The Concert of the Summer with a story and a cause now for all of us to do what we can to pass it forward and improve the lives of young adults battling cancer with a spirit inspired by a Stefan Pierson.
The Concert: Benefit concert Saturday, August 12 at Snow Farm Vineyards to support young Vermont adults battling cancer. Featuring Jamie Lee Thurston, with Navytrain and Dionysia opening. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Music from 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Beer and wine for purchase. Food trucks on premise.
The Story: Stefan was an amazing athlete, a passionate skier on both snow and water, an Eagle scout, but most importantly a generous soul. He lost his battle to bone cancer at the age of 22. His life was way too short, but he lived every minute to the fullest and had a contagious love of life and an infectious smile.
The Cause: Our foundation is a Vermont-based, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to help young adults battling cancer live full and meaningful lives. From first hand experience, we know that these young adults often have limited resources, a scary road ahead, yet dreams for a lifetime. Our mission is to help them continue with their passions or pursue their dreams by funding adaptive equipment, allowing them to learn new skills, or enjoying a trip or a wish adventure. No longer eligible for Make-A-Wish, this demographic is under-served by charitable organizations; hence, our desire to honor Stefan’s life and make a difference in the lives of others.
Come and support these individuals so they can continue to live life to the fullest and be an inspiration to us all.
Soak up the sun, dance under the stars, or relax in the shelter of a grand tent, while enjoying the best of Vermont music, scenery, wine, and beer. The day is sure to be memorable, enjoying music and good times with friends, all while supporting a deserving cause.
We are happy to announce that we have three fantastic acts for our 2017 Conquer the Day Benefit Concert on August 12 at Snow Farm Vineyard. Featuring a special acoustic performance by Jamie Lee Thurston with opening acts by NavyTrain and Dionysia. All proceeds benefit young Vermont adults battling cancer.
- Jamie Lee Thurston was born and raised in Vermont and is a Country music success story. He’s had a hit record, a top charting video, played with superstars such as Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley, and performed on some of Country’s biggest stages.
- NavyTrain is a three piece, alternative folk rock band based out of Burlington, Vermont. With Cole Davidson on lead vocals and guitar, Ray Belanger on the cajon and vocals, and Zeb Carney on the bass, the trio provides a soulful sound that anyone can enjoy.
- Dionysia is a talented group of CVU alumni noted for their eclectic blend of soulful rock and energetic performances. Garret Brown on guitar & vocals, Alex Meyers on drums, Will Kiernan on bass, and Julien Vandal on keyboard & saxophone, play to make every show a “celebration of music, good company and grand experiences.”
Doors open at 3:30 for picnicing – Dionysia at 4:30 — Navytrain at 6:15 — Jamie Lee Thurston at 8:00. Dance to the music until 10:00 pm.
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (under 16 free.) Tickets can be purchased on-line.
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