Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban Join ACM Festival

Joe Nichols, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young Also on Lineup

Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban will headline the ACM Party for a Cause Festival on April 4-5 in Las Vegas. Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett , Chris Young, the Cadillac Three and the three finalists for the ACM’s new artist of the year will also perform.

The event will take place at the Linq, a new, open-air retail, dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip. The stage will be placed right next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of the Linq and the world’s tallest observation wheel. Interactive games and a country marketplace will also be part of the event.

The two-day outdoor music festival will be the first-ever special event held at the Linq. Festival tickets go on sale Jan. 24.

As previously announced, the ACM Awards will take place April 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That ceremony, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will air on CBS.

On April 4, Outnumber Hunger Live will be headlined by Rascal Flatts and will include Thomas Rhett, the Cadillac Three as well as more artists to be announced. 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.

The April 5 concert will be headlined by Urban and will feature Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young and the three finalists for ACM new artist of the year, still to be announced. The night will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives and will benefit several military philanthropies.