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1 October survivors unite for Country 58 benefit concert

Posted at 1:51 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 19:34:37-04

Survivors from the 1 October incident are joining forces to continue the tradition of country music festivals in Las Vegas.

Bartenders, vendors, and artists who survived the shooting on Las Vegas Boulevard are coming together to produce Country 58.

“This event is open to everyone in our community. Even if you were not there on October 1, chances are that you were affected," said event organizer and survivor Sarah Summers. "We have 58 new reasons to get up and keep going every single day."

This first-ever event will take place at the Henderson Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 27 and include country music favorites including Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Thompson Square, and Elvis Monroe.

Country 58 creators will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the National Compassion Fund, one of the many organizations assisting those affected from 1 October. 

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will also be onsite to provide information and support as well as provide an introduction to the therapy dog programs available in the Las Vegas area.

"Live your life with purpose for the ones that were not given that opportunity to do so today,” said Summers.

Country 58 is intended to cherish the memory of the ones that were lost, according to event organizers.

Tickets start at $35 with children 12 and under admitted for free.

Additional event information is available here.