Music festivals have always been such a big part of Las Vegas culture and economy for as long as music festivals have been around. This past year, music festivals across the globe have come to a screeching halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After over a year of patiently waiting, music festivals have returned to the Vegas skyline starting with Life is Beautiful.
The Life is Beautiful music festival has been around since 2013 with the purpose of bringing music, art and food to the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas. Bringing in almost $350 million in revenue for the city, LIB has been nothing but a benefit to the community.
One of the most unique things about this year’s festival is the meditation experience being led by Deepok Chopra, world-renowned author and wellness coach. This mediation experience will allow for attendees to connect with others in an attempt to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.
This past year has taught a lot of people about the importance of being aware of their mental health and how important it is to come together as a community. This festival is bringing a whole new way for people to become a community.
This year’s culinary experience falls into four different events for festival goers to participate in. Arguably one of the most creative experiences is The Farm Stand Experience. This experience is all about celebrating the vegetables. Having festival goers have the opportunity to understand the work it takes to grow a vegetable as well as to appreciate the produce itself is more than just something to do at this festival, but it is Life is Beautful’s way of bringing up the social issues surrounding this topic.
Alongside The Farm Stand experience is Cocktail School. Cocktail School is where attendees have the opportunity to try their hand at bartending and learn directly from professional bartenders from the alcohol brands Patron, Bacardi and many others.
The music line-up is obviously the main attraction for the festival being it is mainly a music festival. This year’s headliners include Tame Impala, Green Day, Billie Elish, and many other well-known names. This line-up is more diverse than most music festivals.
Attendees can expect the unexpected with these performances due to it being a lot of these artists first round of concerts since early 2020. Life is Beautiful is sure to make the Las Vegas Arts District look a lot different Sept. 17-19.