Fan Jam Remote Will Coincide With ACM Awards Telecast

As awards shows strive for more and more fan involvement, the Academy of Country Music has announced plans to add a Fan Jam concert, to be held in Las Vegas during and after the April 3 ACM Awards. This will let even more fans take part in the Awards show excitement.

Sugarland will headline the first-ever ACM Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Resort. The ACM Awards telecast on CBS will feature three live remotes, one per hour, from the simultaneous Fan Jam concert. Other ACM Fan Jam performers are yet to be announced.

“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 ($35, $55) and a promise that this experience will be like no other in ACM Awards history.”

Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam, and all other ACM Awards-related events, will go on sale Wednesday (1/19) at Ticketmaster.com. This includes the ACM Awards, and the Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country taping on April 4, 2011.

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