Tuesday, April 3, 2012



(April 2, 2012 — Florence, AZ) — The “Country Thunder Stage” is currently making its way from Las Vegas, Nev., to Florence, Ariz., and it’s bringing ACM Award winners and nominees with it! The Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to bringing you the best performances from the brightest stars… and so is Country Thunder. With a line-up that reads like an ACM Award show performance list, winners Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Eli Young Band and nominees Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry will take the stage at Country Thunder Arizona on April 12-15 in Florence. Also appearing at the festival are Alan Jackson and Big & Rich – as well as performances by Craig Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Kellie Pickler, Jake Owen, The Roys, The Farm, Neal McCoy, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar and more. Four-day festival passes are currently on sale $160 for Arizona ($200 at the gate). Purchase now to ensure the lowest price! For more information on Country Thunder, please visit www.countrythunder.com.

Country Thunder Arizona is poised to be the premier country lifestyles and entertainment event of the Southwest. In addition to four days of non-stop entertainment, Country Thunder is pleased to offer more on-site entertainment than ever before. The premier festival will offer a wide array of lifestyles activities ranging from mechanical bulls and corn hole tournaments, to a water slide, hot air balloon rides and dueling pianos. And that’s just the beginning! The Festival Bowl boasts a sling shot thrill ride and over 60 food and merchandise vendors. The Frat House will feature a world-renowned hypnotist andThe Game Show (brought to you by Williams & Ree), where patrons can win Country Thunder prizes. The Shout House, a local Tempe dueling piano bar, will offer shows three times a day.

Electronic Thunder and Moonshine Willy’s will offer nightly entertainment to festival-goers. Kick off your cowboy boots and strap on your dancing shoes for Electronic Thunder, a new attraction for patrons featuring electric music brought to you nightly by KMLE DJ Mixers and DJ Du from the MGM Grand. Moonshine Willy’s will be open during the day to entertain VIPs, featuring performances by The Roys and Morgan Frazier. Starting at 10:30 pm nightly, the doors to Moonshine Willy’s will open to the public for the first time ever, offering music, food, adult beverages and performances by Dually Stoned featuring Harry Luge Jr.When the clock strikes midnight, you can really “get your country on” by showing off your bull riding skills at Midnite Madness from 12 A.M. - 2 A.M.

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