Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban will headline the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival April 4-5 in Las Vegas as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country, leading up to the 49th Annual ACM Awards on April 6. Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, The Cadillac Three and the three ACM New Artist of the Year nominees, to be announced, will also perform.
The two-day outdoor music festival will be the first special event to take place at THE LINQ which will be transformed into a country music fan’s paradise for the weekend. The main festival stage will be placed next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of The LINQ and the world’s tallest observation wheel.
“The Academy is honored to have Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban headline two separate nights of incredible music during The Week Vegas Goes Country,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Fans nationwide plan their vacations around ACM events, and they will be blown away by The LINQ and all that Caesars has put into the property. We’re privileged to be the first event in this very special space.”
“We are thrilled to kick off the first of many large-scale concerts and events at The LINQ with the Academy of Country Music,” Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ, said. “Caesars Entertainment has always been an industry leader in presenting top-of-the-line entertainment experiences in Las Vegas, and our space at The LINQ offers many new opportunities for us to continue to raise the bar of the city’s entertainment landscape.”
On Friday, April 4, Rascal Flatts will headline “Outnumber Hunger Live!” along with Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three and more. Now in its third year, Outnumber Hunger is an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities.
Keith Urban will headline Saturday’s performance, presented by ACM Lifting Lives and benefiting several military philanthropies. Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young and the three nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year, to be announced, will also perform.
The festival will include elements previously tied to the Academy’s lifestyle event, including multiple stages for live music, interactive games, a country marketplace and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, January 24 at www.ticketmaster.com.