03/13/2012

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR NOMINEE STEEL MAGNOLIA, 2010 ACM TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP WINNERS GLORIANA AND MORE 
ANNOUNCED TO PERFOR

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR NOMINEE STEEL MAGNOLIA,
2010 ACM TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP WINNERS GLORIANA AND MORE 
ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE

 FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC Event for Country Music Lifestyle FANS
To be held march 30-april 1, 2012
at Mandalay Bay resort & Casino
includes ACM BBQ THROWDOWN, ACM EXPO, RAM Ride and Drive & more!

WHAT:    THE ACM EXPERIENCE is the first-ever, free, 3-day open-to-the public country music lifestyle event for fans during The Week Vegas Goes Country®.  Enthusiasts will “shop country, taste country, ride country, and hear country” throughout the weekend all leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Talent appearances at THE ACM EXPERIENCE are just part of the fun, that includes ACM BBQ Throwdown, ACM EXPO, Ram Ride and Drive and more!  Visit www.ACMcountry.com to learn more.

WHO:        Friday, March 30, 2012 10am – 6pm       
12:30pm        Thomas Rhett                               Country Thunder Stage   
1:00pm        Greg Bates                                      ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
1:30pm        Dance Y’all Showcase                   Country Thunder Stage
2:00pm        Edens Edge                                    Country Thunder Stage
3:00pm        Ira Dean                                         ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
3:30pm        Dance Y’all Showcase                  Country Thunder Stage
4:30 pm        PBR & KWNR Battle of the Bands Finalist    Country Thunder Stage
5:00pm        Andy Gibson                                 ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
5:30pm        Kip Moore                                     Country Thunder Stage
           
        Saturday, March 31, 2012 10am – 9pm               

11:00am    Maggie Rose                        ACM Expo Acoustic Stage

11:30am        Sonia Leigh                      Country Thunder Stage   

12:00pm        Darren Warren                 ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage

12:30pm        Dance Y’all Showcase    Country Thunder Stage

1:00pm        Mallary Hope                    ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
1:30pm        Steel Magnolia                  Country Thunder Stage       
2:30pm        PBR & KWNR Battle of the Bands Finalist    Country Thunder Stage
3:00pm        Dance Y’all Showcase            Country Thunder Stage
3:30pm        The Dirt Drifters            Country Thunder Stage   
5:30pm        Gloriana                Country Thunder Stage   
   
        Sunday, April 1, 2012 10am – 4pm               
11:00am        Canaan Smith                Country Thunder Stage
11:30am        Morgan Frazier                ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage   
12:00pm        Blackberry Smoke            Country Thunder Stage   
12:30pm        Dance Y’all Showcase            Country Thunder Stage
1:00pm        Chris Janson                ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
1:30pm        Levi Lowrey                            ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
1:30pm        Dance Y’all Showcase            Country Thunder Stage
2:00pm        David St. Romain            ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage
2:30pm        LoCash Cowboys                Country Thunder Stage
3:30 pm        PBR & KWNR Battle of the Bands Finalist    Country Thunder Stage

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE
THE ACM EXPERIENCE is the first-ever, free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans during The Week Vegas Goes Country®, the week prior to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The fan-focused three-day event including the ACM BBQ Throwdown, ACM EXPO, the Ram Ride and Drive and more, will be held March 30-April 1, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  The events will culminate in the already-announced ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event hosted by Zac Brown Band, on Sunday, April 1, 2012.  The ACM Fan Jam is part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.