By Gabe Dixson
For a music festival with such big acts like Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast and Skrillex. I’m surprised that I haven’t heard about it before. That may be because Life Is Beautiful is still less than 2 years old.
Yes, you read that correctly this festival with household names threw it’s first event last year in October. With more than 60,000 people attending they are hoping to grow even more this year and are still adding amazing acts as I write this article.
Now what exactly is Life Is Beautiful about? Besides celebrating the awesome power of music, the festival prides itself on being able to help “people conquer their fears and chase their dreams”. When you log on to their home page you’ll find stories, videos and tons of other links about coming out, bullying, inner beauty and loads of other topics all about inspiring people for the better. The entire point of this festival and the movement seems to be about empowerment, raising one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Life Is Beautiful takes place in the scorching desert of Nevada right in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. There you will find not only some of the best music acts in the world but amazing food, incredibly motivating public speakers, and art that is absolutely out of this world! General Admisson tickets are still available for 249.50 or if you want the ultimate experience VIP tickets are going for $595.
The festival will take place in Downtown Las Vegas October 24, 25, & 26.
For more information about Life Is Beautiful or to purchase tickets to one of the best weekends of your life. Visit http://lifeisbeautiful.com/
By: Gina Catalano
Four years without new music from Jesse McCartney is way too long, in my opinion. Not that I didn’t mind hearing his voice in the Tinker Bell and Alvin and the Chipmunk films, but it wasn’t the powerhouse vocals that I was constantly listening to via Departure. It was in May of 2013 that I was scrolling through Twitter and saw McCartney tweeting at the Backstreet Boys – my first taste of pop music, my first concert, my first loves. I couldn’t believe it; they were embarking on a tour together! It was every 90s girl’s dream.
By: Danielle Young
Andrew McMahon is a name that many people are familiar with. If you aren’t sure why you know this name, it may be from his previous bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Both of these acts made a mark in the music industry and McMahon is back at it again with his newest band, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. We had the pleasure of seeing them perform in Chicago, IL at Ravinia Festival.