A series of events known as the ACM Experience takes over the Orleans Arena April 5-7. The centerpiece is the “Party for a Cause,” a two-day, outdoor music festival featuring some of this year’s award nominees. Tickets cost $35 for a single day (April 5 or 6) or $55 for a two-day pass. Proceeds will benefit several charities.
Indoors, the ACM Expo will feature more than 150 vendors selling “country lifestyle” merchandise including crafts. A bucking bull ring will also be featured.
The climax will be Sunday’s Fan Jam, which coincides with the awards ceremony itself at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Country superstar Brad Paisley will host the ticketed event with live performances from top acts, some of which will be incorporated into the live broadcast on CBS, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.