, 2013
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, announce artist-in-residence Todd DiCiurcio. While in P3Studio, DiCiurcio will transform the space into a working studio where he will draw performances live while they happen. Musicians, performers and guests will be able to sign up for an opportunity to perform a 1 hour set in P3Studio while DiCiurcio captures them on paper using a range of media. Each performer will have free reign to do whatever they please with their time slot and guests will be encouraged to experience each set. These visual recordings will be immediately displayed in P3Studio as they are finished. DiCiurcio’s process will involve the use of assemblage in order to build upon the environmental compositions as they are drawn, and later implemented. He will be inviting special guests to attend and perform from underground to well known acts, including The Men and BadBad. DiCiurcio’s objective is to depict live performances to showcase a dialogue between the visual work and the music, the outcome of which will expose the politics and progress of the current underground showcase.

New York based artist Todd DiCiurcio creates mixed media drawings that grasp the electric experience of the “live” musical performance. For over a decade as both an artist and a witness, he chose to depict the immediacy of modern culture by rendering the live performances of contemporary musicians through ink and graphite. His drawings are as spontaneous as the performances themselves, created in one continuous line. By rendering in visual language the temporality of music, DiCiurcio creates significant and poignantly energetic aesthetic compositions. His unchained use of lines produces spontaneous but at the same time highly elaborated images.

Throughout his career, DiCiurcio has documented numerous bands, including: Guided by Voices, Jane’s Addiction, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene, Exitmusic, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Grizzly Bear, The Killers, Angus Stone, MT Warning, The Rolling Stones, New Order, Cat Power, Guster and many others. Through live drawings that are dynamically rendered during the performance, his work grasps the spontaneity and progressive quality of events as they unfold.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

For more information on Todd DiCiurcio visit: www.metdcstudio.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offers Los Angeles Residents a $405 Break from the 405 Freeway with Carmageddon Package

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO OFFERS LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS A $405 BREAK
FROM THE 405 FREEWAY WITH CARMAGEDDON PACKAGE

WHAT: As the closing of the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles approaches and residents are looking to leave town to avoid crisis, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas’ premier entertainment resort, is ready to welcome those looking to escape with its weekend “Carmageddon Package.” The package features two nights in the hotel’s casino tower, complimentary cabana rental and VIP access to Vanity Nightclub for a $405 discount, totaling $525 plus tax and resort fee.

The “Carmageddon Package” includes:

Casino Tower Mt. View room
Cabana Rental (no food or bottle minimum required)
VIP guest list at Vanity Nightclub

*Guests must arrive on Friday 7/15.
*Cabana rental not available on Sunday 7/17.
***Daily rates in US Dollars, based on double occupancy. Package subject to availability.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 800.HRD.ROCK (693.7625) and provide call-in code: HCARMA.

WHEN: July 15-17, 2011

WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

ABOUT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue, home to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

REHAB Invites Sin City Elite to Party Poolside Every Week at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with the REHAB Season Pass

REHAB Invites Sin City Elite to Party Poolside Every Week at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with the REHAB Season Pass

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas presents the REHAB season pass, encouraging Las Vegas’ most tantalizing gods and goddesses to experience the world-famous Sunday pool party week-after-week, as well as other unique property amenities, now through the end of the season.

With the REHAB season pass, revelers can soak up the desert heat and cool down in the most popular tropical pool paradise every Sunday to their hearts’ content, now through October. Presented in a limited-edition REHAB Lunch Box and starting at $777, the REHAB season pass provides access into the weekly party for the season pass holder and one guest. Each season pass holder is presented with official REHAB merchandise as well as a benefits card, which offers twenty percent off Hard Rock restaurants (excluding Nobu) for parties of up to ten people as well as thirty-five percent off spa services Monday through Friday (thirty percent off on weekends). Guests interested in taking advantage of this unrivaled deal may purchase the REHAB season pass inside the Hard Rock Retail Store.

Named one of the top-10 pools in the world by the Travel Channel and one of Tripadvisor’s top-10 sexiest hotels in the country, REHAB offers 50 poolside cabanas that include 42-inch HD plasma TVs and poolside spa service options, courtesy of Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa. Hard Rock partners with Angel Management Group, providing VIP host services, marketing and special event programming throughout the season.

REHAB takes place from 10 a.m. until late every Sunday through October. Normal cover charges vary based on holidays and special events, but generally cover is $40 for men, $20 for women and local ladies receive complimentary access. Rehab patrons will also enjoy a separate valet near the pool entrance for easy access. Cabanas are in high-demand, so those interested should book early by contacting the REHAB hotline at (702) 693-5555.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers exclusive REHAB room packages. Book online at www.hardrockhotel.com. For additional information and images from REHAB events, visit www.hardrockhotel.com and www.rehablv.com. Keep up with REHAB on Twitter and Facebook.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue, home to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.