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More Than 70 Local Chefs and Restaurants Highlight the Culinary Lineup at Life Is Beautiful

Attendees can see cocktail lessons, watch live-fire cooking, eat vegan fare, or attend an omakase dinner

2019 Life Is Beautiful Festival – Fremont Stage - Day 3
Miriam Nervo and Olivia Nervo from Nervo perform during the 2019 Life Is Beautiful Festival
FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival

Life Is Beautiful, the three-day food, music, and art festival, gets ready to take over Downtown Las Vegas September 17, 18, and 19 with more than 70 local chefs and restaurants offering their dishes. Attendees can take part in interactive culinary experiences and chef demonstrations, or just eat their way through the festival.

Among the local restaurants are Soulbelly BBQ, 595 Craft & Kitchen, Eataly, Tacos & Beer, Cafe Americano, Custom Pizza Truck, Khoury’s Mediterranean, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cafe Lola, Joy Pop, and Saint Honore, with dishes spanning vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

While the festival already sold out, general admission ticket holders can experience local outlets via evens such as Cocktail School, the Cookout, Omakase Cantina, and the Farm Stand. Cocktail School returns to with a series of interactive seminars and cocktail tastings from Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervenka of Starboard Tack. Sessions will take place three times a day, hosted by local mixologists. Attendance for each session is first-come, first-seated.

The Cookout from Main St. Provisions chef Justin Kingsley Hall offers a demonstration of live fire cooking with chefs from Jaleo and China Poblano by José Andrés, Majordomo Meat & Fish, Echo & Rig, District One Kitchen & Bar, Milpa, Masazul, Toddy Shop, This Mama’s House, Larrea, and Peyote. Service is limited and is only available until sellout each day.

Omakase Cantina from’s Jolene Mannina features Nicolas Costagliola of Restaurant Guy Savoy, Gina Marinelli of La Strega, and Sparrow + Wolf’s Brian Howard. Seatings at the Omakase Cantina may be purchased as a general admission add-on based on availability. Omakase Cantina will take place nightly for three 45-minute seatings.

The Farm Stand from Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby! offers tastes from local vegan restaurants such as Tiabi Coffee & Waffle, Pots, Chikyū, K.ando, Vintage Vegan Diner, Souley Vegan, Phyto’s Vegan Eats, O.G. Lola’s, Underground Burgers, Paradise City Creamery, Garden Grill, and Simply Pure. The Farm Stand will be open nightly from 4 to 10 p.m. or until sold out.

Those with VIP+ tickets can experience daily happy hours on the VIP+ viewing deck overlooking the Downtown Stage. Attendees can eat dishes from Eataly, Honey Salt, Jing, and The Black Pearl.

All In tickets holders and festival artists will find a pop-up from the restaurants at Virgin Hotels including Night + Market, Casa Calavera, and Kassi Beach House.

All Life Is Beautiful attendees will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of each day of the festival.

Music and Culinary Festival Life Is Beautiful Returns This Fall to Downtown Las Vegas [ELV]

Cafe Lola

10075 South Eastern Avenue, , NV 89052 (702) 840-3362 Visit Website

Garden Grill

7550 West Lake Mead Boulevard, , NV 89128 (702) 929-2244 Visit Website

Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

Majordomo Meat & Fish

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-3060 Visit Website

Cafe Americano

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 650-5921 Visit Website


333 West Saint Louis Avenue, , NV 89102 (702) 754-6200 Visit Website

Simply Pure

707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 810-5641 Visit Website

595 Craft & Kitchen

4950 S Rainbow Blvd #100, Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 586-1050

Restaurant Guy Savoy

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 731-7286 Visit Website

Main St. Provisions

1214 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 457-0111 Visit Website

Soulbelly BBQ

1327 South Main Street, , NV 89104 (702) 483-4404 Visit Website


1028 East Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 333-5568 Visit Website


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


3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7950 Visit Website

Honey Salt

1031 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 445-6100 Visit Website

La Strega

3555 South Town Center Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 722-2099 Visit Website

China Poblano

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7900 Visit Website


10955 Oval Park Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135 725-735-7172 Visit Website

Kassi Beach House

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 693-4000 Visit Website

Casa Calavera

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 522-8000 Visit Website


4226 South Durango Drive, , NV 89147 (702) 247-4147 Visit Website

Tacos & Beer

1622 Saint Charles Avenue, , LA 70130 (504) 304-8722

District One Kitchen & Bar

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

Starboard Tack

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


10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, , CA 90067 (213) 310-8000 Visit Website

Sparrow + Wolf

4480 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 790-2147 Visit Website

Night + Market

4455 Paradise Road, , NV 89169 (702) 693-5280 Visit Website


4515 Dean Martin Drive, , NV 89103 (702) 463-9777 Visit Website