“Kickin’ the Blues Music Festival”


November 19, 2022 to November 19, 2022
04:00 PM untill 09:00 PM


Kickin' the Blues Music Festival to Benefit Ian Recovery and Mental Health The "Kickin' the Blues Music Festival" planned for November 19 in Bonita Springs will benefit Ian recovery efforts, mental health and suicide prevention. Musicians formerly with the rock band Chicago and currently of Earth Wine & Fire will headline the music festival in Bonita Springs along with local bands that organizers are recruiting.  The organizers, Grounding Wire.org, a Southwest Florida-based non-profit, plan to take the festival statewide (and beyond) to benefit mental health and suicide prevention. "Kickin' the Blues Music Festival" is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds Street, in Bonita Springs. "There is so much devastation from Hurricane Ian in our area.  People are struggling with loss of their homes, jobs and even loved ones.  There has never been a more critical need for mental health care and financial aid to those in our community," said Frances Borshell of Grounding Wire. Headlining the music festival will be Bill Champlin, Keith Howland and Jeff Coffey, formerly of the hit band Chicago, and John Paris, current member of Earth Wine & Fire.  They will be performing the music that made the groups famous in the 1970s and 1980s with hits such as 25 or 6 to 4, Beginnings, Saturday in the Park, Searchin', Hard Habit to Break, Boogie Wonderland and Fantasy. Music will be continoius throughout the event with other guest performers slated to appear as well. In addition to music, the festival will include mental health providers who can provide information about mental health resources available.  Food trucks, beer, wine and healthy beverages also will be available for sale.  A meditation station also will be provided. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $65 for VIP admission, which includes private entrance, valet/preferred parking, hospitality tent and VIP seating.  Tickets can be purchased at www.groundingwire.org Sponsorships also are available from $500 to $45,000.  For more information about sponsorships, please email info@groundingwire.org  


Riverside ParkView map
10450 Reynolds Street,
Bonita Springs, 34135, FL, 1234

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Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC


$25 general admission; $ 65 VIP admission


all ages

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