I’m missing the first day of BottleRock Napa Valley today but stoked to be heading up to Napa tomorrow morning with my brother to catch a couple days of the first year, four-day festival. A stacked lineup, plenty of great food and wine in addition to plenty of friends making the trek should make for a fun weekend.
Tomorrow it’s all about The Black Keys, The Shins, Alabama Shakes, Vintage Trouble, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, Andrew Bird, Matt Nathanson, Blues Traveler and more. Saturday is definitely a power packed day/night of music with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Iron & Wine, Jackson Browne, Jane’s Addiction, Donavon Frankenreiter, Allen Stone, Dwight Yoakam, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sharon Van Etten and more! Sunday brings it with Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti, Grouplove, Cake, Mavis Staples, Train, The Wallflowers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Brandi Carlile and more.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the UNLV student produced program Studio G about Life Is Beautiful and our Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase tonight (May 1) at Insert Coin(s). You can watch the interview below but more importantly a big thank you to all the students in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. A truly incredible group of students make Studio G run and a lot of TV stars in the making. Keep up all the great work!
Super pumped for our next installment of the Life Is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase as we bring the party to Insert Coin(s). For May it’s all about the DJs and we’ve got a great lineup including Totescity, DJ Zo, Crykit, Byra Tanks, Personal Touch and Phoreyz. Plus we’ve got free video games from 7-10, a wicked cool video art installation by Space Cadets AV and $5 Red Bull drink specials.
If you’ve never been to Insert Coin(s), you must stop by. The gaming meets nightlife palace is one of my favorite places in Las Vegas and I’ll take you on in Frogger!
Not familiar with the Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase? It’s a monthly event we hold at a Downtown Las Vegas venue that features homegrown talent right here in Nevada. All talent being showcased are vying for opportunities to perform at the inaugural Life Is Beautiful Festival taking place in Downtown Las Vegas October 26-27. Even more so, it’s an opportunity for locals to discover the talented musicians we have in town as well as the chance for the musicians to introduce their sound to the community all while spending time in some of the amazing venues we have Downtown.
I hope you can make it out tomorrow night, it’s going to be a fun one!
England in August anyone? For me, this lineup is ridiculously awesome.
Awwww yeah! Bonnaroo has announced artist additions today and there are some big time acts now heading to the farm in June. We’re talking Empire of the Sun, Solange, ALO, The Polyphonic Spree, The Rubens, Delta Rae, Black Prairie, Bustle in your Hedgerow, Capital Cities, Houndmouth, James McCartney, Cat Martino, Mac Demarco, Maps & Atlases, On and On, White Lung, William Tyler.
Check out the stacked lineup for 2013 Outside Lands, August 9-11 at Golden Gate Park. C’mon Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kaskade, Jurassic 5, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Pretty Lights, D’Angelo, The Head and The Heart and a whole lot more!
Simply an awesome night of music last evening at Commonwealth for the April installment of the Life Is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase! Great weather, great turnout and of course rocking music from six incredibly talented groups. The All Togethers were a perfect way to get things started, just love that duo! Next up was the incredible voice of Chandelle followed by a rooftop rattling performance by The Dirty Hooks. Avalon Landing were definitely a crowd pleaser, and won the hearts of the ladies. Moondog Matinee, took the evening to a new level and set the tone for a fantastic performance for A Crowd Of Small Adventures. Big thank you to everyone who came out, showed their support and listened to some great homegrown talent.
If you missed out, don’t worry as our next showcase is May 1 at Insert Coin(s).
The past four days being a part of Festival Generation Week have been incredible (more on that coming soon, I promise) and I expect the same to ring true tonight as we host our Life Is Beautiful Festival April Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase at Commonwealth. It all gets started at 5 p.m. with sounds by DJ Zo and then we kick it up a notch at 6 p.m. with six rocking performances. I hope you can join us for this rooftop sunset session featuring some very talented homegrown talent. We’ll also have $6 cocktails to quench your thirst. See you soon!!
Big thanks to the awesome team at Cowtown Guitars and everyone at Commonwealth for helping to arrange a fantastic evening.
Big week as in the middle of this amazing Festival Generation Week, we announced our dates for Life Is Beautiful, October 26-27 coming to Downtown Las Vegas. Book your flights, book your rooms and get set to purchase tickets (soon)!
Also if you are in Las Vegas I highly encourage you to take advantage of Festival Generation Week for the next couple days and listen, learn and speak with incredible individuals. Follow the hyperlink above for information and to RSVP.