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Music festival to raise awareness, money for addiction recovery

The Buck Miller Arena at the Carroll County Agricultural Center will be filled with music July 15 to raise awareness and money for the continued fight against opioid and heroin substance abuse disorder.

It's the first year for the Addiction and Recovery Musicfest, said Jesse Tomlin, one of the event's organizers. It will be held July 15 at 4 p.m. in the Buck Miller Arena at the Ag Center.

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The festival will feature 11 artists, all who are in recovery, that make up a variety of music genres, including rap, rock and jazz.

"A lot of the lyrics and stuff relate to addiction and recovery and their journey through that," Tomlin said.

There will also be three speakers, including professional skateboarder Brandon Novak, who will talk about their recovery process, he said.

There are tickets available for purchase online at risingaboveaddiction.com or at the gate. The event's profits will go to Rising Above Addiction, a nonprofit that helps assist people with getting into treatment.

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