Life isn’t beautiful for St. Joseph’s Church with the gradual closure of downtown streets, Las Vegas

Rolling street closures will run through downtown Las Vegas over the next nine days heading into the music, arts and food festival known as Life is Beautiful, city officials said.

Starting at midnight Wednesday, downtown streets will be shut down in seven phases leading up to the opening of the fifth annual event expected to draw more than 100,000 people between Sept. 22-24. The festival encompasses 18 blocks bounded by Mesquite and Bridger avenues, Sixth Street and Maryland Boulevard. MORE