It’s nice to have a very rich guy show up and take an interest in revitalizing downtown. Whether we love or secretly wonder about Zappos culture, it sends a little shiver of hope down our collective spines to see the online retailer’s front man, Tony Hsieh, hanging out at the Downtown Cocktail Room talking up redevelopment. It piques our interest in Las Vegas’ future to have him make a deal to relocate his 1,200-employee company from Green Valley to the soon-to-be-vacant City Hall building. In a languishing economy where projects have stalled all over, there’s something inspiring about his belief in Las Vegas.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.