Country Music Spectacular

ACM Awards Arlington charity fest lineup includes nearly every major country star

ACM Awards Arlington festival lineup is packed with country stars

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo RodeoHouston entertainers January 2015 Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley is one of the big-name performers at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, taking place April 17-18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Miranda Lambert tude
Miranda Lambert also performs at the Party for a Cause Festival. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014
Denton's own Eli Young Band will rub shoulders with other big stars at the festival. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo RodeoHouston entertainers January 2015 Dierks Bentley
Miranda Lambert tude
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place at AT&T Stadium on April 19, were always going to be a big deal, but now we know exactly how big with the release of the lineup for the pre-show Party for a Cause Festival.

The two-day festival, hosted by Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 17 and 18, will feature multiple stages of continuous country music from the likes of Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line and more.

All of the concerts will be taped for a two-hour special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!, which will air on Friday, May 15, on CBS.

Individual tickets for the festival sold out long ago, but you can still get access to the festival and the actual ACM Awards by purchasing newly released packages at Ticketmaster.com. Packages range from $60-$500 while they still last.

In addition to the music, the Party for a Cause Festival will feature interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and more. Proceeds from ticket sales for the festival benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the academy.