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Mayor, CMA, NCVC Address Concerns about Safety at Public Events, Announce Vigil

October 2, 2017

Official logos from the Office of Mayor Megan Barry, CMA, and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp

Mayor Megan Barry, Sarah Trahern, CEO of CMA and Butch Spyridon, President/CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp have released the following statement on the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed the lives of more than 50 concert-goers and injured hundreds more: 


"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.

“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.” 

In an effort to offer Nashvillians an opportunity to show their love for the victims of this deadly shooting, a vigil is planned for Monday, October 2 at 6PM at Ascend Amphitheater. Free parking will be available at Nissan Stadium Lot R. Further details about the vigil will be announced later in the day.