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There is a festival happening this week in Las Vegas you may not have heard anything about. It’s the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival, hosted by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Admission is absolutely free for all events, although you may have to register for those with limited slots available.

The festival kicked off last Friday, April 28th, and continues through this Saturday, May 6th. These events are aimed at getting kids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In fact, the local CCSD school which has the most students and family members attend this festival will receive a $1,000 dollar award!

In a world filled with social media and celebrity culture, it can be a tough sell to get young students interested in any of these subjects. That’s why hosts of this festival are offering lots of interactive presentations, movie nights, and tours of Southern Nevada attractions like the Atomic Museum, the Neon Museum, and the CSN Planetarium.

Believe it or not, this is the 11th year for the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival. I had never heard about it until I read an article by Lauren Negrete on, and I have lived here for over 29 years. It may be a good idea to get your kids involved in these activities because more and more technology driven businesses are moving to our region. That’s where the job opportunities are going to be for your young students.

If you would like to learn more about the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival, see the calendar of events, of you would like to get your business involved, CLICK HERE.

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.

Las Vegas Music Festivals You Can't Miss In 2023

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, so of course you’re going to find the best festivals held in Las Vegas! 2023 is bringing a bunch of them including some festivals returning!

Vegas gets an average of 35-38 million visitors a year! Not to mention being home to about 2.5 million people. So when it comes to music festivals, why not have it in Las Vegas! With numbers like that it’s almost guaranteed to sell out!

There’s a music festival now for every genre of music, being held in Sin City!

Plus with the Las Vegas hotels on the strip, or the beautiful atmosphere of Downtown Las Vegas, there’s never a bad backdrop for these music fests!

In 2023, Vegas will play host to five major festivals. Three of the festivals will be held at one location on the Las Vegas strip. Another one downtown and one up North in the outskirts of the Vegas strip! Which festivals you may ask? Well below are the five festivals!

Tickets to these shows may be hard to come by because most of these shows are already sold out. Or when tickets do go on-sale, they sell out in mere minutes! With this being said, it’s not impossible to find a ticket secondhand, but just be careful where you buy them from or who you’re buying them from. There are a bunch of approved resell sites who you can trust. A lot of people will try to buy them off someone in a Facebook group, dedicated to that particular show, but that may not be the best way because you set yourself up to be scammed! DON’T BE SCAMMED!

So without further ado, here are the top five festivals that are coming to Southern Nevada you need to attend this year!




  • Lovers & Friends

    If you grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and you enjoyed Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, and more, this festival is for you! Headlined by big names like Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Boyz II Men, and a ton more, you’re for sure to get a huge dose of 90’s Hip-Hop & R&B!  On top of those artists, you’ll see Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Shaggy, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Ginuwine, En Vogue, Blackstreet, Master P Lil Kim, T.I., Eve, and a bunch more!

    The show will take place on Saturday, May 6th at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

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    Ticket Waitlist and details can be found HERE!

    Missy Elliott

    Christopher Polk  via Getty Images for FYF



  • Sick New World

    If you’re more into rock, then you need to be at this festival! Happening Saturday, May 13th at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds! Ready for this line up? System of A Down headlining the festival! Alongside Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, Papa Roach, and more! And this festival is allowing bands who haven’t toured in a while like Coal Chamber! The festival will cram over 20 bands into a whole day. Four different stages!

    All the full details and ticket waitlist info can be found HERE!

    Serj of System of A Down

    Kevin Winter via Getty Images for ABA


  • When We Were Young 2023

    After 2022’s When We Were Young being such a huge success, the festival returns for 2023! The show will be October 21st and 22nd! The same line-up will play both days! This years line-up is just as good as last years, if not better! This years headliners are Green Day and the reunion of Pop-Punk group, Blink-182! Along side them will be Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, Rise Against, Gym Class Heroes, and a ton more! Just like last years festival, there will be 4 stages to host all these bands! The festival will be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds as well.

    If you want info on the show or waitlist tickets, click HERE!

    Green Day

    Jo Hale via Getty Images

  • Life Is Beautiful

    Life Is Beautiful is coming back for it’s tenth year! This year is a momentous occasion for the festival being held in Downtown Las Vegas! Ten years and still going! The festival was recently bought by Rolling Stone and they promise this years festival will be the best one yet. The line-up for the festival hasn’t been announced yet, but past headliners for the show includes artists like Post Malone, Outkast, Foo Fighter, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, and more! The festival will be held September 22nd through the 24th, with stages scattered all around Downtown Las Vegas.

    If you want to get in on tickets, you can RSVP now before the line-up hits! Click HERE for more info!

    Dan Reynolds

    Ethan Miller via Getty Images


  • EDC

    The one festival held here in Southern Nevada that will draw fans from all around the world! Held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the festival host some of the worlds most renowned DJ’s, all at one place! Las Vegas is already home to some of the worlds best DJ’s! EDC will be held on May 19th through the 21st!

    If you want tickets to the Electric Daisy Carnival, click HERE for more info!

    EDC Crowd

    Steven Lawton via Getty Images

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