Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 | 1:58 p.m.
Some of the hottest men in country music are returning to the Las Vegas Strip in the fall to headline the 2016 Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival at Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor.
Announced this morning, the lineup for the third-annual Route 91 Harvest from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 includes Las Vegas regulars Luke Bryan, who is the two-time reigning Entertainer of the Year; Brad Paisley, who always puts on one of the best live shows around in any music genre; and Toby Keith, whose local ties include Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s.
Route 91 Harvest sold out in only its second year in Las Vegas. Passes for the three-day, two-stage outdoor festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at RT91Harvest.com.
This year’s lineup also includes Little Big Town, Chris Young, Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.
VIP passes will be available offering fans access to the Neon Lounge with private cash bar, elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restrooms, food vendors, complimentary massage services, festival concierge and more.
“Everything in Las Vegas is larger than life and spectacular, so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation president of Country Touring, in this morning’s new release.
“Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”
Chris Baldizan, senior VP of Entertainment Booking and Development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest. This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.
“Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along the Strip throughout the weekend. This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
For more: Facebook.com/Route91Harvest; Twitter @Route91Harvest; and Instagram: route91harvest.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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