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Chicago, July 23, 2019

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Hosts Fifth Annual Charitable Concert "Sound of Summer"

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law Practice will host its fifth annual music showcase, Sound of Summer, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the House of Blues Chicago. Sound of Summer will feature a headlining performance by GRAMMY®-nominated artist CAM. One of country’s fieriest artists, CAM will perform tracks from her GRAMMY® Award-nominated debut album Untamed, including the double-platinum smash Burning House, as well as tracks from her forthcoming sophomore album. Preceding CAM in concert are upcoming female artists Ness Heads, followed by Zealyn.

Sound of Summer is dedicated to raising money for charitable causes through a celebration of music. This year’s beneficiary is She Is The Music (SITM), a global nonprofit championing equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women. SITM’s program work to increase the number of women working in music and transform the gender landscape of the industry. In support of the nonprofit, Sound of Summer has committed to hiring women for key roles at every level of its event – both front of house and back of house - including sound, lighting and more.

Doors open at the House of Blues at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

About Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, a nationally recognized litigation firm in Chicago, is dedicated to resolving contested matters for our clients. Jury trial experience is the hallmark of the firm. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to verdict in a variety of complex civil and commercial disputes. Many large corporations, prestigious institutions, business owners and talented individuals retain Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in jurisdictions across the United States. Since its inception in 1992, the firm has grown to 130 attorneys in 24 practice areas with offices in Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville and Madison County, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and Hammond, Indiana.

About CAM
Gritty honesty and a show-stopping voice affirmed CAM’s place in the modern country vanguard as a GRAMMY® nominated multi-platinum headliner. The singer and songwriter carries on traditions of Nashville storytelling spiked with a fresh spirit of empowerment. The artist’s presence quaked country to its core on her 2015 full-length debut, Untamed. Not only did it bow in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200 and register at #2 on the Top Country Albums Chart, but it also yielded the double-platinum smash Burning House—nominated for “Best Country Solo Performance” at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards. To this day, Burning House remains the “highest-selling song by a female country artist since its release.” Her second single, Mayday, fueled her rise as she also co-wrote Palace for Sam Smith and recorded her own seismic rendition. Recognized as a powerhouse on stage, she canvased the globe multiple times, performed alongside Smith at London’s O2 Arena, supported Harry Styles at The Ryman Auditorium, and more in addition to delivering standout sets at festivals including this year’s coveted sunset slot at Stagecoach. She also reached arena status internationally, headlining top venues across Europe and Australia. 2018 saw the songstress maintain momentum with the tastemaker-approved Diane, inciting UPROXX to predict, “CAM’s Sophomore Album is Going to Be Her Best Yet.” She toured North America with Sam Smith and closed out the year with a star-studded historic first headline gig at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville chronicled by Rolling Stone as “game-changing.” 2019 represents another level altogether. She teamed up with Diplo for the Thomas Wesley debut, So Long, breaking boundaries and showcasing her range. Speaking her mind and holding nothing back, CAM steps up as country’s fieriest female ready to make history. More music to come this year on RCA Records.

About She Is The Music
She Is The Music (SITM) is a nonprofit championing equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women. An independent organization, SITM is increasing the number of women working in music and transforming the gender landscape of the industry. SITM unites women across the industry, creating strength and impact on a global scale. The nonprofit provides umbrella resources and support for female-focused initiatives - both through its own programs, as well as external efforts around the world. SITM’s core programs include all-female songwriting camps; the largest database of women creators in music; and a forthcoming mentorship program.

A first-of-its-kind collaboration, SITM is powered by representation from across the music industry: creators, publishers, record labels, talent agencies, management companies, industry groups, think tanks, media companies, streaming services, and more. Entertainment Industry Foundation serves as a partner. For more information, visit

Sound of Summer thanks its sponsors for this year’s event, including Billboard Magazine, Symphonic Distribution, Virgin Hotels Chicago, CuraLinc Healthcare, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hello Water, 12 Line Studio, and One Point Wealth Management Group.

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