6 reasons to check out the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

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Did you miss Burning Man? Could you not afford Coachella tickets? Were you totally unimpressed with the food options at pretty much every single summer fest? Don't worry, there's always next summer, and with that in mind you might want to wisen up and snag tickets to Life Is Beautiful in downtown Las Vegas.

Here are 6 reason the festival is worth your time:

1) Incredible performances for every age: The 2015 festival brought out legends like Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran and Snoop Dogg, but the younger acts were equally impressive with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and Future Islands nailing performances across the festival's four stages.

2) It's more than a music festival: The festival includes a learning series and a culinary series, which drew out big names like Bill Nye, Rosario Dawson, Marije Vogelzang, Jeff Hoffman and more to speak about their journeys. It's a nice break for the brain from the music.

3) Location, location, location: Right in the middle of Sin City's burgeoning downtown sector, the festival is only a stone's throw from The Strip. If you're feet hurt and your lungs are sore, all you need to do is hop on a shuttle back to the air-conditioned casinos.

4) All of the fun from the desert seems to have come to Vegas: Burning Man happens just a few short weeks before the Life Is Beautiful Festival and it can be a dusty trek out into the desert. But you can get a lot of the same vibe at this music festival since there are wild structures, light up dragons, ferris wheels, and hula-hooping-lovers on tap.

5) The food options are superior: Unlike regular festival fare, Life Is Beautiful focuses on bringing out amazing vendors to showcase what Vegas has to offer. You can chow down on Blue Ribbon fried chicken, snack on sushi from Nobu for $9, go crazy at the line of food trucks, which included Cousins Maine Lobster and Coolhaus, or imbibe on the stellar drinks options from famed Vegas mixologists.

6) It's a genuinely good time: The hometown crowd of Las Vegas regulars mixed with the young, music-loving population makes this a unique music festival unlike any other.

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6 reasons to check out the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Dom Brown of Duran Duran performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: (L - R) John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Dom Brown, and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran perform during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: John Taylor (L) and Dom Brown of Duran Duran perform during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniel Wayne Sermon (L) and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons perform during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer/drummer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniel Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Rapper Snoop Dogg performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Rapper Snoop Dogg performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Rapper Snoop Dogg performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Guitarist Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musician John Taylor of Duran Duran performs at the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Dan Reynolds (L) and Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Guitarist/keyboardist Edmund Irwin-Singer of Glass Animals performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festivalthe 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Bassist Drew MacFarlane (L) and drummer Joe Seaward of Glass Animals performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (R) attends day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (R) attends day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer/guitarist Dave Bayley of Glass Animals performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer Alan Wilkis of Big Data perfoms durgin the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Ben McKee (L) and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons perform onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: A view of the crowd while DJ Carnage performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer Alan Wilkis of Big Data perfoms durgin the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: A view of the crowd while DJ Carnage performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Ben McKee and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Ben McKee and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Festival goers attend day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musician Trevor Young of Soja performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Emily Haines of Metric performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: What So Not performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: What So Not performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Chance the Rapper performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer/songwriter Emily Haines of Metric performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Chance the Rapper performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Chance the Rapper performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Guitarist Soren Hansen of New Politics performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Leikeli47 performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer/model Pia Mia performs during the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Festival goers attend day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Festival goers attend day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Food designer Marije Vogelzang speaks onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Food designer Marije Vogelzang speaks onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Emily Haines of Metric performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Big Data performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: The Magician performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Edmund Irwin-Singer (L) and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals perform onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musician Joe Seaward of Glass Animals performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musicians Dave Bayley (L) and Drew MacFarlane of Glass Animals perform onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: CEO of Humin Lane Wood speaks onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Musician Mike Kerr of Royal Blood performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer Lizy Ryan of Big Data performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew Pollard (R) attends day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: MIICS performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival on September 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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