Local musicians perform to fight addiction at The Ark


Local treatment center Dawn Farm has partnered with The Ark of Ann Arbor to host a benefit concert in support of scholarships for addiction treatment in Washtenaw County. The concert, appropriately titled A Time To Plant, will be held the day before spring on Monday, March 19 at The Ark at 7:30 p.m.

Home-grown musician Ben Balmer and his band from Austin, Texas will be the featured artists of the evening.

Tickets: http://theark.org/shows-events/2018/mar/19/time-plant-benefit-concert-dawn-farm

Ben Balmer called upon his local and national connections to create a lineup of singer-songwriter musicians including Chris BuhalisPeter “Madcat” RuthHeidi BursonAbigail Stauffer, and Jaimee Harris. All of the performing musicians are donating their time and efforts so that ticket purchases can contribute directly to Dawn Farm’s Scholarship Fund.

“Our waitlist for long-term residential treatment services oscillates from  about 1-3 months. If you are an addict in an emergency situation, you often don’t have 1-3 months to wait to get help” says Dawn Farm’s president, Jim Balmer.

Dawn Farm has offered low-cost, high-quality treatment services in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor since 1973. They are the largest treatment provider in the county, serving nearly 3,000 people suffering from substance use disorders each year.

“Public events in support of recovery are important for ending the stigma associated with addiction” says Development Director, Olivia Vigiletti. “An event like this doesn’t only raise much-needed treatment dollars, but also sends a message to those suffering from addiction that this is a community that believes in their potential.” Sponsors of the benefit concert include Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Ann Arbor State Bank, Allegra Print Mail Marketing, Forward Design Build Remodel, and KAS Construction.

For more information about treatment services offered by Dawn Farm, visit www.dawnfarm.org or call734.485.8725. For info about the benefit concert or other upcoming events, contact Olivia Vigiletti atovigiletti@dawnfarm.org or 734.485.8725.


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