April 14, 2012
13th and Fee Lane [map]
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!
- Promote local music and art
- Provide resource information
- Connect community and students to resources
- Educate through free full-scale concert
- Awareness at high risk times
- Educate people on what to do if in trouble
- Stay informed on local and national legislation
- Make informed, educated, and responsible decisions to live responsibly
- Be proactive, not reactive - donít wait to save a life
Friday, April 30
13th St. & Fee Ln
With Special Guests:
||Gardendale & Berkley
Click here to see all the entrants to the opening act competition 2009.
'Addicted to Music 2010', featuring the socially-responsible Brett Dennen, will take place on Friday, April 30 in the McNutt Parking Lot (13th St. and Fee Ln.). the Music Committee of the Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC) and their partners, the Union Board Concerts Committee, 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, Counseling and Psychological Services, Amethyst House, and the Office for Women's Affairs. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Addicted to Music Foundation 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 brother's 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 artists that are truly involved and care about the communities they play in. Brett Dennen has always promoted standing up for what you believe in, which is exactly what we are doing." Brett Dennen will also be living out his own lyrics and beliefs by giving "hope to the hopeless" through a community service project with the BCEC on the day of the concert.
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 one time in the year that I see 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".