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Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Skrillex

19 Oct

Yes I am well aware Skrillex DJs in Vegas a lot but that’s inside of nightclubs and without his real production. If you want to see a spectacle, head to the Ambassador Stage on Sun. Oct. 26 at 10:15 p.m. and witness one of the best shows around. Skrillex is bringing the SPACESHIP to Life is Beautiful!

Check out this documentary from Red Bull fittingly titled “Let’s Make A Spaceship”

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Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Dizzy Wright

11 Oct

Lucky 13! Getting closer to Life is Beautiful 2014 and one of the acts I am pumped we were able to add this year is Vegas’ own, Dizzy Wright. The 23 year old rising hip-hop star is poised to be the next musician to break from the neon desert. Anyone who’s see Dizzy live can attest to his on-stage presence but it’s his lyrics that make him a champion. The 2013 XXL Freshman Class honoree raps a positive message and awareness. So far so good because the fans keep lining up to see him and you won’t want to miss his set on Sunday, October 26 on the Ambassador Stage at 3:35 p.m.

Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Las Vegas Philharmonic & The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil perform a Tribute to The Beatles

7 Oct

17 days until the second Life is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas, October 24-26! If you haven’t gotten your tickets, do so at www.lifeisbeautiful.com and if you have, awesome and I can’t wait to see you!

If there is one performance you can’t miss, it’s this one. I’ m talking about legendary, one time only performance.  In honor of The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary of coming to Las Vegas, I’ve gotten the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil to join forces for a 40 minute tribute to the Fab Four.  It’s going to break down like this, on Sunday afternoon you are going to want to make your way to the main stage where the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a 20 minute solo set of Beatles songs before being joined on stage by the cast of LOVE for an incredible performance of acrobatics and dancers meets symphony. Yes you read that correct, this is all going to happen at once, Cirque du Soleil cast members will be flying, Beatles music will be playing and you as a spectators are going to witness an incredible never before seen show.

If I could begin to explain how excited all parties involved are, you wouldn’t believe me.  Everyone is pouring their blood, sweat and tears into this performance and I promise you this is going to be legendary.

Me personally, this performance is the coolest thing I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on. And yes, I realize I work for a festival so I’m not joking when I say how amazing this opportunity is.  Not only is LOVE my favorite show in Las Vegas, I clearly am a fan of The Beatles, Giles Martin working on the arrangement for this performance is just WOW and the opportunity to work with the Philharmonic is such an incredible one (these musicians are uber talented and hearing them in rehearsals gave me chills);  this  magical in so many ways.

Want to read a little more, check out this article from my buddy John Katsilometes who interviewed the great, Giles Martin about the upcoming performance and arranging the music specifically for this show.

 

 

@LifeIsBeautiful Single Day Schedule and Tickets

24 Sep

Here we go……just a month away from the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas and now the fun for you can really begin as this morning we released the single day schedules! Give a look and let me know what day and who you’re most excited to see!

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Also this Friday at 10 a.m. SINGLE DAY TICKETS go on sale!

See you in a month!

Peace + Love + Music
Craig

Isle of Wight Festival 2012 First Announcement: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

21 Nov

Holy amazing! Talk about one awesome way to start the week, I knew Isle of Wight Festival was preparing to announce the first act for the 2012 Festival but never in my wildest dreams did I even think it would be Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band!

Isle of Wight takes place June 22-24, 2012. Looks like post Bonnaroo is going to include a trip across the pond for me!

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 23 Days – Artist of the Day: The Head and The Heart

17 May

The Head and The Heart are one of the bands I am most excited to check out next month at Bonnaroo.  After selling more than 10,000 copies of their self titled debut album by word of mouth alone (we’re talking self burned copies), the disc was re-mastered and released last month.  Hailing from Seattle and having already opened for DMB, Vampire Weekend and The Decemberists,  The Head and The Heart are definitely one of the rising bands that are sure to strike it BIG very soon.

Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – The Other Tent

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 25 Days – Artist of the Day: Ryan Bingham

15 May

To most, Ryan Bingham is known as the Oscar winning recording artist for his song “The Weary Kind” in the Jeff Bridges movie, Crazy Heart.  Really this is just the icing on the cake because his works before are even better and hopefully the rise in popularity gave people a chance to give a listen.  With a raspy voice and one heck of a band in The Dead Horses, Bingham is a nice slice of Americana that you can’t get enough of.   I got hooked on his album Roadhouse Sun but it was his disc Mescalito that really made me a huge fan.

Definitely can’t miss next month at Bonnaroo.

Scheduled to perform:  SUNDAY 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM – THAT TENT