Musical acts Brumby, Brittany Rose and The Lique won’t be the only homegrown talent performing at this year’s Life Is Beautiful. The music, art and culinary festival has again partnered with Cirque du Soleil to bring the production company’s magical marvels to the streets of Downtown Las Vegas.
Performers from Cirque’s seven resident shows on the Las Vegas Strip will entertain festival attendees throughout the day on September 23 at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Eighth Street, with performances occurring at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Fans can look forward to a medley of acts—from Mystere, O, Zumanity, KA, The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE and MINDFREAK LIVE!—at each street-side spectacular. Performers will interact with audience members for an immersive entertainment experience.
“It’s similar to what you see before our shows start in the theater. Seeing acts up close on the street is pretty awesome,” says Lou D’Angeli, Cirque’s senior director of marketing and PR. “It brings Cirque back to our roots, and lets the audience experience amazing performances up close and personal.”
D’Angeli says fans will see the dislocation act from Zumanity, the Nowhere Men from The Beatles LOVE, and “more surprises along the way” throughout the Friday affair.
This marks the fourth year that the Montreal-based production company has partnered with the Downtown happening, and its presence in the festival footprint is a testament to the goal of bridging the gap between music, art and performance.
Weekend passes and single-day tickets to the three-day festival are still available, and can be purchased at lifeisbeautiful.com.