Photos: ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event

ACM Awards co-host Luke Bryan hosted the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event at THE ACM EXPERIENCE in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. This unique event brought together country music artists, military personnel and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets. ACM Awards nominee Jason Aldean, country music artists Kix Brooks, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Angie Johnson, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Jon Pardi, Danielle Peck and Thomas Rhett and A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson tested their skills and knowledge on bow hunting, using Cabela’s state-of-the-art archery equipment, while fans cheered them on. Luke Bryan warmed up by aiming his arrows at a picture of his ACM Awards co-host Blake Shelton. Afterwards, he engaged a little friendly competition with Jason Aldean and Willie & Jep Robertson. Luke, Jason, Willie and Jep stayed long afterwards to sign autographs and take photos with their fans.

Photo Credit – Getty Images

 

Rising Country Music Artists & TV Stars to Meet with Fans at The ACM Experience / Apr. 5-7

THE ACM EXPERIENCE

RISING COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS & TELEVISION STARS TO MEET WITH FANS
AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE, A FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT
AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO, APRIL 5-7, 2013

COWBOY TROY, GREG BATES, CRAIG CAMPBELL, DOG & BETH CHAPMAN, EASTON CORBIN,
KENNY FOSTER, CHRIS JANSON, DUSTIN LYNCH, JOE NICHOLS, DANIELLE PECK, CASSADEE POPE, THOMAS RHETT, WILLIE & JEP ROBERTSON, RAY SCOTT, THE HENNINGSENS,
JOEY + RORY & THOMPSON SQUARE TO APPEAR AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE

The Academy of Country Music announced today the country music artists and television stars who will be interacting with fans during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The Ram Ride & Drive, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Roper, ACM & ACM Lifting Lives®, CMT, GAC and Kraft Country Kitchen Booths will all offer opportunities for the public to meet their favorite artists and stars, get signed autographs and take photos with them.

Ram Ride and Drive Arena
The Henningsens will be greeting fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:00-3:30pm and Easton Corbin from 4:30-5:00pm, with Thompson Square on-hand Saturday from 2:30-3:30pm. Fans will also have the opportunity to “ride country” on a free, 25,000-square-foot interactive Ram Ride and Drive test track and watch the famous Raminator monster truck fire up and perform, smashing rows of junk cars.

Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience
Craig Campbell will be signing autographs and taking photos on Friday, April 5 from 12:00-12:30pm and Chris Janson from 5:00-5:30pm, with Thomas Rhett on Saturday, April 6 from 11:45am-12:15pm and Ray Scott from 2:00-2:30pm. While fans are waiting, they can sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN and Diet Dr Pepper and get their time in the spotlight at the Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, a special photo area duplicating the red carpet arrivals line at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The Roper Booth
In addition to Roper presenting the ACM EXPO, the ultimate country marketplace at THE ACM EXPERIENCE, their booth will also feature autograph signings throughout the weekend. Joey + Rory will be making an appearance on Friday, April 5 from 1:00-1:45pm, Joe Nichols from 2:45-3:15pm and Dustin Lynch from 4:00-4:45pm, with Danielle Peck greeting fans on Saturday, April 6 from 12:15-1:00pm and Cowboy Troy from 4:00-4:45pm.

The ACM & ACM Lifting Lives® Booth
Greg Bates will meeting with fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:45-4:15pm, Cassadee Pope from 5:00-5:30pm and Ray Scott from 6:00-6:30pm. On Saturday, April 6, A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Jep Robertson will be making an appearance from 12:00-1:00pm and Kenny Foster will be signing autographs from 3:15-3:45pm and Morgan Frazier from 6:30-6:30pm. In addition, visitors have the chance to win tickets to attend the ACM Awards on Sunday! They can also check out the ACM trophies up close, see what’s new at the ACM, purchase merchandise, become a member of the ACM A-list and win prizes.

The CMT Booth
Dog & Beth Chapman, America’s favorite bounty hunting team from CMT’s new show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” will be signing autographs and taking photos with their fans on Friday, April 6 at 4:00pm and Saturday at 3:30pm. Fans can also join the Dog Pack for access to exclusive extras and a chance to win awesome prizes.

The GAC Booth
Kenny Foster will be greeting visitors on Friday, April 5 from 4:45-5:15pm and Danielle Peck from 6:30-7:00pm at the Great American Country (GAC) booth. Guests can also win a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, get a sneak peek at GAC’s newest season of the hit show “Farm Kings,” watch highlights from ACM Red Carpet broadcasts and more. Additionally, fans can get a custom photo with GAC show hosts that can be shared from their smart phones and meet GAC personalities Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelly, who will be at the booth throughout the weekend to take photos and sign autographs.

The Kraft Country Kitchen Booth
Country music duo Joey + Rory will be signing autographs and taking photos on Saturday, April 6 from 4:00-5:00pm. Also, fans won’t want to miss the delicious food trucks and vendors at the Kraft Country Kitchen, complete with over 13 food vendors, relaxing backyard picnic area, and of course, the world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday,  April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:
THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

Performers Announced for The ACM Experience in Las Vegas, April 5-7

THE ACM EXPERIENCE

JEWEL, KATIE ARMIGER, EASTON CORBIN, JERROD NIEMANN, DANIELLE PECK,
TATE STEVENS, CHARLIE WORSHAM, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, LOVE AND THEFT & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE
A FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT
AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO, APRIL 5-7, 2013

Bonus Special Events Recently Added Include
ACM Songwriter Show hosted by Dallas Davidson & Don Schlitz and
Sneak Peek of Scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,”
Starring Jewel, With Acoustic Performance

The Academy of Country Music announced today the line-up of free music performances and special events held during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Artists including Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love and Theft and more will be featured.

Special ACM EXPERIENCE music events (full schedule below) include:

  • Sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” starring Jewel as June Carter Cash, including a LIVE acoustic performance by Jewel
  • ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom will bring the fan experience akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café to Las Vegas!  Hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone.
  • Free-to-the-public performances on many stages throughout the weekend, at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s and the Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Hotel and Casino and more

 

These musical performances join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a ticketed 2-day outdoor music festival on April 5 and 6, and culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, both at the Orleans Arena.  The ACM Fan Jam is a remote location featured during the LIVE telecast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for these events are available at OrleansArena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.

The schedule for performances on the Cooper Tire Stage, presented by Digs4Gigs.com and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

Friday, April 5 – 10:00am-10:00pm

  • 10:15am – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:25am – Wynn Williams  – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:45pm – Kalsey Kulyk Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 3:30pm – Barry Van Wie
  • 4:20pm – Kenny Foster
  • 5:25pm – Ray Scott
  • 6:40pm – Katie Armiger
  • 7:55pm – Danielle Peck

 

Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am-7:30pm

  • 10:00am – Wynn Williams – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:10am – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:40pm – Kalsey Kulyk – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 2:45pm – Kenny Foster
  • 4:00pm – Charlie Worsham
  • 5:45pm – Morgan Frazier

 

Sunday, April 7 – 10:00am-4:00pm

  • 10:00am – Barry Van Wie
  • 11:00am – Josh Ward
  • 12:00pm – Meghan Linsey
  • 1:00pm – Blackberry Smoke

 

The schedule for performances held in other Orleans Hotel and Casino venues at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

 

Friday, April 5

  • 9:30pm-12:30am – performances by Kristen Kelly, Jerrod Niemann, Joanna Smith, Tate Stevens, Love and Theft, and The Henningsens at the Sony Green Room at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm-1:00am – performances by Easton Corbin, Sara Davidson, Eric Paslay, William Michael and Charlie Worsham, hosted by Ayla Brown at the WME Speakeasy at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 9:30pm – “Ring of Fire” with Jewel in Orleans Showroom includes a sneak peek of scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie with an acoustic performance. “Ring of Fire” will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Friday, April 5 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

Saturday, April 6

  • 9:30pm–12:30am – performances by Dakota Bradley, Jaida Dreyer and Austin Webb at Streamsound Records at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 10:00pm–12:30am – Meghan Linsey  hosts “Country Karaoke” at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm–11:30pm – ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom, hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Saturday, April 6 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday,  April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com

 

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:

THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.