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Life is Beautiful Official Daytime Pool Party Series

Life is Beautiful festival weekend just got more beautiful. This year, you can
enjoy more than 39 hours of festival fun. Before festival doors open, attendees
can start the party early at the Official Daytime Pool Parties at Citrus Grand
Pool Deck Friday – Sunday. Take a look into each of the Daytime Pool Party
artists below.

Cold War Kids

You’ll recognize them by their hits “First” and “So Tied Up” (featuring Bishop
Briggs). Cold War Kids began in 2004 with four guys jamming out to classics
by Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and The Velvet Underground. Within a year of its
founding, the band put together their debut EP Mulperry Street, which
garnered a lot of buzz among music bloggers.

The band landed its first record deal in 2006 with the album Robbers &
Cowards, peaking U.S. charts at a mere 173. Just two years later, their
second album Loyalty to Loyalty made the band a household name by
peaking the U.S. charts at 21. Since then, Cold War Kids has released four
additional albums and the song “First” landed the number one spot on the
Billboard Hot 100.

Take a listen to their biggest hit off their 2017 album L.A. Divine.

  • Catch them live at Citrus Grand Pool Deck on Sunday, September

Sir Sly

Formed by vocalist Landon Jacobs with instrumentalists Jason Suwito and
Hayden Coplen accompanying him, Sir Sly is an Indie Rock band out of So. Cal.
The musical group worked hard to build a following online and shortly after
forming topped the Hype Machine chart. Their second single “Gold”, released in
May 2013, made it on both Billboard Alternative Songs Chart and the Rock
Airplay Chart, and was even featured on a Cadillac commercial.

It wasn’t until their second album Don’t You Worry, Honey was released in June
2017 that the band begin getting momentum in the music industry. Songs “High”
and “&Run” off the album peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The
single “High” was also featured on an episode of 13 Reasons Why and used
during the closing credits for Happy Death Day.

  • Catch them live at Citrus Grand Pool Deck on Saturday, September


British musician Alexander Kotz first entered the music scene as solo artist
Elderbrook just three years ago. Before branching out on his own, Kotz was a
member of an Indie Rock Band as both guitarist and singer/songwriter. He left
the Indie band to explore hip-hop music, then finally discovered his niche as an
Electronic Producer. Elderbrook’s first EP How Many Times was released in mid-
2015; MixMag, a British electronic and clubbing magazine, named How Many
Times as one of the Top Tracks of 2015. He blew up in the British music scene in 2017 after
collaboration with CamelPhat. Their collaboration entitled Cola went on to become one of the
biggest selling songs of 2017.

Elderbrook is recognized as a multi-instrumentalist. The artist is trained in classical piano and
guitar, allowing him to stand out among other Electronic Producers. When creating a song,
Elderbrook takes influences from every genre of music – from country to gospel and everything
in between.

  • Catch him live at Citrus Grand Pool Deck on Friday, September 21st

RSVPs are officially closed for the Life is Beautiful Daytime Pool Party Series.
There are still a few ways to gain entry:

  • Book a Hotel Room at Downtown Grand. This guarantees you a VIP 3-
    day pass to enjoy all 3 parties
  • Purchase a Cabana. This will guarantee you entry for each day you
    book. Cabana pricing starts at $500/day
  • Win a VIP 3-day Pass. Attend Third Thursday on 3rd on Thursday,
    September 20th from 7pm – 10pm for a chance to win VIP 3-day passes
    for the Pool Parties
  • General Admission. If all else fails, head to our non-ticketed line. This is
    on a first come, first serve basis and does not guarantee entry, so get
    there early! Lines open at 9am each day.

In anticipation for the weekend, take a listen to our Spotify playlist:

Post-Festival Beautiful Happenings

Here’s a few exciting happenings to keep the party going long after the Life is Beautiful Festival ends for the day.

Cheap Booze

After a long day of rocking out in the sun, cool down with a $2 Dos Equis – the
best deal in the area! $2 Dos Equis will be available 24 hours a day starting
Thursday, September 20th at 8am thru Monday, September 24th at 8am. For
late night drinking, head to Furnace Bar or Freedom Beat.

Good Eats

Dancing for 13 hours straight will work up an appetite. Freedom Beat is our
24-hour American restaurant with the best burgers, apps and breakfast food.
Save a few bucks and wait until 2am to grab a bite. Freedom Beat’s happy
hour takes place from 2am to 5am nightly offering half off beer, specialty
cocktails and all appetizers including cheese curds, smoked wings and loaded

Late Night Tunes

You’re coming to Life is Beautiful Festival for the music, so let the music continue
flowing even after the festival closes its doors. Cameron Calloway, Life is
Beautiful 2017 Alumni, will be performing on the Freedom Beat stage from
Midnight to 3am Friday and Saturday. The show is free entry – plus you’ll have
easy access to the cheap booze and good eats.

You can also enjoy great music on the casino floor from 10pm to 2am. The
schedule of DJs is as follows:

  • Friday, September 21st @10pm DJ Leverage
  • Saturday, September 22nd @10pm DJ Tim Tones

Find out all the pre-party festival fun here.

Pre-Festival Beautiful Happenings

Life is Beautiful Festival Weekend is a time where Downtown Las Vegas
transforms into a beautiful, chaotic masterpiece of music, art, food and fun.
Hotels are packed to the brim, locals and tourists are buzzing around a 2-mile
radius, and everyone is here to have a beautiful time.

The festival officially takes places Friday – Sunday from 2pm – 1am, so you
may be wondering what to do prior to the festival doors opening. Here’s a few
exciting happenings to get the party started early each day of festival

Third Thursday on 3rd

Third Thursday Event Downtown Las Vegas

It’s no surprise that attendees get so pumped for the festival that they arrive to
Vegas a day early. Third Thursday on 3rd gives you the ultimate pre-party
experience the day before the festival begins. If you haven’t experienced it
before, Third Thursday on 3rd is a food truck and live art experience with
delicious food from 6 food trucks, a live art battle between 4 local artists, great
music from DJ Edoc and street games. It’s a family friendly event and free to
the public.

Bonus: for locals that haven’t purchased a ticket to the festival, we’ll be giving
away a pair of Life is Beautiful Festival tickets during the event.

Life is Beautiful Pool Party Series

If you’re anxious to start rockin’ out to your favorite bands early, you can join
us at the three Official Life is Beautiful Daytime Pool Parties at Citrus Grand Pool Deck. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, September 21st @ 10am Elderbrook
  • Saturday, September 22nd @ 10am Sir Sly
  • Sunday, September 23rd @ 10am Cold War Kids

RSVPs for the pool parties are now closed, but you still have a few options.
First, you can purchase a cabana for the pool parties to guarantee your
entrance into the show and give you a comfortable place to hang. Second, the
shows are free and open to the public. Those with RSVPs will take
preference, but there will be a second line open to non-ticketed guests. These
will be let in on a first come – first serve basis.

*entrance will not be guaranteed in the non-ticketed line.

reserve your cabana here

Freedom 2 Brunch

Shrimp Avocado Egg Toast

If you can’t get into the pool party, you can still have fun before festival doors
open. Experience the Freedom 2 Brunch at Freedom Beat on Saturday and
Sunday from 10am to 2pm. There will be live music from local musicians Dan
Fester and Mahi Crabbe, $20 all you can eat small plates and $10 bottomless
mimosas or build your own Bloody Marys.

reserve your brunch table here

Cheap Booze

If you’re not that hungry in anticipation for the festival, then hang out at Art Bar
or Furnace Bar to enjoy $2 Dos Equis. Can’t beat a deal like that! $2 draft Dos
Equis will be available at all bars at Downtown Grand beginning Thursday,
September 20th at 8am thru Monday, September 24th at 8am.

Now that you have plans pre-festival, take a look here for post-festival

Book a Hotel Package

When booking your Downtown Las Vegas vacation, don’t just book a room at the cheapest rate. Instead book a hotel package as the amenities will guarantee and enhanced stay and even save you a few bucks. Take a look at the variety of packages we offer!

Big Squeeze

Pool season is still in full swing in Las Vegas. Take advantage of the rays and book the Big Squeeze. This package comes with a daily $50 food & beverage credit to Citrus Grand Pool Deck. After all, you know each of your days are going to start at the pool – why not make it easier and have the cost included in your room?


Bed & Brewski

It’s Vegas. Skip the pancakes and start your day with a 6-pack instead (your choice of Gypsy Fade India Pale Ale, Bonanza Brown Ale or Craft Pilsner). This package is brought to you by Tenaya Creek Brewery – just down the street from us! In addition to your room and 6-pack of beer on the bed, you’ll also get an exclusive tour of the brewery (equipped with a free pint) and discounts for all Tenaya Creek Beers at our bars.


Bed & Breakfast

Perhaps beer isn’t your ideal breakfast. The Bed & Breakfast package may be right for you! With this package, you can enjoy the best breakfast in Downtown Las Vegas at Freedom Beat. Flapjacks, avocado toast, chicken & waffles – whatever your heart desires in the morning, Freedom Beat can serve it up right, and by booking the Bed & Breakfast Package, your room will include a daily $15 (per person) daily credit.


Mob Museum

Vacationing in Vegas means exploring the city and hitting all the fun tourist attractions. The Mob Museum is conveniently steps away from the hotel lobby. With this package, you’ll get two tickets to explore this museum and discover the history of organized crime in Las Vegas.



Heading to Vegas on a romantic getaway with your beau? The Intertwined Package may be perfect for you. Arrive to your comfy Las Vegas hotel room greeted by a bottle of Conundrum Red Blend Wine and six chocolate covered strawberries. You’ll fall in love with this city instantly.


You’ll also find pop-up packages based on major events in the city including the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival (2018 – Sold Out!) and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2018 – Now Available!).