Country stars, fans flocking to Las Vegas for country music weekend

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Country stars, fans flocking to Las Vegas for country music weekend

By Megan Telles. CREATED Apr 4, 2014

Las Vegas is the center of the universe for country music this weekend. The LINQ is playing host to the ACM Party for a Cause.

Country music fans and stars are rolling into Las Vegas by the truck loads.

The 2nd annual Party for a Cause kicked off on Thursday with hundreds of country fans, cowboy hats and country beats.

Cole Swindell is a rising star in the country music scene. Former merchandise manager to country star and ACM Awards co-host, Luke Bryan, Swindell is now selling his own merchandise.

"We're bringing the country to Vegas this weekend. I'm from south Georgia, so this is my first ACMs, this is what I've always wanted to be here for," said Swindell.

David Nail, Hunter Hayes and Sasha McVeigh performed Thursday night.

"I'm speechless. When I walked out there and the crowd was like, 'Whoo,' I was like, oh my gosh you guys are cheering for me. It's just such a weird concept. I mean, I'm from a small town in the UK," said McVeigh.

The country music weekend is not only attracting tourists, but Las Vegas locals as well.

"We live here, so it's kind of an exciting time for a big festival. It's one of the few times we actually get out," said one Las Vegas local.

The country chaos continues through Sunday. You can catch performances by Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban Friday through Saturday at The LINQ.

"This is what the whole week is. You can either go to Nashville or come to ACM Week in Las Vegas and do it right," said Colby Saylors, visitor.

Click here for more information on Party for a Cause.

Megan Telles

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Megan Telles is co-host of Valley View Live! and the Social TV journalist for Action News.