Rockin’ for Recovery
Music Fest and Fundraiser for Amare
WOOD RIVER, IL (June 25) – Music Festival and fundraiser, Rockin’ for Recovery will help raise funds to help support Amare, a riverbend nonprofit, and their mission to help the individuals and families they serve. The event is set for September 7th at 4:00 pm, at the St. Louis Regional Airport grounds.
The community event will be equipped with: food trucks, a bounce house, face painting for kids, washers and bags for adults, resource booths, and, most importantly, live music.
Headliner for the event is the band, Exile. Their hits are; “Kiss You All Over,” “I Can’t Get Close Enough,” and “Woke Up in Love.” Exile is working on their 55th year of touring with all of their original members and will bring experience and a musical legacy that the band calls “it’s a miracle.” They have had 11 no. 1 hits and have written songs for the country superstars, Alabama.
Opening for Exile will be the 1990’s heartthrob and well-known artist, Bryan White. White has had 6 no. 1 hits like “Sittin’ on Go” and “Rebecca Lynn.” He also recorded a duet with Shania Twain on her country hit “From This Moment On.” He has written songs for country legends Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio.
Local band, Soul Cracker will also be present to offer the crowd throwbacks like the 1994 Peter Gabriel hit “Sledgehammer.”
The event is also in honor of National Recovery Month, which is held every year in September to celebrate those in recovery, how they accomplished it, and that recovery is possible. Amare serves the entire Madison County area, working to help those in or seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, their family, and the community; they are the first Recovery Community Organization and Association of Recovery Community Organizations member in Madison County and the third in the State of Illinois, providing advocacy for recovery, awareness, education, and recovery support services like peer recovery support, recovery coaching, treatment navigation, and much more. Amare is also a member of the Metro-East Recovery Council and will introduce the newly formed council to the public at this historical event.
Amare’s Rockin’ for Recovery will be free admission to the public and is anticipated to have a crowd of more than 700 people. Sponsors so far include: Bickle Electric Contracting Co., Inc., River’s Edge Entertainment, Riverbend Family Ministries, and Callis Entertainment. If a business is interested in sponsoring, contact Amare’s Executive Director, Ty Bechel, at 618-780-4843. Vendors interested in registering a booth may contact Jason Farley at 618-623-5875. Volunteers interested in helping may contact Sharon Chapman at 618-414-0028. To stay up-to-date on event developments, visit Amare’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/amarenfp.com.