Arianne Harris, a 25-year-old singer and songwriter, was performing on stage with her band, the Black Heart and the Hounds of Spring, when she felt something was wrong.
“I was trying to get my guitar to play,” she told CNN affiliate KOB.
“And the lights went out.”
Harris and her band were unable to resume their performance because the lights stayed on, and the sound system was out of order.
“We had to wait about an hour for the lights to come back on,” Harris said.
The Black Heart & The Hounds Of Spring perform at the Renaissance Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The band’s manager, Josh Pugh, said the lights were supposed to go out about 2 a.m. and that the band had rehearsed for about two hours.
“The lights went on and off for about 30 seconds and then went back on for about 10 seconds, so we were on the road for another hour,” Pugh said.
“At the end of the day, we weren’t able to come up with anything to do with the situation.”
The Black Hearts are not the only performers who have been affected by the blackout.
One person was killed and nine injured in the shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night, when two men opened fire on a crowd of people at the resort’s nearby parking garage.
A suspect was arrested in the hotel shooting.
“We have some really bad news,” said David Loughlin, president of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Authority.
“Unfortunately, the lighting was down, so there was no way to get the lights back on.”
Loughlin said it was too early to tell how long it would take to repair the lights.
He said there was still a lot of work to be done.
The festival was set to begin again Monday, but Loughlins spokesman, Dave Stutzman, said that the festival would not be rescheduled for the first weekend in May.