Chris Young Headlined WME’s 2nd Annual Bash at the Beach and It Was All Kinds of Amazing

The event was apart of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause, which happened all last week on the Las Vegas Strip.

Erick Long (ACM), Becky Gardenhire (WME), Paul Barnabee (ACM Lifting Lives), Gayle Holcomb (WME and Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund), Chris Young, Catherine Hernandez-Blades (Aflac), Rob Beckham (WME), Pete Griffin (Musicians On Call) Photo Credit: Rick Diamond

WME hosted its second annual Bash at the Beach at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday (April 13th) and Saturday (April 14th) and it was all kinds of amazing!

This event, held in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause events, during “The Week Vegas Goes Country,” featured high-energy performances by more than a dozen of country music’s hottest stars, including Chris Young, Chris JansonCam, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Parmalee, RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery

During Friday night’s show, Saturday headliner Chris 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

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.

If you’re having major FOMO (like us), you can catch the event on a special episode of CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday, May 5 at 9/8c on CMT.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.


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