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"Kickin' the Blues Music Festival" Adds Hurricane Ian Relief as a Beneficiary
Musicians formerly of the rock band Chicago and currently of Earth Wind & Fire will headline the music festival in Bonita Springs along with local bands that organizers are recruiting. The organizers, Grounding Wire.org, a Southwest Florida-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, plan to take the festival statewide (and beyond) to benefit mental health and suicide prevention.
"Kickin' the Blues Music Festival" is planned for Sat., Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds Street, in Bonita Springs.
"There is so much devastation from Hurricane Ian in our area. People are struggling with loss of their homes, jobs and even loved ones. There has never been a more critical need for mental health care and financial aid to those in our community," said Frances Borshell of Grounding Wire..
Headlining the music festival will be Bill Champlin, Keith Howland and Jeff Coffey, formerly of the hit band Chicago, and John Paris, current member of Earth, Wind & Fire. They will be performing the music that made the groups famous in the 1970s and 1980s with hits such as 25 or 6 to 4, Beginnings, Saturday in the Park, Searchin', Hard Habit to Break, Boogie Wonderland and Fantasy.
Music will be continuous throughout the event with other guest performers slated to appear as well.
The inaugural event is being organized by Grounding Wire, a new non-profit organization, founded by Frances and Bret Borshell, a husband and wife team who want to help those struggling with anxiety and mental health disorders.
In addition to Hurricane Ian relief, funds raised from the concert will be used to provide mental health toolkits to schools and individuals in need. The kits include guidance for active breathing, present mind awareness, and meditation, along with access to resources such as interactive content, videos, educational information, and other helpful digital content provided by mental health experts.
In addition to music, the festival will include mental health providers who can provide information about mental health resources available. Food trucks, beer, wine and healthy beverages also will be available for sale. A meditation station also will be provided.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $65 for VIP admission, which includes private entrance, valet/preferred parking, hospitality tent and VIP seating.. Tickets can be purchased at www.groundingwire.org
Sponsorships also are available from $500 to $45,000. For more information about sponsorships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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