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 artists Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen and Love 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 Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, 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.