Hightstown, NJ was treated to some amazing music for a great cause this weekend, as Recovery Unplugged and Face the Music Foundation came together to bring the rock at Summer Music Fest 2017. Partnering with Atlantic Highlands’ own Under My Skin tattoo shop, RU and FTM raised a lot of money for addicts in need of treatment and had a lot of fun doing it. Attendants were treated to some of the most promising and inspiring musical acts in the country, including The Voice’s own Dawson Coyle and New Jersey’s own hometown hero, Christian singer/songwriter Dez Childs, who brought her own inspirational message to an incredibly receptive audience.
Other acts at this year’s Summer Fest included Ryan Singer, Rodney and Eva, Regenerated Souls, Doc Hero, Broken Past and so much more. Special thanks to DJ Ryan Janni for keeping the music pumping throughout the entire afternoon and evening. Recovery Unplugged would also like to personally thank the vendors that showed up to spend the event with us, including LulaRoe, Living Proof Recovery Center, Center for Network Therapy, Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, Huntington Creek Recovery Center, Shots of Love Smoothies and Water Ice, Prisoner of Hope Publishing, Never Alone Threads and all others who showed up to make the event special and memorable.
We would also like to extend a special thank-you to Philadelphia restauranteur Tony Luke for having the courage to share his heartbreaking personal experience with addiction, and the will to try and affect change through his own personal insights. We were grateful to have him share so much of himself with our audience. Recovery Unplugged and Face the Music Foundation have already started planning next year’s Summer Fest soiree and we are looking forward to raising even more money to addicts and families without means access quality substance abuse treatment. This past weekend was yet another reminder that music truly does make the difference.