Event Updates for the Academy of Country Music 2nd Annual Party for a Cause® Festival

PARTNERS INCLUDING CABELA’S, COORS, DIET DR PEPPER, EXCLUSIVE GENETICS, FIRESTONE,  RAM TRUCKS, ROPER & MORE

COME TOGETHER FOR THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY MUSIC EXPERIENCE

SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL

FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM 

Encino, CA (March 27, 2014) – 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 Outdoor 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.

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, Tylerr Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joe 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.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.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 & CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5

Luke Bryan & Justin Moore will host this unique event on Saturday, April 5 at THE LINQ bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Country music artists Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Kristy Titus, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks, and Florida Georgia Line will test their skills and knowledge on bow hunting, using Cabela’s state-of-the-art archery equipment. Public viewing area opens at 9:30AM, with camouflage carpet arrivals beginning at 9:45AM and the tournament at 10:00AM.

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.

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!

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.

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 in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD) at the Exhibition Arena. Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $25,000 in prize money. Scheduled demonstrations will occur throughout the day on both Friday and Saturday.

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!

RAMINATOR DEMONSTRATIONS

RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos. The RAMinator has toured the country, thrilling fans and winning championships on the Monster National Tour.

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!

·       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, Fire Dog Truck, Food-A-Fair, Island Time Floats, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys and W.W. Enterprises, among others.

·       HOSTESS

Hostess wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades!

·       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 of our moonshine cocktails!