Route 91 Harvest festival
|Route 91 Harvest|
|Location(s)||Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|Founded by||Live Nation Entertainment|
MGM Resorts International
Route 91 Harvest festival was a country music festival in the United States that was held annually in Paradise, Nevada. It was held every year from 2014 to 2017 in the Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) lot on Las Vegas Boulevard, formerly U.S. Route 91, directly across from the Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino and diagonally across from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino. The festival's promoters were Live Nation Entertainment and MGM Resorts International.
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. 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.
The following country music artists were the major acts in the respective years:
- 2015: Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge
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- 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.
- "Suspect in Las Vegas shooting identified as Stephen Paddock". NBC News. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
- Billboard. "Route 91 Harvest Festival: A Brief History of the Fest Targeted in Las Vegas Shooting". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
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