03/17/2016

OFFICIAL SET TIMES & SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SET TIMES & SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP

ACM INTRODUCES RFID WRISTBANDS, ACM CASHLESS SYSTEM &
NEW ACM iPHONE & ANDROID APP FEATURING FESTIVAL DETAILS!

SINGLE & THREE-DAY PASSES ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

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ENCINO, CA (March 17, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced the official set times and schedules for the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival taking place on Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The schedule reflects consecutive performances allowing fans the opportunity to catch all of their favorite country artists perform throughout the three-day experience, headlined by Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Kenny Chesney, respectively each night. The festival will be hosted by Katie Cook on Friday, Shawn Parr & Storme Warren on Saturday, and Blair Garner on Sunday. ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

For the first time, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will feature RFID Wristbands for festival entry and exit. After passes are purchased guests will be shipped their RFID Wristbands, which can be activated online before arrival to the festival. The RFID Wristbands will also feature ACM Cashless, a program which uses RFID technology to allow attendees to link their credit card to their wristband, set a PIN for security, and then use it to purchase beverages, food and select merchandise at the event. ACM Cashless is the recommended payment method, but credit card and cash will also be accepted by vendors at the festival.

Through a partnership with Las Vegas Events, festival attendees can catch a ride to the festival on Festival Hotel Shuttles, which will pick-up at the MGM Grand, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Stratosphere. Wristband or proof of ticket purchase will be required to board the shuttles.  As previously announced, fans can also ride the monorail, take an Uber or take a taxi to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

The new ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the festival, is available NOW for download on both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play. The 2016 ACM app offers fans the latest on performers, concert schedules, artist meet and greets, food, drinks and shopping at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for the 51st ACM Awards. New to the app this year, users can turn on bluetooth to receive location-targeted messages as well as an interactive map designed to give fans the most out of their experience at the Festival.

Fans can purchase single or three-day passes at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives. Generous giving from fans, partnerships with artists, and corporate sponsors have allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com

The full 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival lineup and schedule is below. Times and locations are subject to change:

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