April 14, 2012

13th and Fee Lane [map]
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Mission

Promoting the education and awareness of the dangers and issues surrounding addiction and substance abuse, primarily through the use of live music and local resources as a way to connect the Bloomington community in a safe, engaging way!

Goals

Be Smart


2009 Concert



Thank You for Making this a Successful Event!

We fundraised $1,244.48. The funds will be deposited in the 'Addicted to Music Foundation' Account through the Indiana University Foundation. The funds raised will pay for IU Students to go through treatment of drug/alcohol addiction.


Addicted to Music: The Commercial


Confronting Addiction: The Short Documentary

Presented by ADDICTED TO MUSIC...this is the documentary about three people and the stories of their family members who battled addiction. Featuring Justin Schreiberg, Ben Hopkins, and Amy McCormick.

Press Release

'Addicted to Music', featuring the socially-responsible rock-reggae trio State Radio including Chad Stokes from the popular band Dispatch, will take place on Friday May 1st in Dunn Meadow. The Music Committee of the Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC) is organizing the free event inviting people to kick addiction and become "Addicted to Music." The underlying theme of the concert is that everyone has been affected by addiction, whether personally or through a friend or family member. The mission for the event is "to promote education, provide resources, and encourage students to recognize and fight addiction." The concert will serve as a host to several addiction resources from throughout the state including the Indiana Prevention Resource Center, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition, and the Indiana Association for Addiction Professionals. Proceeds from the event will be donated to an IU Foundation Account to pay for IU students to go through treatment of drugs and alcohol.

Several members' within the BCEC have felt the effects of addiction. The BCEC's Film & TV Committee has created a documentary featuring students at IU that have had to deal with addiction. The documentary titled 'Confronting Addiction: The Short Documentary' is featured on the events website (www.AreYouAddicted.org). Music Committee co-director Deuce Thevenow, said that he "thought of the idea in April 2008 while observing several friends struggle with addiction." Thevenow's friend (Charles "Corky" Owen McCormick IV) overdosed and died the day he was to graduate from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana on May 27, 2005. Corky's sister, Amy an IU student, is featured in the documentary talking about her brothers addiction and gives advice to people that believe a loved one struggles with addiction.

When deciding on a band to headline the event Thevenow stated that "I couldn't think of a better band to fit the idea behind the concert. It really is hard to find bands that are truly involved and care about the communities they play in. State Radio has always promoted standing up for what you believe in, which is exactly what we are doing." State Radio is inviting the community to bring their instruments to join them for a courtyard jam in the Arboretum, located at 10th & Fee lane, at 5:00 pm the day of the show.

The BCEC has worked on putting together the event since the beginning of the school year, receiving support from both University and Student Organizations. BCEC Music Committee Co-director Megan Kuhlenschmidt states "this is the first time that I have seen so many University and student organizations coming together as one to support an event that relates to so many people. Everyone from the Greek community all the way to all the dorms are backing the event which is huge".

Event Sponsors

The following is a list of the current organizations who are proud supporters of the Addicted to Music Initiative: