11.22.2010
Las Vegas, NV

 

The Academy of Country Music Partners with Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to be held December 2 - 11, 2010 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas

 

ELI YOUNG BAND TO OPEN THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC STAGE

 

 

LAS VEGAS – November 22, 2010 – For the fifth consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host the Academy of Country Music Stage at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas from Thursday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 11th.  New country artists will take the Academy of Country Music Stage in the Cowboy Corral, a special area created by Las Vegas Events, to entertain NFR fans inside the Cox Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The event is free to NFR fans and open to all ticket holders.

 

The Academy of Country Music Stage will include performances from Bleu Edmondson, Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Jaron and The Long Road to Love, Reckless Kelly, and Thompson Square. Doors will open at the Cowboy Corral at 5:00 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they open at 4:00 PM/PST. Music performances on the Academy of Country Music Stage begin at 5:45 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they begin at 4:45 PM/PST. Rodeo performances begin at 6:45 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they start at 5:45PM/PST.

 

“The Academy of Country Music is excited to kick off the 10 nights of music with ACM award nominees, Eli Young Band.” said Michelle Goble, VP, Membership and Events for the Academy of Country Music. “NFR is an exciting event for us every year. We have the chance to give new artists, Texas touring acts and established artists a place to show their diverse talents.”

 

The Academy of Country Music Stage artist line-up is as follows:

  • Thursday, December, 2, 2010 – Eli Young Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Friday, December 3, 2010 – Reckless Kelly 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 4, 2010 – Bleu Edmondson, 4:45pm & 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 5, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 4:45pm & 8:00pm
  • Monday, December 6, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Thursday, December 9, 2010 – Jaron and The Long Road to Love, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Friday, December 10, 2010 – Thompson Square, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 11, 2010 – Brett Eldredge, 4:45pm & 8:00pm

 

Specific dates and times on additional entertainers during the Wrangler NFR can be found at www.NFRexperience.com.  Additional information about Las Vegas can be found at www.visitlasvegas.com.

 

 

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC is an artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through music. The Academy is comprised of more than 3,800 professional members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.acmcountry.com or www.acmliftinglives.org.

 

About Las Vegas Events

Founded in 1983, Las Vegas Events, Inc. has grown with Las Vegas as the city has emerged as one of the world’s top special event and resort destinations.  A private, not-for-profit organization, LVE is funded by hotel room tax and serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city.  Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 500 events.

www.lasvegasevents.com

 

About the Wrangler NFR

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events.  Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2009 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR. 

www.prorodeo.com

 

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Press Contacts:

Brooke Primero

Academy Of Country Music

Brooke@acmcountry.com

818-788-8000 Ext. 1419

 

Katie Jo Sheek

Academy of Country Music

katiejo@acmcountry.com

818-788-8000 Ext. 1418

 

Michael Mack

Las Vegas Events

michael@lasvegasevents.com

(702) 260-8605

(702) 349-0023 (cellular)