By Kurt Wolff

Luke BryanKenny ChesneyMiranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are among the performers announced today (March 5) for the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause, a two-day live music event that precedes the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Party for a Cause takes place April 17-18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The 50th ACM Awards ceremony will then be held the following evening (April 19) at nearby AT&T Stadium, which is also in Arlington.

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Additional artists performing at the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause include Florida Georgia LineClint BlackSam HuntRonnie MilsapKenny RogersDarius RuckerDwight YoakamAlabamaPatty Loveless and the Eli Young Band. Even more performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Live concerts will take place on multiple stages each day, and the Party for a Cause will also feature interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace and numerous food trucks and vendors from around the country.

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The evening shows at Party for a Cause will be taped for the television special ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, which will air Friday, May 15 on CBS.

“For the Academy’s milestone anniversary, we wanted more fans than ever to join us in our party and we thought it was a perfect fit to combine the ACM Party for A Cause Festival and our annual CBS special into one historic event,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. Previous ACM Presents TV specials include tributes to Lionel Richie and Tim McGraw and last year’s honoring of the U.S. military.

The 50th annual ACM Awards air Sunday, April 19 on CBS.

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