3rd AnnualÂ CampÂ Hazelnut
Sister Hazel Prepares For This Yearâ€™s Lyrics For Life Event
NASHVILLE, TN (September 28, 2017)Â Sister Hazel will host the 3rd AnnualÂ CampHazelnutÂ atÂ CampÂ Crystal Lake outside Gainesville, FLÂ October 20 â€“ 22, 2017. Over the three days around 200 campers will embark on a great exploration to discover (or rediscover!) the magic that can only be created at summerÂ camp, and the band will be right there alongside them every step of the way, leading activities, playing acoustic campfire sing-alongs, sharing, giggling, and having a blast. TheÂ Campâ€™s Director, Scott Burton, and a fantastic group of hisÂ campÂ counselor volunteers help ensure everyone has an incredible weekend. For more information about the event clickÂ here.Â Â
Sister Hazel startedÂ CampÂ HazelnutÂ with a simple goal: create a playful, safe, uplifting experience for kids and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The first two events were amazing, and the band is excited to partner again this year with Wyc Grousbeck, CEO, governor, and co-owner of the Boston Celtics, to make the event even more special for these kids and families.
CampÂ HazelnutÂ is part of theÂ Lyrics for Life Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Sister Hazel frontman, Ken Block, and his band mates founded Lyrics For Life in memory of Kenâ€™s younger brother Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with cancer that started at age 14. Jeffrey and his memory continue to change many lives.
AboutÂ CampÂ Hazelnut:
Decades of familiar, happy faces cover the walls in the dining hall ofÂ CampÂ Crystal Lake outside Gainesville, FL. Kids around the U.S. have been spending summers there for as long as anyone can remember, so when theÂ Campâ€™s Director, Scott Burton, got word to the band that he would love to collaborate on an event, everyone loaded up the car and headed out for a visit. The conversation started simply as a family-focused Sister Hazel fan eventâ€”a weekend â€œsummerÂ campâ€ retreat with activities, bonfires, cabins, and, of course, music. When Sister Hazel decided to also invite some regional kids with cancer and their families, the idea took on a whole new meaning, and the weekend turned out to be far more powerful than anyone first imagined: so much so, that they decided to center futureÂ CampÂ HazelnutÂ events around these special kids and families. TheÂ CampÂ Hazelnutgoal is simple: create a playful, safe, uplifting experience for kids and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis. It’s a place to simply get away and come together. The campers embark on a great exploration to discover (or rediscover!) the magic that can only be created at summerÂ camp, and the band is right there alongside them every step of the way, leading activities, playing acoustic campfire sing-alongs, sharing, giggling, and having a blast.Â http://www.lyricsforlif
About Sister Hazel:
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” byÂ Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with â€œLighter In The Darkâ€ at #4 onÂ Billboardâ€™sÂ Top Country Albums chart, #6 onÂ Billboardâ€™sÂ Independent Albums chart, #30 onÂ Billboard’sÂ Top Current Albums chart and #79 on theÂ BillboardÂ 200 album chart. The band landed onÂ Billboardâ€™sÂ Top Country Albums Chart again in 2016 with â€œUnplugged From Daryl’s House Clubâ€ at #75. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like â€œHazelnutÂ Hang,â€ that focuses on fan involvement and was a pioneer in themed cruise experiences by co-founding â€œThe Rock Boat,â€ a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with Lyrics For Life. Founded by singer Ken Block and the band, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.