Music & Entertainment

Looking Back at Life Is Beautiful 2018

Another successful year has now concluded for the Life Is Beautiful Festival, and let me just say… It. Was. Spectacular.

Bringing together thousands of people worldwide to the streets of Downtown Las Vegas on September 21-23, the Life Is Beautiful Festival has, once again, successfully integrated delicious local food, today’s top comedians, and the most iconic musicians of our time into one weekend to further the message of the beauty and potential that life has in store each of us. And in a chaotic time like this, that’s what’s needed the most.

Photo Source: Desiree Tolentino for the Neighbourhood
Photo Source: Desiree Tolentino for the Neighbourhood

The crowds were more passionate and wonderful and were spreading love and positivity everywhere they went.

Throughout the various stages, comedy clubs, gameshows, and food villages, festival fans  plowed throughout the grounds with the most enthusiasm I’ve ever seen. Featuring legendary acts like T-Pain, Florence and the Machine, DJ Snake, and Arcade Fire, the stages was a glowing beam of light, hope, and zeal for the future. Dancing their worries and cares away, the massive crowds kept the party going HARD for hours on end.

Photo Source: Desiree Tolentino for Trixie Mattel
Photo Source: Desiree Tolentino for Trixie Mattel

Featuring comedy acts like Jaboukie Young-White, Michelle Wolf, Hannibal Buress, and drag folk singer Trixie Mattel, the comedy club was packed for every performance and were laughing their hardest laughs everyday. Talking about auditioning in Hollywood, current states of politics, and what it’s like to be a real woman, the comedians brought their best to the stage. This year’s comedy line up was absolutely impressive.

The food at this year’s festival was absolutely stellar. Bringing out cuisine from other countries and not sticking to a traditional set of festival foods, Life Is Beautiful brought the best out for their fans to enjoy throughout the weekend. Providing more variety and better quality foods than most other festivals in the country, Life Is Beautiful knocked it out of the park with their food layout.

The art around the festival was absolutely beautiful, as expected.

Creating the festival in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most advantageous moves that could have been chosen from its conception. The buildings, parking garages, and motels served as a beautiful canvas for many worldwide artists to create and display their work in the festival. Every piece served as the perfect backdrop for many Instagram photos and interactive portraits for most fans.

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DAY 2 – just saw @trixiemattel front row PEAK

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The 2018 Life Is Beautiful Festival was an absolute wonder to witness. Everything was beautifully planned, orchestrated, and put together. The festival is a must-see!

Next year’s festival dates are already announced, so keep up with it and don’t miss out on another momentous festival! See you next year on September 20-22, 2019!