Free live music event coincides with National Recovery Month in Music City



(Nashville, TN – September 6, 2017) — Music City is gearing up to serve as host for RecoveryFest Nashville 2017 on Saturday, September 30. The annual live music event will take place at East Park Greenspace (700 Woodlawn Street, Nashville 37206), located in the historic Edgefield part of town. The event is FREE to the general public and will begin at 11:00 a.m. and wrap at 5:00 p.m.

The Board of Directors’ vision for RecoveryFest is to bring together the community to celebrate and encourage the positive impact of recovery from mental and substance disorders, as well as other addictions, giving it the visibility and attention it deserves. The organization was formed, in part, to change the conversation and break the stigma surrounding addiction, and not only to promote recovery and provide available resources, but to also serve as an educational platform to bring more awareness to the public regarding substance abuse and disorders of all kinds.

“When it comes to Recovery, I believe every family has at least one member that is in recovery or needs to be,” says Recovery Advocate and Production Manager, Hugh Bennett. “Whether it’s food, drugs, alcohol, sex or something else, there is hope. There are many of us living in long term sobriety, and we can help show families and individuals how to do the same.”

Headlining the festivities will be Bonnie Bramlett, with additional performances by FIX (The Recovery Rock Opera) featuring Peter Moon, Dianne Davidson, Chuck Glass, Kleavers, Bella Lee and Lola, Sonia Lee, Miranda Louise, John McAndrew, Kim Parent Band, Frank Sheen, Soul Incision and Tommy Womack. Tommy Williams will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and guest speakers will include Bonnie Hannah (Manager of Advocacy & Communications at NAMI Tennessee) and Dr. Stephen Loyd (Medical Director for the Division of Substance Abuse Services).

The event serves as Nashville’s contribution to and celebration of National Recovery Month which occurs every September. Those who are not able to attend the event can still donate to this important cause by visiting