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American Campus Communities Presents Third Annual Hi, How Are You Day In-Person Concert and Global Live Stream to Kick Off Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3, 2022
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American Campus Communities (ACC) is excited to team up with The Hi, How Are You Project (HHAYP) to present the Hi How Are You Day fundraising concert and global live-stream on May 4, 2022 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. 

For the past four years, American Campus Communities has partnered with the non-profit to help spark meaningful conversations about mental wellness for ACC residents by creating a framework that fosters a culture of open dialogue in ACC communities across the nation. 
“We are proud partner of the Hi How Are You Project and sponsor this year’s Hi How Are You Day concert to bring needed awareness to mental health,  encourage open dialogue and raise the importance of mental well-being for our resident communities, employees and the universities we serve,” said Bill Bayless, co-founder and CEO of American Campus Communities. 
The May 4 concert also kicks off the organization’s Mental Health Awareness Month initiatives, including the return of the Hi, How Are You Pledge, where all are invited to pledge to check on others by simply asking, “Hi, How Are You?” 
To further encourage community and conversations around mental health with college students, American Campus Communities will host live-stream watch events at its communities on and near campuses across the country. The HHAY Day 2022 Concert will be live-streamed globally on Qello Concerts by Stingray, giving fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the festivities.
In-person attendees will be able to check out the latest Vans/No-Comply + Daniel Johnston shoe collab released earlier in the year. Headlining performances include:  

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  • Choral rock band The Polyphonic Spree

  • Singer, songwriter and guitarist/bassist Kate Davis 

  • LA-based singer, percussionist, and activist Madame Gandhi

  • The multi-lingual folk of the all female group Ley Line

  •  Austin-based hip-hop artist and producer Deezie Brown 

  • Charley Crockett, Jade Bird, Mother Mother, Jessie Murph, Surfaces, Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas), Dayglow and  more.

All proceeds from Hi, How Are You Day 2022 benefit the Hi, How Are You Project, the organization named after the work of the late, great visual artist, musician, and songwriter Daniel Johnston, who openly struggled with mental illness and inspired the creation of the nonprofit
To learn more about  HHAY Day 2022 and Mental Health Awareness Month efforts, please visit and follow at @hihowareyouproject on social media.

About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities (ACC), Inc. is the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. Since 1993, ACC has provided a home to more than two million college students across the nation and currently serves approximately 140,700 residents. ACC aims to foster a culture of open dialogue and help break down the stigma associated with mental health issues among college students. To make a meaningful impact, ACC partners with the Hi, How Are You Project as a guiding tenet for the company’s Residence Life program, which offers student residents events and information on health, wellness and student success. Visit to learn more about how ACC creates spaces conducive to students' academic and personal success.

About Hi, How Are You Project
 The Hi, How Are You Project (HHAYP) is an Austin, TX based 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to remove the stigma around mental health, one conversation at a time. They aim to educate people worldwide about the importance of mental health and well-being while promoting a culture of inclusion.

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