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Route 91 Harvest
Main stage and artificial grass spectator area of Route 91 in September 2017, partially obscured by Luxor hotel block. Photograph taken from a helicopter during final preparations for the 2017 event.
Route 91 Harvest festival was a country music festival in the United States that was held annually in Paradise, Nevada. It was held every year from 2014 to 2017 in the Las Vegas Village, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) lot on Las Vegas Boulevard, formerly U.S. Route 91, directly across from the Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino and diagonally across from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino. The festival's promoters were  Live Nation Entertainment and MGM Resorts International. 
Route 91 Harvest was the scene of the
2017 Las Vegas shooting in which 59 people including the perpetrator were killed. It is the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in modern U.S. history. The shooting began as singer  Jason Aldean finished his sixth song on the final day of the festival and ended with gunman Stephen Paddock's suicide. At the time, the event was attended by approximately 22,000 people. 
The following country music artists were the major acts in the respective years:
Live Nation Entertainment (2017). "Route 91 Harvest". Live Nation Entertainment . Retrieved 2017.
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Billboard. "Route 91 Harvest Festival: A Brief History of the Fest Targeted in Las Vegas Shooting". Billboard . Retrieved .