Country Thunder Receives Academy Of Country Music ‘Festival Of The Year’ Industry Award

 

Country Thunder Receives Academy Of Country Music ‘Festival Of The Year’ Industry Award

Country Thunder will celebrate the win at 12th Annual ACM Honors™ Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium

The Academy of Country Music® has named Country Thunder West ‘Festival of the Year’ for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards today. Industry Award, Studio Recording Award and the previously announced Special Award winners will be honored during the 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards. ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets are available to the public at www.ticketmaster.com.

“It’s a great honor to be named alongside the best in the industry,” said Troy Vollhoffer, CEO and Executive Producer of Country Thunder Music Festivals. “We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Arizona festival this year, and are continuing to grow this amazing event that began in 1993. We are all very thankful to the Academy and the voters to receive this distinguished award.”

This year’s festival in Arizona featured main stage performances from Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich, Brett Young, Drew Baldridge, Cody Johnson, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Wallen, Michael Ray and many more…

As previously announced, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will co-host the 12th Annual ACM Honors.

The Academy of Country Music Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the Academy. The Studio Recording Awards are voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the artist-entertainer/musician-bandleader-instrumentalist categories and the producer-engineer-studio manager sub-category.

Tickets to ACM Honors are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

 

About ACM Honors™:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award. The 12th Annual ACM Honors will take place Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The show is executive produced by Pete Fisher, and written and produced by Lisa Lee. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced from $75 – $125 and are on sale to the general public at www.Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

About Country Thunder:
Now in its 25th year, Country Thunder in Florence, Ariz., annually hosts the biggest names in Country music onstage and a sold-out audience of tens of thousands. The festival prides itself in offering something for fans of any age. Country Thunder not only has a consistently top-notch line-up with a mix of legendary, up-and-coming and contemporary artists, but also multiple stages showcasing the best local talent, Electric Thunder, which features DJs spinning country, red dirt and rock with an EDM/club twist, numerous food and specialty item vendors, helicopter and thrill rides—including a Zip Flyte and the Slingshot—and more.

 

Luke Bryan performs at Country Thunder 2018 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond)
Jason Aldean performs at Country Thunder 2018 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs at Country Thunder 2018 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond)

Chris Janson & Sugarland Added to Full Line-Up of Performers And Presenters on The 53rd ACM Awards® (4/15 – CBS) 

CHRIS JANSON TO PERFORM AND SUGARLAND TO PRESENT
AT
THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ROUNDING OUT THE STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP
SET TO TAKE THE STAGE 

LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

FULL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS
FOR THE 53RD ACM AWARDS®

WHAT: The 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, hosted by Reba McEntire, 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

WHO: PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Julia Michaels, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brett Young, and Chris Young

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliott, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Sugarland, Max Thieriot, and Lindsey Vonn

ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES INCLUDE
Rhett Akins, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Craig Campbell, Luke Combs, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley Gorley, Josh Gracin, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Levi Hummon, Jack Ingram, LANCO, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Hillary Lindsey, LOCASH, Maddie + Tae, Tegan Marie, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, TK McKamy, AJ McLean, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Jerry O’Connell, Abigail Ochse, Josh Osborne, Jake Owen, Old Dominion, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Jon Randall, Chase Rice, Raelynn, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Granger Smith, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, and Chuck Wicks

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT – 53rd ACM Awards® Live Telecast on CBS

WHERE: MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music)

 

 

Tune in to watch the 11th Annual ACM Honors™ on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The two-hour musical special features some of country music’s biggest superstars taking the stage for show-stopping performances and can’t-miss collaborations in honor of the ACM Special Award honorees from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™.

 

Special Awards recipients celebrated at the 11th ACM Honors included Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also recognized Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

 

The special features performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and George Strait, plus performances/presentations from Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, and Hillary Scott. Additional presenters included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, songwriter Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum, Cassadee Pope, and Jimmy Webb.

 

About ACM Honors™

ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors taped Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and is produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds,  Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH, LITTLE BIG TOWN AND MORE REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS

 

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH,
LITTLE BIG TOWN, MAREN MORRIS, BRAD PAISLEY,
THOMAS RHETT, HILLARY SCOTT, AND GEORGE STRAIT
REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM PT/ET
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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Musical Event to Tape at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 23

Tickets Available Beginning August 9 at 10AM CST at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Box Office

 

The Academy of Country Music® has revealed the first round of performers and ticket on-sale date for the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®. Music superstars confirmed to perform at the televised event include Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, and George Strait. The 11th Annual ACM Honors will tape Wednesday, August 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

 

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office today, August 9 at 10:00 AM CST.

As previously announced, Special Award recipients celebrated at the 11th Annual ACM Honors will include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Award recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES
KELSEA BALLERINI, ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, BOB KINGSLEY, REBA McENTIRE, “NASHVILLE,” WILLIE NELSON, DOLLY PARTON, SHEL SILVERSTEIN AND GEORGE STRAIT

ACM HONORS™ TV SPECIAL TO TAPE AUGUST 23RD
FOR BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners of the Special Awards for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees will be celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

Additional off-camera categories to be feted at ACM HONORS include to-be-announced Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, along with previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. McKenna is the first female to win in the ACM Songwriter of the Year category.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors for specific achievements. Please note that titles of select Special Awards have been updated, as noted within each category listed below. Recipients of Special Awards for the 11th Annual ACM HONORS include:

 

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009. Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992. Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category – has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (date to be announced) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Sold-Out 3rd Annual Route 91 Harvest Is “A Winner” with Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town & More

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THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST DECLARED ‘A WINNER,’
SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS VILLAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and More Led Special Weekend As Fans Relished Phenomenal Performances and Surprise Collaborations Set Against An Unrivaled Backdrop



The third annual Route 91 Harvest firmly plotted its pin on the global map as a destination festival this past weekend as the infamous Las Vegas Strip played host to a sold-out audience for the second year in a row. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “a winner, living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years,” the festival boasted a superstar lineup including Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and more as the high-energy weekend illustrated the festival’s staying power as it thrived in its third year.

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The first day of the three-day neon sleepover saw Toby Keith take the stage, bringing “a patriotic party to the center of The Strip with his songs ‘American Ride,’ ‘Made In America’ and many others, which brought on a chant of “USA” from the passionate audience.” (Sounds Like Nashville)

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Showcasing the collaborative nature of the genre, artists across the weekend invited guests to join them on stage during their set, including Saturday’s headliner Brad Paisley who brought fellow guitarist and main stage performer Lindsay Ell back up for a guitar-off to rival all others. Dan + Shay continued the cheer-inducing trend on Sunday as they harmonized with R & B vocal group Boyz II Men on their smash-hit “I’ll Make Love To You.”
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Sunday’s superstar headliner Luke Bryan took things up another gear as Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town took the stage with him for an electrifying rendition of their chart-topping duet “Home Alone Tonight.” As the unforgettable final night continued, the pair were then joined by Fairchild’s bandmates for a heartfelt version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” mashed up with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” followed by a collaboration with Bryan and Dustin Lynch. The pair teamed up for a rowdy version of Brooks & Dunn’s infamous and appropriate “Play Somethin’ Country.”

“Selling out for a second year in a row already is crazy,” said Brian O’Connell, President Of Country Touring at Live Nation. “There were some really special moments throughout the weekend and I don’’t think the fans took a breath. We have an amazing partner in MGM Resorts, who really understand our vision for Route 91 Harvest and we are excited to be able to let fans know when we’ll be back in 2017!”

Engaging closely with fans across social media platforms since its establishment just two short years ago, Route 91 Harvest continues to tailor the festival experience to those new and returning. Standout fan opportunities this year included House Of Blues Experience where NFL fans could enjoy the festival, but also not miss those all-important games. Additionally, spirited attendees were able to partake in “Silent Disco Line Dancing” that saw many flock to join in.

The festival’s second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” furthered its status as it shone throughout the weekend with a laundry list of the genre’s most buzzed about artists captivated new audiences. Fans can also plan to return in 2017 as it was announced last night that Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. For further information and details as they are announced, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL 

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TOBY KEITH & BLAKE SHELTON ADDED TO 10TH ACM HONORS LINEUP

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN
TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL

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Hosted by Multi-ACM Award®-Winning Group Lady Antebellum, ACM Honors Two-Hour Special to be
Taped at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30

Tickets for the Taping Available Now at Ticketmaster.com

The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating in an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband.

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

About ACM Honors™
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 10th Annual ACM Honors takes place Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and – for the first time ever – will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Tiffany Moon is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER; REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP, ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER;
REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP,
ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE
 

 

Third Annual Country Music Festival Also Announces Artist Schedule and
Onsite Fan Activities at Las Vegas Village Sept. 30-Oct. 2 

 

With an unrivaled main stage lineup headed up by Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and Chris Young, the third annual Route 91 Harvest announced today that Brooke Eden, Dan + Shay, LOCASH and Randy Rogers Band have been added to the festival lineup. Additionally, DJ Rock will keep the party going between sets.

 

The second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” lineup was also revealed. Courtney Cole, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Tyler Reeve, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will take the stage that has firmly established itself within the genre as a much-coveted platform to showcase country music’s red-hot emerging acts. Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, the artist schedule for Route 91 Harvest is available now at www.rt91harvest.com.

 

With a reputation for offering fans “Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay” (Rolling Stone), Route 91 Harvest is introducing new features to enhance this year’s onsite experience. Fans will have the option to go “cashless,” using their wristbands as a “digital wallet” that will allow them to make payments at food vendors and stores around the festival without the need for cash, credit or debit cards. Ticket holders will have access to download the Route 91 Harvest App, which will offer features including a schedule builder, friend finder and a custom virtual photo booth.

 

For those looking to fully embrace Route 91 Harvest’s spirit, there is the option to indulge in this year’s new vendors, Strings of Hope, License to Boot and Strictly Western, Henna Envy, Pretty Hunter, Boot Roxx, as well as returning staples Down N’ Dirty Hats and Wallet Buckle. Thrill Seekers can also take in the bright lights of the infamous Las Vegas Strip on the vertigo swing and relax at the Malibu Rum Beach House with a refreshing cocktail.

 

For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

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MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

 

T-MOBILE ARENA

 

T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena will host more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome a National Hockey League expansion team in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.

 

GWEN STEFANI WITH SPECIAL GUEST EVE

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 19

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.95, $59.95, $99.95 and $149.95 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

UFC 202:  DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2

  • California’s Nate Diaz takes on Irish sensation Conor McGregor in a welterweight rematch in the UFC 202 main event.
  • 2 light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson fights No. 3 Glover Teixeira in the co-main event.

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 20

Time:                                       3:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $215, $365, $515, $665, $865 and $1,265

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

SLIPKNOT WITH MARILYN MANSON

Date:                                       Sunday, Aug. 21

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $30, $40, $50 and $65 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

 

COLDPLAY WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALESSIA CARA

Date:                                       Thursday, Sept. 1

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.50, $49.50, $79.50, $129.50 and $179.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

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GEORGE STRAIT: STRAIT TO VEGAS

Dates:                                      September 9 – 10; December 2 – 3

February 17 – 18, 2017

Time:                                       All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $75, $100, $150 and $200 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com, straittovegas.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

DRAKE WITH SPECIAL GUEST FUTURE

Date:                                       Sunday, Sept. 11

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 and $179.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • The iconic lineup will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher.

Dates:                                      September 23 – 24

Times:                                     7:15 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $150 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

FROZEN FURY 18

  • Los Angeles Kings vs. Dallas Stars (Friday, Oct. 7)
  • Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche (Saturday, Oct. 8)

Dates:                                     October 7 – 8

Times:                                     7 p.m.

Prices:                                                 $39, $49, $69, $95, $115 and $150

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

LA LAKERS IN LAS VEGAS

  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings (Thursday, Oct. 13)
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (Saturday, Oct. 15)

Dates/Times:                           Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25, $42, $55, $80, $105, $155, $500 and $550

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

THE ROLLING STONES

Date:                                       Wednesday, Oct. 19

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $75, $150, $250, $350, $450 and $750 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

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KEITH URBAN WITH BRETT ELDREDGE & MAREN MORRIS

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 21

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.95, $49.95, $69.95 and $115 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND SHINEDOWN

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 28

Time:                                       6:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $46, $56 and $66 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

KANYE WEST

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 29

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.50, $69, $79, $99 and $175 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

2016 PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS (PBR) BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS

  • The top professional bull riders in the world will compete to become the 2016 PBR World Champion.
  • The winner will take home not only the coveted World Championship buckle, but a $1 million bonus.

Dates/Times:                           November 2 – 4 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

Prices:                                     Individual ticket prices start at $45.24 (not including applicable service fees) and

series ticket prices start at $226.20 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

2016 LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS

Date:                                       Thursday, Nov. 17

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     TBD

Buy:                                        TBD

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EASTON CORBIN AND THE SWON BROTHERS

Date:                                       Saturday, Nov. 26

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50 and $79.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

UNLV VS. DUKE COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 10

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25, $35, $50, $100, $150, $350 and $500

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

CBS SPORTS CLASSIC BASKETBALL

  • North Carolina vs. Kentucky and UCLA vs. Ohio State will play in the 2016 CBS Sports Classic.

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 17

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     TBD

Buy:                                       TBD

 

THE PARK

 

THE PARK ENTERTAINMENT

  • An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park has become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena.

 

  • The new outdoor destination will feature nightly entertainment from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. including acts such as The Paul Charles Band, Tony Marques Band, Ashley Red, flamenco guitarists, salsa dancers, saxophone players, classical guitarists, jazz performers and flute players.

 

PAINT IN THE PARK

  • The last Wednesday of each month, guests are invited to eat, mingle and paint in The Park.
  • Guests can paint one of four Las Vegas themed paintings while enjoying fresh air and beautiful Strip views.

Time:                                       6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25 includes the cost of all art supplies.

Buy:                                        To purchase a ticket, visit Pinot Palette online or pay upon arrival with cash or credit card. The event is open to the public and no reservations are required.

 

TOSHIBA PLAZA

 

LAS VEGAS 3-ON-3

  • Hoopfest, the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will host the first Las Vegas event on top of the New York-New York parking garage.

Dates:                                      October 14 – 16  

Times:                                     TBD

Prices:                                     Elite Divisions $200: male open; male 6 ft and under; female open

Standard Divisions $160: adult male; adult female and adult co-ed

High School $160: male, female and co-ed grades 9 through 12 as of September 2016

Buy:                                        Online registration will be available at lasvegas3on3.com

 

LAS VEGAS VILLAGE

 

With prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Village sits directly across from Luxor functioning as a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival outdoor venue. The Village is capable of hosting more than 20,000 guests while providing a quality event experience.

 

THE DAYTIME VILLAGE AT THE 2016 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • The 2016 Daytime Village will feature live performances by both popular and emerging artists including Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, Good Charlotte, Cold War Kids and The Chainsmokers, with more to be announced.
  • The daytime event also will feature fan zones and interactive experiences hosted by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 24

Time:                                       Gates are scheduled to open at 11 a.m.

Price:                                      $39 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, iHeartRadio.com or at any MGM Resorts box office.

 

 

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL

  • The three-day, two-stage festival will be headlined by country music superstars Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley as well as Little Big Town, Chris Young and more.

Dates:                                      September 30 – October 2

Time:                                       Gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. daily

Prices:                                     Three-day passes start at $199 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, rt91harvest.com or at any MGM Resorts box office.

BELLAGIO

“O” THEATRE

 

“O” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • “O” is an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance by world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers performing in, on and above water.
  • “O” features a cast of 85 artists from around the world.

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Sunday

Dark:                                      Monday and Tuesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Performances:      Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 8 – 9

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $109 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and VIP suite tickets are $295 per person (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and must be purchased in pairs.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the “O” box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/o or bellagio.com.

 

NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES

 

THE BANK NIGHTCLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Sunday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 588-5656 for more information

Note:                                       The Bank hosts “Industry Sundays” which includes complimentary admission for locals.

 

HYDE BELLAGIO

Dates/Hours:                          Lounge:  Daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

                                                Nightclub:  Tuesday – Wednesday; Friday – Saturday:  10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age    or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8700 for more information

Notes:

  • Hyde Bellagio hosts “Lost Angels” Insider Tuesdays, an evening that pays homage to the culture, music and style of Los Angeles.
  • Hyde Bellagio’s newest concept, “Infamous Wednesdays,” is a night filled with tasty libations and sizzling sounds.
  • One Sunday each month, Hyde Bellagio hosts “XIV Vegas Sessions.”

 

 

PETROSSIAN BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-7111 for more information

Note:                                       Live pianist performance times can be found at bellagio.com.          

 

 

LILY BAR & LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Friday:  5 p.m. to 4 a.m.

                                                Saturday:  11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Sunday:  10 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                 Call (702) 693-8393 for more information

 

 

ARIA

NIGHTLIFE

 

JEWEL NIGHTCLUB

  • Continuing with the next generation of luxury entertainment offerings, the JEWEL experience merges the intimate, exclusive atmosphere of the physical space with state-of-the-art, LED technology to deliver an immersive nightlife experience, cut and polished to perfection.
  • The multi-level venue encompasses a main club with an overlooking mezzanine level complete with five unique and secluded suites situated above the dance floor, each with its own exclusive entry.

Dates:                                      Thursday – Saturday; Monday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or

older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

 

LIFT BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

 

ALIBI ULTRA LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     12 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

 

DAYLIFE

 

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Sunday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information.

VDARA

 

LOUNGES

 

VICE VERSA PATIO AND LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Sunday – Thursday:  11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday – Saturday:  11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-2111 for more information

 

 

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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DEMI LOVATO AND NICK JONAS

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 13

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.95, $59.95, $79.95 and $99.95 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ

Date:                                       Thursday, Sept. 15

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

MANÁ

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 16

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $51, $90, $135, $165, $251 and $265 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

BLACK SABBATH: THE END

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 17

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $65, $95 and $179 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

HALL & OATES

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 23

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $45, $65, $95 and $125 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

 

BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR

  • With a combined 38 platinum and multi-platinum selling records, the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour will give fans a hit-fueled live experience, bringing their signature styles together for the first time ever.
  • R&B and hip-hop sensations will include Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, French Montana, and more.

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 1

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $150 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

JIMMY BUFFETT

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 15

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $40, $70, $107 and $212 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

PHISH

Dates:                                      October 28 – 31

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets are available for $65 (not including applicable service fees) and go on sale Thursday, Aug. 18 at noon. A four-day package also will be available for $260 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets can be reserved at tickets.phish.com.

 

AMY GRANT & MICHAEL SMITH

Date:                                       Saturday, Nov. 12

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $30, $50, $70 and $85 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

ANDREA BOCELLI

ANDREA BOCELLI

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 3

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $82, $133, $205.50, $289 and $418.25 (not including applicable handling fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

TIM MCGRAW

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec .10

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $79.50, $99.50 and $130 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER

 

DAVID COPPERFIELD

Dates:                                      August 8 – 31; September 1 – 8; 21 – 30; October 1 – 9; 16 – 30;

                                                November 7 – 30; December 7 – 31

Times:                                     Sunday – Friday:  7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:  4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes);

VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

 

RODNEY CARRINGTON

Dates:                                      December 1 – 10

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

 

Dates:                                      Nightly

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

Notes:                                      Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are August 15 – 21;

September 5 – 10; 19 – 25; and October 3 – 9; 17 – 18; 20 – 24.

 

MIKE TYSON UNDISPUTED TRUTH – LIVE ON STAGE

Dates:                                      Select dates Thursday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 23

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets are on sale and start at $54.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes). Special VIP Knock Out Packages are available for $249.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and include a VIP ticket, a souvenir photo with Tyson, taken during the post-show meet and greet, and a one-of-a-kind souvenir VIP lanyard.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

KÀ THEATRE

 

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventures to an all-new level.
  • The show features a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage, and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.
  • The show’s title is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the “ka,” an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next.

Dates:                                      Saturday – Wednesday           

Dark:                                      Thursday and Friday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          September 8 – 16

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the KÀ box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com.

Note:                                       KÀ Theatre Spectacular, a free open house that highlights KÀ’s impressive work, inspiration and unprecedented technology, is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

 

JABBAWOCKEEZ THEATER

JABBAWOCKEEZ

Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday

Dark:                                      Tuesday and Wednesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Performances:      Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          September 6 – 14

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $49.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS

Dates/Hours:                          Wednesday – Friday; Sunday:  Doors open at 10 p.m.

Saturday:  Doors open at 9 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

Note:                                       Hakkasan is now open every Wednesday for “Ling Ling Wednesdays.” Every Thursday, Hakkasan Nightclub hosts its signature industry event, “RISE Thursdays.”

 

DAYLIFE

 

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL

Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of

age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                     Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

 

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGES AND DINING

 

WHISKEY DOWN

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

CENTRIFUGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

LOBBY BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

 

ROUGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     5 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE

Dates/Times:                           Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)

Prices:                                     $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4 – 11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16 with proof of prior admission; not including service fees,

***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.

Additional Information:         CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

MANDALAY BAY

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

 

JOURNEY AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 27

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $69.50, $99.50, $149.50 and $199.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

JUAN GABRIEL

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 16

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

JULION ALVAREZ Y SU NORTEñA BANDA

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 17

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69, $89, $109, $149 and $180 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

SIA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIGUEL

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 7

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $35, $65, $85 and $149.50 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

BARRETT JACKSON

Dates:                                      October 13 – 15

Time:                                       Doors open at 8 a.m.

Prices:                                     Passes start at $10 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

PROPHETS OF RAGE

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 14

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $20, $45, and $69.50 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 Maroon 5

MAROON 5

Dates:                                      December 30 – 31

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $99.50, $130, $185 and $250 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MANDALAY BAY BEACH CONCERT SERIES

 

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool as some of entertainment’s biggest names perform from the Mandalay Bay Beach stage.

 

REBELUTION

Date:                                       Thursday, Aug. 18

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.10 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 19

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

THE GO-GO’S

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 26

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MY2K WITH 98 DEGREES, O TOWN, DREAM & RYAN CABRERA

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 27

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

 

LOST ‘80S LIVE

  • Bands including A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Nu Shooz, Tommy Tutone, Annabells’ Bow Wow Wow and Farrington and Mann the Original “When In Rome UK” will bring back the iconic sounds of the ‘80s for Lost ‘80s Live.

 

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 10

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

REGGAE ON THE BAY

  • Performers including Common Kings, Maxi Priest, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Freddie McGregor, Sister Carol, Lady Reiko, and DJ Green Lion will play throughout the two-day festival.

 

Dates:                                      October 1 – 2

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius.
  • Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify Michael’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates:                                      Friday – Tuesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Dark:                                      Wednesday and Thursday

Additional Performances:      Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Date:                        Tuesday, Aug. 23                   

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets can be purchased at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/one or mandalaybay.com.

 

HOUSE OF BLUES

 

BILLY IDOL: FOREVER

Dates:                                      September 2 – 3, 7, 9 – 10; October 12, 14 – 15, 19, 21 – 22

Time:                                       All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $79.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

CARLOS SANTANA

Dates:                                      September 14, 16 – 18, 21, 23 – 25; November 2, 4 – 6, 9, 11 – 13

Time:                                       All shows begin at 8 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $99.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

 

HEART

Dates:                                      October 6 – 8

Time:                                       All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $55 general admission and $69.50 reserved seating (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR

All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or

(702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

 

DATE/DOORS OPEN                        ACT                                                                PRICES STARTING AT

September 1 at 7 p.m.              Zakk Wylde With Otherwise And Jared                       $25 (18 years of age or older)

James Nichols

 

September 4 at 8:30 p.m.         ORISHAS                                                        $43 (18 years of age or older)

 

September 12 at 7 p.m.                        Strip-Searched Comedy Show                         $12 (21 years of age or older)

 

September 22 at 6 p.m.                        MOLOTOV                                                     $35 (18 years of age or older)

 

September 30 at 7:30 p.m.       THE SPECIALS                                               $35 (18 years of age or older)

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB

Dates/Hours:                          Wednesday; Friday – Saturday: Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call 702-632-4700 for more information

Note:                                       Every Wednesday, LIGHT Nightclub hosts its Industry Night, “Blow Out Wednesdays.”

 

1923 BOURBON BAR

Dates/Hours:                          Friday – Saturday:  Opens at 7 p.m.

Admission:                              Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 912-4001 for more information

 

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR

Dates:                                                  Daily

Hours:                                     eyecandy bar:  Opens at 3 p.m.

eyecandy sound lounge:  Opens at 3 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

MIZUYA

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-6112 for more information

Note:                                       For a complete list of live music performances, visit mandalaybay.com. 

 

ORCHID LOUNGE

 

Dates/Hours:                          Tuesday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Friday – Saturday: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

Note:                                       For a complete list of live music performances, visit mandalaybay.com.

 

FOUNDATION ROOM

Dates:                                      Nightly

Hours:                                     Lounge Hours:                         Opens at 5 p.m.

                                                Dining Room Hours:    Sunday – Thursday:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  6 p.m.  – 11 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7614 for more information

Note:                                       Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

 

DAYLIFE

 

DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Sunday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call 702-632-4700 for more information

 

MOOREA BEACH CLUB

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Sunday – Thursday:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

(last entry is one hour prior to close)

Admission:                              Adults:  $20; Children (4–12 years):  $14; Children (3 and under): Complimentary

Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (4–12 years):  $25; Children (3 and under):  Complimentary

***Nevada Resident Discount:  present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.

Contact:                                  For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

 

 

SEA MONSTERS REVEALED AT SHARK REEF AQUARIUM

  • The world’s largest exhibition of uniquely preserved sea creatures takes center stage with Sea Monsters Revealed at Shark Reef Aquarium.
  • Through the use of a revolutionary polymer preservation technique, commonly known as plastination, guests get to see the outside and inside of some of the sea’s most magnificent inhabitants.
  • The exhibition features an 18-foot, 3,000-pound whale shark along with a 15-foot-long mako shark and giant sunfish among its more than 18 full-body sea creatures.
  • Additional displays include 150 individual organs and smaller specimens such as tropical fish, crustaceans and octopuses.

 

Dates:                                     Open through October 31, 2016

Hours:                                    Sunday – Thursday:  9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday:  9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission:                             $12 for the Sea Monsters exhibition only; $5 for guests who also purchase a ticket to Shark Reef Aquarium

Contact:                                 For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

 

*** Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

DELANO LAS VEGAS

 

FRANKLIN

  • Every Saturday Franklin hosts “Chords & Cocktails” from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring live music and a specialty cocktail pairing available for purchase. Admission is complimentary.

Dates:                                                  Daily

Hours:                                     10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information.

 

SKYFALL LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Thursday:  5 p.m. to midnight

                                                Friday – Saturday:  5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information.

 

 

THE MIRAGE

 

LOVE THEATRE

THE BEATLES LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • The show brings together the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the spirit and passion of the most beloved rock group of all time – The Beatles.
  • The show explores the essence of love that John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired during their astonishing adventure together.
  • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil recently celebrated its 10th
  • Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday
  • Dark:                                      Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Additional Dark Dates:          August 23 – 31
  • Prices:                                     Tickets start at $79 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
  • Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the LOVE box office or online at mirage.com, cirquedusoleil.com/love or thebeatles.com.

 

TERRY FATOR THEATRE

 

TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT

Dates:                                      Monday – Thursday

Dark:                                      Friday – Sunday

Additional Performances:      Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates:          August 8 – 14

Time:                                      7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                                 $59.99, $79.99, $99.99, $129 and $149 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the Terry Fator MVP “Most Valuable Package” experience is available for $149.99 per ticket (plus tax and service fees) and includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir show program and a 32-ounce cocktail.

***Military Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive 40% off tickets

(limited to four tickets)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices.

Boyz II Men

BOYZ II MEN

Dates:                                      September 16 – 18; 30

October 1 – 2; 7 – 9; 14 – 16; 21 – 23

November 3 – 5; 11; 13; 18 – 20; 24 – 26

Time:                                      All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                                 Tickets start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the Boyz II Men VIP Package is available for $149.99 per ticket (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and includes premium seating, a commemorative lanyard, a

Meet & Greet and photo with the group.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices.

 

 

ACES OF COMEDY SERIES

 

Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices. Children over the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older). Children under 16 are not permitted. Additional age restrictions as noted below.

 

GEORGE LOPEZ

Dates:                                      August 12 – 13

Times:                                     Both shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

 

RON WHITE

Dates:                                      August 19 – 20; September 9 – 10; October 21 – 22; December 2 – 3, 9 – 10

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

CHRIS D’ELIA

Dates/Times:                           Friday, Aug. 26:  10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27:  9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

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HOWIE MANDEL

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 2

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

BILL MAHER

Dates/Times:                           Saturday, Sept. 3:  9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4:  8 p.m.

September 30 – October 1:  Both shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

GABRIEL IGLESIAS

Dates:                                      September 16 – 17

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

RAY ROMANO AND DAVID SPADE

Dates:                                      September 23 – 24; November 11 – 12

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $79.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

NICK SWARDSON

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 7

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $49.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

TIM ALLEN

Dates:                                      Saturday, Oct. 8; November 4 – 5

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

WAYNE BRADY

Date:                                       Friday, Nov. 18

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

JAY LENO

Dates:                                      Saturday, Nov. 19

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

1 OAK LAS VEGAS

Dates:                                      Wednesday, Friday – Saturday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

Note:                                       Every Wednesday 1OAK hosts its industry night, “Industry Wednesdays.”

 

DAYLIFE

 

BARE POOL LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Daily                           

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Seasonal; call (702) 791-7188 for more information; Last admission is 60 minutes prior to close.

Admission:                              Adults:  $22; Children (4 – 12):  $17; Children (3 and under): Complimentary

Contact:                                  Call (702) 791-7188 or visit mirage.com for more information.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

MONTE CARLO

 

THE PARK THEATER

 

Projected to welcome its first act at the end of 2016, The Park Theater is a 5,300-seat venue offering dynamic seating that will allow for easy transformation into multiple configurations, reflecting the flexibility of the space. The theater will feature special engagements by many of the music industry’s most-celebrated performers.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Each month, Monte Carlo offers a variety of entertainment at select resort venues. For more information, visit montecarlo.com.

 

DOUBLE BARREL ROADHOUSE

  • Every Tuesday Double Barrel hosts “Liquid Courage Karaoke” at 9 p.m. Liquid Courage Karaoke brings singing and shenanigans to the Las Vegas Strip with a mix of locals and tourists alike, whom all have one thing in common, a sought-out good time. Admission is complimentary.
  • Every Friday and Saturday evening Double Barrel hosts Double Barrel LIVE!, a live music event aiming to bring a tangible southern roadhouse feel with bands performing in a modern and intimate atmosphere.  Guests are welcome to enjoy the food, drink and ambiance while enjoying quality live music. Admission is complimentary.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               Sunday – Wednesday:  11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday:  11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 222-7735 for more information

 

THE PUB AT MONTE CARLO

  • Every Friday, The Pub features a live musical performance by Spazmatics, creating an ‘80s dance party. Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is complimentary.
  • Every Saturday, The Pub features live music. Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is complimentary.
  • Ladies drink free from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays (champagne and well vodka cocktails).

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               Monday – Thursday, Sunday:  7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday – Saturday:  7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-7777 for more information.

 

BRAND LOUNGE

  • Live piano performances take place at BRAND Lounge Thursday – Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-7777 for more information.

 

 

DIABLO’S CANTINA

  • Every Friday, Diablo’s Cantina hosts “Latin Nights” at 10 p.m. Latin Nights invite guests to feel the rhythms and dance the night away to the sultry sounds of salsa, marengue, cumbia and bachata. Complimentary entry is available for all Monte Carlo hotel guests (must present hotel key) and ladies are free until midnight. Admission is $20 for men.
  • Every Saturday, Diablo’s Cantina hosts “Late Nights” at 10 p.m. with live DJ performances by DJ Dynamixx. Admission is complimentary for all ladies until midnight.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission complimentary with the exception of special events.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-6615 for more information.

 

 

NEW YORK-NEW YORK

 

ZUMANITY THEATRE

 

ZUMANITY BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • Zumanity is an edgy and provocative discovery of sensuality and eroticism.
  • Blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism in the intimate Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York.
  • Created for an adult audience 18 years and older, Zumanity explores different perspectives of love and contains explicit and provocative content.

Dates:                                      Friday – Tuesday

Dark:                                      Wednesday and Thursday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 17 – September 1; October 25

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the Zumanity box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zumanity or newyorknewyork.com.

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

COYOTE UGLY

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 740-6330 for more information.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND LOUNGES

 

BAR AT TIMES SQUARE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or

older with a valid I.D.

***Complimentary admission for guests with valid Nevada I.D.

Note:                                       Dueling Pianos are scheduled daily from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

New York-New York’s newly transformed Strip-front façade features a re-imagined public plaza, expanded outdoor dining patio and four retail venues. Anchored by the property’s famed Brooklyn Bridge, the plaza delivers an animated and engaging pedestrian environment including live entertainment performing Thursday – Monday.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

THE ROLLER COASTER

Dates/Hours:                          Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

                                                Friday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight

Restrictions:                           Riders must be at least 54” tall

Prices:                                     One ride is $14. Same day re-riders are $8. The all-day Scream Pass is $25. Family Fun Flight for Four Package is available for $60 (includes four individual rides and two 5 x 7 souvenir pictures. Las Vegas locals receive $10 admission with a valid Nevada I.D. and must purchase one regular priced ticket.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

LUXOR

 

Luxor Entertainment

Choose two Luxor or Excalibur shows for only $75. Participating shows include CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!, Blue Man Group, FANTASY, Carrot Top, Tournament of Kings, Thunder From Down Under or The Australian Bee Gees Show (not including applicable service charges and taxes; additional fees may apply).

 

CRISS ANGEL THEATER

Illusionist Criss Angel
Illusionist Criss Angel

 

CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!

  • The new immersive spectacle is based on the wildly successful touring version which performed to sold-out houses across the country and was hailed as the “Magic Experience of a Lifetime.”

Dates/Times:                           Wednesday – Saturday:  7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

                                                Sunday:  7 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 22 – 30

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                            Tickets are available at the CRISS ANGEL box office or online at luxor.com or cirquedusoleil.com.

 

BLUE MAN GROUP THEATER

BLUE MAN GROUP

Dates:                                      Nightly

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          Tuesday, Aug. 30; Tuesday, Sept. 27

Prices:                                     $74.90, $99 and $149.70 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the VIP Behind the Blue experience is available for an additional $55 and includes a 90-minute back stage tour. ***Military Discount:  present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discount

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

 

ATRIUM SHOWROOM

 carrot top

CARROT TOP

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Monday

Dark:                                      Tuesday

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 9 – 16; 30 – 31; September 1 – 6

Prices:                                     $49.95 and $59.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

Notes:                                      Guests must be 16 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend. Anyone 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

 

FANTASY

Dates:                                      Nightly

Time:                                       10:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39, $50 and $55 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

VIP packages are available for $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

Notes:                                      Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

BODIES…THE EXHIBITION

Dates/Hours:                          Daily:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last admission is at 9 p.m.)

Admission:                              Adults:  $32; Children (4 – 12):  $24; Children (3 and under): Complimentary.

***Nevada locals and senior discounts are available (Must present valid photo ID): Nevada locals: $29. Senior discount (65 and over): $30

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

Dates/Hours:                          Daily:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last admission at 9 p.m.)

Admission:                              Adults:  $32; Children (4 – 12 years): $24; Children (3 and under): Complimentary.

***Nevada locals and Senior discounts are available (Must present valid photo ID): Nevada locals: $29. Senior Discount (65 and over): $30

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES

 

LAX NIGHTCLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Saturday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 262-4LAX (4529) for more information and (702) 280-3600 for table

reservations.

Note:                                       Every Thursday at LAX Nightclub, DJs spin favorite hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year.

 

EXCALIBUR

 

Excalibur Entertainment

Choose two Luxor or Excalibur shows for only $75. Participating shows include CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!, Blue Man Group, FANTASY, Carrot Top, Tournament of Kings, Thunder From Down Under or The Australian Bee Gees Show (not including applicable service charges and taxes; additional fees may apply).

 

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS ARENA

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS

Dates/Hours:                          Monday and Friday:  6 p.m.

                                                Wednesday – Thursday; Saturday – Sunday:  6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Dark:                                      Tuesday

Prices:                                     Dinner and Show Admission:  $75.36 (including applicable taxes and service fee)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

 

 

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER SHOWROOM

 

AUSTRALIA’S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

Dates:                                      Nightly

Times:                                     Sunday – Thursday: 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Prices:                                     $40.95, $50.95 and $60.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES

Dates/Time:                             Saturday – Thursday:  7 p.m.

Dark:                                      Friday

Prices:                                     $44.95, $54.95 and $59.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

 

LOUNGES

 

OCTANE LOUNGE

Dates/Times:                           Friday – Sunday:  5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

 

THE LOUNGE

Dates/Times:                           MondayThursday; Sunday:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

                                                Friday – Saturday:  10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Saturday:  10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

 

CIRCUS CIRCUS

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

THE ADVENTUREDOME

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Park hours can be found at circuscircus.com      

Prices:                                     All-day ride passes are $17.95 (33 inches to 48 inches tall) and $31.95

(48 inches tall or taller). Individual ride prices are available and range from $6 to $12

***Nevada Discount:  $2 off the ALL DAY ride pass (Monday – Friday only).

Must show a valid Nevada ID.  Discount does not apply to individual ride ticket

purchases.

 

FRIGHT DOME

  • One of the nation’s top haunted attractions, Fright Dome, is taking over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus for the 14th year bringing to life its most terrifying, twisted and interactive experiences yet.
  • Fright Dome guests will come face to face with six new haunted mazes, scare zones and the return of Friday the 13th in the F/X 4-D Theater and the motion-based Panic House in the Extreme Ride Theater.
  • The attraction is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

 

Dates:                          Select nights Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

Hours:                         7 p.m. to midnight

Admission:                  General admission tickets start at $36.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $20,

allows express line entry for all six haunted houses

Buy:                            Tickets may be purchased at frightdome.com or at The Adventuredome ticket office. Visit

frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939 for more information

 

ICE AGE: NO TIME FOR NUTS AND PACIFIC RIM MOTION MOVIE EXPERIENCE! AT THE ADVENTUREDOME

  • Two new theater experiences are set to entertain visitors of all ages inside The Adventuredome.
  • Experience the mammoth 4-D theatrical experience Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D inside the F/X Theatre.
  • Pacific Rim Motion Movie Experience! is the newest feature to play in The Adventuredome’s Extreme Ride Theatre featuring monstrous creatures that have risen from the sea, attacked cities and threaten mankind.

 

Dates:                                          Daily

Hours:                                         Park hours can be found at adventuredome.com      

Admission:                                 The F/X Theatre and Extreme Ride Theatre are included in The Adventuredome’s all-day pass, available for $17.95 (33 – 47 inches) and $31.95 (48 inches or taller). Individual ride tickets also are available and range from $6 – $12.

 

THE MIDWAY STAGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Sunday – Wednesday:  11:10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Friday – Saturday:  11:10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Admission:                              Complimentary

 

 

STAGE SHOWS WITH THE CIRCUS CIRCUS CLOWNS

Dates:                                     Daily

Times:                                     Monday – Saturday:  Noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  Noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Admission:                             Complimentary

SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”  

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SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE
 AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey to Introduce Tribute

2nd Annual Country Music Awards Show Airs Live Sunday, May 1, On FOX

 Superstar singer/songwriter Toby Keith will perform a heartfelt tribute in celebration of his friend and musical hero Merle Haggard at the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Oscar®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will introduce the tribute to the late legendary songwriter who inspired countless musicians and who is one of country music’s greatest icons.

Haggard’s longtime back-up band, The Strangers, will join Keith as part of this memorable performance. In addition, Haggard’s widow, Theresa, will be in attendance along with other members of the Haggard family, including son Ben, who also will perform with The Strangers.

Keith joins previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, 2016 NASH Icon Award recipients Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

From his first No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album 35 mph Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. His single, “Made In America” (from the album Clancy’s Tavern) topped the charts as one of the fastest rising songs in a long line of his chart burners. The second hit, “Red Solo Cup,” has become one of the most commercially successful country singles with a viral video garnering more than 30 million views while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts. The first single from 35 mph Town, “Drunk Americans,” debuted at No. 1 Most Added on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts.

At the core of Keith’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, with an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. In June 2015, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction. He is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade; he is also Billboard’s No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade. His tours have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last decade. This year’s tour, Interstates & Tailgates presented by Ford F-Series, kicks off in May with dates scheduled throughout North America. However Keith’s most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and the cost-free home OK Kids Korral, or supporting US Troops, including 11 USO Tours throughout the world, Keith has never lost touch with the most important things in life.

Matthew McConaughey will next be seen in the June 24th release of Free State of Jones, an epic action-drama set during the Civil War that tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. In 2016 he will also lend his voice to Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing as well as star in Gold, directed by Stephen Gaghan.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay.  Finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.”

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Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup!

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MEGASTARS LUKE BRYAN, TOBY KEITH AND BRAD PAISLEY NAVIGATE
THE WAY TO THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST
IN LAS VEGAS SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2

Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village 
– Passes On Sale Jan. 29
Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com
 
Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.  Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more. 
 
“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”   
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest.  This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.  Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend.  This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
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For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest. 

Kenny Chesney Returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, July 3-4

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KENNY CHESNEY
THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3 & SATURDAY, JULY 4 AT 8 P.M.

 

Tickets on sale Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

 

Country superstar Kenny Chesney announced from The Joint’s stage this weekend that he is adding two more Las Vegas shows to The Big Revival Tour. Chesney will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

 

“We helped open this place [six] years ago,” Chesney announced while on stage at The Joint. “It feels good to be back, we’re going to a lot of places this summer but we’ll be coming back here in July. This is the eighth time we’ve played here and we can’t get enough.”

 

Fun fact: Chesney has played The Joint more than any other artist or band (excluding the residency bands) with a total of nine shows, which included a show for the opening of the new Joint in April 2009. The two July shows will bring it to eleven amazing performances by the country superstar at the venue.

 

Chesney performed a set full of his biggest hits including “Summertime,” “American Kids,” and “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” as well as a few cover songs such as “Whole Lotta Rosey” during his packed, two-night concert series at The Joint. The crowd partied along as they experienced his shows in a more intimate setting than his typical arena-sized concerts.

 

The household name and country musician began his road to fame in 1994 by releasing his first album, In My Wildest Dreams, and quickly rose to stardom with 14 of his 15 albums becoming certified gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America. Chesney has sold more tickets than any other artist of the 21st century, selling over 1 million tickets during each of his past 10 tours.

 

Chesney won the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year Award a combined eight times with more than 24 No. 1 hits topping the Billboard  Hot Country Songs chart. He has collaborated with other iconic country musicians such as Jimmy Buffet, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and George Strait.

 

Tickets start at $155 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, April 10 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 jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.

 

For more information on Kenny Chesney, please visit www.kennychesney.com, Facebook or Twitter.

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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

 

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Kenny Chesney at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, April 3-4, 2015

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KENNY CHESNEY
APRIL 3 – 4, 2015 AT 8 P.M.

Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host one of the biggest names in country music history, Kenny Chesney, for a two-night concert series Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

 

Tickets start at $155 (plus applicable service fees), are on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

 

The household name and country musician began his road to fame in 1994 by releasing his first album, In My Wildest Dreams, and quickly rose to stardom with 14 of his 15 albums becoming certified gold or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America. Chesney has sold more tickets than any other artist of the 21st century, selling over 1 million tickets during each of his past 10 tours.

 

Chesney won the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year Award a combined eight times with more than 24 No. 1 hits topping the Billboard  Hot Country Songs chart. He has collaborated with other iconic country musicians such as Jimmy Buffet, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and George Strait.

 

For more information on Kenny Chesney, visit www.kennychesney.com, www.facebook.com/KennyChesney or twitter.com/kennychesney.

Kenny Chesney

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-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 ground-breaking 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 created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, Def Leppard’s VIVA Hysteria! and KISS Rocks Vegas. In addition to rock residencies, The Joint was also home to Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ/producer Tiësto and coming in February 2015, Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! 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, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen 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 Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time,Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. 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

Rodney Carrington Returns to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand December 7 – 13

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RODNEY CARRINGTON RETURNS TO THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE AT MGM GRAND DECEMBER 7 – 13 DURING NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Tickets Now on Sale


Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington returns to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with his hilarious stand-up comedy show “Laughter’s Good” December 7 – 13 during the National Finals Rodeo. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. Already this year, Carrington has had two specials on CMT – the previously released “Live at The Majestic” and the new “Laughter’s Good.” He also will be releasing two new albums on his own Laughter’s Good Records and has recorded the introductory song and video for “Colin’s New Football Show” which will air on ESPN every Sunday during the 2014 NFL season.

Dates:                             December 7 – 13
Time:                              10 p.m. nightly
Prices:                            $59.99, $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Note:                               $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy:                                Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at   866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

 

RODNEY CARRINGTON

 

 

JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC MUSIC EVENT TO RECOGNIZE SPECIAL HONOREES FROM THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST1st AT TICKETMASTER
AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014.

This is Owen’s first time hosting the event and the fifth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.  Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton.  Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT.  Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April. 

ACM Award winner Jake Owen is continuing to make waves with the PLATINUM-certified, chart-topper “Beachin’,” marking his fifth #1 single and fastest selling track to date. The infectious party anthem is featured on his latest album DAYS OF GOLD along with the hit title track and brand new single “What We Ain’t Got” hitting Country radio August 11th. Produced by Joey Moi, the RCA Nashville project is the follow up to the GOLD-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, which has sold wellover 5 million tracks to date. Owen has ascended to one of Country music’s leading male vocalists with four consecutive #1 smashes – GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere with You,” PLATINUM-certified “Alone with You” and 2X PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The Vero Beach, Fla., native is currently on the road with his major nationwide headlining run—JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. Presented by Discover Boating, the sizzling tour covers 75-plus cities.

“I couldn’t be more proud to host the ACM Honors,” shares Owen. “I’m blessed to be a part of country music and to join in recognizing these incredible artists, musicians and industry executives is a true honor.”

“We think Jake’s talent as a songwriter and performer – alongside his respect for country music – makes him the perfect choice to host ACM Honors for the first time this year,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “His energy and inventive spirit will be fun to watch attending fans respond to, and we’re honored to have him take this key role in the most important event the Academy hosts in Nashville, annually.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Friday, August 1, 2014 at www.ticketmaster.com.   For event updates, please visit www.acmcountry.com or follow us on Twitter at @ACMAwards.

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.

 

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ACM Presents: All-Star Salute to the Troops & Carrie Underwood “Keep Us Safe” Announcement

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD HONORS MILITARY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
WITH SONG WRITTEN FOR
ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS
CONCERT SPECIAL AIRING TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 AT 9PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

“KEEP US SAFE” TO PREMIERE ON SPECIAL, DOWNLOADS WILL BENEFIT ACM LIFTING LIFES®

 

 

Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, co-penned a song specifically for the Academy’s military tribute show, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS. Carrie’s performance of “Keep Us Safe” will debut during the broadcast airing this Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.  Coinciding with her performance, the song will be available digitally with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives®.

 

“When we were approached to be a part of the show, I was so excited to do something to honor our troops, and because ACM Lifting Lives does such great work. I wanted to take the time to really think about what song I wanted to perform,” shares Carrie.  “I had a writing session scheduled with my co-writers and friends Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, and I guess the show was weighing on my mind. I think we all left the session knowing the song was special because it basically wrote itself that day!”

 

In addition to being a three-time ACM Top Female Vocalist, in 2010 Underwood became the first female artist to win ACM Entertainer of the Year twice.

In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observancesACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS features Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry paying tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force. The two-hour special is co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, and produced for television by dick clark productions, to air on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. An Electronic Press Kit featuring interviews and clips from the special is available at the following link: www.acmcountry.com/troopsepk

 

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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.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Concert Special Featuring Members from the U.S. Armed Forces

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ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS 
CONCERT SPECIAL featurING MEMBERS FROM THE U.S. ARMED FORCES
ON STAGE WITH COUNTRY SUPERSTARS
TO AIR TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 at 9PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THE ARMY, MARINE CORPS, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND COAST GUARD PERFORM WITH COUNTRY ROYALTY

IN SURPRISE MOMENT, TOBY KEITH RECOGNIZED WITH “SPIRIT OF THE USO” HONOR
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY USO TOURS

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced additional information regarding the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces, who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, taped on Monday, April 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, the two-hour concert event, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, will airTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all performed and paid tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force. Many of the artists were joined on stage by service members from the United States Armed Forces including Marine Capts. John Ed Auer & Matt Smith (performance with Lady Antebellum), Army Sgt. Christiana Ball (performance with Lee Brice), Navy STG3 Destiny Mills Coates (performance with Keith Urban), Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado (performance with Toby Keith), Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg (performance with The Band Perry), Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira (performance with Hunter Hayes), Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine (performance with Rascal Flatts) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman (performance with Kellie Pickler), in addition to, Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler, and Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart (who joined the other service members on stage for a special performance with Toby Keith). Additional information on military participants is listed below.

 

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh was in attendance and thanked ACM, talented artists and all who give of themselves and their time to support the troops and their families.

 

During a special moment, superstar Toby Keith was surprised onstage by USO CEO, retired Brig. Gen. John Pray, who presented him with the Spirit of the USO honor in recognition of his many USO tours and longtime support of our U.S. military.

 

The special also includes moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity in addition to appearances and presentations by Marcus Luttrell (retired U.S. Navy SEAL),Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”),Craig Morgan (U. S. Army Veteran/Country Music Artist), Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Sheryl Underwood (former Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves/“The Talk” host).  Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS benefitted ACM Lifting Lives.

 

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:

 

  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. John Ed Auer, Performed on fiddle with Lady Antebellum Current Position/Duty Station:  Silent Drill Platoon Commander, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana Ball, Performed on vocals with Lee Brice Current Position/Duty Station: Drill Sergeant for Initial Entry Military Police Soldiers, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Participated in finale with Toby Keith Current Position/Duty Station: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, stationed at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler,Participated in finale with Toby Keith Current Position/Duty Station: Instructor Pilot at Training Air Wing FIVE in Milton, Florida
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mike Corrado, Performed on vocals with Toby Keith Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment, stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
  • U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg, Performed on vocals with The Band Perry Current Position/Duty Station:  Patient Administration Specialist, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • U.S. Navy STG3 Destiny Mills-Coates, Performed on vocals with Keith Urban Current Position/Duty Station:  a Student at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center at Naval Base Point Loma, California
  • U.S. Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart, Participated in finale with Toby Keith Current Position/Duty Station:  Maritime Enforcement Specialist, assigned at U.S. Coast Guard Island Alameda in California.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith, Performed on guitar with Lady Antebellum Current Position/Duty Station:  Assistant Operations Officer, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira, Performed on vocals with Hunter HayesCurrent Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer aboard the Cutter ADAK
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine, Performed on vocals with Rascal Flatts Current Position/Duty Station:  Radio Operator, stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman, Performed on vocals with Kellie Pickler Current Position/Duty Station: Aircrew, Aerospace Medical Craftsman, stationed at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina

 

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS was produced for television by dick clark productions and taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday April 7, 2014 and will air on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

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.

 

To learn more about the history of Armed Forces Day, visit: http://www.defense.gov/afd/history.aspx

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