Trace Adkins, Jimmie Allen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope to Lead Thousand Oaks Benefit Concert

Several in Nashville’s artist community will unite on Feb. 11 in Thousand Oaks, California, for an evening of music, titled ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong. The event aims to support victims and families of the shooting that occurred at Borderline Bar & Grill on Nov. 7, 2018; the shooting killed 12 people and injured approximately 15 others. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund.

Hosted by Charles Esten, the one-night-only concert will feature Trace Adkins, Jimmie Allen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Rich, Runaway June and more to be announced at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Center.

“We are deeply grateful to ACM Lifting Lives for standing with the victims and survivors of this devastating tragedy. While we know that financial support cannot begin to alleviate the pain of this horrific event, we hope these funds will offer some basic aid and support during these difficult times of transition and recovery. Thank you to everyone working to ensure that those touched by this tragedy are assisted in every way possible,” said Vanessa Bechtel, President & CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation.

“ACM Lifting Lives is honored to present this evening to raise much needed dollars for all directly impacted by this tragedy,” said Lyndsay Cruz, Executive Director of ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. “Our family of country music artists and industry representatives will always respond to the call for help during these times of need. We look forward to this very special evening where we can, once again, experience first-hand the healing power of music which is at the core of the ACM Lifting Lives mission.”

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