NASHVILLE, TN (February 27, 2015) – Live Nation, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, announced today Route 91 Harvest Festival will return to Las Vegas for a second consecutive year October 2 – 4. The three-day, two-stage festival, held at the Las Vegas Village, will be headlined by country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Passes go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST at rt91harvest.com.
A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Gloriana, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett, Austin Webb and Drake White also will join the all-star lineup with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. The festival’s second stage, “Next From Nashville” will return continuing to showcase emerging country artists.
“Our first year in Vegas really exceeded our expectations,” said Brian O’Connell President of Live Nation Country Touring. “We’re definitely using what we learned the first time around and feedback we heard from the fans to change a few things up to make it even better this year. We’re excited for Sin City to go country for the weekend!"
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “Following the success of last year’s event, we are excited to again partner with Live Nation to bring the Route 91 Harvest Festival back to the Las Vegas Village. This year’s lineup is outstanding and we can’t wait for festival-goers to experience this unique outdoor event on the Las Vegas Strip.”
More than 20,000 fans attended Route 91 Harvest’s inaugural year. The festival received huge critical praise with the Las Vegas Review-Journal heralding the festival as “country’s arrival in Vegas.” Additionally, Rolling Stone Country commented on the festival’s unrivaled setting, as “there were some of Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay.”
This year there will be new VIP options available including Neon Lounge VIP passes which will allow festival- goers to enjoy a shaded side stage lounge, upgraded restroom facilities and special access to a cash bar and food concessions.
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About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com. Live Nation's premier country music festival family includes Delaware Junction - Harrington, DE (8/14-8/16), FarmBorough - New York, NY (6/26- 6/28), Faster Horses - Brooklyn, MI (7/17-19), Route 91 Harvest (10/2-10/4) and Watershed - The Gorge, WA (7/31-8/2), for more information and to apply for media credentials for these festivals please visit: thegreenroompr.com/festivals.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.