03/02/2012

TWO DAYS OF FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD DURING ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE FRIDAY, MARCH 30 & SATU

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WEEKEND FEATURES LUKE BRYAN AND ERIC CHURCH, ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND SPECIAL GUESTS
EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

WHAT:    The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy,  Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

DETAILS:    Friday, March 30, 2012
    7:00pm        Love and Theft    (Vocal Duo of the of the Year Nominee)            1st Street Stage   
    7:55pm        Hunter Hayes  (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                        1st Street Stage
    8:50pm        Brantley Gilbert     (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                   3rd Street Stage
    9:45pm        Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                    1st Street Stage
    10:45pm    Luke Bryan                                                                                   3rd Street Stage
           
    Saturday, March 31, 2012               
    7:00pm        Jana Kramer                                                                                          1st Street Stage   
    7:55pm        Craig Campbell                                                                                      1st  Street Stage   
    8:35pm        Eli Young Band                                                                                      3rd Street Stage
            (Vocal Group of the Year Nominee, Single Record of the Year Nominee & Song of the Year Nominee)
    9:50pm        Laura Bell Bundy                                                                                    1st Street Stage
    10:45pm    Eric Church (Album of the Year Nominee & Video of the Year Nominee)     3rd  Street Stage
           
About Fremont Street Experience - Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  It features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

About the LVCVA - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.