Here’s What to Expect at This Year’s Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas

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Offering a positive reminder in its name, Life is Beautiful Festival encourages people to celebrate life through shared stories and experiences. The annual festival combines music, food, art, and learning into a unique and immersive experience. More than just a music event, Life is Beautiful wants to create a meaningful connection with people. Its lifestyle programming aims to inspire festivalgoers to find the beauty in life. The fourth annual festival will be held September 23-25 at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Thinking about attending Life is Beautiful? Here’s what you need to know about this one-of-a-kind experience.

All-Star Performances

Whether you’re an indie rocker or a hardcore EDM fan, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Life is Beautiful. The festival features an assortment of live performances ranging from hip-hop, rock, pop, and EDM. Its all-star lineup includes headliners Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, and G-Eazy. With four massive stages and over 80 chart-topping musical acts, you’ll be moving and grooving all weekend long.

Larger Than Life Artwork

Every year, Life is Beautiful transforms downtown Las Vegas into an open-air gallery, showcasing some of the world’s most renowned street artists. The muralist program of Life is Beautiful is curated by Charlotte Dutoit of JUSTKIDS and is a standout attraction for the festival. Internationally recognized artists Shepard Fairey – of the OBEY GIANT art campaign – and Felipe Pantone are just some of the names on this year’s roster. In addition to street art, the festival also features several large-scale art installations, including pieces by Mike Ross and Amanda Parer. Guests can view murals and installations from previous Life is Beautiful festivals just by walking through downtown Las Vegas.

A Foodie’s Paradise

You won’t find your standard festival food here at Life is Beautiful. The festival’s Culinary Village offers more than 40 food trucks and booths for a truly diverse culinary experience. This year’s participating eateries are all local chefs and restaurants, highlighting Las Vegas’ amazing food scene. Popular options include N9NE Steakhouse, Nobu, RM Seafood and food trucks like Stripchezze and Cousin’s Maine Lobster. Festivalgoers will also have access to about 25 specialty cocktails including Strawberry Blonde, Rum in the Coconut, and the Festival Mule.

Transformative Ideas and Stories

The Ideas series at Life is Beautiful offers guests the unique opportunity to learn how to transform themselves, their community, and the world. Curated by CatalystCreativ, the series highlights three different themes throughout the festival: Self Transformation, Local Transformation, and Global Transformation. Each theme features live discussions and interactive Q&A sessions with influential voices in today’s generation. This year’s series headliner is television star, model, author, and drag queen, RuPaul Charles. Ranging from CEOs, authors, and television personalities, Ideas series speakers inspire and enlighten audiences through their unique stories and experiences.

Start the Party Early

Festival gates open at 2 PM daily. But, if you’re looking to start the festivities earlier, the Pool at the Plaza is hosting several pre-parties with live performances (21+).

Sticks and Stones – Saturday, September 24 (Noon)

Includes a live photoshoot by Filthy Mouth Creative

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Mod Sun – Sunday, September 25 (Noon)

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