On this gloomy day, we are day dreaming of the upcoming ACM fun that will soon visit our fabulous city next month. Here is a hot ticket event that you don't want to miss! It's an extra special night in that both Dallas and Fort Worth will be a part of the action -- a star-studded event at two locations benefiting one worthy cause.
The Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, ACM Lifting Lives®, with country music luminaries Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host its first-ever fundraising gala on April 17, 2015, just two days before the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala presented by Mattress Firm will consist of two shows taking place simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Fort Worth Zoo.
The Omni Dallas Hotel gala will feature headliner and ACM Awards nominees Lady Antebellum, and a special performance by Hunter Hayes. Fort Worth Zoo will feature ACM Awards nominees including headliner Keith Urban, and a special performance by Little Big Town. Nancy O’Dell, Emmy®-award winning journalist and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, will join Brooks and Yearwood to co-host the Fort Worth gala.
Garth and Trisha will alternate between both locations throughout the evening to entertain attendees in Dallas and Fort Worth. A host of celebrities along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives are scheduled to attend. The inaugural gala will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner, live auction and a stellar line-up of performances by country music’s most celebrated artists.
ACM Lifting Lives will be donating funds raised from the gala to several Texas-based organizations including Garth Brooks’ charity, Teammates for Kids and the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth.
The gala is among the highly-anticipated events held during ACM Awards week. The awards ceremony itself, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.
For more information on the gala, including ticket inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACM Lifting Lives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!