17 yr old, Lucas Ciliberti is a singer/ songwriter that “sings from his heart, to make people happy!” His first professional appearance in front of a large audience was singing “God Bless America” when he was just 18 months old, and he has been singing his way into hearts across America ever since! He recently won Debut Artist of the Year at the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards in New York City.
Lucas grew up on a 4-generation family farm west of Enid, Oklahoma, with his mother, grandmother and two older brothers – one of which has severe brain injury and non-verbal Autism. In addition to singing for all the farm animals, and the neighbors, Lucas has performed in many parades and for various events such as: the Harlem Globetrotters, the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) basketball games, Minnesota Twins baseball games, monster truck rallies, rattlesnake hunts, the Miss OK Pageant, National Day of Prayer, 101 Ranch Rodeo and PBR Bull Riding, Chisholm Trail and Tri-State parades, including numerous college sports events. Although he has performed at large prestigious events, his heart is devoted to helping those in need. Lucas has shared his music and his joy in churches, hospitals, nursing homes, with the Special Olympics, in special needs facilities and at music camps for underprivileged children… And Lucas made every one of them smile!
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