RONNIE DUNN & SARA EVANS TO HEADLINE ACM CONCERTS AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE APRIL 1-2, 2011 DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”
Encino, CA (February 8, 2011) – The Academy of Country Music and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today that country music superstars Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans will be the headlining performers for ACM Concerts at Fremont Street Experience, to be held on consecutive nights, April 1-2, 2011 in Las Vegas. Dunn will headline on Saturday night, April 2nd and Evans will headline on Friday, April 1st.
These concerts take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country®, the week of the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
For the fifth year in a row, the Academy of Country Music presents free and open-to-the-public concerts starting at 6:30pm on two stages in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience. The weekend-long party leading up to the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and features headlining performers and emerging artists. Specific show times, additional performers and stage locations are to be announced soon.
As one half of the most successful duo in country music history, Ronnie Dunn helped define the country landscape over the past 20 years. He now builds on his 30-million-selling history in Brooks & Dunn with his Arista Nashville solo debut album, slated for release later this year. The album’s stirring first single is “Bleed Red,” at radio now, with the digital single releasing February 8. Keep up with Ronnie and listen to “Bleed Red” now at www.RonnieDunn.com.
RCA Nashville songstress Sara Evans will release her sixth studio album, Stronger, on March 8. Sara is currently climbing the country airplay charts with the album’s beautiful first single, “A Little Bit Stronger,” which has become a fan-favorite digital single, with sales in excess of 348,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. An ACM and CMA Award-winning recording artist with sales of more than five million albums, Sara’s career includes such chart-topping hits as “Born to Fly,” “No Place That Far,” “Suds in the Bucket,” and “A Real Fine Place to Start.” One day following the release of Sara’s new album, Stronger, fans can watch for her performance on ABC’s Good Morning America Winter Concert Series on March 9. Visit her online at www.SaraEvans.com.
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. Fremont Street Experience 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 approximately 140,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 9.7 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.