Asheville Musicians Join MTV and FREE2LUV to 'Turn Up the Sound for Mental Health'

In response to the global mental health crisis, national empowerment nonprofit Free2Luv® & MTV Entertainment Group, in partnership with Celebrity Ambassadors & musicians, are uniting to celebrate the 2nd annual Mental Health Action Day May 19, 2022.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - May 1, 2022 - PRLog -- In response to the global mental health crisis, Free2Luv® and MTV Entertainment Group, in partnership with brands, nonprofits, and cultural leaders around the globe, are hosting the 2nd annual Mental Health Action Day Thursday, May 19, 2022, to move the mental health conversation from awareness to action. Free2Luv, MTV, The One Voice Project, and Asheville musicians are coming together at the Asheville Music Hall for an evening of community and connection filled with inspirational music, heartfelt conversations surrounding mental wellness, take-home resources, and a collaborative art mural.

'Turn the Sound Up for Mental Health' featuring some of Asheville's brightest musicians will feature a FREE family pre-show followed by a 21 & over show. The line-up includes Lenny Pettinelli from Empire Strikes Brass on keys; Nik Hope from Empire Strikes Brass on drums; Datrian Johnson, vocalist from The Fritz & Free Radio; Josh Blake from The Funk Jam Band on guitar; Kayla Lynn, vocalist and Free2Luv Music Ambassador; King Garfield from Funk'N Around on trombone; Melissa McKinney, vocalist, The One Voice Project; and guest vocalists Dani Cox, Reggie Headen, Kathryn O'Shea, Debrissa McKinney, and Rachel Waterhouse.

'Turn the Sound Up for Mental Health' Event Details:

May 19, 2022
Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
5 pm Doors open for family show, art mural available to create before show start
6 pm – 7 pm: FREE Family show (Free creative expression activity books and swag for the first 100 youth)
8 pm Doors open for 21 & over show, $10 per person
9 pm - midnight: 21 & over show

The FREE family concert invites families throughout Asheville to come together for a special evening of empowerment and connection. The first 100 youth attending will receive a FREE 72-page creative expression journal, EXPRESS IT!, empowerment wristband, and stickers to support mental wellness and encourage creative expression. Youth and their families are also invited to create together on a collaborative art mural that will be displayed in Asheville post-event. The EXPRESS IT! book was created by award-winning empowerment nonprofit, Free2Luv, during Covid to support youth, teens, and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and isolation. Free2Luv utilizes the arts to promote mental wellness, build self-esteem, and empower youth to be their best selves.

"Teens are struggling more than ever and we need to normalize asking for help. We want them to know they are not invisible, we see them, and there is strength in our connection," said Tonya Sandis, Founder of Free2Luv. Visit us:

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