Morgan Wallen headlining ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf fundraiser

Hardy, Lainey Wilson, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman & others to appear

ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic partner of the Academy of Country Music, has announced the return of Topgolf Tee-Off and Rock On Fundraiser presented by VGT by Aristocrat Gaming, set to take place on Wednesday, May 10th at Topgolf The Colony, ahead of the 58th ACM Awards. In addition to the reimagined celebrity golf tournament experience fans have come to love in prior years, the event will be followed by a separately ticketed all-star concert on the golfing green, ACM Lifting Lives Lives: Morgan Wallen & Friends, Presented by VGT by Aristocrat Gaming.

The concert portion of the fundraiser, to take place after the golf tournament, brings reigning ACM Album of the Year winner Wallen, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Hardy, reigning ACM New Female Artist and Song of the Year winner Lainey Wilson, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman and DJ 13lackbeard to the stage on the Topgolf green to raise money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives.

General Admission tickets on the green are separate from the Topgolf Tee-Off and Rock On tournament access and will be available to ACM Members, ACM A-List subscribers, 58th ACM Awards ticket holders, and Topgolf Friends and Family through an exclusive presale starting today (Thurs, 23rd) at noon CST. Remaining tickets will be available for a general public on-sale beginning this Friday, March 24th at 10 am CST through AXS. The concert will start at approximately 7:30 pm CST. Those who have purchased bays for golf will be able to remain in their bay for the concert, with the bay serving as a suite to watch the show. All proceeds benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

“ACM Lifting Lives does great work providing aid in times of need to folks inside and outside of the music industry,” Wallen shares of the organization’s work. “My band and I are excited to help them raise funds to continue doing this amazing work.”

“The support of country music artists and the industry as a whole are who make the impactful work of ACM Lifting Lives possible,” explains ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director Lyndsay Cruz. “We are so thankful to Morgan, Hardy, Lainey, Ernest, Bailey and DJ 13lackbeard for volunteering their time to help us raise money and awareness, and we know music fans in Texas will be blown away by this all-star lineup!”

In addition to distributing more than $4 million to date through its COVID Relief Fund, ACM Lifting Lives provides critical support through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, significant annual commitments to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Music Health Alliance, and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and individual grants to organizations that reach communities all across America.

Now in its fourth year and taking place in Texas for the first time, the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and Rock On fundraiser brings together artists, industry members and fans for a golf skills competition and an extended day of live entertainment. It marks the first announced event as part of ACM Awards week taking over north Texas, with additional programs still to be revealed in coming weeks.

The ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and Rock On precedes the 58th ACM Awards, airing live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX Thursday, May 11th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, exclusively on Prime Video. Limited amounts of remaining tickets to the ACM Awards are available.

Buddy Iahn
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