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Nashville holding vigil for Las Vegas shooting victims at Ascend Amphitheater

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The city of Nashville will host a vigil for the Las Vegas shooting victims Monday night at 6 p.m.

The vigil is slated for Ascend Amphitheater. It's in conjunction with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation and Country Music Association.

The vigil will feature performances by Keith Urban, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Allison Krauss. Chip Esten will open and close the vigil.

Free parking will be available at Nissan Stadium Lot R.

"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.” - Statement from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

As of noon Monday, police said 58 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire during a country music festival in Las Vegas.

City officials held a news conference Monday to address safety concerns following the tragic shooting:


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