Third Thursday on 3rd Offers Final Chance to Win Life is Beautiful Tickets



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Night Time Food Truck And Live Art Experience Kicks Off Festival Weekend On Thursday, 9/20 @ 7 P.M. 
*Additional Property-Wide Activations All Weekend Long!*

With Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival weekend just days away, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is preparing for its official kick-off to festival weekend with another Third Thursday on 3rd night time food truck and live art experience; but as an official partner of Life is Beautiful 2018, this month’s event is offering attendees a final chance to win festival tickets PLUS access to the exclusive Pool Party Series at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck featuring Life is Beautiful artists Elderbrook, Sir Sly, and Cold War Kids.
Highlighted by a live art installation and featuring some of the city’s best food trucks, Third Thursday on 3rd will once again bring a collision of street art + music + food to the 3rd street corridor at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino to launch festival weekend – but that’s not all!


Cementing itself as the preeminent host hotel of festival weekend, Downtown Grand has prepared the complete property experience for the frenzied festival crowd with additional food and drink specials all weekend long PLUS additional entertainment including a post festival party Friday and Saturday night inside Freedom Beat hosted by Life is Beautiful 2017 alumni artist Cameron Calloway.
Complete List of Weekend Offerings & Activations Include: 


  • Thursday, September 20th        7pm – 10pm                DJ Edoc + Live Art
  • Thursday, September 20th       10pm – 1am                 Elmer Abapo
  • Friday, September 21st             12am – 3am                Cameron Calloway
  • Saturday, September 22nd       11am – 2pm                 Dan Fester
  • Saturday, September 22nd       12am – 3am                 Cameron Calloway
  • Sunday, September 23rd          11am – 2pm                 Mahi Crabbe
  • Friday, September 21st             10pm – 2am                 DJ Leverage
  • Saturday, September 22nd       10pm – 2am                  DJ Tim Tones
  • Friday, September 21st             12pm – 6pm                  DJ Edoc
  • Saturday, September 22nd       12pm – 5pm                  DJ Edoc
  • Sunday, September 23rd          12pm – 5pm                  DJ Edoc
  • Friday, September 21st              10am – 2pm                LIB Party ft. Elderbrook
  • Friday, September 21st              2pm – 6pm                  DJ Optic
  • Saturday, September 22nd        10am – 2pm                 LIB Party ft. Sir Sly
  • Saturday, September 22nd        2pm – 6pm                   DJ Leverage
  • Sunday, September 23rd           10am – 2pm                 LIB Party ft. Cold War Kids
  • Sunday, September 23rd           2pm – 6pm                   DJ Kris Cut
$2 Dos Equis on Draft
  • Available beginning Thursday, September 20th at 8am thru Monday, September 24th at 8am
  • Available at Freedom Beat Bar, Furnace Bar, and Art Bar (and 3rd Street bar during Third Thursday on 3rd)
$8 Life is Beautiful Signature Cocktail (THE WEEKEND FIRE MACHINE)
(Bacardi and Red Bull)
  • Available beginning Thursday, September 20th at 8am thru Monday, September 24th at 8am
  • Available at Freedom Beat Bar, Furnace Bar, and Art Bar (and 3rd Street bar during Third Thursday on 3rd)
Life is Beautiful Killer Punch
Lemon specialty drink includes Citrus Lemon Slice Souvenir Cup
  • Available at Citrus Grand Pool Deck during hours of operations from Friday, September 21 until Sunday, September 23rd.
Satellite Food Stands

Taco / Nacho / Hotdog Concession Stands

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to
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Halloween Tricks and Treats to Hit the Downtown Streets!


Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino to Freak the Street for Special Halloween Edition of “Third Thursday on 3rd”

Monthly Night Time Food Truck and Live Art Experience Takes Over 3rd Street Corridor Just In Time For Halloween

Festive Food Trucks, Spooky Live Art Installation, Pumpkin Art Battle for Kids, Costume Contests, Face Painting and “Truck or Treating” ALL a part of the Haunted Happenings Taking Place on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The air is crisp, pumpkin spice is being overused, and candy aisles are doubling in size which can only mean two things; fall is back and Halloween is just around the corner! With this seasonal shift in mind, the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino is offering up their privately owned 3rd street entertainment space on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. to the ghosts of Halloween present for a special Freak the Street edition of their wildly successful night time food truck and live art experience, “Third Thursday on 3rd.” This month’s event aims to give attendees the full black and orange treatment through food trucks, chilling live art, ALL AGES costume contests, haunted faux tattoos and other hair-raising “tricks” and “treats” just in time for the creepiest day of the year.


Live Art:
Four of the valley’s top freestyle artists will once again entertain event goers with a LIVE art installation under the 3rd street lights. Along with an energetic MC throughout the night, DJ Edoc will provide the spooky soundtrack for this animated experience designed to electrify bystanders with uninhibited street art and showcase some of the scariest ghouls and goblins on canvas. Final renderings of the four canvases will be raffled off with 100% of ticket sales going to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. In addition, live T-shirt screening will take place and custom #VegasStrong T-shirts will be available for purchase with ALL proceeds also being donated to the fund.

Pumpkin Art Battle:
While the pros go to work, kids will have an opportunity join the fun with a mini art battle of their own, giving them a chance to decorate pumpkins LIVE while using some of the same tools as the center stage artists positioned just behind them.

Costume Contests:
Kids and adults are challenged to give their 2017 costume a trial-run and see how their selection stacks up against the rest of the city. Prizes for kids costumes will be awarded throughout the night while adults will have a chance to win $1000 in cash for best costume. Additional prizes for various creative categories will also be awarded.

Faux Tattoos and Face Paint:
No Costume? No Problem. Faux Tattoo Studios will be on-site offering haunted face painting and temporary tattoos for all those looking for some spontaneous Halloween spirit.


Food Trucks:
The city’s most beloved food trucks will hit the streets in Halloween themed décor while serving the haunted masses with the best mobile menus around. This month’s line-up will include: Waffle Love, Cookie Bar, Sin City Wings, Slidin’ Thru, Dragon Grille, and of course, I Luv Cotton Candy.

Truck or Treating:
In addition to the delicious curbside eats, food trucks will be giving kids a head start on filling their candy bags early with “Truck or Treating” all night long.

Street Games:
3rd street will be lined with all of your favorite street games including, Ping-Pong, cornhole, and foosball. Additional contests and prizes will be given away throughout the night PLUS a chance to play PLINKO to win gift certificates, and other Downtown Grand swag.

About Event:
Third Thursday on 3rd Presents Freak the Street

3rd Street at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
Located on 3rd street between Ogden & Stewart
Thursday, October 19th

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Event FREE for all ages!

About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino:
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination right in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 of the hottest slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, Art Bar, Sidebar and the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill. Partnering venues include the famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. Downtown Grand features Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.


For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to