Life is Beautiful for Downtown Las Vegas concertgoers

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Florence and the Machine (at Lake Tahoe, above) will perform at Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas.
Shaun Astor / Tahoe Onstage

Aside from being one of Nevada’s largest and most-recognizable festivals, Life is Beautiful is continuing its trajectory of hosting larger and more diverse lineups of musical performers, comedians, artists, speakers, culinary names and popular Vegas personalities.

The 2018 Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is set to hit Downtown Las Vegas for its sixth year from Sept. 21-23.

Spread across 18 square blocks next to Fremont Street and the Fremont East Arts District, the festival will feature nearly 100 performers, with music ranging across the pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock and EDM spectrums.

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Headliners for this year’s festival include The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Travis Scott, and Arcade Fire, with Odesza, N.E.R.D., St. Vincent, Chvrches, A$AP Ferg, Alison Wonderland, T-Pain, Sabrina Claudio, Ravyn Lenae, Brasstracks, Death Cab For Cutie and Tyler, The Creator being amongst the performers hitting the festival’s multiple stages over the weekend.

Comedians include Hannibal Buress, Michelle Wolf, Pete Davidson and Natasha Leggero making up just a few of the nearly 20 individual and group acts.

Each year at the festival, sculpture, installation and mural artists take to the streets of downtown Las Vegas putting up temporary pieces, while many of the murals remain on buildings walls after the fest ends, becoming the iconic social media hot spots of Downtown Vegas into the future.

Add to this the hotel pool parties, nightly parties at the Forest House Art Car, the Fremont East District a quick walk outside the festival and Vegas’ typical 24 hour mayhem, and Life Is Beautiful is on par to be a weekend-long party for the festival crowd where the city’s young vibrance and dated glamour merge.

Life is Beautiful is an all-ages event.

Daily and Weekend General Admission passes, along with VIP packages and ticket and hotel bundles are available.

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— Shaun Astor

About Shaun Astor

Shaun Astor cites pop music singers and social deviants as being among his strongest influences. His vices include vegan baking, riding a bicycle unreasonable distances and fixating on places and ideas that make up the subject of the sentence, "But that’s impossible…" He splits his time between Reno and a hammock perched from ghost town building foundations. Check out his work at

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