The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a feature article on the Ticked Off Music Fest Richmond event on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The article highlights the alarming spread of Lyme disease across the country as well as the partnership between the Ticked Off Foundation, Inc. and Lyme Warrior — two non-profit organizations focused on raising awareness as well as funds for Lyme research and patient support.
The interview by Gillian Neff covers tick awareness, details of diagnosis and treatment problems with Lyme disease and proper tick extraction. It also focuses on the patient fund Kirk founded for the Ticked Off Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patients in financial and medical crisis.
The interview features questions about Lyme disease awareness on the Hawaiian islands, details of the patient fund Kirk founded, and updates on Les’ hit TV show, “Survivorman.” Both guests were also promoting the Ticked Off Music Fest Hawaii event they both played the following night with Melissa Cox and Mike Love.
Gregg Kirk, founder of the Ticked Off Music Fest, was featured in the 2014 year-end wrap up in The Hub, which is Musician’s Friend‘s online magazine. Musician’s Friend is a well-known musical instrument store in the US that also features exclusive content directed at musicians.
The article focuses on Kirk’s band The Zen Engine‘s CD release “Everything” as well as his creation of the Ticked Off Music Fest. The feature also mentions the upcoming concerts planned for all of 2015 to benefit Lyme disease research and awareness.
The Huffington Post featured a photo essay and taped interview with Delaware native Sarah Davenport on November 24, 2015, who mentions the Ticked Off Music Fest and founder Gregg Kirk’s efforts to support her through funding and medical aid. The recorded interview is 23:33 long and mentions the Ticked Off Fest at the 17:10 mark.
The photo gallery spotlighted shots of performers Dirk Schwenk, Gregg Kirk and Alisa Turner as well as images of the Lyme Quilt that was displayed at the August 28, 2014 event.
Reporter Jennifer Franciotti interviewed performer Dirk Schwenk who spoke of his family’s brush with Lyme disease and previewed the upcoming festival that took place at the Loews Hotel Power House on August 28, 2014.
Both talked about the difficulties with Lyme disease and tick-borne diagnosis and treatment in the Annapolis, MD area and previewed the upcoming festival that took place at the Loews Hotel Power House on August 28, 2014.
The Florida Times-Union featured Les “Survivorman” Stroud in their May 13, 2014 issue, previewing the Lyme in the South Music Fest held in Jacksonville, FL on May 17, 2014
Stroud, famous for his hit TV series “Survivorman,” was one of the featured performers that night as well as Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, Alisa Turner and Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines.
Gregg Kirk was interviewed by Lanea Stagg on Thursday, April 18, 2013 on Lanea’s “Recipe Records Cookbook” show on BlogTalkRadio. The weekly internet radio program features music and food lovers alike with the motto: “Food for Thought, Food for the Soul, Food for the Love of Rock & Roll!”
Gregg talked about details of the upcoming kickoff event of the Ticked Off Music Fest that will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE.