Coyote CountryFest returns to the Orleans Arena Aug. 13

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Coyote CountryFest returns to the Orleans Arena Aug. 13 
Lineup features Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft and more

The annual country all-star concert Coyote CountryFest (presented by 102.7 The Coyote) returns to Orleans Arena on Saturday, Aug. 13, with performances from Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft, Brett Young and Sierra Black.

Georgia native Cole Swindell’s rise to fame began as a songwriter for country music stars Luke Bryan, Chris Young and Florida Georgia Line, among others. His songwriting success opened doors for him to pursue a career as performing artist himself, and in 2013, he released his debut single “Chillin’ It.” In February 2014, Swindell released a self-titled album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and produced two more Top 10 country singles: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” In 2015, he released an EP featuring the song “You Should Be Here,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. In May 2016, Swindell released his second full-length album titled “You Should Be Here.”

Jon Pardi is best known for his high-energy performances and “rowdy” approach to country music. He hit the scene with his debut single “Missin’ You Crazy” in 2012. A year later, his second single “Up All Night” became his first Top 10 hit. He found additional success on the charts with songs like “Head Over Boots,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” and “Up All Night.”

Since hitting the country music scene in 2009 with their debut album, country duo Love and Theft has produced several top 10 hits and released three albums. Best known for their #1 single “Angel Eyes,” the group has also earned nominations and accolades for their singles “Runnin’ Out of Air,” “Runaway,” “Whiskey on My Breath” and more.

Country music up-and-comer Brett Young released his debut EP earlier this year, with the single “Sleep Without You” cracking the US Country Charts. Young was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Las Vegas native Sierra Black hit the country music scene as an opening act for country greats like Joe Nichols, Little Big Town and more. Last year, she had the honor of performing a duet with Keith Urban, who hand-picked her for a performance of “We Were Us.” She is currently working on her debut EP and released her first single, “Heart on Ice,” earlier this year.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available from $20 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

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About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

CBSSPORTS.COM LAUNCHES CELEBRITY FANTASY FOOTBALL SWEEPSTAKES BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES

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CBSSPORTS.COM LAUNCHES CELEBRITY FANTASY FOOTBALL
SWEEPSTAKES BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

FANS CAN ENTER TO WIN A CHANCE TO PLAY FANTASY FOOTBALL
ALONGSIDE COUNTRY MUSIC STARS SARA EVANS, JANA
KRAMER, DARIUS RUCKER, JIMI WESTBROOK, CHRIS YOUNG, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT OR MONTGOMERY
GENTRY*

Sweepstakes Runs Wednesday, July 23rd through Saturday, August 9th on ACMLiftingLives.org

CBSSports.com and ACM Lifting Lives® are partnering to create a celebrity fantasy football sweepstakes benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. By making a donation to the charity, country music fans nationwide can enter to win the opportunity to play in a CBSSports.com Fantasy Football Commissioner league with a country music star, including Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft and Montgomery Gentry.

Starting Wednesday, July 23rd at 12:00pm ET, fans can visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org to make a donation to ACM Lifting Lives which serves as their entry into the sweepstakes. One $5 donation designated for the sweepstakes gives a fan the opportunity to get one entry into the sweepstakes and there is no limit on the number of entries. The sweepstakes ends on Saturday, August 9th at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be chosen randomly from the pool of entries and placed into a league with one of the country music stars or duos who will act as commissioner of the league. Winners will be notified by Monday, August 18th.

For more information and official sweepstakes rules, please visit www.cbssports.com/acmsweepstakes.

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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.

Photos: 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause presented by ACM Lifting Lives

Last night, the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival ended with a bang with headliner Keith Urban performing in front of a packed audience at The LINQ in Las Vegas. The second night of the festival was presented by ACM Lifting Lives® benefitting several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The festival also featured performances by 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, performed on the Party Stage. Singer/songwriter Jewel and Food Network personality Guy Fieri were also in attendance.

Following Keith Urban’s performance, the party continued with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and surprise performance by Kellie Pickler.

Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

ACM Announces Fan Activities & Brand Partnerships for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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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!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

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.

BOOT CAMPAIGN

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.

FUN ZONE

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

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

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.

  • FOOD COURT

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®

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.

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

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!

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Lineup Announced – April 4-5/Las Vegas

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SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE TWO-DAY
2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014 DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

DANIELLE BRADBERY, LEE BRICE, BRETT ELDREDGE, TYLER FARR, JUSTIN MOORE, KIP MOORE,
CASSADEE POPE, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT, PARMALEE
AND MORE ADDED TO THE TWO-DAY ALL-STAR LINE-UP

HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER AND ACM LIFTING LIVES®

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

WHO/WHAT:    The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, 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 to be announced. The event 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.

Friday’s “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert series will benefit Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals for Feeding America’s network of local food banks. Scheduled to appear on the Main Stage is headliner Rascal Flatts, along with performers Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and The Cadillac Three. Plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham will perform on the Party Stage.

Saturday’s line-up will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives® and will benefit several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The evening’s headliner will be Keith Urban and includes scheduled performances by 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, will perform on the Party Stage.

Following the Main Stage performances on Saturday, April 5th, the festivities will continue with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and more.

A full schedule and lineup is listed below.

WHEN:                 Friday, April 4, 2014 – “Outnumber Hunger Live!”

4:10pm                 Will Hoge                                             Party Stage

4:50pm                 Charlie Worsham                                  Party Stage

5:30pm                 Chase Rice                                          Party Stage

6:00pm -12am        The Cadillac Three                               Main Stage

                                Danielle Bradbery                               Main Stage

Cassadee Pope                                 Main Stage

Thomas Rhett                                    Main Stage

                                Justin Moore**                                   Main Stage

                                Florida Georgia Line*                          Main Stage

                                Rascal Flatts                                     Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Presented by ACM Lifting Lives®

12:30pm               Austin Webb                                      Party Stage

1:00pm                 Love and Theft*                                  Main Stage

1:50pm                 Parmalee                                           Main Stage

2:20pm                 Leah Turner                                        Party Stage

2:45pm                 Tyler Farr                                            Main Stage

3:35pm                 Brett Eldredge**                                  Main Stage

4:05pm                 Jon Pardi                                            Party Stage

4:30pm                 Kip Moore**                                        Main Stage

5:00pm                 Max Impact                                        Party Stage

5:20pm                 Lee Brice*                                           Main Stage

6:05pm                 Joel Crouse                                         Party Stage

6:35pm                 Jerrod Niemann                                    Main Stage

7:20pm                 Dan + Shay*                                       Party Stage

7:50pm                 Joe Nichols                                         Main Stage

9:00pm                 Chris Young                                        Main Stage

10:30pm               Keith Urban*                                       Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends (Party Stage)

12am – 2am             Jerrod Niemann

American Young

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

The Swon Brothers

Tyler Farr

                               

*49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominee

** ACM Awards New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Nominee

 

WHERE:               The LINQ – 3435 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

TICKETS: Two-day ticket passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are available 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.

                               

Schedule/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.

Photos: ACM Party for a Cause Festival / 4.6.13

Yesterday, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, hosted by Kix Brooks, was a full day of show-stopping performances and a dedication to the military in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  The outdoor music festival, which was part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, was headlined by Dierks Bentley, with performances by Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft, and included surprise guests Sheryl Crow and Tim McGraw

Lee Brice, who is getting married in 2 weeks and “cannot wait for that honeymoon,” performed “Ring in My Pocket,” and ended his set fittingly on “Parking Lot Party.”  Hunter Hayes sang a country music-inflected version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and Eli Young Band thrilled fans by tossing out guitar picks, sweaty towels and drums sticks after their set. Angie Johnson, who was a contestant on Season Two of “The Voice,” and is also a military veteran, belted out the National Anthem with the honor guard in the background.

Kix then introduced Willie, Jep, Korie and Jessica Robertson from A&E’s “Ducky Dynasty” to greet fans before bringing out Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo, along with the ACM Lifting Lives® team, to present a $10,000 check to Nellis Air Force Base Force Support Squadron, $25,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® and $25,000 to Folds of Honor.

Dierks Bentley was all about the fans during his headlining performance. Not only did he bring an overjoyed fan up on stage to “play guitar,” but he proceeded to hop off the stage and greet fans and also hand out a signed guitar to a very lucky girl at the end of the concert.  The surprises and fun continued when Sheryl Crow came out to perform a song with him, as well as her hit song “If It Makes You Happy.”  While Dierks started singing “Home,” Tim McGraw appeared to introduce the crowd to Army Sgt. Mathew Pickar and his wife, who received a brand new home through Operation Homefront. He then proceeded to shock them by awarding an additional $10,000 to get them started in their new home.

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.

The Band Perry & Dierks Bentley Headline ACM Party for a Cause Festival next Fri & Sat!

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THE BAND PERRY AND DIERKS BENTLEY HEADLINE ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL,
HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER ON APRIL 5TH & KIX BROOKS ON APRIL 6TH
OUTSIDE AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

Event will feature performances by Greg Bates, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks,
Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope,
Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line & Love and Theft

Tickets Available Now Through The Orleans Arena Box Office at 888-234-2334

WHAT: ACM Party for a Cause Festival is a 2-day outdoor music festival taking place in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena, featuring performances by country’s top hit makers and some of this year’s ACM Award nominees, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities. Donations on behalf of Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and ACM Lifting Lives® will be made to the charities represented during this celebratory weekend for fans. Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America. Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project®, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Force Support Squadron. Angie Johnson, who appeared on Season 2 of “The Voice,” will be performing the National Anthem on both nights.

WHO: Scheduled to appear on Friday, April 5th is headliner The Band Perry, along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line.  Scheduled for Saturday, April 6th is headliner Dierks Bentley, along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft.

WHEN:                 Friday, April 5, 2013
3:00pm                 Greg Bates
3:50pm                 Cassadee Pope
4:40pm                 Florida Georgia Line (New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year & Nominee for Vocal Duo of the Year and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s)
5:55pm                 Justin Moore
6:00pm                 Red Carpet Interviews with Participating Artists until 7:00pm
7:10pm                 Brantley Gilbert (New Male Vocalist of the Year & Nominee for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s)
8:25pm                The Band Perry (Vocal Group of the Year Nominee)

Saturday, April 6, 2013
12:00pm               Dustin Lynch
1:05pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the Year & New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Nominee)
2:10pm                 Kix Brooks (National On-Air Personality of the Year Nominee)
3:15pm                 Lee Brice (New Male Vocalist of the Year & Song of the Year Nominee)
4:00pm                 Intermission
4:45pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year & Video of the Year Nominee)
6:15pm                 Eli Young Band (Vocal Group of the Year, Single Record of the Year & Song of the Year Nominee)
7:45pm                 Dierks Bentley                  

WHERE:East Parking Lot at the Orleans Arena
4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

ABOUT: The festival is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, 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 and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

To purchase tickets for Party for a Cause, please visit www.theacmexperience.com or call the Orleans Arena Box Office at 888-234-2334. 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. 

Schedule/hours for The ACM Experience are Friday, April 5, 2013 – 10:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 10:00am – 10:00pm and Sunday, April 7, 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm.

 

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Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak Available March 26

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift & More Featured in Official 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards ‘ZinePak

Release Highlights Awards Nominees and New Artists in 120-Page Magazine with Exclusive Interviews and 35 Songs on 2 CDs; Available March 26, 2013 for only $10 exclusively at Walmart

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The Academy of Country Music and ‘ZinePak are proud to announce the release of the Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting 2013’s biggest names and brightest new stars.  The collection pairs a 120-page magazine with 35 songs on 2 CDs.  It also includes a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and an ACM bumper sticker. Leading up to the LIVE broadcast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT  on the CBS Television Network, the ‘ZinePak will be  available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. The package sells for $10.

 

“This year’s ACM ZinePak is just what the fans need to be ready when the ACM Awards air on April 7th,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative, PR & Production. “They can learn all about this year’s nominees, plus they can discover some great new artists on the horizon. We’re so thankful to our record label partners for helping us create such a great collection to celebrate the ACM Awards.”

 

This is the third partnership between the ACM and ‘ZinePak. The previous two compilations (2011 and 2012) both debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

 

Disc One in the collection includes hit songs from all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. It also includes songs from superstars Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as well as multiple-ACM Award Nominees Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, and Thompson Square.

               

Disc Two includes hits from some of country’s brightest rising stars, including X Factor winner Tate Stevens and The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, along with 16 other artists.

 

All 35 artists lending songs to the compilation provided exclusive interviews, which can be found in the 120-page magazine accompanying the CDs. The magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the history behind the organization and the Awards, some of the most decorated artists in its history, and the important social and philanthropic activities happening year-round tied to ACM Lifting Lives.  It also includes interviews with GAC hosts Storme Warren and Suzanne Alexander, both longtime ACM veterans. The package also includes a ballot for fans to choose their picks in each category ahead of the Awards broadcast on April 7, and a collectible bumper sticker.

 

Production of the collection was overseen by New York-based entertainment company ‘ZinePak. ‘ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Academy for the third straight year to create a ‘ZinePak for fans. This year’s package is definitely the best yet, including 35 songs and more than 500 exclusive interview responses from country artists. From what happens when Blake and Luke walk into a bar to the wildest thing they’ve ever seen happen at the award show, country’s superstars held nothing back when they answered the questions for this year’s ‘ZinePak.”

 

“We are proud to be able to offer this package to fans at the incredible value of $10,” added ‘ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe. “We’d like to thank our friends at ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program; Coors Lite, the official beer of the ACM Awards; and GAC – Great American Country – for their partnership on this project. We’re confident fans will enjoy this year’s package even more than the previous two.”

 

The track listing for the first disc is:

1. “Take A Little Ride” by Jason Aldean

2. “I Don’t Want This Night To End” by Luke Bryan

3. “Over You” by Miranda Lambert

4. “Over” by Blake Shelton

5. “Begin Again” by Taylor Swift

6. “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry

7. “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley

8. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band

9. “5-1-5-0” by Dierks Bentley

10. “More Than Miles” by Brantley Gilbert

11. “Whiskey” by Jana Kramer

12. “Here’s To The Good Times” by Florida Georgia Line

13. “Somebody’s Heartbreak” by Hunter Hayes

14. “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves

15. “Hard To Love” by Lee Brice

16. “Angel Eyes” by Love and Theft

17. “If I Didn’t Have You” by Thompson Square

 

The track listing for the second disc is:

  1. “Beer With Jesus” by Thomas Rhett
  2. “Power of a Love Song” by Tate Stevens
  3. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” by Randy Houser
  4. “Stupid Boy” – by Cassadee Pope
  5. “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy” by Dylan Scott
  6. “Better I Don’t” by Chris Janson
  7. “Black and White” by Katie Armiger
  8. “Carolina” by Parmalee
  9. “American Beautiful” by The Henningsens
  10. “Don’t Ya” by Brett Eldredge
  11. “Fill In The Blank” by Greg Bates
  12. “Missin’ You Crazy” by Jon Pardi
  13. “Thank A Farmer” by James Wesley
  14. “Could It Be” by Charlie Worsham
  15. “Ain’t Easy” by Rachel Farley
  16. “Simple Life” by Drake White
  17. “Unwind It” by Dustin Lynch
  18. “He Loves To Make Me Cry” by Kristen Kelly

 

The package is currently available for pre-sale at Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/23657482), and will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 26. Production will be limited to fewer than 45,000 copies.

 

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

About ‘ZinePak

‘ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to enhancing the fan experience.  Its release configuration combines a small-format magazine with one or more CDs and exclusive merchandise items together into one engaging, exclusive package. ‘ZinePak has sold more than 1.25 million packages in the U.S. and 17 other countries in the past two years, with superstar artists including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, KISS, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, and dozens more. For more information, visit ZinePak.com.

The Band Perry & Dierks Bentley to Headline ACM Party For A Cause Festival

ACM Party for a cause

THE BAND PERRY AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE
ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL
A 2-DAY OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PHILANTHROPY

WILL BE HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER ON APRIL 5TH & KIX BROOKS ON APRIL 6TH
AT THE ORLEANS ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

Event will feature performances by Greg Bates, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Brantley Gilbert,
Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line &
Love and Theft

Tickets Available Now Through The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 800-675-3267

The Academy of Country Music announces the addition of ACM Party for a Cause Festival,  a 2-day outdoor music festival during The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on April 7, 2013.  The ACM Party for a Cause Festival features a line-up of performances by country’s top hit makers and some of this year’s ACM Award nominees, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities.   Donations on behalf of Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and ACM Lifting Lives® will be made to the charities represented during this celebratory weekend for fans.

Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America.  In its second year, Outnumber Hunger is a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks.  Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feed America through special on-site activities.  Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project®, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.

Scheduled to appear on Friday, April 5th is headliner The Band Perry, along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line.  Scheduled for Saturday, April 6th is headliner Dierks Bentley, along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft.  The full schedule for THE ACM EXPERIENCE and tickets for Party for a Cause, as well as room and ticket packages, are available HERE through The Orleans Hotel and Casino or by calling 800-675-3267.

“Party for a Cause Festival is adding another layer to THE ACM EXPERIENCE for fans to celebrate country music, as well as learn more about these very deserving organizations.  The Academy has a long history of supporting charitable causes, and we’re honored to be partnering with Big Machine Label Group and these talented artists for such a worthy endeavor,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of The Academy of Country Music.

Friday, April 5, 2013
3:00pm                 Greg Bates
3:50pm                 Cassadee Pope
4:40pm                 Florida Georgia Line (New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year & nominee for Vocal Duo of the Year and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s)
5:55pm                 Justin Moore
7:10pm                 Brantley Gilbert (New Male Vocalist of the Year & nominee for New Artist of the Year Presented   by Kohl’s)
8:25pm                 The Band Perry (Vocal Group of the Year Nominee)

Saturday, April 6, 2013
12:00pm               Dustin Lynch
1:05pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the Year & New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Nominee)
2:10pm                 Kix Brooks (National On-Air Personality of the Year Nominee)
3:15pm                 Lee Brice (New Male Vocalist of the Year & Song of the Year Nominee)
4:45pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year & Video of the Year Nominee)
6:15pm                 Eli Young Band (Vocal Group of the Year, Single Record of the Year & Song of the Year Nominee)
7:45pm                 Dierks Bentley

 

The festival is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event including the free-to-the-public ACM EXPO, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival and much more, to be held April 5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The events will culminate in the already-announced ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

THE ACM EXPERIENCE will take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country®, that includes the main event, the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Schedule/hours for The ACM Experience are:
Friday, April 5, 2013                         10AM – 10PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013                   10AM – 10PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013                      10AM – 4PM

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.

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.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Outnumber Hunger
Approximately one in six Americans (16.1%) struggles with hunger.This issue often affects hardworking families who face tough decisions about whether to pay bills or pay for food.  In response to this alarming issue, General Mills, Big Machine Label Group (The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert) and Feeding America have joined forces to Outnumber Hunger. Outnumber Hunger allows people to help make a difference in the fight against hunger in their own communities. The program will help Feeding America secure millions of meals for local food banks throughout the country.  Visit www.OutnumberHunger.com for more details.

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Photos! 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

         

We had the honor  to cover the  47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! We would like to thank everyone for everything! All the stars that came out were super nice and were willing to get their pictures taken! I had the pleasure to talk to a few of the stars! You can see the interviews with the pictures! Vegas24seven would love to cover the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS next year!

 

Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show was produced by dick clark productions and was hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.

The 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 1st, 2012. This live remote location gave country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was  live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. The ACM Fan Jam continued after the Awards telecasts ended, with performances by Zac Brown and friends.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

 

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ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Full Music Lineup – 3/30-3/31

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO DAYS OF FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD DURING
ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 & SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
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WEEKEND FEATURES LUKE BRYAN AND ERIC CHURCH,
ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND SPECIAL GUESTS

 EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

WHAT:  The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy,  Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

DETAILS:              Friday, March 30, 2012

7:00pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the of the Year Nominee)                                1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                            1st Street Stage

8:50pm                 Brantley Gilbert                (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                        3rd Street Stage

9:45pm                 Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                      1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Luke Bryan                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2012

7:00pm                 Jana Kramer                                                                                       1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Craig Campbell                                                                                  1st Street Stage

8:35pm                 Eli Young Band                                                                                   3rd Street Stage

(Vocal Group of the Year Nominee, Single Record of the Year Nominee & Song of the Year Nominee)

9:50pm                 Laura Bell Bundy                                                                               1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Eric Church                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

(Album of the Year Nominee & Video of the Year Nominee)

 

About Fremont Street Experience – Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  It features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

About the LVCVA – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.