Macklemore to Headline Recovery Fest 2018 at McCoy Stadium

Concert organizer Above the Noise Foundation’s goal is to provide funding to U.S. cities battling the national addiction epidemic.

Above the Noise Foundation, a New England-based nonprofit that hosts drug- and alcohol-free concerts, will be holding the first ever Recovery Fest 2018 with Macklemore headlining.

The concert will be held at McCoy Stadium on September 29, 2018, and Macklemore will be joined by Fitz and the Tantrums and local artists PVRIS and James Montgomery. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the concert beginning at 5 p.m.

Above the Noise Foundation’s goal is to provide funding to U.S. cities battling the national addiction epidemic. The concert itself is meant to celebrate sobriety and encourage the community to come together and raise awareness for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. It will be the first concert of its kind.

All proceeds from the event will go to Above the Noise Foundation, which will in turn help fund regional grassroots organizations working to address addiction crises throughout the country. The opioid crisis claims more than 174 lives a day in the United States and its devastation has hit the New England region hard. “There are a multitude of grassroots nonprofits working directly with those affected,” says Maureen Cavanagh, executive director of the Above the Noise Foundation. “One of the main goals of Recovery Fest 2018 is to connect the nonprofits providing substance use disorder resources with those in need of support.”

Macklemore announces Recovery Fest on YouTube:

“Recovery is something I am very proud of, that I am a part of the community and I believe it should be celebrated,” saya Macklemore in the video. “It’s also about connecting with other addicts in the community and that is why I am very proud to announce that I am headlining the first ever Above the Noise Recovery Fest to be held at McCoy Stadium in Rhode Island on September 29. This drug- and alcohol-free music festival isn’t just going to be a great event, it’s going to be a great safe space for a community to come together and celebrate recovery.”

In the New England and Tri-state area, more than seventy-five nonprofits will benefit from the concert. In Rhode Island those resources include Anchor Recovery Community Centers, R.E.S.T. and Push Hope.

“Like baseball, music unites us, and we are pleased to be able to use our ballpark to bring together so many people from so many walks of life who share a desire to improve our community…” says PawSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg.

Concert tickets range from $23-$250, with sponsorship packages available that have opportunities to meet the performers. Tickets can be found on the concert website.

More information can be found at Above the Nation’s Facebook and Twitter.



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