Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village
Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village
LITTLE BIG TOWN
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAVID NAIL AND ASHLEY MONROE
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 AT 8 P.M.
Tickets on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Critically-acclaimed country music group Little Big Town is heading to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with special guests David Nail and Ashley Monroe on Friday, June 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Little Big Town – consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook – first entered the music scene more than 15 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and Grammy-nominated single “Little White Church.”
The quartet’s fifth studio album Tornado was released on September 11, 2012 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart where it stayed in the No. 1 position for five consecutive weeks. The album has been certified Platinum with sales of more than 1 million copies.
Tornado, produced by Jay Joyce, includes 2x Platinum-selling No. 1 single “Pontoon” and follow-up single and title-track “Tornado,” which also peaked in the No. 1 position. The Grammy-nominated track, “Your Side of the Bed” and fan-favorite “Sober” are also featured on the album.
Collectively, the group has earned more than 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group, CMA Single of the Year (“Pontoon”), CMA Vocal Group of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014), ACM Vocal Group of the Year, ACM Video of the Year (“Tornado”), a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance (“Pontoon”) and an Emmy award (Outstanding Original Song-“Good Afternoon”).
Little Big Town recently completed their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, working again with producer Jay Joyce. The critically acclaimed album was released on October 21st, and features No. 1 gold-certified hit single “Day Drinking” and current single and fan-favorite “Girl Crush.”
The foursome launched The Pain Killer Tour on November 8th in Youngstown, OH with openers Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne and recently wrapped the spring leg of the tour with opener Chris Stapleton. The band will continue the tour in June.
Little Big Town fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream on October 3, 2014 when Reba McEntire asked them to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. They were officially inducted two weeks later.
Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact email@example.com.
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS and Rascal Flatts. In 2015, it will add a new residency when it hosts Journey in April and May. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17); is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross in April. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
LADY ANTEBELLUM, DAVID NAIL AND MADDIE &TAE HEADLINE DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Downtown’s Newest Concert Venue Celebrates National Finals Rodeo With Hot Country Acts; Tickets on Sale September 19
To celebrate National Finals Rodeo, the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLV) invites fans to kick up their boots and let loose under the stars on Friday, Dec. 5 with a special concert featuring seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum, hit solo artist David Nail and breakout female duo Maddie & Tae.
Lady Antebellum recently tipped the charts with their white-hot single “Bartender,” taking the No. one spot on both Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio. The track is the lead single off their upcoming fifth studio album 747, out Sept. 30. The new album follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, nine trips to No. one on the country radio charts, five Platinum singles, seven GRAMMY awards and “Vocal Group of the Year” honors from both the CMA and ACM’s three years in a row. The band is currently wrapping up their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which saw the group hit 80 cities in Canada and the US.
Solo crooner David Nail will kick of the night when he opens the stage for Lady Antebellum. The breakthrough star’s 2007 single “I’m About to Come Alive,” put him on the map, and the singer-songwriter has since pumped out hit after hit including “Red Light,” “Let it Rain” and certified platinum track “Whatever She’s Got.” With his newly released album I’m a Fire heating up airwaves, Nail is sure to have the crowd two-stepping and ready for a night to remember in downtown Las Vegas.
New to the country music circuit, rising stars Maddie &Tae will pump up the crowd prior to Nail’s performance with their hit single, “Girl in a Country Song.” Known for their fun-loving and flirtatious style, the blond bombshells are sure to have everyone’s boots tapping along to their catchy tunes.
General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50. VIP ticket holders will have exclusive access to a “Party Pit” where they will enjoy prime views of the stage.
Tickets are available for purchase at dlvec.com beginning Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m. PT.
About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and audio equipment. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue will play host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more.
Earlier yesterday, chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker hosted the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brought together country music artists Frankie Ballard, David Nail, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community. This star-studded scramble tournament helped raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.
The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic took place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,”leading up to the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for ACM
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
Last night, the Academy of Country Music officially kicked off “The Week Vegas Goes Country”® with the ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes with performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh at The LINQ. The event served as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, the two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, also being held at The LINQ.
The events are all a part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
Photo credit: Getty Images for ACM
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES FAN ACTIVITIES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”
SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014
FREE OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC KICK OFF PARTY HEADLINED BY HUNTER HAYES
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM
The Academy of Country Music announced today the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at the The LINQ in Las Vegas and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.
“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” said Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”
The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday are available for $65 and one-day tickets are available for $45 at www.ticketmaster.com. Other performers include Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on Friday night and Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, on Saturday night.
A free open-to-the-public concert event, ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, will officially kick off the Week Vegas Goes Country® on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. The event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and feature performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.
For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates. Hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00PM – 12:00AM and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00PM – 2:00AM. Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE.
Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:
ACM and CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5
Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host this unique event at THE LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets. Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line will use Cabela’s Regulator and Instigator compound bows to test their skills and knowledge archery. A public viewing area will open at 9:30 a.m., with camouflage carpet arrivals also set to begin at 9:30 a.m. An exhibition tournament will follow.
ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE
For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. Unique vendors from all over the country will offer a variety of products and artists will stop by various booths to take pictures and sign autographs. EXPO booths will be open 6:00PM-11:00PM on Thursday, April 3 during the free open-to-the-public ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, and during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday, April 4 and 12:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 5.
ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH
Check out the history and what’s new with the Academy of Country Music. Win prizes including a chance to attend the 49th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6, interact with our official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. Lots of great ACM merchandise available!
Fans will have the chance to get an autograph from several artists at the festival! PureVia presents a signing by Jewel at the ACM booth, Cowboy Troy and Joe Nichols will be appearing at the Roper booth, and Joel Crouse, Will Hoge, Chase Rice, Leah Turner, and Austin Webb will stop by the ConAgra, Dr Pepper, Firestone and RAM booths. More artists to be announced – daily updates will be available at the festival Info Booth.
EXPRESS YOUR PATRIOTISM and GRATITUDE for our troops at the BOOT CAMPAIGN booth! This national nonprofit, dedicated to awareness, patriotism and assistance for the military and their families, is hosting an interactive booth to let you meet surprise celebrity guests and receive cool prizes when you Pushup for Charity. Learn more at the Boot Campaign booth!
DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR
The Drive a Firestone Tour is a nationwide celebration of Firestone’s passion for performance, the journey, and now, country music. For the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. Firestone is adding a kick of country flare to its larger than life fan activation zone. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, we’re bringing the legacy of Firestone to life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of a realistic IndyCar racing video game and best of all, stop by for autograph signings by some of your favorite new country artists. We’re turning up the volume at this year’s ACM awards, so come visit Firestone at ACM Party For A Cause® Festival!
Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena
Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry, will host a bucking bull competition at the festival Exhibition Arena in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD). Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $225,000 in prize money. Demonstrations are scheduled for 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm and 7:45pm on Friday as well as 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday. Guest of honor Moe Bandy will also perform on Saturday at 12:15pm.
Stop by this year’s interactive Fun Zone where you can test your skills on the mechanical bull or go sky-high on the bungee jump.
RAM RIDE AND DRIVE
Fans can experience firsthand the best-in-class performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of RAM Trucks at the RAM Ride and Drive outdoor test track. The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles, including a thrilling 13-foot climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a RAM pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree angle RAM Mountain. Fans can also check out the new features of the 2014 RAM 1500, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® – the first ever back-to-back champion! RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos.
Food and bEVERAGE
Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!
Sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN, and Diet Dr Pepper and get a taste of the spotlight while getting your photos snapped on the replica ACM Red Carpet.
Try food from local and national food trucks and vendors as you enjoy music from the nearby stage including Ben’s BBQ, Border Grill, Island Time Floats, Kracklin Corn, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Wow Candy Wow and W.W. Enterprises.
Hostess® wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades! You can also follow Hostess on Facebook at facebook.com/Hostess, on Instagram at Hostess_Snacks and on Twitter at @Hostess_Snacks.
A true moonshine experience. Ole Smoky’s Original Moonshine is an unaged corn whiskey made from corn grown by local farmers in East Tennessee. Their century old recipe proclaims a grain bill of 80% corn, with the remaining 20% a secret that gives Ole Smoky the distinct character and bold flavor of Tennessee moonshine. Come on over to our Mobile Holler and grab one our moonshine cocktails!
HUNTER HAYES TO HEADLINE ACM WEEK KICK OFF PARTY WITH 95.5 THE BULL
TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”
FULL LINE-UP INCLUDES DAVID NAIL, COLE SWINDELL AND SASHA MCVEIGH
THE FREE OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERT FOR FANS TO BE HELD
APRIL 3, 2014 AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS
WHAT: ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ. The event will officially kick off The Week Vegas Goes Country® and serve as a preview to the previously announced 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, also being held at The LINQ. The events are all a part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
During the ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull Thursday event, fans can check out the interactive experiences at the Fun Zone, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, bars, and much more starting at 6pm.
WHO: The evening will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and will include scheduled performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:00pm DOORS OPEN
6:55pm Sasha McVeigh
7:35pm Cole Swindell
8:25pm David Nail
9:45pm Hunter Hayes
WHERE: The LINQ – 3435 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
TICKETS: The ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is FREE and OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC with doors opening at 6:00pm.
One-day tickets for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are now available for $45 in addition to the available two-day ticket passes for $65 at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.