Life is Beautiful Festival

Las Vegas is well known for its over the top parties and theatrics, which makes it the perfect city to kick off the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival. On Friday, October 25th, 2013, from 8-12pm, 16 celebrity chefs will participate in 'Grills & Guitars,' a celebration of barbecue, combining creative open flame cooking with craft brews, artisanal wines and original cocktails. Participating chefs include Clayton Arakawa, Aaron Sanchez, Scott Conant and more, with special appearances by Tom Colicchio, Nancy Silverton and Michael Symon. During the festival, Chef Jonathon Waxman will be honored with the first ever commemorative award for his dedication to educating and mentoring many of today's top chefs.