Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a very long week eh? I wanted to spread the word about the upcoming memorial for bipolar research, if you haven’t heard about Sean Costello and his amazing talent along with his struggle with bipolar illness, you can read this special guest post by his own mom, Debbie Costello Smith, in the post Sean Costello’s Life. If you live near Atlanta, join the celebration of Sean’s life in the event below and help raise money for bipolar research.
DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2011
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Northside Tavern, 1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
WHO: Chicago Joe's Rockin' Blues Camp Band, Odd Man Out, Truett Lollis, The Hollidays, Snave & the Grass, Rod Hamdallah, The Electromatics, Uncle Sugar
WHAT: The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research will hold its third annual celebration of Sean Costello on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at Northside Tavern, located at 1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA. This year's lineup features: Chicago Joe's Rockin' Blues Camp Band, Odd Man Out, Truett Lollis, The Hollidays, Snave & the Grass, Rod Hamdallah, The Electromatics, and Uncle Sugar. Doors open at 5pm and entertainment will follow from 6pm - 2am. Tickets are only $10 at the door! Donations are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines.
This year's concert will also recognize our volunteers who have helped us over the last three years. We would not be able to continue the mission of the Fund without the support of our dedicated volunteers.
Sean Costello was most recently recognized for his posthumously released Sean's Blues: A Memorial Retrospective, which was nominated for Best Historical Album in the 2010 Blues Music Awards, and Best Contemporary Blues Recording in the 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards.
Also, We Can Get Together, the last CD released by Sean, was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album by the BMAs in 2009. His legacy includes 6 CDs beginning with Call the Cops at age 17 and multiple international awards.
The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is uniquely focused on the needs of musicians with bipolar disorder. The Fund supports and conducts research on bipolar disorder and creativity while promoting awareness, providing education, and serving as a resource for these musicians and their support systems in order to foster acceptance, functioning and health.
For more information, please visit www.seancostellofund.org.