ACM Lifting Lives: Hunter Hayes, Kristian Bush

Hunter Hayes Lifting Lives

Hunter Hayes performs with the ACM Lifting Lives campers

Hunter Hayes performed with 10 ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers in front of 5000 Special Olympics athletes and family members in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday, July 28.

Presented by L.A. County in conjunction with the Santa Monica Farmers Market, Family’s Picnic in the Park brought California farmers and 11 West Coast chefs for meal preparation. The private reception was held during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games (July 25 – August 2).

The ACM’s weeklong residential program for musically talented individuals with Williams Syndrome is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

“It was an honor to support such a fantastic cause and get to perform for all of these athletes and their families,” said Hayes. “I had the opportunity to meet the ACM Lifting Lives music campers earlier this summer, and it reminded me how pure and powerful music can be. Being part of this event tonight and getting to perform with them again was an experience I won’t forget.”

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush To Perform Benefit with Rita Wilson

Kristian Bush and Rita Wilson will team to support that same organization, the ACM Lifting Lives. The two will host a special concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Calif. August 27. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the benefit can be purchased online for $15 at


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