THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR THE ACM EXPO THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY SHOPPING AND MARKETPLACE EVENT AT THE ACM EFREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC Event for Music FANS
To be held march 30-april 1, 2012 at Mandalay Bay resort & Casino
WHAT: For the ultimate country marketplace, the ACM EXPO Presented by Roper, will be located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As part of The ACM Experience, the ACM EXPO will encompass more than 200,000 square feet of shopping, interactive booths, gaming, dining and more. Unique vendors from all over the United States and Canada will offer a variety of apparel and accessories including customized jewelry, western wear, furniture, original art, homemade crafts, pottery and more. The ACM EXPO also includes the Country Thunder Stage and the ACM EXPO Acoustic Stage for some of the brightest rising stars in country music to perform. Visitwww.ACMcountry.com to learn more.
WHO: Over 200 Exhibitors All In One Place, for example:
Fashion and Accessory Vendors such as Stetson Boots and Roper Apparel (latest in men and ladies apparel and boots), Reads Jewelry (one-of-a-kind pieces from high-end favorite Jackie Read of Santo, Texas), Austin Garrett fine cowboy and western furniture, artist merchandise from Taylor Swift and more!
Autograph Sessions from artists Chris Young and others!
Experiences such as:
Dr Pepper TEN Man Cave - A custom 34-foot trailer “man sanctuary” providing Dr Pepper TEN sampling, entertainment, gaming, music and sports. The Dr Pepper TEN Man Cave is packed with TVs, gaming and iPad stations, a 55” main screen with surround sound etc.
The Coaches’ Trophy™ presented by Dr Pepper – Fans will be able to capture a photo with the iconic 45-pound, Waterford Crystal Trophy! This trophy will be presented on-field to the winner of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national championship game, on January 7, 2013.
Great American Country (GAC) Bus - Bringing music, fun and prizes to music fans, along with special autograph signing opportunities.
Dance Y’all Showcase – Dance party featuring America’s premier country dance crews
Interactive gaming booths including NRA Country LaserShot Experience and Country Dance 2 to test fans skills, a mechanical bull presented by Stoney’s Nightclub, and more.
Drinks and Dining: ACM BBQ Throwdown Presented by BULL ongoing competitions will help satisfy your BBQ cravings, Jack Daniel’s Experience gives fans a virtual visit the famous distillery in Lynchburg, TN, MillerCoors Beer Garden mobile party bar combines all aspects of a sports bar into an outdoor venue, and more.
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 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. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com.