Kix Brooks To Perform At ACM Outdoor Music Festival

Kix Brooks To Perform At ACM Outdoor Music Festival

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES 2-NIGHT OUTDOOR

MUSIC FESTIVAL HEADLINED BY DIERKS BENTLEY AND THE BAND PERRY

FEATURING KIX BROOKS, ELI YOUNG BAND, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE,

BRANTLEY GILBERT, HUNTER HAYES, JUSTIN MOORE & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

APRIL 5-6, 2013 AT THE ORLEANS ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

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THE ACM EXPERIENCE, 3-DAY, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT FOR FANS

RETURNS TO THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO

APRIL 5-7, 2013 AS PART OF

THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

Encino, CA (January 18, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music is
announcing the addition of a 2-night outdoor music festival as part of
the THE ACM EXPERIENCE, the country music lifestyle event created for
fans during The Week Vegas Goes Country®. The ACM Experience is a
fan-focused three-day event including the ACM EXPO, outdoor music
festival and much more, to be held April 5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The events will culminate in the
already-announced ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad
Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

New this year to THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a two-day ticketed outdoor
music festival featuring country’s top hit makers. Scheduled to appear
on Friday, April 5th is headliner The Band Perry along with performers
Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, and more to be
announced. Scheduled for Saturday, April 6th is headliner Dierks
Bentley along with performers Kix Brooks, Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes
and more to be announced. Ticket packages are now available HERE
through The Orleans Hotel and Casino or by calling 800-675-3267.

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

Taking over the entire property of The Orleans Hotel and Casino, The
ACM Experience will be dedicated to immersing fans in the country music
lifestyle, allowing enthusiasts to “Shop Country, Taste Country and Hear
Country” throughout the weekend.

“With an array of concerts, shopping and other unique events, THE ACM
EXPERIENCE will be a must-see destination for the tens of thousands of
country music fans visiting Las Vegas during the Awards weekend,” said
Tony Taeubel, Vice President and General Manager of The Orleans Hotel
and Casino. “We look forward to working with the Academy of Country
Music to host an unforgettable experience for country music’s greatest
stars and fans this April.”

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the
free, open-to-the-public ACM EXPO will be located just outside the
Orleans Arena. As part of The ACM Experience, the marketplace at ACM
EXPO will allow fans to “shop country” with more than 150 unique country
lifestyle vendors from all over the United States with products such as
customized jewelry, western wear, original art, homemade crafts and
more. Fans can “taste country” at the new food area featuring local
food trucks and national food vendors with a great backyard patio
experience.

New to the ACM EXPO this year is the Exclusive Genetics Bucking Bull
Arena where fans can come see the future Bull stars of tomorrow compete
as yearling bulls. The ACM EXPO also includes the Cooper Tire Stage
performance area featuring some of the brightest rising stars in country
music and other entertainment to be announced. Other indoor
performance areas include Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s, Big Al’s
Comedy Club and the Orleans Showroom; all of which will have
performances scheduled throughout the three-day experience. The ACM
EXPO will also include interactive areas complete with games and
autograph sessions, such as the Dr Pepper Red Carpet, Dr Pepper Sampling
Booth, GAC Photo Booth, Coors Party Bars as well as ACM and ACM Lifting
Lives Booths.

As previously announced, rounding out the weekend of events at The
Orleans Hotel and Casino, the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event
headlined by Brad Paisley taking place at the Orleans Arena on Sunday,
April 7, 2013. This live remote location gives country music lovers the
ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music
Awards broadcast. Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the
MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live performances, via remote,
from the Orleans Arena by Brad Paisley and other top-tier music acts, to
be announced. The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment,
prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed
guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. The ACM
Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecasts ends, with performances by
Brad Paisley and friends. Details will be announced soon.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the
ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Wednesday, January
23, 2013 by visiting www.ACMawards.com. Tickets are also available at 888-234-2334 or at any Coast Casinos box office location.

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM A-List Members can purchase
tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Wednesday,
January 23, 2013 through Friday, January 25, 2013 by visiting www.ACMawards.com.
The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the
on-sale date. Tickets are also available at 888-234-2334 or at any
Coast Casinos box office location.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, January 25, 2013 at www.ACMawards.com.

Schedule/hours for The ACM Experience are:

Friday, April 5, 2013 10AM – 10PM

Saturday, April 6, 2013 10AM – 10PM

Sunday, April 7, 2013 10AM – 4PM

For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

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