We named it Best Fest in our 2018 Best of Vegas issue, and from April 30-May 2, the annual literary and cultural gathering known as the Believer Festival will return with another noteworthy lineup.

Presented by UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute, this year’s event will focus on the theme “here + after.” Participants are set to include author Jonathan Lethem; On Being podcast host Krista Tippett; celeb chef Roy Choi; Iran-born poet Kaveh Akbar; Portland folk pop band Y La Bamba; hip-hop artist Jean Grae; and Big Dance Theatre Company.

According to a press statement, the fest “will explore the past, discern the present and imagine the future.” Tickets and locations will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit believerfestival.org.

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