Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, CMA Announce Vigil To Honor Las Vegas Victims

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• October 2, 2017

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, along with CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp’s Butch Spyridon have announced a vigil will be held later today in Nashville, following Sunday’s (Oct. 1) shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival, which claimed the lives of nearly 60 concertgoers and injured hundreds more.

The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at Ascend Amphitheater. Free parking will be available at Nissan Stadium Lot R.

Barry, Trahern, and Spyridon released the following statement:

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the tragic event in Las Vegas, especially the victims, their families and friends, and the fans, artists and crews from our country [music] community in Vegas. This festival brought together people from all backgrounds united in enjoying life through music.

“Safety at all of our events is and will remain our top priority. We are constantly adjusting our event security measures year-round, partnering and consulting with experts at the federal, state and local levels through our full-time security team and the Metro Police Department. We will continue our efforts to provide the most comprehensive security possible.”

 

 

 

 

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