Route 91 Harvest festival

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Route 91 Harvest
Route 91 Harvest Logo.png
GenreCountry music
Location(s)Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Years active2014–2017[2]
Founded byLive Nation Entertainment
MGM Resorts International
Attendance22,000 (2017)[3][4]
Main stage and artificial grass spectator area of Route 91 in September 2017, partially obscured by Luxor hotel block. Photograph taken from a helicopter during final preparations for the 2017 event.

Route 91 Harvest festival is a country music festival in the United States that is held annually in Paradise, Nevada. It was initially held every year from 2014 to 2017—taking a break in 2018—in the Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) lot on Las Vegas Boulevard, formerly (former U.S. Route 91), directly across from the Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino and diagonally across from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino.[2] The festival's promoters are Live Nation Entertainment and MGM Resorts International.[5] The festival took a hiatus in 2018.


The following country music artists were the major acts in the respective years:[6]

  • 2018: No festival

2017 shooting[edit]

Route 91 Harvest was the scene of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting in which 59 people, including the perpetrator, were killed. It is the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in modern U.S. history.[7] The shooting began as singer Jason Aldean finished his sixth song on the final day of the festival and ended with gunman Stephen Paddock's suicide. At the time, the event was attended by approximately 22,000 people.[8]


Following the mass shooting, Organizer Live Nation decided to cancel the 2018 Festival.[9] In December 2018, it was announced that the Festival would be returning as early as 2019, to be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.[10]


  1. ^ Live Nation Entertainment (2017). "Route 91 Harvest". Live Nation Entertainment. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Crosby, Rachel; Brean, Henry; Hassan, Anita; Munks, Jamie & Bekker, Jessie (October 2, 2017). "'It was a horror show': Mass shooting leaves at least 58 dead, 515 wounded on Las Vegas Strip". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (October 2, 2017). "What Is the Route 91 Harvest Festival?". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Rothman, Michael (October 2, 2017). "What to know about the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival". ABC News. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Fadroski, Kelli (October 2, 2017). "Concert promoter Live Nation responds to the deadly shooting at its Route 91 Harvest festival". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Billboard. "Route 91 Harvest Festival: A Brief History of the Fest Targeted in Las Vegas Shooting". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  7. ^ Housley, Adam; La Jeunesse, William; Gibson, Jake; Herridge, Catherine; Arroyo, Mike; Singman, Brooke; Fedschun, Travis (October 2, 2017). "Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead in massacre Trump calls 'act of pure evil'". Fox News. Associated Press. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Suspect in Las Vegas shooting identified as Stephen Paddock". NBC News. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Mins, Taylor (December 12, 2018). "Route 91 Organizers Talk About Bringing Festival Back in 2019 During Promoter Panel on Artist Curated Events at XLIVE". Amplify. Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Katsilometes, John (December 13, 2018). "Route 91 Harvest festival plans return to Las Vegas Strip". Las Vegas Review-Journal. News + Media Capital Group LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2019.