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Sample Eataly, NoMad, and Roy Choi at Life Is Beautiful

The music festival announces its culinary lineup with 70 food opportunities

A sunset view of a main street and neon-lit signs in Downtown Las Vegas.
Life Is Beautiful 2017
Demian Becerra

Those heading to Life Is Beautiful, the music and arts festival Sept. 21-23, can get a first taste of NoMad, Eataly, and Roy Choi’s Kogi BBQ while listening to The Weekend, Florence + The Machine, Travis Scott, Miguel, Arcade Fire, Tyler, the Creator, DJ Snake, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, and more.

The three-day festival returns for the sixth year with a food and drink lineup that brings a roster of chefs and mixologists, food trucks, pop-up surprises, exclusive restaurant previews, and more than 70 options from accessible to everyone to very VIP.

The main festival grounds features The Cookout from chef Justin Kingsley Hall of The Kitchen at Atomic with Royden Ellamar of Harvest, Khai Vu of District One Kitchen & Bar, Mike Minor of Border Grill, Brian Howard of Sparrow & Wolf, Johnny Church of Golden Entertainment, Vincent Rotolo of Good Pie, and Hemant Kishore of Toddy Shop showcasing their food.

The VIP experience brings food and drink from STK, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Rooster Boy Cafe, Echo & Rig, the on-the-way La Strega, and Masso Osteria.

All-in ticket holders can access the Backstage Brunch from Josh Smith of Bardot Brasserie on Saturday, followed by an exclusive preview of Las Vegas’ NoMad restaurant from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara on Sunday. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer holds a pop-up with chef Stephen Parker while beverages come from The Dorsey, Rosina, and the soon-to-open Electra Cocktail Club.

Very VIP ticket holders can taste what Eataly has in store before it opens later this year at the Park MGM, while Starboard Tack serves classic Tiki cocktails throughout the day.

Festival-goers can also participate in a cocktail school with Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervenka of Starboard Tack, and hosted by Gene Samuel of The Fabulous Swiggavino Bros. Dakota Nate (A Cocktail of Two Cities), Christina and Pamela Dylag (Velveteen Rabbit), George Sproule (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), Matt Graham (Herbs & Rye), Kinson Lau (Station Casinos), Jen Len (Jammyland), Leo Robitschek (NoMad Las Vegas) Ami Robbins (Unknown bar at the Palms), and Juan Coronado (Bacardi Rum Ambassador) share their tricks behind the bar.

And then there are the Culinary Villages with more than 50 restaurants and food trucks. The lineup includes Scotch 80 Prime, District One Kitchen & Bar, Naked City Pizza, Shiraz Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Black Sheep, Fuku Burger, Kogi BBQ, Boba by Milkbox, Afters Ice Cream, and more.

Non-alcoholic drinks include craft lemonades, Boba teas from Boba by Milkbox, and specialized coffees from Dutch Bros. Coffee. Visitors who are age 21 and over can order specialty cocktails such as the Bacardi Desert Mojito, the official cocktail of Life Is Beautiful, as well craft beers and more.

Tickets start at $135 for one day and $295 for all three days.

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The Black Sheep

8680 West Warm Springs Road, , NV 89148 (702) 954-3998 Visit Website


3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 730-7617 Visit Website

Masso Osteria

11011 West Charleston Boulevard, , NV 89135 (702) 797-7097 Visit Website

Naked City Pizza

600 e Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 474-3677 Visit Website

The Kitchen at Atomic

927 East Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 534-3223 Visit Website

Border Grill

3500 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 854-6700 Visit Website

The Dorsey

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1945 Visit Website

Starboard Tack

2601 Atlantic Street, , NV 89121 (702) 684-5769

Good Pie

1212 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 844-2700 Visit Website


2270 Village Walk Drive, , NV 89052 (725) 258-3246 Visit Website


3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7990 Visit Website

Herbs & Rye

3713 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 982-8036 Visit Website

Velveteen Rabbit

1218 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 685-9645 Visit Website

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Sparrow & Wolf

4480 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 790-2147 Visit Website

Scotch 80 Prime

4321 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (866) 942-7780

Rooster Boy Cafe

2620 Regatta Drive, , NV 89128 (702) 560-2453 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

District One Kitchen & Bar

3400 South Jones Boulevard, , NV 89146 (702) 413-6868 Visit Website

Bardot Brasserie

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-8610 Visit Website

Dutch Bros

2840 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121 (541) 955-4700

The Park

3782 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website


3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-1945 Visit Website

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-2337 Visit Website