Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station

KNPR

Will Life Be Beautiful This Weekend?

Tens of thousands of people will head to downtown Las Vegas this weekend for the Life Is Beautiful festival. It's an eclectic 2-day event featuring live music, food (including some high-end culinary offerings), art installations, and a "learning" component. Festival founder-director Rehan Choudhry is banking on the hunch that people who like Beck, Jurassic 5 and the Killers, will also sit still for lectures from the likes of Intel's Steve Brown, and Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of Wordpress. The festival will also shut down a number of city blocks in downtown Las Vegas. Now that the schedule is firmed up, we talk to Rehan Choudhry about what he has planned for Life is Beautiful, and about the challenges of organizing a festival of this kind in urban Las Vegas.

Support comes from

Guests

Rehan Choudhry, founder, Life is Beautiful

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.

More Stories

KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada
KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada
KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada