IT’S ALL COUNTRY AT ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Route 91 Harvest Festival represents two of the biggest current trends in Vegas live music: First, it’s a multiday destination festival, featuring dozens of acts performing on multiple stages, the kind of event that has become a huge draw for Vegas in recent years, with the likes of Electric Daisy Carnival and iHeartRadio drawing massive crowds. And second, it’s focused on country music, which has in recent years made Vegas its second home, thanks to awards-show broadcasts (including the ACM Awards and the American Country Awards), the National Finals Rodeo and residencies from stars like Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn.
This year’s festival features headliners Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan, plus big names in country music like Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Chris Young and Dan + Shay. In addition to the main stage with its more well-known acts, the Next From Nashville stage spotlights up-and-comers including Aubrie Sellers, Aaron Watson, Brett Young and more. Country fans can pack the outdoor Las Vegas Village for three days of their favorite acts.
Las Vegas Village, 2 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, $199 three-day pass plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster