The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS. Hosted for the first time by superstar combo Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the night honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging artists. Don't miss these performers and presenters!
Two-day outdoor music festival with an emphasis on philanthropy at the Orleans Arena. Fridays line-up is sponsored by BMLG and General Mills, benefitting their "Outnumber Hunger" initiative. Talent presented by Big Machine Label Group. Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project®, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs. Scheduled to appear: The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Greg Bates, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line as well as Love and Theft.
Festival Hours Friday, April 5 3:00 PM 9:00 PM (gates open at 2 PM) Saturday, April 6 12:00 PM 9:00 PM (gates open at 11 AM)
The Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will be taking place on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. On the heels of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, this ultimate ACM after party continues in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street with two nights of all-star concerts headlined by Gary Allan and Jake Owen and featuring performances by Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney.DETAILS: Friday, April 5, 2013
The Academy of Country Music announced today the line-up of free music performances and special events held during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE,a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Artists including Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love and Theft and more will be featured.
Special ACM EXPERIENCE music events (full schedule below) include: Sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie "Ring of Fire," starring Jewel as June Carter Cash, including a LIVE acoustic performance by Jewel ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom will bring the fan experience akin to Nashvilles Bluebird Café to Las Vegas! Hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone. Free-to-the-public performances on many stages throughout the weekend, at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendans and the Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Hotel and Casino and more
These musical performances join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a ticketed 2-day outdoor music festival on April 5 and 6, and culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, both at the Orleans Arena. The ACM Fan Jam is a remote location featured during the LIVE telecast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for these events are available at OrleansArena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.
The schedule for performances on the Cooper Tire Stage, presented by Digs4Gigs.com and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:
The schedule for performances held in other Orleans Hotel and Casino venues at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:
Friday, April 5
THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th 10am 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th 10am 10pm PST and Sunday, April 7th 10am 4pm PST. For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com
The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with "The Week Vegas Goes Country®," leading up to the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classicthe seventh held since 2004brings together country music artists, record label executives and other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.
Rucker, an avid golfer, has been very involved with ACM Lifting Lives. In 2011, on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast, he performed the original song "Music From the Heart" with campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, to bring awareness to a national audience about those with developmental disabilities. Rucker also penned the song "Together, Anything is Possible" to raise money for the PGA's charitable initiatives. Last month, Rucker announced his "True Believers" headlining tour, in support of his upcoming True Believers album release this spring. The "True Believers" tour kicks off on May 9 in Estero, FL and will work its way through more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, MI on June 30.
For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org .
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced they will tape an all-star concert special, ACM Presents: Tim McGraws Superstar Summer Night, on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.
Fifteen time ACM Award winner, acclaimed actor and entertainer Tim McGraw is handpicking the hottest music of summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. The two-hour star-studded concert event will feature performances and collaborations from country, pop, rock and more, as well as a few surprise special guests from the worlds of film and television. All proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with over his last tour.
"I hope I can help turn the fans on to some of the best live music that will be on the road this summer and really put a spotlight on the ones I know they won't want to miss," said McGraw. "I also feel a responsibility to help raise some money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives and all the good work they do. They supported me last summer with our HomeFront program and helped me give away a house to a Veteran in need in every market we played in, so I'm excited to get some of my friends together and repay the favor."
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and Ne-Yo are scheduled to perform at ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night.
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