Festival For Humanity This Memorial Day Weekend


Festival For Humanity, a 4-day music and art festival will be taking place during this Memorial Day Weekend in Vernon, NJ (May 27th-May 30th). 33% of all proceeds will go directly to the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (1-800-Suicide) and an additional 10% of all Net Ticket Sales to the charities of Humanity Village.

Upon entering the festival, you will have to walk through Humanity Village where all the non-profits will have tents. In addition, QPR Trainings for suicide prevention will occur throughout the 4 day festival at no cost to the trainee. Oxfam, Peta, The American Red Cross, YMCA, Feeding America, Vet2vet, Cop2Cop, Music for Humanity, DALI, To Write Love on Her Arms, Farm Aid Member Regional Growers led by Abundant Life Farm’s Linda Borghi and a long list of others will be joining in support with a focus on health and nutrition as a foundation for strong mental health. With weekend attendance expected to reach 25,000 to 30,000 people, we are confident that the awareness, outreach and fund raising achieved through the festival will set a new standard for a “first of its kind” event.

For local, national and international artists, they can find more information on submitting their work here. The Festival for Humanity invites visual artists to submit and donate work to The Humanity Walls Project. This will be a mural of more than 240,000 square feet and participating artists are invited to paint in advance of the event weekend (shipping covered entirely), during the weekend events or may be given the opportunity to paint on our recycled cloroplast if attendance is not an option. All contributions will be displayed during the festival and select pieces will be chosen to benefit charity at silent auction.

The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey have announced Good Charlotte as one of the headliners for Saturday, May 28th, John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours (from Blues Traveler) have also been added for Sunday, May 29th. Other headliners include: Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum, Amber Rubarth, Ansel Matthews, Bronze Radio Return, Caleb Hawley, CC Coletti, Chrissi Poland, A Clear Blurr, Coolie Ranx, Duwende, The Gallery, James Maddock Band, Kilby and Taylor, Matt Lowell, Modern Science, Nicola, Open Book Trio, Quimby Mountain Band, Subcommittee, Swampadelica, The Drive, and more!

More about the founder:
Founder of the Festival For Humanity and Woodfired Management, Anders Thueson is an advocate for a number of causes and artists. He has over 30 years of management, design and production experience in several disciplines including television, print media, music, art and the culinary arts. Anders has been commended in numerous publications for his work with music, art and food most notably in Vail Colorado, Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York’s Hudson Valley. As co-founder of the Hudson Valley Blues Society with the late NYC filmmaker Fred Jackson, he produced seven highly successful festivals featuring Blues luminaries Rod Piazza, the late Son Seals, Jimmy Vivino with John Sebastian, The Holmes Brothers, Mighty Sam McClain, Ann Rabson, Little Sammy Davis, the late Bill Perry, Doug MacLeod, Steve Guyger, Queen of Slide Ellen MacIlwaine, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines and many others. In 1998 he was asked and produced a memorable outdoor benefit with Jazz greats Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Later under Woodfired, he produced four successful Emerging Songwriter Series. Thueson stated that, “Festival for Humanity represents the ultimate opportunity to create an annual cultural celebration of music and outreach to bring attention to those who make a difference through selfless service to humanity through charitable causes.”

More about the concert venue:
There will be two stages for entertainers, the Main Stage or Humanity Field will be an outdoor venue with a capacity of approximately 13,000 and a Second Stage or Humanity Village Stage will accommodate up to 3,000 in a covered setting. Headlining artists are falling into place with the signing of The Misfits, Subcommittee and CC Coletti for Friday, Third Eye Blind, Soul Asylum, Coolie Ranx, Bronze Radio Return, Good Charlotte, A Clear Blurr for Saturday, American Idol’s Caleb Hawley, Scissor Sister Chrissi Poland and Las Vegas Stars Modern Science with YouTube Phenomenon Lisa Scinta, Lovebettie and Duwende on Sunday, and on Monday, the legendary New Jersey reunion band From Good Homes co-headlines with Canada’s top band The New Pornographers, Sister Hazel, Amber Rubarth, Matt Lowell, Runaway Dorothy, The Gallery and James Maddock. With a few more big name artist announcements left to be shared for Sunday, they will all be supported by the finest Rock, Soul, R&B, Folk and Jazz original artists emerging today. We are confident that our line-ups will rival those of some of the biggest festivals across the nation and draw to near capacity levels. Unique to this Festival, all artists will play in succession from 9:30am to 11pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday rather than simultaneously to allow the attendee to enjoy every moment of performance!

For more information and to get tickets check out the official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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