Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love And Theft & More To Perform At THE ACM EXPERIENCE, A Free-To-The-Public Event At The Orleans Hotel And Casino, April 5-7, 2013 Bonus Special Events Recently Added Include ACM Songwriter Show hosted by Dallas Davidson & Don Schlitz and Sneak Peek of Scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie "Ring of Fire," Starring Jewel, With Acoustic Performance

ENCINO, Calif., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Cafe 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 510:00am-10:00pm

  • 10:15amKaila TingleDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:25amWynn Williams  – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pmDave RussellDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:45pmKalsey Kulyk Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 3:30pmBarry Van Wie
  • 4:20pmKenny Foster
  • 5:25pmRay Scott
  • 6:40pmKatie Armiger
  • 7:55pmDanielle Peck

Saturday, April 611:00am-7:30pm

  • 10:00amWynn WilliamsDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:10amDave RussellDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pmKaila TingleDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:40pmKalsey KulykDigs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 2:45pmKenny Foster
  • 4:00pmCharlie Worsham
  • 5:45pmMorgan Frazier

Sunday, April 710:00am-4:00pm

  • 10:00amBarry Van Wie
  • 11:00amJosh Ward
  • 12:00pmMeghan Linsey
  • 1:00pmBlackberry 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 5th10am10pm PDT, Saturday, April 6th10am10pm PDT and Sunday, April 7th10am4pm PDT.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com.

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:
THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela's Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on THE ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

SOURCE Academy of Country Music



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