WME Wraps Successful 2nd Annual Bash At The Beach As Part of ACM Party For A Cause Weekend
WME's second annual BASH at the BEACH was declared an overwhelming success as the two-night concert at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 delighted fans with high-energy performances by more than a dozen of country music's hottest stars.
Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, closed out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. His set included a show-stopping on-stage moment as WME and Aflac presented ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music®, with a check from proceeds of the shows for $100,000. The funds raised will be directed toward Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, and the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.
During Friday night's show, Young was on hand to present the first-ever Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor, recognizing remarkable and selfless dedication to bringing the healing power of music to those who are in need. The inaugural recognition was presented to Judith Pinkerton, honoring her excellence and long term efforts towards the development and growth of the music therapy profession. Aflac believes that music has the power to heal and change lives and has given more than $122 million to support children and families facing childhood cancer, including music therapy programs.
This event, held in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause events, during "The Week Vegas Goes Country," included platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson as Friday night's headliner. Cam, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Parmalee, RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery also performed. CMT was on hand to catch all of the action and will be airing a special episode of Hot 20 featuring the two-day Bash. The show is set to premiere on May 5 at 9/8c.
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About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
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About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children's hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. To date, its volunteers have played for over 625,000 patients, families and caregivers. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, they add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. MOC supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Reba, Gavin DeGraw, Darius Rucker, Pharrell, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, Rachel Platten and many more. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.