The Academy of Country Music announced today the line-up of free music performances and special events held during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Artists including Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love and Theft and more will be featured.
Special ACM EXPERIENCE music events (full schedule below) include:
- Sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” starring Jewel as June Carter Cash, including a LIVE acoustic performance by Jewel
- ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom will bring the fan experience akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café to Las Vegas! Hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone.
- Free-to-the-public performances on many stages throughout the weekend, at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s and the Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Hotel and Casino and more
These musical performances join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a ticketed 2-day outdoor music festival on April 5 and 6, and culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, both at the Orleans Arena. The ACM Fan Jam is a remote location featured during the LIVE telecast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for these events are available at OrleansArena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.
The schedule for performances on the Cooper Tire Stage, presented by Digs4Gigs.com and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:
Friday, April 5 – 10:00am-10:00pm
- 10:15am – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 11:25am – Wynn Williams – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 12:35pm – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 1:45pm – Kalsey Kulyk – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 3:30pm – Barry Van Wie
- 4:20pm – Kenny Foster
- 5:25pm – Ray Scott
- 6:40pm – Katie Armiger
- 7:55pm – Danielle Peck
Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am-7:30pm
- 10:00am – Wynn Williams – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 11:10am – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 12:35pm – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 1:40pm – Kalsey Kulyk – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
- 2:45pm – Kenny Foster
- 4:00pm – Charlie Worsham
- 5:45pm – Morgan Frazier
Sunday, April 7 – 10:00am-4:00pm
- 10:00am – Barry Van Wie
- 11:00am – Josh Ward
- 12:00pm – Meghan Linsey
- 1:00pm – Blackberry Smoke
The schedule for performances held in other Orleans Hotel and Casino venues at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:
Friday, April 5
- 9:30pm-12:30am – performances by Kristen Kelly, Jerrod Niemann, Joanna Smith, Tate Stevens, Love and Theft, and The Henningsens at the Sony Green Room at Brendan’s Pub
- 9:30pm-1:00am – performances by Easton Corbin, Sara Davidson, Eric Paslay, William Michael and Charlie Worsham, hosted by Ayla Brown at the WME Speakeasy at Bourbon Street Lounge
- 9:30pm – “Ring of Fire” with Jewel in Orleans Showroom includes a sneak peek of scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie with an acoustic performance. “Ring of Fire” will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Friday, April 5 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.
Saturday, April 6
- 9:30pm–12:30am – performances by Dakota Bradley, Jaida Dreyer and Austin Webb at Streamsound Records at Bourbon Street Lounge
- 10:00pm–12:30am – Meghan Linsey hosts “Country Karaoke” at Brendan’s Pub
- 9:30pm–11:30pm – ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom, hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Saturday, April 6 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.
THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday, April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST. For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com