PHOTOS: 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival – Fri. 2/4

On Friday, April 4th, the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, hosted by Outnumber Hunger, kicked off at The LINQ featuring headliner Rascal Flatts. The “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert  featured country hit-makers Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, and The Cadillac Three. Plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham who performed on the Party Stage. The surprise guest of the evening was legendary rock musician Vince Neil who performed with Justin Moore on the Motley Crue hit “Home Sweet Home.”

Friday’s “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert series benefitted Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals for Feeding America’s network of local food banks.

The ACM Party for a Cause Festival will continue tonight with headliner Keith Urban. This event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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ACM Announces Fan Activities & Brand Partnerships for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES FAN ACTIVITIES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

FREE OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC KICK OFF PARTY HEADLINED BY HUNTER HAYES
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music announced today the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at the The LINQ in Las Vegas and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.

“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” said Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”

The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday are available for $65 and one-day tickets are available for $45 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Other performers include Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on Friday night and Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, on Saturday night.

A free open-to-the-public concert event, ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, will officially kick off the Week Vegas Goes Country® on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.  The event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and feature performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00PM – 12:00AM and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00PM – 2:00AM. Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE.

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:

ACM and CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host this unique event at THE LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line will use Cabela’s Regulator and Instigator compound bows to test their skills and knowledge archery. A public viewing area will open at 9:30 a.m., with camouflage carpet arrivals also set to begin at 9:30 a.m. An exhibition tournament will follow.

ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. Unique vendors from all over the country will offer a variety of products and artists will stop by various booths to take pictures and sign autographs. EXPO booths will be open 6:00PM-11:00PM on Thursday, April 3 during the free open-to-the-public ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, and during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday, April 4 and 12:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 5.

ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Check out the history and what’s new with the Academy of Country Music. Win prizes including a chance to attend the 49th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6, interact with our official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. Lots of great ACM merchandise available!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Fans will have the chance to get an autograph from several artists at the festival! PureVia presents a signing by Jewel at the ACM booth, Cowboy Troy and Joe Nichols will be appearing at the Roper booth, and Joel Crouse, Will Hoge, Chase Rice, Leah Turner, and Austin Webb will stop by the ConAgra, Dr Pepper, Firestone and RAM booths. More artists to be announced – daily updates will be available at the festival Info Booth.

BOOT CAMPAIGN

EXPRESS YOUR PATRIOTISM and GRATITUDE for our troops at the BOOT CAMPAIGN booth! This national nonprofit, dedicated to awareness, patriotism and assistance for the military and their families, is hosting an interactive booth to let you meet surprise celebrity guests and receive cool prizes when you Pushup for Charity. Learn more at the Boot Campaign booth!

DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR

The Drive a Firestone Tour is a nationwide celebration of Firestone’s passion for performance, the journey, and now, country music. For the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. Firestone is adding a kick of country flare to its larger than life fan activation zone. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, we’re bringing the legacy of Firestone to life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of a realistic IndyCar racing video game and best of all, stop by for autograph signings by some of your favorite new country artists. We’re turning up the volume at this year’s ACM awards, so come visit Firestone at ACM Party For A Cause® Festival!

Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena

Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry, will host a bucking bull competition at the festival Exhibition Arena in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD). Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $225,000 in prize money. Demonstrations are scheduled for 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm and 7:45pm on Friday as well as 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday.  Guest of honor Moe Bandy will also perform on Saturday at 12:15pm.

FUN ZONE

Stop by this year’s interactive Fun Zone where you can test your skills on the mechanical bull or go sky-high on the bungee jump.

RAM RIDE AND DRIVE

Fans can experience firsthand the best-in-class performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of RAM Trucks at the RAM Ride and Drive outdoor test track. The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles, including a thrilling 13-foot climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a RAM pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree angle RAM Mountain. Fans can also check out the new features of the 2014 RAM 1500, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® – the first ever back-to-back champion! RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos.

Food and bEVERAGE

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

Sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN, and Diet Dr Pepper and get a taste of the spotlight while getting your photos snapped on the replica ACM Red Carpet.

  • FOOD COURT

Try food from local and national food trucks and vendors as you enjoy music from the nearby stage including Ben’s BBQ, Border Grill, Island Time Floats, Kracklin Corn, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Wow Candy Wow and W.W. Enterprises.

  • HOSTESS®

Hostess® wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades!  You can also follow Hostess on Facebook at facebook.com/Hostess, on Instagram at Hostess_Snacks and on Twitter at @Hostess_Snacks.

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

A true moonshine experience. Ole Smoky’s Original Moonshine is an unaged corn whiskey made from corn grown by local farmers in East Tennessee. Their century old recipe proclaims a grain bill of 80% corn, with the remaining 20% a secret that gives Ole Smoky the distinct character and bold flavor of Tennessee moonshine. Come on over to our Mobile Holler and grab one our moonshine cocktails!

Performers Announced for The ACM Experience in Las Vegas, April 5-7

THE ACM EXPERIENCE

JEWEL, KATIE ARMIGER, EASTON CORBIN, JERROD NIEMANN, DANIELLE PECK,
TATE STEVENS, CHARLIE WORSHAM, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, LOVE AND THEFT & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE
A FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT
AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO, APRIL 5-7, 2013

Bonus Special Events Recently Added Include
ACM Songwriter Show hosted by Dallas Davidson & Don Schlitz and
Sneak Peek of Scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,”
Starring Jewel, With Acoustic Performance

The Academy of Country Music announced today the line-up of free music performances and special events held during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Artists including Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love and Theft and more will be featured.

Special ACM EXPERIENCE music events (full schedule below) include:

  • Sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” starring Jewel as June Carter Cash, including a LIVE acoustic performance by Jewel
  • ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom will bring the fan experience akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café to Las Vegas!  Hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone.
  • Free-to-the-public performances on many stages throughout the weekend, at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s and the Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Hotel and Casino and more

 

These musical performances join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a ticketed 2-day outdoor music festival on April 5 and 6, and culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, both at the Orleans Arena.  The ACM Fan Jam is a remote location featured during the LIVE telecast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for these events are available at OrleansArena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.

The schedule for performances on the Cooper Tire Stage, presented by Digs4Gigs.com and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

Friday, April 5 – 10:00am-10:00pm

  • 10:15am – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:25am – Wynn Williams  – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:45pm – Kalsey Kulyk Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 3:30pm – Barry Van Wie
  • 4:20pm – Kenny Foster
  • 5:25pm – Ray Scott
  • 6:40pm – Katie Armiger
  • 7:55pm – Danielle Peck

 

Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am-7:30pm

  • 10:00am – Wynn Williams – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:10am – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:40pm – Kalsey Kulyk – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 2:45pm – Kenny Foster
  • 4:00pm – Charlie Worsham
  • 5:45pm – Morgan Frazier

 

Sunday, April 7 – 10:00am-4:00pm

  • 10:00am – Barry Van Wie
  • 11:00am – Josh Ward
  • 12:00pm – Meghan Linsey
  • 1:00pm – Blackberry Smoke

 

The schedule for performances held in other Orleans Hotel and Casino venues at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

 

Friday, April 5

  • 9:30pm-12:30am – performances by Kristen Kelly, Jerrod Niemann, Joanna Smith, Tate Stevens, Love and Theft, and The Henningsens at the Sony Green Room at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm-1:00am – performances by Easton Corbin, Sara Davidson, Eric Paslay, William Michael and Charlie Worsham, hosted by Ayla Brown at the WME Speakeasy at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 9:30pm – “Ring of Fire” with Jewel in Orleans Showroom includes a sneak peek of scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie with an acoustic performance. “Ring of Fire” will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Friday, April 5 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

Saturday, April 6

  • 9:30pm–12:30am – performances by Dakota Bradley, Jaida Dreyer and Austin Webb at Streamsound Records at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 10:00pm–12:30am – Meghan Linsey  hosts “Country Karaoke” at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm–11:30pm – ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom, hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Saturday, April 6 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday,  April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com

 

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:

THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.