Hunter Hayes knows how to throw a party. The singer has been announced as the headliner for the ACM Week Kick Off Party on Thursday, April 3, in advance of the 2014 ACM Awards.

The show, which is being held in partnership with Las Vegas radio station 95.5 the Bull, will take place at the open-air entertainment district, the LINQ. Davd Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh will also perform for the free concert, which is open to the public.

The Kick Off Party is the first event for the Week Vegas Goes Country. Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban will headline the second annual ACM Party for a Cause festival on April 4 and 5, also at the LINQ. Other performers include Joe Nichols, Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann.

The 49th annual ACM Awards will air live on Sunday, April 6, from the MGM Garden Arena at 8PM ET on CBS. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will serve as the evening's hosts. See a full list of nominees here.