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Plans Underway to Bring Route 91 Festival Back to Las Vegas

After a deadly shooting cost 58 people their lives, concert promotoers are working at bringing the Route 91 Harvest back to Las Vegas.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Plans Underway to Bring Route 91 Festival Back to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Crowds of fans gather to enjoy the Route 91 Harvest country music festival at the Las Vegas Village on October 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Concert promoters are working hard to bring the Route 91 Harvest festival back to Las Vegas for 2019.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, officials from Live Nation confirmed plans for the festival to return next year. The festival will remain in Las Vegas, but will be moved from the Las Vegas Village to the Las Vegas Resort Festival Grounds.

Discussions of the festival’s return were had at XLIVE, a music-industry conference held at the Mandalay Bay.

“Route 91 Harvest here in Las Vegas is one of my kids,” said Julie Matway, Chief Operating Officer of Country Nation (Live Nation’s country division) during a panel discussion when asked about what she was looking forward to next year. “I am looking forward to how and when we are going to bring that back. We are working hard on that. Hopefully we will get it online for 2019.”

Live Nation’s President of Country Touring, Brian O’Connell, also confirmed the news to Amplify, adding that there is a plan to honor those who died or were injured.

The festival made headlines in 2017 when 58 people were killed during a mass shooting by a lone gunman on the final night of performances. Route 91 was canceled for 2018 as the victims and their families recovered both mentally and physically from the attack.

The Route 91 Harvest Festival debuted in Sin City in 2014 and tickets sold out each year with more then 22,000 fans in attendance.