Las Vegas Music Highlights: The Killers at Life is Beautiful Festival, Madonna Announces New Show, Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour, EDC Week Celebrations

The 10th annual Life is Beautiful festival, taking place in downtown Las Vegas from September 22-24, has announced its lineup. Las Vegas natives, The Killers, are set to take the stage on Friday, with Kendrick Lamar and The 1975 headlining on Saturday, and Odezsa, Khalid, and Nelly closing out the show on Sunday.

Since its founding in 2013, Life is Beautiful has welcomed over a million visitors and 600+ artists, including Billie Eilish (2021), Chance the Rapper (2019), and Arctic Monkeys (2022). With a crowd averaging more than 170,000, it is one of the most successful music festivals in the United States.

Tickets for this year’s event go on sale Thursday, March 30 at 10 am PT through

Alongside Life is Beautiful, Madonna has added a third Las Vegas date to her upcoming tour. On Thursday, January 18, 2024, she will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; pre-sales for Citi cardholders and fan club members will begin on March 28, with general on-sale starting on March 31 at 10 am through

Smashing Pumpkins will kick off their “The World is a Vampire” 2023 North American tour in Las Vegas, playing two shows at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on July 28 and 30. Interpol, Rival Sons, and Stone Temple Pilots (with Jeff Gutt filling in for the late Scott Weiland) will open for the group. An artist pre-sale starts Tuesday, March 28 at noon local time; the general on-sale begins Friday, March 31 at 10 am local time, available for purchase at

Sammy Hagar will rock the Pearl at the Palms on July 15, with a band featuring former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and renowned drummer Jason Bonham. Tickets, starting at $59, go on sale 10 am Friday, March 31, through Ticketmaster.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Chemistry … an Intimate Night with Kelly Clarkson” residency will take place at the Bakkt (formerly Zappos) Theater at Planet Hollywood on July 28 and 29, and August 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 18, and 19. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, March 31 at 10 am PT through Ticketmaster, with presales available to Citi cardholders, fan club members, and Caesars Rewards members.

For those who were unable to get tickets to the sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), taking place May 19-21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, EDC Week offers a second chance to experience music from more than 200 DJs and other acts. Tiesto (May 18 and 22 at Zouk and May 20 at Ayu), Steve Aoki (May 19 at Wet Republic, May 20 at Omnia, and May 22 at Jewel), Deadmau5 (May 19 at Zouk), Alleso (May 19 at Hakkasan), Slander (May 17 at Zouk), Bassrush Massive (May 18 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center), Afrojack (May 19 at Hakkasan), and Illenium (May 18 at Omnia, May 19 at Tao Beach) are among the biggest names announced so far. For the full lineup, visit