The Academy of Country Music has announced a number of activities and special events that will take place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will feature multiple stages for live country music, 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,” Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music, said. “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 8/7c on CBS. Headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday, Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three will also perform on Friday with Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on the Party Stage. Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee. Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the Party Stage on Saturday.
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.
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, 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.
ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE
For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. 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.
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 ACM interact with the official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. ACM merchandise will also be available.
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.
Express your support 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.
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 country music. For the ACM Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, the legacy of Firestone comes 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.
Exclusive Genetics bucking bull arena
Exclusive Genetics (EG) 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.
RAM RIDE AND DRIVE
Fans can experience 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.
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.
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.
Visit the Hostess tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades.
OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE
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.