Free concert series raised spirits and awareness during March

Top Christian artist Crowder headlined a month of virtual concert events designed to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities people with disabilities face, and how far they’ve come in achieving independence and lives of promise.

Bethesda, a national nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brought artists and fans together during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. The Better Together Concert Series featured:

  • Monday, March 1, 8 p.m. ET: An Evening with Jess Meuse and Friends. Broadcast from AbleLight Village in Victoria, Minn., enjoy a special performance from American Idol finalist Jessica Meuse featuring her song written especially for the people Bethesda supports, “Because You Love Me.”
  • Thursday, March 18, 8 p.m. ET: At Home with the Cash Family. Coming straight from Nashville, Cindy Cash and Mark Alan, daughter and nephew of Johnny Cash, serenaded concertgoers with some of Johnny’s most popular tunes, and gave an exclusive look at one of his favorite places where many of his legendary songs were written and performed.
  • Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. ET: LIVE – Better Together: A Free Virtual Concert Featuring Crowder. Join Bethesda and Christian music superstar Crowder teamed up for a live performance from Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, N.C., as he inspires with his music and helps shine a light on people with disabilities and their many talents. This event was the same day as Bethesda’s Better Together day of giving.

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On January 10, 2022 Bethesda Lutheran Communities became AbleLight.