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Route 91 Harvest fest launches with Aldean, Shelton, Lambert in Las Vegas from Oct. 3-5

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Jason Aldean performs at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton arrive for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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George Strait, winner of the Entertainer of the Year award, poses in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. Launch slideshow »

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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.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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