The ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is a week-long residential program open to musically talented individuals with developmental disabilities from around the nation. The Camp has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through both performance and education.
ACM Lifting Lives® foots the costs of the Camp and provides 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 150 participants over the past five years have been a part of ground-breaking research that has permitted the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to obtain additional government funding and to present their findings to other organizations to increase the awareness of “music healing the mind.”
Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience with visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Love & Theft, Eddie Montgomery, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Wynonna and more.