Entering its third year, Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival returns with a world-class culinary program featuring the country’s top chefs, grill masters and mixologists, fit to add true deliciousness to the three-day cultural event on September 25 – 27.
This year, the culinary weekend takeover will feature an expanded and intimate grand tasting demonstration that will take place amidst the bustling streets of Downtown Las Vegas, bringing together fans, foodies and chefs throughout the footprint of the festival. From Friday to Sunday, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will feature pop-up culinary demonstrations and villages with notable, Las Vegas chefs known from around the world serving signature cuisines. Additionally, primetime mixologists will keep the cocktails flowing throughout the festival weekend and be serving seasonal favorites to create the ultimate pairings.
“It is very important for us to continue to incorporate the local Las Vegas restaurant scene and food culture into the festival,” says Eve Cohen, Managing Director at Life is Beautiful. “We’re excited to bring the culinary experience closer to the fans this year by providing them with front row access to the pop-up demonstrations.”
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival attendees will experience the following:
The popular Culinary Village experience will increase in size and flavors this year, seamlessly fusing with the overall festival landscape, featuring culinary displays installed at three of the festival’s music stages. Guests will enjoy spectacular vantage points while feasting on gourmet food from the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options will also be available throughout the festival.
Guests 21 and older will have the opportunity to sample a wide-selection of curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine and spirits from some of the world’s most distinguished mixologists, wine makers and brewers courtesy of Wirtz Beverage. Unlike any other music festival, attendees can choose from over 35 specialty cocktails and over 25 craft wine and beer selections. Ketel One Dutch Mule, alongside a selection of frozen cocktails including The Frozen Minty, Milagro Margarita, Yoghurt Stand and The Banana Slip. Sponsors and Partners include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Ketel One, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Milagro, Fernet-Branca.
Pop Up Culinary Demonstrations
Daily interactive pop-up culinary demos will be performed in the VIP area of the Downtown Stage with a live stream for festival attendees to experience. There will be three cooking expositions and two mixology segments preformed daily. The chef lineup for this intimate demonstration experience include Kim Canteenwalla, Elizabeth Blau, Duff Goldman, Hubert Keller, Sam Marvin, Rick Moonen, Carla Pellegrino, Steve Samson, Adam Sobel, and John Tesar. The mixology lineup includes Eric Hay, Andrew Pollard, Jaime Salas, Ricky Gomez, and Willy Shine.
Hometown favorite, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar will be the exclusive cuisine only available for purchase by those who have VIP wristbands.
For more detail on the culinary events throughout the weekend and to purchase single day or 3-day tickets, please visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com.
Continuing the celebration of the Frank Sinatra Centennial in 2015, Frank Sinatra will be honored with the GRAMMY Museum®’s 2015 Architects of Sound Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Hosted by Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the dinner and concert will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles in conjunction with the opening of Sinatra: An American Icon, and will benefit the Museum’s education initiatives. Performers will be announced soon.
“We are very excited to continue celebrating Frank Sinatra’s centennial by honoring him at our 2015 Architects of Sound Awards,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “Sinatra’s contributions to popular music and the entertainment industry overall have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to the Sinatra family for partnering with us to recognize him at this year’s gala and with our latest exhibit, Sinatra: An American Icon.”
In recognition of Sinatra’s unparalleled contributions to popular music, the legendary GRAMMY winner will be the recipient of both the Architect of Sound: Vision and Architect of Sound: Artist Awards. Selected by the Museum and its Board of Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and have helped shape the sound of a specific genre.
The 2015 GRAMMY Museum Architects of Sound Gala will begin with a reception and touring of the Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation. The celebration will culminate with a concert produced by Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY Museum Board member and GRAMMY Awards telecast producer since 1980.
Major gala sponsors include AEG, The Recording Academy, Carolyn Powers, John Branca, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Media sponsorship will be provided by Los Angeles magazine and Billboard.