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Apr 3

ACM Experience Announces Country & TV Star Appearances

The Academy of Country Music has announced the country artists and television stars participating in the open-to-the-public ACM Experience, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event set for April 5-7 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will offer opportunities for the public to meet some of their favorite stars, get autographs and take photos leading up to the ACM Awards.

The ACM Experience and ACM Expo hours of operation are Friday, April 4 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST. For more information, visit

The GAC Booth Kenny Foster will greet visitors on Friday, April 5 from 4:45-5:15 p.m. and Danielle Peck from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Guests can also win a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, get a sneak peek at the new season of 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 Kelley, who will be at the booth throughout the weekend.  

Ram Ride and Drive Arena The Henningsens will meet fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. and Easton Corbin from 4:30-5:00 p.m. Thompson Square will be on hand on Saturday, April 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fans will also be able to ‘ride country’ on a free, 25,000-square-foot interactive Ram Ride and Drive test track and watch the famous Raminator monster truck perform, smashing rows of junk cars.

Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet ExperienceCraig Campbell will sign autographs and take photos on Friday, April 5 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and Chris Janson from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Thomas Rhett will appear on Saturday, April 6 from 11:45am-12:15 p.m. and Ray Scott from 2:00-2:30 p.m. While fans wait for their turn to meet the stars, they can sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN and Diet Dr Pepper and take a turn on the Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, a photo area replicating the red carpet arrivals line at the ACM Awards.

The Roper Booth – Besides presenting the ACM Expo, the ultimate country market place at the ACM Experience, the Roper booth will also feature autograph signings throughout the weekend. Joey + Rory will appear on Friday, April 5 from 1:00-1:45 p.m., Joe Nichols from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and Dustin Lynch from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Danielle Peck will meet fans on Saturday, April 6 from 12:15-1:00 p.m. and Cowboy Troy from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

The ACM & ACM Lifting Lives® BoothGreg Bates will meet fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:45-4:15 p.m., Cassadee Pope from 5:00-5:30 p.m. and Ray Scott from 6:00-6:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 6, A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Jep Robertson will appear from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Kenny Foster will sign autographs from 3:15-3:45 p.m. and Morgan Frazier from 6:30-6:30 p.m. Additionally, visitors have the chance to win tickets to attend the ACM Awards on Sunday. They can also see the ACM trophies up close, purchase merchandise, become a member of the ACM A-list and win prizes.

The Kraft Country Kitchen Booth – Joey + Rory will sign autographs and take photos on Saturday, April 6 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. There will also be an assortment of food trucks, 13 food vendors, a relaxing backyard picnic area, and of course, the world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.


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