Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, The Cadillac Three, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young are also performing.

By Kurt Wolff

Nominees for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards have not yet been announced, but already the party around the annual ceremony is kicking into gear. Yesterday, the Academy announced that Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts will headline the second annual Party for a Cause in Las Vegas on the Friday and Saturday (April 4 and 5) before the ACM Awards broadcast, which takes place April 6 on CBS.

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The second annual Party for a Cause will also feature Joe NicholsJerrod NiemannThomas RhettThe Cadillac Three and Chris Young. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks as well. See the full schedule on the ACM’s website.

The concert is a ticketed outdoor event taking place both days at The LINQ , a new open-air retail, dining and entertainment area owned by Caesars Entertainment. In addition to the music the event also includes games and a country marketplace. The concerts are hosted by Outnumber Hunger (Friday) and ACM Lifting Lives (Saturday), and a portion of proceeds from tickets sales will benefit charities selected by the performers and others involved in the event.

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The 49th Academy of Country Music Award show, which is again cohosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, takes place live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 on CBS.

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