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Life Is Beautiful At El Cortez

El Cortez is proud to be an official sponsor of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival. Whether you are attending the festival or not, you can get a taste of just how beautiful Life is at El Cortez with live music, DJs, and a whole lot more. See below for all of the excitement happening only at El Cortez – The Party Inside the Party.





Sound Check: The Festival Pre-Party

Friday, October 26 – 9pm

Location: Parlour Bar, Casino, El Cortez Stage

At El Cortez, you won’t have to wait for Saturday to get the party started. Begin your festival weekend at our Sound Check Festival Pre-Party.  We’re kicking it off with classic Vegas fun, tribute artists, and a live performance by 90’s tribute band EMPIRE RECORDS.

Saturday and Sunday

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After Life : The Official Life is Beautiful After Party

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – Starting at 11pm

Location: Parlour Bar, Casino, El Cortez Stage

When the main stage stops, the party doesn’t. After Life: The Official Life is Beautiful After Party keeps it going with live music and DJ sets from featured Life is Beautiful acts.

Saturday Performances by:
RNR – Chancellor Warhol – Sean Glass – Treasure Fingers – Poolside

Sunday Performances by:
Moondog Matinee – Five Knives – Sean Glass – CODES – Baio from Vampire Weekend – Bob Moses 

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El Cortez Stage

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – Starting at 5pm

The hottest headliner to hit the stage at the festival… is you! Grab the mic for a special Life is Beautiful edition of karaoke at El Cortez Stage. At 11pm El Cortez Stage turns into the epicenter of After Life: The Official Life Is Beautiful After Party.


The Original Tailgate

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – 11am-10pm

Location: El Cortez Porte-Cochère and El Cortez Sports Book

Sports book meets street party in our valet area. From 11am to 10pm you can watch all the games, bet the lines, and enjoy tailgate food and fun right in front of El Cortez. There’s a hot dog cart, a bar, giveaways, and more. But be careful… if you’re not in the spirit of things, you might get flagged by one of our lovely referees.

Get the best of both worlds with the Life is Beautiful Experience inside El Cortez Sports Book. From 11am to 10pm we bring the tailgate vibe inside with food, fun, promotional models, and giveaways. It’s all the great sports viewing and betting you already know and love, combined with the grandeur of Life is Beautiful. Certainly not to be missed.


Make Your Mark Tattoo Parlor

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27  – 11am-Midnight

Location: El Cortez Poker Room

What better way to commemorate the art and beauty of the Life is Beautiful festival than with a professionally-done tattoo? We’ve transformed El Cortez Poker Room into a fully-equipped pop-up tattoo parlor! From 11am to midnight, you can come in and get some amazing art. Ask us about our exclusive promotional tattoos, only available this weekend.


Parlour Bar Lounge

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – Starting at 11am

Location: El Cortez Parlour Bar and Casino floor

The Parlour Bar is honoring the music of Vegas, then and now. From 11am to 10pm, enjoy tribute artists celebrating the music of classic Vegas in the swankiest venue downtown, including Elvis, Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Marilyn. From 10pm on, party with with DJs spinning today’s hottest hits in our extended lounge as part of After Life: The Official Life Is Beautiful After Party.


Recharge | Refresh | Relax

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – 11am-10pm

Location: El Cortez Founders Room

With so much excitement going on, you’ll need a place to recharge your batteries… literally and figuratively. From 11am to 10pm you can take a break from the festivities and head up to the Founder’s Room, where you’ll find phone charging stations, soothing music, professional massage therapists, and a bar. Recharge, refresh, and relax. Then head back to the festival, reinvigorated and ready for more.

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The Parkway Performance and Charity Area

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27 – 10:30am-Midnight

Location: Jackie Gaughan Parkway

Get the full Vegas experience without even leaving Downtown. Life is Beautiful is going to bring the Strip to you. From 11:30am to 5:30pm see the hottest acts in Vegas from shows like Cirque du Soleil and Absinthe right on Jackie Gaughan Parkway. From 5:30pm on, light up your night with fire breathers and stilt walkers. We’ll have three satellite bars and four food trucks, so you’ll have everything you need. And we’ll have eight charity tents on site, so you can help make life beautiful for someone else.