A fresh fence line: Notes on the new Life Is Beautiful footprint

Fred Morledge

Gearing up for a return to Life Is Beautiful? Don’t assume you know exactly where you’re going once you get inside. The Downtown music, food, art and learning festival has unveiled its second-year footprint, and though the general area looks familiar—stretching roughly from Mesquite to Carson avenues, between Las Vegas Boulevard and 10th Street—there have been key physical changes since last October.

For starters, Fremont East will be outside the fence line in 2014, so if you feel like lunching at Le Thai, lounging at the Beat or ducking into the Griffin for a drink, you’ll need to wristband-scan out and then back into the festival. On the flip side, the new configuration means venues like Beauty Bar and Backstage Bar & Billiards could choose to keep the music going after midnight (last year, Fremont East sat dark once LIB’s headliners finished).

Also of significance: El Cortez, set entirely within the footprint last year, will be outside this time, as will Atomic Liquors.

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