Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Woman Antebellum perform for the crowd on the Main Phase during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Las Vegas Town.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015|5:33 p.m.
2015 Route 91 Harvest: Day 2
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Nick Jamerson of Sundy Best sings at the Next From Nashville Stage throughout the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Las Vegas Village.
Gary Allan entertains fans on the Main Stage throughout the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Las Vegas Town.
Dusk settles in throughout the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Las Vegas Village.
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is again Route 91 Harvest C and w Fest at Las Vegas Village. Huge operation. As Hilary Rodham Clinton once stated, it takes, like, a whole community … an area … a village, if you will, to grow something this important to complete health.
Earlier we were discussing the future of this event, 102.7 The Country radio character Rick Kelly and me. It’s likely movinged towards the Las Vegas Resort Festival Grounds for 2016. The concept we had was to turn the Town into the auxiliary phase for Celebration Grounds and ship the crowd of 25,000 approximately backward and forward up the Strip
At the Town on the south end of the Strip, you could catch, state, Jason Aldean at the Town. Then you would be transported north for, say, some Blake Shelton action.
I see absolutely no logistical concerns with this idea.
– Some reliable yet unofficial word around the scene is that Phish has actually been in talk with appear at a celebration in Las Vegas in 2016. This would be an outdoor celebration, and know that Rock in Rio is not carrying out on the Strip in 2016. So begin working that a person out …
– Friday night’s show-closing efficiencies by Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line additionally sealed the vast array of music carried out at this festival. Rhett in fact carried out a cover of “Uptown Funk” that had lots of in the crowd two-stepping (or two-staggering, given the alcohol intake out right here).
FGL, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, is likewise dexterous. The frequent speakers and winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards (to name a few) at MGM Grand have actually blown up in practically 3 years, from when they were the type of rising act you ‘d catch at the peripheral Next From Nashville phase. In a medley of songs they proclaim to have grown up with (and who’s to suggest?), they sampled “Forgot About Dre” by Dr. Dre, “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Kalifa and “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan.
Dee Jay Silver’s between-sets music, important to the experience as the time lapse in between acts is set at 50 minutes, has actually showcased the likes of Aerosmith and AC/DC. If Mr. Silver appears with “2112” by Rush, by God, I will rush the phase.
– Quick mathematics on attendance: This year’s event is drawing about 25,000 fans per show, but it’s not precise to state 75,000 people are participating in the celebration. Same as last year: Many are holding one wristband covering numerous days and nights. And a lot of fans are from out of the location.
Rhett carried out an unscientific however likely on-target ballot of the crowd, asking, “Who here lives in Las Vegas?” followed by, “Who doesn’t live in Las Vegas?” The clear bulk, perhaps three-quarters, were visitors. They all require rooms, too, which is why authorities right here are promoting the occasion as a civic taking place and not simply an MGM Resorts production.
– Crazy moment from Friday night, as streamers were blasted from cannons at the front of the stage near completion of the FGL performance. The colorful cluster of paper was instantly caught by the wind blowing from the west and skyrocketed into the apartment building directly to the east of the Village parcel. Those houses were the source of sound grievances during last year’s event.
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