Organizing a 150th birthday celebration at Concert for Recovery

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Kicking off National Recovery month this September is Concert for Recovery. The free two-day event will take place September 6th and 7th in Duluth.

Organizers say this is a sober event to help celebrate mental health and recovery from substance abuse disorders. It’s also Duluth Bethel’s 150th birthday on September 6th, so organizers say its a bonus that they can celebrate both.

Concert for Recovery coordinators say all are welcome and are encouraged to attend. This will be Duluth Bethel’s third year hosting the event. However, this year organizers added an extra day.

Executive Director of Duluth Bethel, Dennis Cummings says they hope the event will gain traction and continue to grow.

On Wednesday, September 6th starting at 7:30 p.m. enjoy music from the Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra. They will be performing a show of music and visuals to recognize Lake Superior history at the DECC.

Cummings says you can expect some original music from the Big Top Blue Canvas Orchestra. He says some members sat down with him for hours and even used some of his words to create lyrics to their closing song.

Thursday, September 7th the Mick Sterling Tribute Show will perform a concert starting at 8:30 Bayfront Park. Their songs range from rock and blues to soul. Opening for the Mick Sterling Tribute Band is guitarist and vocalist Tommy Wotruba. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and Tommy Wotruba will open their set up at 6:30 p.m.

Cummings also told us that support from donors allows the public the enjoy the shows free of charge. Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like more information on Duluth Bethel’s birthday, the Duluth Bethel website has information.