ACM Lifting Lives and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 12-June 19, 2019, in Nashville, TN. Country artists Lady Antebellum, Tenille Townes, Jessie James Decker, producer-songwriter Ross Copperman and singer-songwriter Joy Williams have volunteered their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2019 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist Michael Ray.
The camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome talented in music from around the U.S. and Canada, 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 at 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, Kelsea Ballerini, The Band Perry, Danielle Bradbery, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Julianne Hough, Casey James, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Brandon Lay, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Lance Miller, Eddie Montgomery, Craig Morgan, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, David Lee Murphy, Jerrod Niemann, Jon Nite, Jake Owen, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, LeAnn Rimes, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Hillary Scott, The Swon Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna, Chris Young and more. This year’s schedule includes:
Thursday, June 13
Songwriting Workshop with Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum and Joy Williams
Dinner and Karaoke at Winner’s Bar & Grill with Surprise Guest Artist
Friday, June 14
Seacrest Studios visit with Surprise Guest Artist
Meet & Greet with Surprise Guest Artist at Wildhorse Saloon
Saturday, June 15
Bluebird Cafe visit with Jessie James Decker
Monday, June 17
Recording Studio Day with Ross Copperman and Tenille Townes at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Nashville
Tuesday, June 18
LIVE performance with Michael Ray at the Grand Ole Opry
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