Country music star Collin Raye will perform at a commemorative butterfly release memorial to honor those lost and affected by the 2017 Route 91 Festival tragedy. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. PST at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden.
Presented by Nathan Adelson Hospice, southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice organization, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the City of Las Vegas and Get Outdoors Nevada, and the Academy of Country Music‘s philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives and Music City Cares Fund, the event is free and open to the public.
The tribute will include the release of 900 butterflies to symbolize those lost and injured in the October 1 tragedy, a short nondenominational message, and remarks by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
At 2:30 p.m., Raye will perform “Amazing Grace” as the guests release the butterflies.
“I am very honored and humbled to have been asked to be a part of the Route 91 Memorial,” says Raye. “It’s important that the victims of the attack and their family members have this moment of remembrance to celebrate the lives of those so senselessly lost, and to proudly proclaim to the world that one act of pure evil shall not change us, break our spirit, nor shake our faith.”
The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, established shortly after the event, is located at 1015 S. Casino Center Boulevard. Free parking is available.