ACM’s two-day country music festival in Vegas will benefit charities
Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry to headline the Party for a Cause Festival
New details have been revealed about The Academy of Country Music’s upcoming two-day music festival in Las Vegas, set for the days leading up to the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Dubbed the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, the outdoor event will take place April 5-6 outside the Orleans Hotel and Casino. It will feature a lineup of country stars, including some of this year’s ACM Award nominees. (See full lineup below.)
The “cause” in the event’s name is ACM Lifting Lives, the group’s charitable arm. The festival will raise money for various charities supported by the Academy, including Outnumber Hunger, a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping secure meals for local food banks. Several military-inspired non-profits will also benefit, including Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.
Scheduled to appear on April 5 are headliners The Band Perry (pictured above), along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line.
Scheduled for April 6 are headliner Dierks Bentley (right), along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft.
The festival is part of The ACM Experience, a country music lifestyle event at the Orleans that will include the free-to-the-public ACM Expo, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival and the ACM Fan Jam, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley on April 7. Ticket packages for The ACM Experience are available here.
Meanwhile, the ACM Awards show will take place nearby at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also on April 7. It will air live in Eastern Time on the CBS Television Network.
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