The Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society has announced that the inaugural Viva Las VeGrass Festival will donate all gate ticket sales to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, the GoFundMe account started by Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak to benefit the victims and families of the Strip shooting.
“We are devastated by the recent tragic events that occurred on the Strip, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” said Brian Burns, president of the Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society. “We want to show our support for those affected by the senseless violence while also giving folks a reason to go back outside and use music to combat fear.”
The event, subtitled Green Initiative Bluegrass Festival will feature music by local and national bluegrass groups and presentations regarding green initiatives such as sustainability and conservation.
The fest will showcase commercial and nonprofit vendors, artisans focused on recycled art, craft food trucks and a beer garden.