Although it’s no longer a central multi-day celebration, the Academy of C and w’s Party for a Cause continues on as a series of smaller sized shows throughout the weekend of the ACM Awards. That makes it a bit more unwieldy for fans looking to get the full experience, however it also enables a series of entertainers, from big-name headliners to unrecognized songwriters, all connected to the annual awards show.
Both kinds of acts combine at Stories, Songs & & Stars (April 13, 8:30 p.m., the Joint), including significant acts like Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett, along with the gifted Nashville songwriters (including Rhett’s dad Rhett Akins and prolific hitmakers Hillary Lindsay and Shane McAnally) often responsible for nation’s chart-topping singles. The Vegas organization Nashville Unplugged, which also showcases nation songwriters, gets 2 ACM-sponsored shows (April 13-14, 10 p.m., Rhythm & & Riffs at Mandalay Bay), including talent consisting of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.
The most significant headliners will be at the Celebration at the Beach (April 13-14, 7 p.m., Mandalay Bay Beach), led by Chris Janson and Chris Young. Other highlights on the two-night expense consist of singer-songwriter Web cam and guitar virtuoso Lindsay Ell.
For country fans who want to stay away from the Strip, pop-country quartet Old Rule will headline at Red Rock’s Sandbar Swimming pool (April 13, 6 p.m.). Information on all these events and more can be discovered at partyforacause.com.