ENCINO, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Country Music announced today the country music artists and television stars who will be interacting with fans 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. The Ram Ride & Drive, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Roper, ACM & ACM Lifting Lives®, CMT, GAC and Kraft Country Kitchen Booths will all offer opportunities for the public to meet their favorite artists and stars, get signed autographs and take photos with them.
Ram Ride and Drive Arena
The Henningsens will be greeting fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:00-3:30pm and Easton Corbin from 4:30-5:00pm, with Thompson Square on-hand Saturday from 2:30-3:30pm. Fans will also have the opportunity to "ride country" on a free, 25,000-square-foot interactive Ram Ride and Drive test track and watch the famous Raminator monster truck fire up and perform, smashing rows of junk cars.
Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience
Craig Campbell will be signing autographs and taking photos on Friday, April 5 from 12:00-12:30pm and Chris Janson from 5:00-5:30pm, with Thomas Rhett on Saturday, April 6 from 11:45am-12:15pm and Ray Scott from 2:00-2:30pm. While fans are waiting, they can sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN and Diet Dr Pepper and get their time in the spotlight at the Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, a special photo area duplicating the red carpet arrivals line at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Roper Booth
In addition to Roper presenting the ACM EXPO, the ultimate country marketplace at THE ACM EXPERIENCE, their booth will also feature autograph signings throughout the weekend. Joey + Rory will be making an appearance on Friday, April 5 from 1:00-1:45pm, Joe Nichols from 2:45-3:15pm and Dustin Lynch from 4:00-4:45pm, with Danielle Peck greeting fans on Saturday, April 6 from 12:15-1:00pm and Cowboy Troy from 4:00-4:45pm.
The ACM & ACM Lifting Lives® Booth
Greg Bates will meeting with fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:45-4:15pm, Cassadee Pope from 5:00-5:30pm and Ray Scott from 6:00-6:30pm. On Saturday, April 6, A&E's Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Jep Robertson will be making an appearance from 12:00-1:00pm and Kenny Foster will be signing autographs from 3:15-3:45pm and Morgan Frazier from 6:30-6:30pm. In addition, visitors have the chance to win tickets to attend the ACM Awards on Sunday! They can also check out the ACM trophies up close, see what's new at the ACM, purchase merchandise, become a member of the ACM A-list and win prizes.
The CMT Booth
Dog & Beth Chapman, America's favorite bounty hunting team from CMT's new show "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," will be signing autographs and taking photos with their fans on Friday, April 6 at 4:00pm and Saturday at 3:30pm. Fans can also join the Dog Pack for access to exclusive extras and a chance to win awesome prizes.
The GAC Booth
Kenny Foster will be greeting visitors on Friday, April 5 from 4:45-5:15pm and Danielle Peck from 6:30-7:00pm at the Great American Country (GAC) booth. Guests can also win a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, get a sneak peek at GAC's newest season of the hit show "Farm Kings," watch highlights from ACM Red Carpet broadcasts and more. Additionally, fans can get a custom photo with GAC show hosts that can be shared from their smart phones and meet GAC personalities Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelly, who will be at the booth throughout the weekend to take photos and sign autographs.
The Kraft Country Kitchen Booth
Country music duo Joey + Rory will be signing autographs and taking photos on Saturday, April 6 from 4:00-5:00pm. Also, fans won't want to miss the delicious food trucks and vendors at the Kraft Country Kitchen, complete with over 13 food vendors, relaxing backyard picnic area, and of course, the world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PT, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PT and Sunday, April 7th – 10am – 4pm PT. 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