Day 2 Recap: Lionel Richie, Lizzie Velasquez, and Celebrities at Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful Day 2 was a success. Here’s a quick recap of awesome moments from the festival:

  • Lionel Richie connected generations with a high energy performance that kept the packed crowd dancing “all night long.” Richie treated the audience to an encore of Michael Jackson’s “We Are the World” and engaged the audience in a duet of “Endless Love.”

2014 Life Is Beautiful Festival - Day 2

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  • Chef Rick Moonen took the stage at Container Park with singer Kimbra, where he demonstrated his preparation of True North Salmon with pickled cucumbers and horseradish crème fraiche.

2014 Life Is Beautiful Festival - Day 2

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  • Capping off Saturday’s learning sessions, motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez joined festival founder Rehan Choudhry in the “You are Beautiful” speaker session to inspire and remind attendees of one of the central themes of the three-day event.
  • Life is Beautiful was written into one couple’s love story when a marriage proposal occurred on stage during The Flaming Lips’ performance of “Do You Realize?” She said yes.
  • OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash gave a nod to a fellow festival performer by donning a Lionel Richie t-shirt.
  • Local artists Tim Bavington and Sush Machida accepted a proclamation from Congresswoman Dina Titus, on behalf of Life is Beautiful, in honor of the festival’s contribution to the downtown beatification efforts through its various art curations and programs.
  • The Roots, Misterwives and Fitz and the Tantrums all paid tribute to the 80’s with covers of Guns N Roses’ “Sweet child of mine”, Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls just want to have fun” and “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurhythmics.
  • Festival goers lined up every half hour to party on foot for Lionel Richie’s Conga express, dancing to his classics throughout the footprint.

Life is Beautiful Festival

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  • MSMR gave festival goers a glimpse of what’s to come on Sunday by performing one of fellow Life is Beautiful artist Artic Monkey’s songs.
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