This year is a big one for the Academy of Country Music, marking the organizations 50th anniversary and the annual ACM Party for A Cause is going as big as ever to mark the occasion as well. Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Kenny Chesney make up just a small portion of the weekend's lineup (from Rolling Stone).

Residents in the Dallas area will have almost too much country music to consider over the weekend of April 17-19. The ACM Party for A Cause will take place on that Friday and Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Other acts on the lineup include Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Darius Rucker, the Eli Young Band, Alabama, Clint Black, Patty Loveless and Ronnie Millsap, with more acts expected to be announced as the event approaches. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. The event benefits the ACM Lifting Lives organization.

If you can't get down to Texas for the big concert, this year you're in luck: CBS is taping the event for a two-hour future broadcast titled "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!" So yeah, attendees at the concert can probably look forward to all-star collaborations onstage during two nights of performances.

That won't be the only charity event occurring on behalf of the ACM that weekend. Those who aren't attending the Party for A Cause might consider attending the swankier One Night, Two Cities, All Music Gala. The elaborate event will take place simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Fort Worth Zoo, with emcees Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood shuttling between both during the night. The Dallas gig will involve performances from Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes, while Keith Urban and Little Big Town.

All of the weekend's celebration culminate, of course, with that Sunday night's ACM Awards ceremony, where Brooks seems like a promising candidate to nab a few trophies.