Recovery Rock Fest is coming up August 29th!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 7pm at Kenan Auditorium UNCW

Folkstar will be performing as a full band on Saturday, August 29th at Recovery Rock Fest, a clean and sober event with proceeds going to the UNCW-CRC Recovery Program. It’s going to be an awesome concert featuring headliner Melissa Ferrick!  Get your tickets now at http://recoveryrockfest.com!!


RecoveryRockFest – AUGUST 29, 2015 / 7PM-10PM / Kenan Auditorium UNCW
RecoveryRockFest is a clean & sober rock/folk concert supporting people in recovery from addiction featuring original local and national artists Melissa Ferrick, Folkstar, Stray Local, and Mike Blair and the Stonewalls. A portion of the proceeds goes to support UNCW’s CRC Collegiate Recovery Program.

Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2195966/recoveryrockfest–wilmington-uncw-cultural-arts?cobrand=uncwkenan
$25 in advance / $30 Day-of show / $15 UNCW Students  w/valid ID
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067058659977557/

RRF

mission:
It is known that 1 in 7 people from age 12 and older will have an issue with addiction and it is estimated that 40 million people are affected as a whole. RecoveryRockFest wishes to provide a substance free folk/rock concert in celebration of recovery and for those who desire a substance-free lifestyle. A portion of funds will go to support our local university UNCW-CRC Recovery Program* for students in recovery which offers resources for UNCW students in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, and those affected by other people’s addictions.

our goals for rrf:
– raise awareness and bring the community together in celebration of recovery
– raise the funds needed for our inaugural event to then be a self-supporting event through ticket sales
– become a not-for-profit after the first year with an opportunity for people to serve for this event
– be an ongoing annual substance-free event for our community

some rrf history:
RecoveryRockFest (originally named Recovery Rocks) first started in 2009 in a small cafe in Bradenton, FL. It allowed people in recovery and their friends to enjoy a substance free concert in celebration of recovery, and to meet others in the community. RecoveryRockFest has moved to Wilmington, NC and we look forward to having this event here in our new recovery community.

Nyla’s story:
Addiction affects many families, friends, loved ones, and has also affected myself and my family. It is important to me to give back and to be a part of something that can carry a message of hope of recovery. To come together in one place through the language of music, and to share and show that recovery is worth it, and that we are not alone. Many people still struggle with addiction and I know for myself that when I met other people in recovery, I didn’t feel so alone. I personally have been in long term recovery for just over 23 years. It has allowed me to also be of further service to my community. It is something I get to do, and I am grateful to be able be a part of a positive message.

I personally welcome you to join us on our first year in Wilmington for RecoveryRockFest!

In love and service, Nyla

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Karen Kane Music Festival Good Times!

We had a blast at the Karen Kane Music Festival last weekend!! What a wonderful day full of awesome music and heartwarming stories about illustrious mixmaster Karen Kane. We realized we have spent over 80 hours with Karen in her dark studio!! She worked her magic on both Emotional Bootcamp and Loud and Clear. We nearly drove her crazy with our pickiness over every single detail, yet she agreed to work with us again and we’ve become good friends. We wish her the best!

Folkstar at KK Music Fest

Folkstar at the Karen Kane Music Festival with Crystal Fussell on backing vocals

Karen Kane Music Festival Folkstar band lanyard

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Folkstar performing at the Karen Kane Music Festival

Sunday, July 5th, 3-10pm, Watermark Marina, Wilmington, NC

Folkstar is currently at work on their third album Treelines and Skylines AND performing at the upcoming Karen Kane Music Festival, a huge concert / party for women, queers, and allies, with proceeds going to medical expenses for audio engineer Karen Kane who is battling non-alcohol liver cirrhosis. That’s right, our Karen Kane, the very same audio engineer who mixed our first two albums Emotional Bootcamp and Loud and Clear.

Join us for this awesome concert / pool party right here in Wilmington – get your tickets today at http://karenkanemusicfestival.com.

Find out more info on Facebook at https://facebook.com/events/818778394905791.

Headliner: Nashville’s Morgan Myles.
Heather Rogers, Chris James, Folkstar, Nyla Cione, Vanessa Lynch, Laura McLean and Nina Repeta will also be taking the stage. You will not want to miss this event!
Bring your beach chairs, blankets and bathing suits as we hang by the beautiful Watermark Marina! Yes, they have a pool! Ladies…try to keep your tops on! :) Limited number of VIP TICKETS available at $100.00 (unlimited beer and wine) – Designated Covered Lounge Area. 

Karen Kane Music Festival

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Folkstar performing at Recovery Rock Fest

August 29th, 2015, 6pm, at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium

Folkstar will be performing as a full band on Saturday, August 29th at RecoveryRockFest, a clean and sober event with proceeds going to the UNCW-CRC Recovery Program. It’s going to be an awesome concert featuring headliner Melissa Ferrick!  Get your tickets at http://recoveryrockfest.com.

Find out more on Facebook at https://facebook.com/events/1067058659977557.


RecoveryRockFest – AUGUST 29, 2015 / 7PM-10PM RecoveryRockFest is a clean & sober rock/folk concert supporting people in recovery from addiction featuring original local and national artists Melissa Ferrick, Folkstar, Stray Local, Mike Blair and the Stonewalls. A portion of the proceeds goes to support UNCW’s CRC Collegiate Recovery Program. Ticket link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2195966/recoveryrockfest–wilmington-uncw-cultural-arts?cobrand=uncwkenan

Recovery Rock Fest Poster