ACM Awards: Dierks Bentley and Four Guys Named Chris at Party for a Cause

Check Out Photos of Bentley, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch and Others in Las Vegas

With four performers named Chris, there was just one named Dierks headlining Saturday’s (April 2) ACM Party for a Cause in Las Vegas.

In addition to Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, the second night of the Academy of Country Music’s fourth annual festival also featured Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Frankie Ballard, A Thousand Horses, Chase Bryant and Jackson Michelson.

Bentley was joined onstage by surprise guests Charles Kelley and Eric Paslay.

performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images for ACM

One of several events leading up to Sunday night’s ACM Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the first night of the ACM Party for a Cause featured Carrie Underwood, Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Maddie & Tae, Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Brandy Clark and Jana Kramer.

Sunday’s festival coincides with the ACM Awards co-hosted by Bentley and Luke Bryan and airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Sunday’s festival features Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Old Dominion, Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris and Granger Smith.

As evidenced by the photos from Saturday’s Party for a Cause, the artists are getting up-close and personal with the fans, including Lynch’s cruise across a throng of admirers.

Dierks Bentley

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Dierks Bentley performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM) Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM

Dustin Lynch
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Dustin Lynch rides a raft over the crowd while performing at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM) Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM

Chris Young
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Chris Young performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for ACM) Larry Busacca/Getty Images for ACM

Lee Brice
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Lee Brice performs during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic) Mindy Small/FilmMagic

Chris Stapleton

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Musician Chris Stapleton performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM) Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ACM

Chris Janson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Chris Janson performs during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic) Mindy Small/FilmMagic

Chase Bryant

performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images for ACM

A Thousand Horses

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  (L-R) Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Graham DeLoach and Zach Brown of A Thousand Horses perform during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic) Mindy Small/FilmMagic

Frankie Ballard

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Frankie Ballard is given a beer from a fan as he performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage) Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage

Chris Lane

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Chris Lane performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage) Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage

Jackson Michelson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02:  Singer Jackson Michelson performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage) Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage