By: Jennifer Miller-Gonzales
The appropriately named and highly anticipated Life is Beautiful Festival, that is held annually right in the heart of downtown Las Vegas is already creating buzz with the release of its musical artist line-up. The event in its fourth year is slated for three days, September 23-25. The music, culinary, art and learning extravaganza has been featuring leaders in each industry since its first festival in 2014. For the culinary events, LIB incorporates interactive cooking showcases, demonstrations and food stands while featuring celebrity chefs from The Food Network, Bravo, TLC and more. The festival also has speakers in tech and inspiration to educate and enlighten. Speakers like Bill Nye the Science Guy, who’s iconic American live action science program that originally aired in 1993 and ran from 1998. Other speakers were Rosario Dawson and founders of amazing non-profit organizations and foundations. The festival’s inspiration Lizzie Velaquez was a speaker. She is a national anti-bullying activist. Tony Hsieh has also taken the LIB stage.
With the education from the speakers, the hundreds of food options and a focus on musical performances that bring big name artists to the city, it’s no wonder that organizers are expecting more than 100,000 attendees this year.
The 2016 edition marks the second year under the co-ownership of Wendoh Media. The shift last year coincided with the festival's move from October to September.
Headliners for this year’s festival are Mumford and Sons, J.Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, Young the Giant and Jane’s Addiction just to name a few. Tickets are currently on sale with a three-day general admission pass starting at $225 while a VIP pass will sell for at least $575. Tickets are on sale at lifeisbeautiful.com.
Per the website, “Experience the stages, dance to the music, hear stories, try the food, hug a new friend, explore the art and meet people who will change your life. These are the best days of our lives.”