We’re just weeks away from our second Country Crossings Music Festival and a number of entertainment and safety upgrades are being made.
Keeping the Las Vegas shooting at the forefront of festival organizers’ minds, they are taking heightened safety measures to prevent anything like that from ever happening again.
"With all the stuff that's happening around the world no matter where you're at. It was really important this year that the event and the law enforcement staff took a stand together on community safety and wellbeing,” said Anne Hankins, the Country Crossings President.
Meaning there will be new security and detailed emergency escape routes.
"Expect little longer line coming into the venue with more wanding and those sort of things. We'll tell people please look where you are sitting and identify where your exit would be in case of an evacuation,” said Hankins.
And to make it even easier since many of us will be on our phones anyways capturing our favorite performers, Country Crossings and the Jackson Sheriff’s Office will make sure the most important information is at the touch of your fingertips, with an app.
"… it will make it a lot easier for us to push updates regarding traffic, issues, safety concerns, or anything like that," said Sheriff Nathan Sickler.
It'll take a few seconds to download to potentially save many moments of uncertainty.
"Anytime we have something so tragic as that, we're going to be extra diligent on all of our safety precautions and I know it's nice to prepare ahead of time and to go through a lot of what ifs and to do a lot of planning so when the time comes we're prepared for just about anything," said Sheriff Sickler.
The safety alert app is being developed as we speak and will be out and available for download in the coming weeks.