Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas

The fan-favorite festival returned with big-name artists, culinary delights and plenty of entertainment options.

Life is Beautiful returned to Downtown Las Vegas this past weekend with plenty of music, art and entertainment for the masses. The event has been a staple of the Las Vegas festival scene since 2013, with only one year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the festival in 2021 had rather strict vaccine and testing requirements; this year, the event seemed to return to its pre-pandemic state. 

Atmosphere at Life is Beautiful Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Atmosphere (Courtesy Life is Beautiful)

The three-day weekend festival included an entertaining comedy line-up including a 90s Nite Dance Party, Celebrity Book Club With Steven & Lily. Culinary masters hosted events at The Cookout and the Omakse Cantina including a “Stranger Things” themed menu from Chef Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo Steakhouse & Bar. Market in the Alley also returned for the weekend featuring products from local artisans and vendors. CASA BACARDÍ also made it’s return to Life is Beautiful with a live stage and fun activations. Art lovers enjoyed several new installations including “Liquid PXL” by Abram Santa Cruz and a colorful setup by Neon Saltwater. 

CASA BACARDÍ at Life is Beautiful Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
CASA BACARDÍ (Courtesy Life is Beautiful)

Life is Beautiful Festival 2022

Day One of Life is Beautiful kicked off with some big-name artists including Charlie XCX and fun throwback performers like Shaggy and T-Pain. Cage the Elephant and Arctic Monkeys headlined on the Downtown Stage and EDM performer Alison Wonderland rounded out the night on the Fremont Stage. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day (September 16), CASA BACARDÍ welcomed Mariachi Sol De Las Vegas for a special performance. 

Charlie XCX at Life is Beautiful Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Charlie XCX (Courtesy Life is Beautiful)

Day Two of Life is Beautiful included numerous surprises like an appearance from the Blue Man Group during Alessia Cara’s set on the BACARDÍ® Stage. The Gorillaz headlined on the Downtown Stage, while the Fremont Stage featured numerous EDM artists throughout the night. The festival hosted a “Feed Our Community” event as well, offering free free shuttles in collaboration with Three Square Food Bank and provided 300 free meals to members of the community. 

Alessia Cara and the Blue Man Group Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Alessia Cara and the Blue Man Group (Courtesy Life is Beautiful)

Day Three of Life is Beautiful concluded the weekend with headliners Jack Harlow and Calvin Harris on the Downtown Stage. The Western Country Club welcomed Tenille Arts to the stage. Performer’s from Cirque du Soleil’s newest Las Vegas residency “Mad Apple” were also seen entertaining festival goers throughout the grounds on the final day of Life is Beautiful. 

Calvin Harris at Life is Beautiful Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Calvin Harris (Courtesy Life is Beautiful)