Life Is Beautiful not happening in 2020; Las Vegas festival canceled due to coronavirus

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Life is Beautiful 2019

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 20: Atmosphere during the 2019 Life Is Beautiful Festival – Fremont Stage – Day 1 on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival)

LAS VEGAS – Life is Beautiful, the three-day music, arts, culinary and comedy festival held each fall in downtown Las Vegas, will forego its outdoor festival format in 2020 in order to put its resources towards supporting the Las Vegas community.

In an open letter to fans, Life is Beautiful stated: 

“We were more excited than ever to share the vision of this year’s festival with you. Instead, this moment has given us the opportunity to pause and assess what is truly important. It has given us the space to reflect and to grow, to refocus on our work, and to find new ways to give back to our community beyond the three days of the festival.”

The Life is Beautiful team said that several factors stemming from the COVID-19 crisis led to the decision.

“It’s clear the health and economic hardships from the COVID-19 crisis will impact us all for some time to come,” festival organizer Justin Weniger said. “In light of this, we made the determination to re-examine the role Life is Beautiful plays in the community and how we can put our resources, creativity and time into doing what we always set out to do: inspire and bring together a community.”

Driven by a collective passion for creating holistic experiences that aid in positive community transformation, Life is Beautiful is working to create new initiatives that will impact supporters on a local, national and global scale, in addition to making a full return with the festival in 2021.

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