In 2011 ACM Lifting Lives® held our first ever benefit concert at Joe’s Bar in Chicago. Since then, owner of Joe’s Bar and ACM Lifting Lives Board Member Ed Warm has graciously coordinated with ACM Lifting Lives and artists--such as LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan and Lee Brice--to launch this event annually. Through our partnership with Ed and Joe’s Bar we raised roughly over $30,000 in the first two years alone.
In an effort to expand the Lifting Lives brand nationwide we created, with Ed’s guidance, a “Club Benefit Show Run”. Since the idea first came to fruition, clubs across the country have continued to successfully replicate the Joe's Bar model of the ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Concert. Shows featuring artists including Josh Abbott, Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Tyler Farr, Cassadee Pope, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Josh Thompson, Chris Young, A Thousand Horses, Eli Young Band, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Randy Rogers Band and The Swon Brothers donated a portion of their ticket sales and collectively raised thousands of dollars to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
Participating clubs have included Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, TX, Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA, Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, NC, Denim & Diamonds in Mesa, AZ, and Wichita Falls, TX, Dusty Amadillo in Rootstown, OH, Joe's Bar in Chicago, IL, Midnight Rodeo in Springfield, MO, Rockin Rodeo in Midland, TX, and Stoney's Rockin' Country in Las Vegas, NV.
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