is an East Coast, US concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the country.
The next Ticked Off Music Fest event to kick off is the Lyme in the South Music Fest in collaboration with the Florida Lyme Disease Association.
The event is schedule for Saturday, May 17 at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, FL beginning at 3 p.m.
The music line-up features Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, famous for such hits as "Blood & Roses," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "Girl Like You," and "Only a Memory." Pat will be playing acoustic versions of these songs as well as tunes from his solo releases.
Also featured is Les Stroud from the "Survivorma" TV series. Les will be playing acoustic guitar & harmonica and will also be educating on tick awareness and prevention.
Rounding out the bill is Houston-native Alisa Turner who will be playing her breakout hit "Breathing" about her own struggles with Lyme disease. Also performing is Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines who will be playing acoustic versions of his band's material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme Disease.
Speakers include Katina Makris (Lyme activist & author of "Out
of the Woods"), Dr. Kerry Clark (a University of North Florida professor of epidemiology and environmental health who has published ground-breaking studies confirming Lyme in the South), and Lyme-literate physician Dr. Shirley Hartman.
Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and Connecticut in particular has had the most reported cases of Lyme in the last year. The goal is to drive awareness, give tips on prevention, connect those suffering from illness with Lyme-educated doctors, and to educate on the many symptoms of the diseases.
To view photos and video from the June 15, 2013 Ticked Off Music Fest at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE click here.
If you are an interested promoter, band, potential sponsor, exhibitor or are simply interested in helping the cause, please contact us. We hope to be holding similar future events in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Alabama.