We have been really lucky to have so many great artists perform for our “Keep Oregon Well” concert series so far this year, all in an effort to raise awareness about mental health and fight stigma through rock and roll — and this week was no exception!
Icelandic supergroup Of Monsters And Men played a secret #KeepOregonWell show at the Kink FM Skype Live Studio while in town for the Portland stop on their tour and it was really special. You could have heard a pin drop in there!
This week we were thrilled to partner with pop superstar Flo Rida, international EDM phenomenon Dillon Francis, singer-songwriter Tori Kelly, young adult faves Kalin and Myles, and Katy Tiz from the UK for our #KeepOregonWell show with Live 95.5 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Over 3,000 people attended the show, and our advocacy street team gave out tons of prizes and signed up hundreds of people for the Pledge to fight stigma. It was incredible.
Special thanks to Flo Rida in particular, for his support of our campaign efforts and for letting us hang out backstage with him before the show and be part of this special night — and a huge shout-out to our “Keep Oregon Well” street team, who braved the 103 degree heat, all in an effort to fight stigma through music!
This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” music series at the Skype Live Studio, we were joined by Austin band Alpha Rev. Mental and behavioral health awareness hits close to home for Alpha Rev’s frontman and stigma-fighter extraordinaire, Casey McPherson.
Kink radio’s Sheila Hamilton and I talked with Casey backstage before the show about his own family’s story — losing his father and brother to suicide — and how he takes care of himself amidst the general wildness of touring band life.
Watch that video here:
Thank you to Casey and to Alpha Rev for lending their talents to our awareness-raising, stigma-fighting efforts! I dig your music and your care for the communities we serve at Trillium. It’s beautiful stuff.
Watch video from Alpha Rev LIVE at the Skype Live Studio below:
I have always been lucky to have tons of talented, awesome people out there who listen to my music. This is not lost on me for a second…and I especially love it when those people do cool things with my songs in return.