New Country Festival Coming to Las Vegas this October

Country music festivals are always a good time, and so is the city of Las Vegas, so it only seem natural that the two worlds would collide with the Route 91 Harvest, which is a three-day country music event set for the Lot across from the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The festival is already grabbing headlines with confirmed acts such as Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Jason Aldean. Tickets are now on sale, and the festival will take place October 3-5th, 2014.

The Route 91 Festival marks the first country music festival that Las Vegas has hosted. The project is a blended effort from MGM Resorts International and Live Nation. Three-day passes for the party of the fall start at $169, and there are also VIP packages available through MGM, as well as special room rates. For more information on the festival, you can visit:

Don’t forget to pack your cowboy hat!

Host an End of the Summer Party

Can you believe it? In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. Whether you spent the summer months BBQing, road tripping, swimming, camping, fishing, or enjoying some other warm weather activities, there is one last way that you can make this summer the best. What’s that you ask? Host an end of the summer bash! Here are some party essentials you need to remember when you get ready to host your shindig:

1. Make a killer menu. There are so many great recipes on Pinterest, you can get really creative with your BBQ menu. Try to do something a little different than the typical hamburgers and hot dogs, and expand the menu with unique sides and tasty treats for your guests.

2. Music is a must. Summertime songs will be bittersweet, so try to have a healthy mix of music that is more about celebrating life than celebrating the season. Some of our favorites include:

Just Another Day in Paradise – Phil Vassar

It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett – Five O’Clock Somewhere

Toby Keith & Willie Nelson – Beer for My Horses

3. Festive decor. Your western party has the southern menu, the country tunes–but what about the western decor?

Throw a western table runner on your serving table for a little something special, like this one from Sheplers. We also offer western aprons, dishes, and more. Get your party decorated to the nines and host a summer bash everyone will remember!