The Ticked Off Music Fest is partnering with Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE), Ridin’ Steel and Taste of Maine to combat Lyme disease in Midcoast Maine by presenting the first annual MIDCOAST LYME AIDE. All of the proceeds will go to the Midcoast Lyme Aide Fund, established to provide financial assistance to those in need for testing of Lyme and tick-borne diseases in Maine.
The live event takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 as a benefit ride at noon with Ridin’ Steel that culminates in a benefit concert at 5 p.m. at Taste of Maine at 161 Main St, Woolwich, ME 04579. The concert will be a tribute to the memory of Bill Chinnock, one of the original members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, who succumbed to Lyme disease in 2007.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend and original drummer of the E Street Band Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez will headline the event, along with his powerhouse band featuring legendary guitarist Jon Sebastian Brice, and NJ Blues Hall of Fame legends Paul Whistler and Gary Cavico. The concert will be emceed by WCSH6’s Sharon Rose Vaznis and will also feature Maine’s own Mallett Brothers Band and honky-tonk crooner Travis James Humphrey.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at door. VIP packages are available for $50 per person. To purchase tickets and for more detailed information on the event, go to http://www.mldse.org/p/blog-page_20.html. You can download a show poster here.
The Ticked Off Music Fest 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 goal of the series in general is to drive awareness, give tips on prevention, and to educate on the many symptoms of the diseases. It is to also raise funds for a Lyme patient fund developed by our sister organization, Ticked Off Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, EIN: 47-4783824. This fund gives support to patients in financial, physical, and emotional crisis.