Lady Antebellum to Headline CTIA Unplugged at Hard Rock Live Orlando



WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 -- International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® today announced that this year's CTIA Unplugged event will feature the triple platinum award-winning vocal group Lady Antebellum. With more than 3.5M copies of their latest album, "Need you Now," sold, and more than two million ringtones and ringbacks to their credit, Lady Antebellum will entertain attendees at the highly-anticipated CTIA networking reception, back for its second year.

Following a string of successes in 2010—including a Grammy, an American Music Award, an Academy of Country Music Award and two Country Music Association Awards—hit cross-over group Lady Antebellum just landed six Grammy nominations for 2011.

Designed to provide a unique venue for business development, CTIA Unplugged will take place on the evening of March 23 at the Hard Rock LIVE in Orlando.   International CTIA WIRELESS will take place March 22-24, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center. Partner events begin on March 21.

CTIA Unplugged Details:

  • WHAT: CTIA Unplugged, the must-attend official networking reception at International CTIA WIRELESS 2011
  • WHO:  Mingle with industry executives and Lady Antebellum
  • WHEN:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • WHERE:  Hard Rock LIVE in Orlando
  • COST:  $85 tickets on sale now; limited sponsorships also available
  • FARE:   Cocktails and appetizers
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"In an era of declining record sales, Lady Antebellum has shown that quality and talent can buck the trend. CTIA Unplugged provides a high-impact business development setting for quality and talent to make the connections that drive business success," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. "We're thrilled to bring back this highly-successful event with one of the hottest acts in music today."  

For companies looking for an exclusive sponsorship, CTIA is auctioning the opportunity to host a private room at CTIA Unplugged. The auction runs through Friday, January 14. For more details, visit

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CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 takes place October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit

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January 11, 2011 6:50am ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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