Recovering Addicts Gather At Festival To Put A Face On Recovery

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By Marcella Kester – For Times Leader – WILKES-BARRE — Kirby Park was full of sobriety Saturday, as hundreds of recovering addicts flocked to the park for the Love of Recovery Festival.

The event featured musicians from Florida-based radio and production group Rockers In Recovery, as well as various speakers, vendors and more.

As Dr. Nicholas Colangelo walked around the park, he was greeted by dozens of attendees, each happily updating him with where they are at in their rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. The Clearbrook Treatment Centers CEO said he was happy to play a part in staging the event for the first time.

“There’s a lot of people dying (from addiction),” Colangelo noted, “but there are also a lot of people getting better, too.”

Rockers In Recovery, founded by John Hollis in 2008, travels the country to participate in recovery-themed festivals through free concerts, podcasts, education and more. Colangelo said he first met Hollis about a decade ago, when he traveled to Florida to attend one of his events. Although Rockers In Recovery is for-profit, it works closely with addiction treatment centers near events they participate in, urging residents and businesses to support their hometown groups to help end addiction.

Hollis wanted to remind the public that people in recovery have a face and come from all walks of life — from doctors and lawyers to teachers and musicians. Read More

Thank You To Everyone Who Supported The Festival

Bands-Wilkes-Barre

 
EMCEE – RICH VOS
11:30AM Speakers
12:00PM – Muddy Shews and Friends
Speakers
1:00PM – Miz
Speakers
2:00PM – Jam Alker
Speakers
3:00PM – RIR Special Guest Rockers;
Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies)

Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums (C&C Music Factory and Gary US Bonds,)
David Uosikkinen on Drums (The Hooters)
Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)

Thank You Wilkes-Barre Special Event Partners;

Pics From The Stage Video Wall

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Atlantic Biotech – Get to know Debbie Falestra by calling 754 -222-5150

Production Partners

Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Get to know Dr. Nick by calling 888-414-4209

Special Events Partner

The Shores Treatment and Recovery – Get to Know Lyle Fried by calling 772-332-8711

Amethyst Recovery Center – Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

Little Creek Lodge – Get to know Andy Pace by calling (570) 689-2644

Hope and Grace Recovery Center – Get to know Adam Byron by calling 888-836- HGRC

Steps to Recovery – Get to know Ryan Mccarthy by calling (888) 755-7227

Just Believe Recovery – Get to know Cynthia Bellino by calling (800) 723-7376

RIR STREAMING PARTNER

Sobriety Unplugged – Get to Know Paul Wilson by calling 945-336-8631

 

 

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MiZ Will Be Performing – September 9, 2017

The Mike MiZ Band will be performing at the Love of Recovery Music Festival – September 9, 2017 (12PM – 5:00PM) – Venue LOCATION: Kirby Park @ 160 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704.

MiZ has opened for America, The Wallflowers, Derek Trucks Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Blues Traveler, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth and many more.

IT’S FREE – Enjoy Live Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information.

Love of Recovery Music Festival with singer /songwriter / guitarist Mike Mizwinski. Mike gives his name MiZ to the band and his solo work and it is his heart and soul– poured into the words and his guitar– that drives it all forward. We use the term singer/songwriter loosely here, as a MiZ show can feature fast, intricate instrumental guitar compositions, foot stomping bluegrass, soulful ballads, creative covers, and a melting pot of different styles- textures- flavors- and feels that make up the catalouge (over four albums worth) of self penned songs.

Mike has maintained a freshness, a vibe, something, that keeps fans coming back for more. MiZ has opened for America, The Wallflowers, Derek Trucks Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Blues Traveler, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth and many more. Since 2010 Mike has played in cities all over the world, spanning from Berlin Germany -Northern Canada – Los Angeles – Austin, Texas – New York City and everywhere in between. He has played onstage with artists such as America, Umphrey’s McGee, Donna Jean Godchaux, members of  THE BAND, Ratdog, moe., Particle, String Cheese Incident, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jackie Greene, Marc Ford + more. Mike is now endorsing Framus/Warwick guitars and won the Tri-State Indie “Acoustic Artist of the Year” award two years in a row- 2011 & 2012.

Learn More About MiZ

 

Special Event Partners

Current Special Event Partners;

Rockers In Recovery Cafes

Atlantic Biotech – Get to know Debbie Falestra by calling 754 -222-5150

Production Partners

Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Get to know Dr. Nick by calling 888-414-4209

Special Events Partner

The Shores Treatment and Recovery – Get to Know Lyle Fried by calling 772-332-8711

Amethyst Recovery Center – Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

Little Creek Lodge – Get to know Andy Pace by calling (570) 689-2644

Hope and Grace Recovery Center – Get to know Adam Byron by calling 888-836- HGRC

RIR STREAMING PARTNER

Sobriety Unplugged – Get to Know Paul Wilson by calling 945-336-8631
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September 9, Wilkes-Barre, PA. – Free Recovery Music Festival

Pennsylvania – Love of Recovery Free Music Festival

Pennsylvania – Love of Recovery Music Festival – September 9, 2017  (12PM – 5:00PM) – Venue LOCATION: Kirby Park @ 160 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704.

IT’S FREE – Enjoy Live Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information. We at RIR have worked hard over the last nine years to end the sigma of addiction, this is our 27th Addiction Education & Prevention Music production since 2011. We need to let people know we can enter into recovery to live purposeful lives and be of maximum service to all. How we do this is very simple “Through Rock-N-Roll”. Each RIR Festival has bands and solo acts along with a list of 5-minute addiction professional speakers in between bands. RIR is educating while having fun in a fun, loving environment.

Message of Hope;  Dr. Nick Colangelo of Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Gates Open @ 11:30AM
12:00PM – Muddy Shews and Friends
Speaker – Open
1:00PM – The Mike Miz Band
Speaker –  Open
2:00PM – The Stickies 
Speaker – Open
3:00PM – RIR Special Guest Rockers;
Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies)
Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums (C&C Music Factory and Gary US Bonds,)
David Uosikkinen on Drums (The Hooters)
Muddy Shews on Bass (Southside Johnny and Billy J. Kramer)
Don Taylor on the Sax (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band)
Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)

More To Be Announced!!

Current Special Event Partners;

Rockers In Recovery Cafes

Atlantic Biotech – Get to know Debbie Falestra by calling 754 -222-5150

Production Partners

Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Get to know Dr. Nick by calling 888-414-4209

Special Events Partner

The Shores Treatment and Recovery – Get to Know Lyle Fried by calling 772-332-8711

Amethyst Recovery Center – Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

Little Creek Lodge – Get to know Andy Pace by calling (570) 689-2644

Hope and Grace Recovery Center – Get to know Adam Byron by calling 888-836- HGRC

RIR STREAMING PARTNER

Sobriety Unplugged – Get to Know Paul Wilson by calling 945-336-8631

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 Patrick Dunn,Vice President of  JourneyPure  Endorses Rockers In Recovery

Love of Recovery (Wilkes-Barre, PA.) – Free Music Festival Contact Information

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No use of trademark in any form is allowed.

ALL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ARE PAID FOR AND PRODUCED

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We Are Not A Treatment Program or Advocacy Group – The sole purpose is to provide prevention and education to anyone who suffers with drug addiction/alcoholism. We do this through our media platforms using the following; music, and addiction education,.

Unite To Fight Addiction, Love of Recovery Free Music Festival

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“Love Of Recovery”

5th Annual –  Rockers In Recovery Free Music and Art Festival

Addiction Awareness & Prevention Message Through Rock-N-Roll

February 13, 2016

RIR is currently getting ready for the 5th Annual – Love of Recovery Music Festival – February 13, 2016 11AM – 10:30PM – Venue LOCATION: The Concert Green @ CB Smith Park 900 N Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33028.

This Years Theme – “Unite To Fight Addiction” with a night before (Feb. 12th) Gala Educational Meet & Greet Dinner with top speakers in the addiction recovery field.

Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information.We have worked over the last seven years to end the sigma of addiction. We need to let people know we can enter into recovery to live purposeful lives and be of maximum service to all. How we do this is very simple ” Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock-N-Roll”.Thank you to everyone for your years of support. The RIR Team looks forward to seeing everyone at the festival.

Private Event – All Seeking Great Sober Fun, Music & Addiction Recovery Information Are Welcome

MEET THE 2016 UNITE TO FIGHT ADDICTION PARTNERS:

 

2016 Lineup –

11:00AM – Brian Vincent Sances – Solo

11:30AM – Brian K Music – Solo

12:00PM – Big Ern and Ferguson

12:30PM – Paul Wilson and Family

1:00PM – Fighting the Silence

2:00PM –Grateful Road

3:00PM – The Double Standard

4:00PM – Rival (Recovery Rapper)

5:00PM – Crush

6:00PM –The Chillbillies & Special Guest Rocker

7:30PM – Stacey Hampton – Solo

8:00PM – McCartney Mania

9:30PM – ½ Hour Recovery Speaker Meeting – Nick C. (40 Years)

10:00PM – Count Down, Recovery Medallions & Closing Ceremonies

Starting at 1PM – 10 Minute Speakers (In Between Bands):

The Addict’s MomBarbara Theodosiou

YPR – Matthew Cohen

Chooper’s GuideTim Cheney

Holistic Addiction Info – John Giordano, Doctor Of Human Letters, CCJS, MAC, CAP

Rockers of the Year Awards – Lori Sullivan – 3 to Be Announced @ Festival 

***** PLEASE READ**** 

IT IS ALL FREE – Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options, and Veteran Information. We have worked over the last seven years to end the sigma of addiction. We need to let people know we can enter into recovery to live purposeful lives and be of maximum service to all. How we do this is very simple” Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock-N-Roll”.

IT IS ALSO A DRUG, ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING FREE EVENT. Violators will be removed from the festival. Love Of Recovery Music Festival Is A Private Event – All Seeking Great Music & Addiction Recovery Information Are Welcome; RIR and our security Does Reserve The Right To Refuse Entry To Anyone Deemed A Risk To Recovery or Security (and at Anytime during the Event). No Weapons, Coolers or Pets Allowed.  

Things To Bring:

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Lawn Chairs

Thank you to everyone for your years of support. The RIR Team looks forward to seeing everyone at the festival.

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*This Website is based on opinion and is not meant to treat or diagnose any health or mental health issues of any kind such as addiction . If you feel you need help for any health related issues please contact a physician or a mental health professional.

***ALL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ARE PAID FOR AND PRODUCED BY Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc. (and our network/marking partners). Which offers different social media platforms to carry the message of hope in an exciting new way. This makes it easy to reach hundreds of thousands of people globally with just a click of a mouse. Through your sponsorship we can provide free community education and information on help for addiction. ***