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Friday, May 13, 2011

18b Musical Festival has arrived...

As if there was not enough to do in Vegas here come the cool cats of Born and Raised productions to throw yet another memorable party to celebrate music, arts and culture in fabulous Downtown. With an awesome lineup of talented musicians you know the the 18b Music Festival is not a party to be missed. 

The Big Friendly Corporation returns to the 18b Music Festival, heading a lineup that features top emerging talent from the Las Vegas music scene: A Crowd of Small Adventures, The Clydesdale, Shaun de Graff, Interzone, My First Rodeo, and Mike and Josh from Avalon Landing. The main event will also feature some of Las Vegas’s top spoken word artists, as well as live action painters, who will be featured alongside the musicians. 

The festival will be preceded at 4:00 PM by ARTgasm on the patio of Bar+Bistro @ the Arts Factory, hosted by RJ Reynolds. ARTgasm is an audience-interactive event, giving everyone the opportunity to be a part of a Live Art Improvisation with local painters, poets, musicians, and dancers. 

Additionally, the Bar+Bistro @ the Arts Factory will transform into an Urban Beer Garden from 4:00 pm until midnight. For $20.00, festival goers will be given a wristband allowing them to sample a wide variety of Imported and American Craft Beers.

The 3rd Biannual 18b Music Festival, begins at 6pm Saturday, May 14, 2011, on the Boulder Plaza behind the Arts Factory. Beginning at 6:00pm, the Festival is free for all ages. Urban Beer Garden 21 and over.

The Arts Factory 
107 East Charleston Boulevard 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

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