Lindsay Ell and Runaway June’s 10 Tips to Surviving the Route 91 Harvest Festival

Lindsay Ell and Runaway June’s 10 Tips to Surviving the Route 91 Harvest Festival

Calling all country music lovers. Looking for something to do? Well, we have just the thing for you. Head over to Las Vegas for the Route 91 Country Music Festival on Sept 30–Oct. 2.

Headliners for the festival include Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley. Multiple acts will be joining the headliners throughout the day, including Billy Currington, Dustin Lynch, Little Big Town, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Martina McBride, Runaway June, Jana Kramer and more.

To help you get ready for the big fest, Nash Country Daily enlisted the expertise of some of country’s loveliest ladies, Lindsay Ell and trio Runaway June—Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cook and Hannah Mulholland—for their tips on how to stay cool and comfortable.

Runaway June PR photo, ca. courtesy Red Light ManagementFREERunaway June’s Top 5 Festival Survival Tips

  1. A good drinking buddy! — Naomi
  2. Wine and hand sanitizer. — Jennifer
  3. A band T-shirt that no one has ever heard of. — Naomi
  4. Chapstick and your good vibes. — Hannah
  5. Comfy shoes and your party pants. — Naomi

lindsayellLindsay Ell’s Top 5 Festival Fashion Tips

1. Wear layers
Sometimes it gets cold at night or the sun gets so hot you want to be able to cover your shoulders. So bring a light jacket, plaid shirt or even a throw-over.

2. Sunglasses
A must for all festivals for me. You’ll want to make sure you bring a case for later once the sun goes down, but some fun and fresh shades are the perfect finish to a great outfit in the day.

3. The right accessories
Meaning a hat, headband, long necklaces or thin leather bracelets. For festival weather, I like wearing jewelry/accessories that are easy, light and I don’t need to worry about wearing all day long. Festivals are a fun day. I liked to bring out my inner hippie or try some new trends.

4. Small purse
You don’t want to have to worry about carrying around a huge bag all day while your trying to watch your favorite band or hang out with friends. Bring a small over the shoulder purse or satchel just big enough for lip gloss, ID, money, a compact and a sunglasses case—and maybe a cell phone charger, too.

5. Smart shoes
As much as shoes are my weakness, I always choose my festival shoes very carefully. It’s always quite the choice trying to decide between cute vs. practical. However, standing in the heat for hours—usually in dusty, muddy fields or hard asphalt—can make a cute pair of heels get old really fast. Wear shoes that make you feel good when you put them on, but also will make your feel happy 10 hours later when you’re still wearing them. I generally like a sandal, running shoe, wedge or short bootie that still works with any outfit—but isn’t gonna kill my feet. Have fun!

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