Alcohol and drug free festival in Florida
Friday, October 16th, 2009
From the 5-8th November, 2,000 recovering addicts will descend upon the idyllic Florida Keys to enjoy a music festival with a bit of a difference.
But this is not like any typical festival, it is the 12 Step Music Festival which promises good tunes, a good times and committed recoveries from alcohol and substance abuse.
The drug, alcohol and gambling free event offers rock’n’roll, folk and comedy in a supportive environment. Emphasis is on “fun and harmony”, not vomit and psychedelia.
Attendees can attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, which will be held at two 24-hour “marathon meeting tents”.
There will also be ‘floating meetings’ which will be held in the ocean and the organisers urge people to bring their rafts and noodles.
Many of the performers are in recovery themselves. Music acts Concrete Skiffle and the Bubba Mac Band have confirmed, as has comic Mark Lundholm, Bonnie Raitt’s bassist Freebo, and the Friday night headliner, Aerosmith associate Richie Supa.
There event is a family friendly event as there will be a children’s tent, swimming pool, volleyball court and charity talent show.
Tickets for this unique event start at just $85 (£53), but there are only 2,000 available.