The “Life is Beautiful” Festival wasn’t just a festival, it was a life experience. Revolving around the name of the festival, that life in fact IS beautiful, the overall attitude and vibe was very positive, uplifting, and inspiring. The purpose of this festival seemed to be, not to take away from musical performances, but to make the 3 day festival an experience to remember by including many fun and interactive events and activities, other than the wonderful “A List” lineup of extremely talented musical acts. “Life is Beautiful” featured many guest speakers in the “Learning Center”, some of which being Pussy Riot and Penn & Teller, talking about the importance of looking on the positive side of things, even in the most grim of situations.
Not too far from the Learning Center, was the celebrity chef stage. With the likes of “Iron Chef” Cat Cora and Duff Goldman, of the reality shows “Ace of Cakes” and “Sugar High”, amongst many other amazing chefs and guest appearances, the festival goers were sure to conjure up quite an appetite after seeing these tasty cooking demonstrations. But hunger proved to be no problem at all for this festival...boasting almost 50 succulent gourmet food trucks and vendors. There were also wine tastings as well as art showcase on the festival grounds as well. This truly was a festival for the “arts”.