is a U.S. 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 most recent event to launch was the Ticked Off Music Fest Annapolis, scheduled for Thursday, August 28 at the Loews Hotel Power House at 126 West Street in Annapolis, MD. For photos of the event, click here or on the button below.
The music line-up featured Les Stroud from the "Survivorman" TV series. Les played acoustic guitar, piano & harmonica and fielded audience questions about his TV show.
Also appearing was Nashville-native Alisa Turner who played her breakout hit "Breathing" about her own struggles with Lyme disease.
Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines played acoustic versions of his band's material, all inspired by his healing journeys through Lyme disease. And rounding out the bill was Maryland songwriter, environmental lawyer, and outdoor educator Dirk Schwenk.
Proceeds from the Ticked Off Music Fest Annapolis will benefit National Capital Lyme Disease Association, a non-profit group that offers education and support for those suffering with tick-borne disease.
Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and Maryland in particular has had many 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.
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 Washington D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California.