Concert Aims to Promote Health and Harmony
MilitaryConnection.com joins forces with Artists for Trauma for the Rhythm and Joy Festival.
Artists slated to perform at RAJ 14 include Rickie Byars Beckwith; The Agape International Choir; singer/producer Georgia Anne Muldrow; The Afro Blues Tribe of Joseph; rapper/singer Declaime; hip-hop artist and bandleader, Kev Choice; vocalist Nailah Porter; singer/songwriter Jami Lula; techno tunes phenom, D.J. Shiva; Ali Stroker and Dani Shay from The Glee Project, “Motivational Maestro”, Freddie Ravel; and DJ Kiilu Grand. Renowned spiritual teacher Panache Desai, author of Discovering Your Soul Signature will host.
“The services provided by Artists for Trauma are vital to those who are recovering from a major traumatic event, including those who have served in our nation’s military,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of MilitaryConnection.com. “Their collaboration with the Rhythm and Joy Festival can truly make a difference, and I hope that everyone will come out and support them on August 30th.”
In addition to the music and art, the event features an array innovative, sustainable, eco- friendly, socially conscious vendors and exhibitors offering a variety of products and services to work green, play green and live green. Festival goers will have the opportunity to try delicious, raw, vegan, vegetarian and organic foods from a wide selection of local vendors. Attendees are also invited to participate in yoga classes and alternative healing modalities at the Wellness Healing Oasis.
The event is free and open to the public, with lawn seating available on a first come, first served basis. For those who prefer reserved seating and parking, tickets are available for purchase as a “Very Inspiring Person.” VIP ticket sales also support the ongoing work of both Artists for Trauma and the Rhythm & Joy Festival.
About the Rhythm and Joy Festival
The Rhythm and Joy Festival is a soulful celebration of the impact of music as a catalyst for change. Now in its second year, the festival features the healing music of dynamic singers, musicians and performing artists. Last year’s inaugural 3-day music festival was held in Simi Valley at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, and hosted 3,000 attendees and performances by Chaka Khan, Common, Me’Shell Ndege’Ocello, the Agape International Choir, and many others.
About Artists for Trauma
Artists for Trauma a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines. The organization aims to expedite recovery through artistic expression and human connection, providing a creative portal to help patients process complex emotions, regain confidence and build self-acceptance after suffering a traumatic experience.
MilitaryConnection.com offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military and Veteran resources on the web, focusing on employment, education and more. Military Connection has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for five years in a row. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information with a directory of thousands of scholarships and a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.