I’m a huge country music girl. I’ve been to way too many concerts, and have spent too much money making the best of every single one. This year my work schedule got in the way, so I couldn’t go to all 3 days of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. A short 4 hour road trip to Vegas seemed like a good idea so I could try out the festival. It was probably my favorite Vegas trip I’ve had, but please, don’t go next year.
It’s cheap. $100 cheaper than Stagecoach actually. Only $200 for a 3 day concert of headlining country artists.
The shuttle is free. Since there is no on site parking, there is a free shuttle to and from your hotel. This means that a designated driver doesn’t have to be a thing.
You can just win back all of the money you just spent. I’m not a gambler, but I won $60 that weekend. One of my friends won almost $5,000. So if you can play your cards right, your weekend will be free.
You can go in & out of the venue. Unlike Stagecoach, you are not locked in once you go inside. You can come and go freely!
You can go out after. This festival is not in the middle of nowhere. It’s in the middle of everything! Vegas baby! After the festival, we went out line dancing until 4am. Is this what heaven is like??
Everything is close! I had friends staying at hotel all up the strip, and I loved being able to walk around to see everyone. We could walk to the hotel with the best pool during the day, and walk to another hotel for lunch. It was easier to meet up with people that way instead of trying to find them once it got dark at the festival.
You can get all the way to the front! There is no VIP section at the front, so when you’re favorite performer is up, go squeeze up to the front row and blow them kisses.
There’s more room to hang out closer to the stage and even with room to dance. You don’t have to be at the very back to have room. Everyone was just hanging out without being squished. We could even line dance and two step during the show!
It’s a more relaxed environment. I’m not one to use the word “vibe,” but I don’t know how else to say that there was a really chill vibe. It wasn’t chaotic at all, and there were no dividers everywhere. It was just a open lot with a lot of fun people.