Party For A Cause®
ACM Party for a Cause® benefiting ACM Lifting Lives® returned in 2021, debuting for the first time ever in Nashville, TN. ACM Party for a Cause was hosted by SiriusXM’s The Highway host Storme Warren, with live performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and special guest Caitlyn Smith, a surprise performance form Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, preceding the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors™ celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Proceeds from ACM Party for a Cause® benefited ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.
ACM Party for a Cause is a collection of charitable events that typically take place surrounding the ACM Awards. Portions of all event proceeds benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.
Throughout the years, ACM Party for a Cause has been presented in a variety of ways, including an outdoor music festival, pool parties, motorcycle rides, archery tournaments, tailgate parties as well as songwriter-in-the-round events. One of the most beloved ACM Party for a Cause events is the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off. A favorite among fans and the Country Music industry alike, this event allows both groups the opportunity to participate in a fun day of golf and entertainment. It features performances and appearances by several Country Music artists at Topgolf’s state-of-the-art entertainment facility. As an event that blends technology, sport, and socializing into one experience, this modernized approach to our former ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic appeals to both golfers and non-golfers alike while continuing to raise funds for the ACM Lifting Lives Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.
The Academy of Country Music had two Party for a Cause events originally planned for April 2020 surrounding the 55th ACM Awards; the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and the ACM Beach Bash Presented by Dr Pepper. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both events were unfortunately cancelled.
ACM Party for a Cause events have raised over $500,000 through ticket proceeds. In total, the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives® have a 50-year history of charitable giving, and since 2006 ACM Lifting Lives® has given more than $7 million to more than 150 worthy causes.
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC™. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives® has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome and individuals suffering with mental illness. For more information, please visit https://www.acmliftinglives.org/.