The Route 91 Harvest festival is reportedly on the verge of returning to Las Vegas, albeit at a different site than where 58 people were murdered during a mass shooting on October 1st, 2017. It's been three years since a gunman opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding more than 850. The Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay, was the scene of a shooting spree that left at least 50 and injured 400 more.

Route 91 Harvest was a country music festival in the United States that was held annually in Paradise, Nevada from 2014 to 2017 in the Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) lot on Las Vegas Boulevard (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. The singer immediately rushed off the stage as soon as he could to protect his wife, Brittany Aldean, who was backstage at the time and pregnant. It's a lot harder to get up and get back out there and do what you do. The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting has been the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Until Sunday evening, the … (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In her court order, Clark County, Nevada, judge Linda Bell said there was “near-unanimous participation in the settlement among potential claimants”, with a total of 4,400 claimants, according to the Associated Press, nudging the settlement towards the maximum $800m figure. The attack – the deadliest mass shooting in US history – also caused a mass panic that left another 800 festivalgoers injured.

Eric Church shared a new song, “Through My Ray-Bans,” written by Eric, Luke Laird and Barry Dean in honor of the fans who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017.

FACT #6. [13] However, this event did not come to fruition.

While the ILMC provides an annual platform for vital discussion and debate, IQ provides a year-round focus on emerging trends and crucial business news. ", "They call us the 'Route 91 Family' in my opinion because we are forever bonded. The Las Vegas shooting occurred at an event called the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The following country music artists were the major acts in the respective years:[6].

Country music singer Jason Aldean was headlining the final night of the three-day country music event on October 1, 2017 when he heard the gunfire begin. “We are grateful that the decision brings families, victims and the community closer to closure,” says MGM in a statement. An experience that thankfully only certain people know," she added.

The event occurred 4 days before a harvest moon. MGM acknowledges no liability for the attack, and will pay $49m of the settlement, compared to $751m from its insurance companies, reports AP. Our hearts still break for the families who lost a loved one We are thinking of each and every one of you today, and everyday... and to the men and women who ran towards the bullets to protect all of us... WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL #vegasstrong #countrystrong". [10] At the time, the event was attended by approximately 22,000 people.[11]. Hotel operator MGM Resorts International, whose Las Vegas Mandalay Bay hotel was the site of the shooting, agreed a settlement with victims last October , with the amount of compensation estimated at $735–800m depending on the amount of the claimants. "On one hand it seems like an eternity ago, a nightmare you try to forget. These included finding a new venue for the festival, being able to successfully coordinate the booking of numerous performers and competing with existing residencies of country stars in other Las Vegas venues. FACT #2.

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Hotel operator MGM Resorts International, whose Las Vegas Mandalay Bay hotel was the site of the shooting, agreed a settlement with victims last October, with the amount of compensation estimated at $735–800m depending on the amount of the claimants. I used to live in Vegas so I had a bunch of friends at the show... little did we know our lives would change forever. On the other hand it’s vividness makes it seem like it was yesterday," she wrote on Instagram. They call us the “Route 91 Family” in my opinion because we are forever bonded. Eric Church shared a new song, “Through My Ray-Bans,” written by Eric, Luke Laird and Barry Dean in honor of the fans who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017.

[7][8][9] 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. I'd like to hear about marketing opportunities, I accept IQ Magazine's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, MGM Resorts and its insurers will pay an $800m settlement to more than 4,400 victims and relatives of the 2017 festival shooting, Las Vegas’s Strip as seen from the Mandalay Bay, image © Ryan Jerz/Travel Nevada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Country music singer Jason Aldean was headlining the final night of the three-day country music event on October 1, 2017 when he heard the gunfire begin. Eric was a … A January 2020 article in Billboard magazine on the possibility of the return of the Route 91 Harvest Festival cited several significant challenges that would need to be overcome. FACT #5. Always in our thoughts and prayers #route91family , A post shared by Brittany Aldean (@brittanyaldean) on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:20am PDT, Aldean's wife, Brittany, also took a moment to reflect on the life-changing night. More than 800 people were injured in the attack. © 2020 International Live Music Conference Ltd. IQ Magazine uses cookies to give users the best experience on our website. [12] In December 2018, it was announced that the Festival might return in 2019, with it being held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

It's been three years since a gunman opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding more than 850. The lineup for 2017 also included performances from Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Lee Brice, Jake Owen and more. "The sound, the chaos, the overwhelming sadness and heartache... it’s something that never leaves you. I mean, you just– you'll never forget it," the singer said in an interview with Access Hollywood.

, A post shared by Jason Aldean (@jasonaldean) on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:28am PDT, This day will always be a tragic memory. I was 8 months pregnant (had Memphis 2 months to the day from the shooting) and my husband was prepping like any other day to entertain thousands of fans.

"It's easy to crawl up in a corner and not come out, you know? On the day of the shooting, there were 91 days left in the year.

The festival was the scene of a mass shooting in which 60 people were ultimately killed, making the incident the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history. The event occurred in the Harvest month of October.

Survivors of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest massacre and their families will receive a collective pay-out of US$800 million, a US court has confirmed. [2] The festival's promoters were Live Nation Entertainment and MGM Resorts International. The event occurred on the 10th day of Muharram, known … On the other hand it’s vividness makes it seem like it was yesterday.

FACT #4. Now, three years later, Aldean is reflecting on the tragic shooting. ", http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-las-vegas-mass-shooting-community-center-20190905-2mgzq26khbatrha5rnt7xiwqcm-story.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Route_91_Harvest&oldid=985306725, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 05:48. "This time of year, it's always something that's kind of in the back of our mind. An experience that thankfully only certain people know. Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news. “We are grateful that the decision brings families, victims and the community closer to closure”. More than 1,000 shots were fired into the crowd as the shooting continued over 15 minutes. A class-action suit against Route 91 Harvest promoter Live Nation seeks refunds for all those in attendance at the tragic country music event, Almost two years to the day since the massacre at Las Vegas festival Route 91, global hospitality company MGM Resorts reaches a settlement with victims, In a bid to avoid liability claims, MGM Resorts has filed pre-emptive federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of the Route 91 Harvest attack. A natural extension of the ILMC, it presents news, features, information and analysis to conference delegates and the wider industry at large. International Live Music Conference (ILMC), agreed a settlement with victims last October, Route 91 Harvest festivalgoers sue for refunds, MGM to pay $735m to Route 91 shooting victims, MGM sues festivalgoers to dodge Route 91 liability. IQ is the essential news resource for the international live music business.

Fifty-eight people were killed and a further 422 injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on Route 91 Harvest, a Live Nation-promoted open-air country music festival, from 32nd floor of the MGM Mandalay Bay on 1 October 2017. ", This will always be a tough day for us. Route 91 Harvest was a country music festival in the United States that was held annually in Paradise, Nevada from 2014 to 2017 in the Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) lot on Las Vegas Boulevard (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. "We have LOVED meeting so many of you who were effected on this day, years ago. The shooting occurred on October 1st, 2017.

Our hearts still break for the families who lost a loved one We are thinking of each and every one of you today, and everyday... and to the men and women who ran towards the bullets to protect all of us... WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL #vegasstrong #countrystrong, A post shared by Brittany Aldean (@brittanyaldean) on Oct 1, 2020 at 7:46am PDT. ROUTE 91 On one hand it seems like an eternity ago, a nightmare you try to forget. 'Hard to believe it's been 3 years since Route 91,' the 43-year-old country music star wrote on Instagram next to a photo of a makeshift memorial at the festival site from 2017.

Eric was a headliner at the festival two days before a lone gunman opened fire during Jason Aldean’s set on Oct. 1, which killed 60 people and injured hundreds more.