Today the Academy of Country Music announced the partners, activities and special events taking place during the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival – a two-day outdoor music festival on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. The festival will feature multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games and a country marketplace including the 3rd Annual Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge™, Mary Kay’s Pink Carpet, MillerCoors Beer Garden, Ram Trucks Country Music Experience and more.
The festival will begin each day at 12:00 PM on the North Lawn at Globe Life Park where more than 25 country acts will perform on the Party Stage and Ram Lone Star Stage for ongoing outdoor country music until 6:00 PM. After the daytime performances conclude each day, the festival will move to the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park for an unprecedented lineup of country music legends and this year’s ACM Award nominees and chart-topping artists. The Main Stage performances will be taped for a two-hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” which will air on May 15th on the CBS Television Network. A full lineup and schedule of performances can be viewed on ACMcountry.com.
The ACM Party for a Cause Festival is among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are available in ticket packages including the 50th ACM Awards at Ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit ACMcountry.com, ACMawards50.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 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM.
Additional details on the events, activations and partners for this year’s ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:
As the official airline partner of the ACM Awards, American Airlines will be offering first class hospitality to the artists performing the nightly concerts at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will return to host the 3rd Annual ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event taking place on Saturday, April 18 from 9:45– 11:45 AM. Watch country music stars Josh Abbott, Rhett Atkins, Luke Bryan, Casey Donahew, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Lucas Hoge, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Eric Paslay, Chase Rice, Jep and Willie Robertson, Jamie Lynn Spears, Austin Webb, Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin plus Cabela’s pro staff archers Wade Middleton and Kristy Titus participate in this archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets. Team Luke and Team Justin will compete head-to-head to see whose archery skills will take home the trophy! The event is open to the public and bleacher seating is available beginning at 9:30 AM.
Fans may also visit the Cabela’s booth for a fun and interactive outdoor experience, including green-screen photo booth, safe archery, photo kiosk, a Luke Bryan 32 Bridge display and more!
Join Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 PM for a classic game of checkers on the North Lawn of Globe Life Park. Team Captains Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett, along with 12 country music artists, will act as human checkers and play on a life-size checkerboard to support the USO and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) military organizations.
For a chance to play in the checkers game, fans can stop by the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store tent on Friday and Saturday and enter to play in the checkers game and win digital gift cards.
Visit Firestone to experience their spectacular activation zone, including a Firestone tire showcase, karaoke stage, and a giant guitar photo opportunity. Join them as they bring the legacy of Firestone to life and celebrate 2015 as the Year of the Truck.
The ACM Lifting Lives Jewelry Pull sponsored by Kendra Scott is a fun and fashionable way to give to a great cause. For $50 guests can purchase a mystery box containing Kendra Scott jewelry valued up to $195 and all the proceeds benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
Mary Kay’s Beauty Loves Country booth gives festival attendees the opportunity to feel like a country music star for the day! Country music fans can discover a fun new lip color, learn about the perfect skincare regimen, and have their photo taken as they walk the glamorous Mary Kay pink carpet.
Join the Ram Trucks Country Music Experience where fans can interact with the newest Ram Truck line-up, including Miranda Lambert’s official Platinum Tour Truck, register to win $45,000 towards a new RAM Truck, get autographs from country music artists and walk away with prizes. Exclusively for owners of Ram Trucks, Ram is aiming to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for largest parade of pickup trucks at AT&T Stadium from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ram truck owners may sign up at to participate at RamRoundUp.com.
Fans will also enjoy ongoing live country performances on Friday and Saturday by artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Chase Bryant, Kenny Foster, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Brothers OsborneNative Run, Old Dominion, and more on the Ram Lone Star Stage on the North Lawn at Globe Life Park.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Fans can visit their booth to win amazing prizes and find out how to change a child’s life today.
Segs4Vets awards Segways to men and women returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who have sustained severe injuries resulting in permanent disability and difficulty walking. To date, the Segs4Vets program has awarded more than 1400 Segways to greatly deserving veterans who choose the path of independence rather than dependence, once again becoming productive members of their families and of society.
Stop by for Style Touch-ups, presented by Women¹s ROGAINE®. Take volume to the max and get a head-turning look with expert tips and hair touch-ups compliments of Women¹s ROGAINE®.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
At the Untameable Bacardi experience guests will enjoy a VIP music tour through augmented reality technology. Take pictures in front of the Bacardi Step and Repeat and life size photo frame with the famous Bacardi girls who will be on location to give away great Bacardi prizes.
- BIG GREEN EGG
Fans, stop by Big Green Egg for delicious food right off the grill. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all expectations for culinary perfection. It truly is The Ultimate Cooking Experience!
- MILLERCOORS BEER GARDEN
Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!
- SUE BEE HONEY
Country music fans can stop by the Sue Bee Honey booth for a chance to meet country sensations The Henningsens! They will be visiting the booth to meet fans and sign autographs. Sue Bee Country will be handing out photos of the band, Sue Bee gift bags, U.S.A. honey bee tattoos, stickers and more. Fans can even sample Sue Bee Honey’s delicious spun honey. While there, learn about America’s favorite honey and how it’s 100% pure U.S.A. honey – harvested by more than 300 beekeepers across the country. It’s all natural with only one ingredient – honey! Plus, learn how to can support the U.S.A. honey bee initiative and American agriculture.
At Wendy’s they believe it’s what goes into your salad, not what your salad goes into. Stop by Wendy’s booth to learn more about our everyday, fresh approach to salads where they’ll be serving FREE half-sized portions of Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad and handing out $5 gift cards, while supplies last. It’s time to ‘look beyond the bowl’ at YouTube.com/Wendys. @Wendys