Spreading Light Music Festival, 9/6: DuPont Brothers; Adam Ezra Group

The Spreading Light Music Festival is Saturday, September 6 at Battery Park in Burlington. Featuring the Adam Ezra Group and The DuPont Brothers. It’s a family friendly music festival helping to prevent suicide, depression, and mental illnesses. Big Heavy World and The Radiator are proud supporters of this effort to change the perception of mental health and encourage people to seek help as soon as it is needed. The festival is 2-5pm; bring a chair or blanket; find ticket information and more info at spreadinglightmusicfestival.com. Details

All proceeds support Active Minds, a 501(c)3 non-profit, which aims to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. Active Minds supports student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups on college campuses nationwide.

WHAT: A family friendly music festival WHERE: Burlington's Battery Park WHEN: Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 2:00 - 5:00 (Gates Open at 1:30 pm) ENTRY FEE: • Students: $5 in advance; $10 at the door (valid student id required) • Adults: $10 in advance; $15 at the door • Kids 12 and under: FREE WHAT TO BRING: Blanket / chairs, all your friends and family! MORE INFO: http://www.spreadinglightmusicfestival.com/

“After Joe took his life, we felt helpless. In order to both keep Joe's memory alive and to do something productive, we created the Spreading Light Music Festival to fight mental illness. For the 2nd Annual Spreading Light Music Festival, we are excited to have the University of Vermont (UVM), Saint Michael's College (SMC) and Champlain College Active Minds Chapters join our team. We dedicate this festival to Joe and all those lost to depression and suicide. Come join us to enjoy a family friendly music festival while helping to prevent suicide, depression, and mental illnesses. Let's change the perception of mental health and encourage people to seek help as soon as it is needed. - Spreading Light Music Festival Team (Loughner Family and the UVM, Saint Michael's College & Champlain College Active Minds Chapters)”

Adam Ezra

Adam Ezra Group http://www.adamezra.com/ The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo,and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their new non-profit organization, RallySound, AEG currently contributes 25% of their touring to benefit causes in communities across the country and worldwide.

• Band of the Year - 2013 New England Music Awards • Album of the Year - Ragtop Angel - 2012 New England Music Awards • Song of the Year - Takin' Off - 2012 New England Music Awards

"They are one of the few bands out right now whose music is deep and real. It was an honor to tour with them." - Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root

"Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma." - Jack Casey, General Manager WERS radio in Boston

DuPont Brothers

The DuPont Brothers http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com/ The sound is Vermont made Folk-Americana

Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of southwestern desert, Sam and Zack DuPont are now coconspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family. This Burlington Vermont made duo has hit the ground running since the formation of the group in March of 2013. The brothers have recently shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Chris Thomas King, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day and The Lone Bellow to name a few. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation.

"Together the DuPont Brothers resonate at just the right frequency. There were moments that honestly gave me chills." - Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

"The Right Frequency: When Brothers Play Nice" - Fay Aiyana Grant, The Mountaineer