Danielle Bradbery, Brandon Lay, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, and songwriters Ross Copperman and Jon Nite are set to participate in the 9th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp June 13-20 in Nashville. ACM Lifting Lives and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome talented in music from around the U.S. and Canada.
Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance on the Grand Ole Opry. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with Opry member Craig Morgan.
The camp has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education, and 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.
Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through artist visits. Prior camps have featured visits from Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young and more.
This year’s schedule includes:
Thursday, June 14 – 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Songwriting Workshop with Ross Copperman, Kip Moore and Jon Nite; 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Dinner and Karaoke at Winner’s Bar & Grill with artist Brandon Lay
Friday, June 15 – 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.: Seacrest Studios Visit with Cassadee Pope; 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Meet & Greet with Danielle Bradbery at Wildhorse Saloon
Monday, June 18 – 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Recording Studio Day with artist Hillary Scott and Ross Copperman at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Nashville
Tuesday, June 19 – 9 p.m.: LIVE performance with Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry
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