Tonight, the Country Music Association (CMA) along with Nashville leaders will hold a candlelight vigil at the Ascend Amphitheater for victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. Free parking for anyone who wishes to attend will be available at Nissan Stadium in Lot R.
CMA CEO Sarah Trahern, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and President/CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Butch Spyridon issued the following statement on Monday morning.
“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 community in Vegas. This festival brought together people from all backgrounds united in enjoying life through music.
The statement also addressed security measures for future events.
“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.”
The mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night was the deadliest in U.S. history. At least 58 people were killed, and 515 were injured.
If you want to help the victims, consider donating to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, organized by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas.