Route91Strong is non-profit public benefit corporation founded by Lisa Fine and Brian Claypool, survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 1, 2017. These survivors from Northern and Southern California along with other survivors including lead singer Bryan Hopkins and lead guitarist Ben Carey of Elvis Monroe, as well as Greg and Tennille Greenfield and a team including Dave Freudenberger, LoriDawn Messuri, Blake Gotts, Ken Cavalli and Denise Beingessner have come together to advocate for the families involved in this senseless and horrific act of violence.
Route91Strong had its first Benefit Concert held at Strikes Halftime Bar & Grill in Rocklin California on November 10, 2017, raising funds for the victims, survivors and families in need after the Vegas shooting. A sold out donated venue, Live & Silent Auction, a Fund-in-Need, donations from many local businesses including Alphagraphics, many volunteers and very generous people who care helped to make it a huge success. Vegas band Elvis Monroe (including lead singer Bryan Hopkins and lead guitarist Ben Carey are survivors & heroes of the Vegas shooting), The Voice star Rudy Parris, Toryn Green former frontman of Fuel & touring lead vocalist for Apocalyptica, and local Granite Bay rising star Ashley Barron all donated their time for this cause in conjunction with country radio station 101.9 The Wolf.
This charitable event gave the community an opportunity to gather & heal together in remembrance and support of the many victims and survivors who lost their lives the night of 10-01-17. Route91Strong’s main goal will always be Support, Hope, Strength, Change and Love, locally and across the planet now and for the unfortunate future tragedies.
We couldn’t accomplish any of this without supporters. We want to extend our deepest gratitude for all the donations, contributions and sponsorships that helped make our event and future events as exciting and successful as possible.