The Ticked Off Music Fest recently partnered 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 went 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 took place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 as a benefit ride at noon with Ridin’ Steel that culminated in a benefit concert at 4:30 p.m. at Taste of Maine at 161 Main St, Woolwich, ME 04579. The concert was 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 headlined the event, along with his powerhouse band Dawg Whistle featuring legendary guitarist Jon Sebastian Brice, and NJ Blues Hall of Fame legends Paul Whistler and Gary Cavico. The concert was emceed by WCSH6’s Sharon Rose Vaznis and also featured Maine’s own Mallett Brothers Band, honky-tonk crooner Travis James Humphrey. and Zen Engines lead singer Gregg Kirk. For live photos of the event, click here.
The Ticked Off Music Fest is a U.S. concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and patient support 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.