Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 | 6:29 p.m.
Country music superstars Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Cam are the first performers to be named for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, who succeeds Blake Shelton, are this year’s co-hosts, and additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to Kenny ’s ACM Awards performance, as previously announced, he also will be raced under Las Vegas Metro Police guard to Las Vegas Festival Grounds (across from SLS Las Vegas), where he’ll headline the final night of three nights of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
Carrie headlines Night 1 and Dierks Night 2 of Party for a Cause. Keith returns in the fall for his “Ripcord World Tour” stop Friday, Oct. 21, at T-Mobile Arena.
Tickets go on sale Friday, and this is Keith’s first arena tour in two years.
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.