Rock to Recovery, a transformative program for those in treatment and recovery is pleased to announce this year’s Rock to Recovery 3 on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the legendary Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and will feature music from Steel Panther and hosted by Academy Award-winning American film director, Bryan Fogel. This year’s benefit concert will be honoring musician, DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter, Moby with the Rock to Recovery Award.
The Rock to Recovery award is given each year to public figures known far and wide, who use their power to influence great masses of people. The award specifically honor those people who have battled addiction to overcome in an industry full of challenges. In doing so and by sharing their experience while accepting the award, they also give great hope to others. “When people are new to recovery, they think life is going to suck, and many are just hopeless says Rock to Recovery Founder, Wes Geer, “So the coolest thing about the awards we give is we get to honor people that have beaten great odds, in an industry full of seemingly impossible challenges. Our recipients have stories that have flown under the radar for most of the general population. So when people hear Moby who’s has had huge hit records, DJ’s, is in recovery and advocates so strongly as he does, it really brings hope to the whole world- that you can be an artist, super cool, cutting edge, and do it all sober. Past award recipients include Corey Taylor (singer, founder Slipknot, Stonesour), Wayne Kramer (guitarist MC5, founder Jail Guitar Doors) and Mike Ness (singer/founder Social Distortion).
The event will take place on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood,CA. The concert serves to raise funds and awareness for our non-profit musical programs expanding the Rock to Recovery reach, and helping to support, advocate and inspire people in all types of recovery: Wounded Warriors, addiction, mental health, PTSD, TBI, at-risk youth, foster children, etc. “We are so excited to be in year three of our annual event. Each year we help reframe recovery a bit further, by showing just how many amazing humans have overcome huge life threatening obstacles, to beat their demons and thrive says Geer, Our sold out events garner widespread coverage from the entertainment industry, helping us further our message, and act as our primary revenue source financing our core service; helping struggling people heal through playing music.”
There will be a Rockstar-studded concert headlined by the legendary Steel Panther and a performance by the Rock to Recovery Band comprised of musicians from Korn, Hed P.E., Sevendust, Snot, D.I., Death on Wednesday, Kill Radio, and Kut U Up.
Former Korn, Hed P.E., guitarist Wesley Geer founded Rock to Recovery on December 12, 2012, in an effort to give non-musicians access to the magic, healing powers of playing music, and advance the use of music expression groups in various treatment settings. In each session, program participants form a band, write a song together, and record their work, offering an uplifting, therapeutic release to patients recovering from PTSD, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, cancer treatments and more, by organically helping improve body/brain chemistry by stimulating the natural release of serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin. Rock to Recovery typically operates as an adjunct service to a treatment center’s curriculum, and in just four years, the program has grown to become an integral part of the weekly treatment curriculum for nearly eighty programs.
Rock to Recovery’s non-profit entity donates its services to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Wounded Warriors program, state-funded programs and indigent rehabs like the Salvation Army and Clare Foundation, programs for at-risk youths including Turning Point and North County Lifeline, as well as Breath of Heaven, and local VA programs including New Directions for Veterans and the Brentwood VA.
Prior to the inception of these annual concerts, Rock to Recovery has been entirely self-funded. Due to the program’s success and subsequent demand, coupled with the overwhelming successes of last year’s event, the organization will continue to grow its reach through these annual fundraising celebrations in order to bring the healing power of music to more people. Ticket information is available at Fondatheatre.com or AXS.com. Purchase tickets by phone by calling AXS at (888) 929-7849.
The event, which is being sponsored by The Canyon, New Vista Behavioral Health, Balboa Horizons, Fusion TV, and Share.tv , will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate Rock to Recovery’s current work. Learn more about the program and celebrate its successes, as well as support its goals for future action. For more information on Rock to Recovery, please visit: www.rocktorecovery.org.
The event is scheduled to run as follows:
7.00pm: Red-carpet arrivals, hors d’oeuvres, VIP meet & greet
8.00pm: Rock to Recovery Band
9:00pm Rock to Recovery feature video
9:15pm Rock to Recovery 3 Award presentations
9.30pm: Steel Panther