Benefit Concert for Mental Health America of Lancaster County w/ The Jayplayers, Andy Mowatt, Corty Byron & Friends, The Scary Door and Rachel Stauffer, Deborah Guy
A benefit concert for Mental Health America of Lancaster County
August 3, 2016 · 7:00pm
All Ages – Children must be accompanied by an Adult 25 or older
Come check out our music lineup and give to a worthy cause. Your ticket is an opportunity to donate to Mental Health America of Lancaster County.
The show will feature the music from 6 groups including: The Jayplayers, Andy Mowatt, Corty Byron & Friends, Deborah Guy, The Scary Door and Rachel Stauffer.
Mental Health America of Lancaster County Benefit Concert
There will be a silent and live art auction, as well as a presentation to inform you about mental health.
A special thanks to our art contributors: Susan Darling, Zee Linda, Paris Wyatt Llanso, Tina Berrier, Aaron Shiflet, Jason Pohlig, Karl Schwartz, Skylar Sunday, Friendship Heart Gallery.
In any given year approximately one in five adults will be diagnosed with mental illness. There is no difference between mental illness and physical illness; both have a biological basis. Removing the stigma associated with mental illness is critical so that individuals will realize that it is okay to get professional help.
Our mission is to promote optimal mental health through access, awareness, advocacy, and education in order to improve quality of life for those with mental illnesses. We are all about creating a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve full potential free from stigma, discrimination, and prejudice.
We envision a society where mental wellness is the foundation of a healthy community.
We value mental health as a priority in every person. This is why we believe that those with a mental illness are entitled to high quality services, and are offered the same acceptance and support as those living without an illness.
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Keystone Human Services, T.W. Ponessa & Associates, Philhaven, Team Care Behavioral Health, LGHealth Penn Medicine, and Community Services Group.
Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music” – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in central Pennsylvania. Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. “Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many.”
This Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. The recent inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in the live tracking of their debut album Glitter & Wine. Their album release show is scheduled for Friday June 24th at the H*MAC Stage On Herr in Harrisburg, PA with special guests Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart and Vulcans. It will also be poised for global digital release across all platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc.) June 25th.
Over the past three years, not only has their collection of songs grown into a full length album, but they have also gained great notoriety for their hundreds of live performances. They have moved from playing local eateries and area listening rooms, to nationally recognized venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and World Cafe Live. With their highly anticipated album and expanded band format, you will surely be hearing even more from The Jayplayers in the near future – so stay tuned!
From arranging music for the “Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam” and “8-string 4-yet”, touring the northeast with the award winning bands, herbie and UZO, sailing the seas with the Princess Cruises orchestra, and performing in productions at American Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre in Lancaster PA, Andy Mowatt has come to enjoy making music full time.
Corty Byron & Friends
At 28 years old, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter, Corty Byron has been active as a musician for over a decade. He released two solo projects (2011‘s “Histrionic EP“ & 2010‘s “Endless North“), opened for / performed with artists like Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason, Bruce Hornsby, The Gin Blossoms, Blackberry Smoke, Hot Tuna, Jimmy Vivino…. and has become a fixture of his hometown Central Pennsylvania music scene, as well as being a seasoned road hound, gigging his way from Manhattan to Memphis, Austin to Vegas and all points in between. In late 2011 Corty relocated to Venice, CA and spent the following year performing up and down the coast and across the state, including venues such as The Viper Room, House Of Blues and Saint Rocke. His style has shifted from swampy vintage rock and soulful acoustic based Americana to song driven psychedelic indie rock. Work has already begun on an upcoming full length album, that will feature all new original material written in the past year while on the road and living in California.
Gypsy Dreamer Activist Educator Songbird.
Straight outta Compton…actually Lancaster, Sight Unseen has been bringing their style of the party band to the Lancaster, York and Harrisburg areas for over 10 years and having a blast doing it. We want to get you up, get you drinking and having you shaking your ass and busting moves on the dance floor by the end of the night. Forget all the problems, leave them at the door and party like there is no tomorrow! Performing as a duo Rachel Stauffer & Sean Padelsky will make up for the rest of Sight Unseen who were not able to be present.
The Scary Door
The Scary Door, an alternative/rock cover band from Lancaster