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.
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.
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.
My jaw is still on the floor scouring this lineup and seeing the insane amount of talent performing at Glastonbury this June 28-30. I mean just read through this thing a bunch of times. Sure The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, The Vaccines, Kenny Rogers, Ben Howard, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Jake Bugg, Haim, First Aid Kit all on the Pyramid Stage is enough to get most anyone to buy a ticket but just look at the Other Stage and the John Peel Stage.
Just take it all in.
Back with a Five For Friday that you should really pay attention to.
- If you are in Las Vegas tonight there is a rocking show set to take place at the Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip. Gold Fields, A Silent Film and Royal Teeth share the billing. Local band, American Cream opens the show at 8:30 p.m. If you want to hear some of the rising bands in music today, I highly encourage you to check this show out.
- Speaking of shows, there are a ton of SXSW artists rolling through town on their way to Austin. Beauty Bar has a solid lineup which includes David Wax Museum on Saturday evening. Also downtown tomorrow night is the Vegas Streats two-year anniversary party. Going to be a fun one!
- O.A.R. dropped dates on their upcoming summer tour which includes a powerful set of opening acts in Allen Stone and Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate).
- Hangout Music Festival quietly added their third headliner, Stevie Wonder
- Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7 as the next Life Is Beautiful Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase takes place at Commonwealth.
Hope you can join me this evening for the second installment of the Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase curated by Life Is Beautiful. The festivities will be getting going at 6 p.m. at Downtown Cocktail Room with sounds by Carlos Sanchez and DJ 88 and we have a sweet lineup of Las Vegas talent you must see!