The Life is Beautiful Official Kick-Off Party, Grills & Guitars, Redefines The Backyard Barbeque with Celebrity Chefs, Gourmet Fare and Live Musical Performances
Vintage Trouble, Sleeper Agent and The All-Togethers to be featured
Grills & Guitars, Life is Beautiful’s kick-off party, ushers in another year of festival fun at Gold Spike on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 to 10 p.m. This inventive culinary occasion provides attendees with prolific chef interactions, inspired gourmet comfort food and live music performances. A twist on the traditional backyard barbeque, Grills & Guitars also offers guests an experience of craft beers, lively wines and innovative cocktails with flame-kissed fare that is sure to satisfy all of the senses.
Distinctly different than your average food event, Grills & Guitars welcomes guests to feel as though they have been personally invited to the block party of their dreams. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the impressive roster of celebrity guest chefs, immerse themselves in the musical performances of festival artists Vintage Trouble, Sleeper Agent and The All-Togethers as well as get a private taste of what to expect over the festival weekend.
“Grills & Guitars is an evening devoted to showcasing the fusion of food and music that speaks to two of the foundations of the Life is Beautiful Festival” shared Life is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry. “There’s no better way to start the festival weekend than with a group of passionate chefs who have come together to host an intimate backyard barbeque in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas.”
Grills & Guitars will feature appearances and delectable dishes compliments of:
Bruce and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl)
Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity)
Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group)
Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller)
Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai)
Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV)
Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut)
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck)
Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group)
Ralph Perrazzo (BBD’s – Beers, Burgers, Desserts)
Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig)
Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at Aria)
Andiamo Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas
As part of the all-inclusive ticket, guests will be able to sample a selection of dishes from the impressive culinary roster. Guests can look forward to tasting the following delicious plates: Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese, Grilled Spanish Octopus with Squash Caponatta and Crab Grits, Grilled Prime Steak Tacos, Barbecue St. Louis ribs, Basque Shrimp with Chimichurri, Pastrami-spiced Ribeye, burgers, and more!
The musical stylings of Vintage Trouble, Sleeper Agent and The All-Togethers will provide guests with a soundtrack to the neighborhood backyard barbeque atmosphere of Grills & Guitars. Vintage Trouble tops off the performance roster, with their revolution of traditional soul, blues and rock sounds They are accompanied by rockers Sleeper Agent, whose esthetic is best described as “lusty garage rock with loads of retro smarts.” The All-Togethers are a local acoustic group who offer listeners a mixture of prohibition-era influenced instrumentals combined with uniquely modern lyrics creating a sound all their own.
Grills & Guitars is open to the public and makes for an unforgettable preview night for any festival attendee. Tickets are $175.00 (plus fees) all-inclusive of food, beverage and music, and can be purchased at www.lifeisbeautiful.com/tickets.
Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.
2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, World Education University, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank,CBS Radio, 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.