ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP
The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with developmental disabilities, talented in music, from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and 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. Approximately 120 participants over the past four years have been a part of ground-breaking research that has permitted the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to obtain additional government funding, as well as provide their findings to other organizations to increase the awareness of “music healing the mind.” Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience of visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Love & Theft, Eddie Montgomery, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Wynonna and more.