06/13/2013

ACM LIFTING LIVES® & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER ANNOUNCE 4th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER IN NAS

ENCINO, CA (June 13, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23--June 29, 2013, in Nashville, TN.  Country artistsLauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen andLove and Theft, along with hit songwriter Dallas Davidson have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.

The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance with Jerrod Niemann on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna and more. This year’s camp artist/VIP visits include:

Monday, June 24th

9:00am-12noon                          Songwriting Workshop with Dallas Davidson and Jerrod Niemann

Tuesday, June 25th

5:00pm-7:00pm                          Wildhorse Saloon with Lauren Alaina

Wednesday, June 26th

9:00am-12noon                          Studio Day with Jake Owen

5:30pm-7:00pm                          Dinner & Karaoke with Love and Theft

Friday, June 28th

7:00pm-9:15pm                          LIVE Performance with Jerrod Niemann on the Grand Ole Opry.  Tickets for Friday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com.

Media RSVP:       To inquire about covering any of the artist interactive elements listed above, please contact Brooke Primero at brooke@acmcountry.com or Jenelle Scott at jenelle@acmcountry.com

To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to apply for admission for 2014, please visit http://bit.ly/187FDHA.