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Live Nation bets on Vegas for new fest

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Live Nation, the creators of the Watershed and Faster Horses country music festivals, today its bets on Las Vegas to host its newest music festival: Route 91 Harvest. The festival, scheduled Oct. 3 - 5, will host Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.

Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC's hit show "Nashville," Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver also are slated to perform.

Set to take place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino, three-day passes start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

"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. "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."

Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music festival takes its name from the Las Vegas Boulevard.

Faster Horses is in Michigan, while Watershed is in Washington. Live Nation is looking to expand country music festivals across the country.

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