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Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 7:54 a.m.
MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.
The inaugural festival from Oct. 3-5 will include country superstars Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert performing at the Lot across from Luxor.
The lineup also includes Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC’s “Nashville,” Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver.
Three-day passes start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. PT. For more info, go to RT91Harvest.com. Route 91 Harvest attendees can take advantage of special room rates at all MGM Resorts properties.
“Las Vegas and country music are synonymous with over-the-top events, and we know that Route 91 Harvest will deliver the latest, greatest experience for fans from all over the world,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation president of country touring, in a news release.
“After launching Watershed and Faster Horses, this festival is the next step in the evolution of Live Nation’s fan- and artist-friendly festival family. We’re thrilled to have it land in MGM Resorts International’s newest venue, the Lot.”
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition.
“With an amazing lineup of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.”
Follow Route 91 Harvest updates on Facebook at Facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter @Route91Harvest and Instagram at route91harvest.
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One of the most iconic resorts on The Strip, the Luxor pyramid invites curiosity while the resort’s interior rewards visitors with equal parts excitement, mystery and intrigue.
This 4,405-room resort features a wide variety of entertainment including world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez (spring 2013), the Cirque du Soleil production CRISS ANGEL Believe, the provocative adult revue, FANTASY, the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top, Menopause The Musical and the exclusive LAX Nightclub.
The property also offers a spa and salon, wedding chapel and inviting pool complex and is connected to Mandalay Bay through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place — a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
With a 120,000-square-foot gaming area, delectable restaurants and top-notch nightlife and entertainment, Luxor provides an unparalleled travel destination.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.