ACM Announces Free Shows in Vegas

During The Week Vegas Goes Country™, the Academy of Country Music will be hosting two days of free, open-to-the-public concerts at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

The party will lead up to the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show, and will feature artists Matt Stillwell, Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Jason Aldean on April 3 and Gloriana, Zac Brown Band, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes on April 4. New Artist winners Divas Downtown and special guests will also be performing on two different stages during the week.

The Fremont Street Experience is an entertainment zone, spanning over five blocks, in downtown Las Vegas. Featuring the world’s largest video screen, 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience garners over 18 million visitors annually. For more information about the Fremont Street Experience visit

The agenda for the free shows is as follows:

Friday, April 3, 2009

6:45-7:15pm Matt Stillwell 1st Street Stage
7:45-8:30pm Julianne Hough 3rd Street Stage
9:00-10:00pm Jake Owen 1st Street Stage
10:30-Midnight Jason Aldean 3rd Street Stage

Saturday, April 4, 2009
6:45-7:15pm Gloriana 1st Street Stage
7:40-8:55pm Zac Brown Band (Top New Vocal Group winner) 3rd Street Stage
9:20-10:20pm Kellie Pickler 1st Street Stage
10:45-Midnight LeAnn Rimes (Home Depot Humanitarian Award recipient) 3rd Street Stage