Hope Music Festival Tonight to Raise Money For Substance Use Programs

HYANNIS – The Hope Music Festival rocks the Melody Tent Wednesday Night in Hyannis to raise money for substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts on Cape Cod.

The festival, which was organized by Brian Serpone Productions and presented by Cape Cod Broadcasting Media, features more than a dozen artists from the 60s, 70S, 80s and today who have played with legendary bands including Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Boston, The Cars and more.

The funds raised from the concert will benefit Cape Cod Healthcare.

Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Michael Lauf said the funds will be used to enhance healthcare across the region, along with fighting the opioid epidemic and substance abuse.

The Hope Music Festival is August 23. Artists performing include:

  • Mark Farmer, founder of the band Grand Funk Railroad, with epic smash hits such as “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)”and“Some Kind of Wonderful.”
  • Guitarist Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston whose self-titled debut album sold more than 17 million copies, breaking that record in 1976 as the best-selling debut album of all time. Goudreau will introduce his new collaboration, Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room
  • Elliott Easton of the Grammy Award winning band The Cars, bringing his signature Gibson guitar and a boatload of talent to the Melody Tent.
  • Ayla Brown, fromAmerican Idolto a national recording sensation. The Nashville sound of Ayla Brown will grace the Melody Tent with country flair.
  • Grammy Award winning producer and guitarist Rick Derringer, fresh from the Ringo Starr tour; his earlier hit songs includeHang On SloopyandRock and Roll Hoochi Koo
  • Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and guitarist Paul Nelson for the late Johnny Winter and the Johnny Winter Band
  • Grammy Award winners, The Uptown Horns – horn section of the Rolling Stones, B52s, and the brass behind James Brown
  • Rock icon and Grammy-nominated James Montgomery, who has played with Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Muddy Waters
  • Many other celebrated artists also to perform

Tickets can be purchased at melodytent.org.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

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