The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that country superduo Sugarland will headline the first-ever ACM Fan Jam, a fans-only live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
The ACM Fan Jam will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, during and after the ACM Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will give fans the ultimate opportunity to be part of the LIVE telecast. Throughout the three-hour live show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be performances from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Sugarland and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date. Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam will go on sale Wednesday, priced at $35 and $55.
“We sell out our Awards show tickets within minutes of going on sale, every year,” explains Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “With Sugarland’s help, the Academy is answering the demand of more and better access to the Awards show with the Fan Jam, with a family-friendly ticket price and a promise that this experience will be like no other in ACM Awards history.”
“I am wound up about the ACM Fan Jam,” said Jennifer Nettles. “It’s going to be like hosting our own ACM party for the fans. They’ll get to see the show AND have their own private show in the same evening! It’s like having your biscuit and eating it too, all in one big jar of Fan Jam!”
The ACM Fan Jam will include three LIVE remotes into the 46th Annual ACM Awards telecast—one for each hour of the show—and will also include a profusion of entertainment, including live performances by upcoming country music acts, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, such as autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. Fans at the ACM Awards wear cocktail or dressy attire, but at the Fan Jam, concert attire is key because the night continues with many more live performances and appearances after the Awards’ taping ends.
“This is the ultimate fan experience and we couldn’t be happier that Sugarland is kicking it off! We’ll have cameras there bringing all of the action to millions of viewers on CBS,” said Orly Adelson, President of dick clark productions and Executive Producer of the Awards.
Tickets for ALL Academy of Country Music events in April will be on sale beginning Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM PST at Ticketmaster.com including 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, ACM Fan Jam on Sunday April 3, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country taping on Monday, April 4, 2011 featuring an A-list cast in tribute performances to country music’s most amazing female performers.