Music Festival to benefit Mental Health, NAPA California

This Year’s Festival Expands to Two Days with Tim McGraw.

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June 18, 2013
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19th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health Expands to Two Days

“Country & Soul” to feature GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Tim McGraw and rising R&B recording star Allen Stone

Event to be held September 7 & 8, 2013 at the Staglin Family Vineyard

June 18, 2013, Napa Valley, CA — The 19th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health will be held on Saturday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. This year’s festival expands to two days for the first time, featuring “Country & Soul”, with GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Tim McGraw, honorary chairman of the Tug McGraw Foundation, and rising R&B Recording Star Allen Stone. Stone kicks off the festival on Saturday, September 7th and McGraw brings his legendary music to the intimate Staglin stage on Sunday, September 8th.

Celebrating 19 years, the Music Festival for Mental Health is one of America’s most important mental health fund-raising events, with an historical total, including grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, surpassing $150 million. Last year alone, the event raised over $2.1 million to support the research to find cures for brain disorders. The 19th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health benefits the International Mental Health Research Organization (“IMHRO”), One Mind™, and the Tug McGraw Foundation, partnering to support research, education, treatment, and fight the stigma surrounding mental health.

“I’m honored to be able to help in the effort to seek the causes and cures of brain related disorders,” stated Tim McGraw. “I meet returning troops every night out on the road and a lot of them are living with invisible wounds like PTSD or other Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Tug McGraw Foundation is doing great work to help combat these disorders and the stigmas attached to them.  I’m looking forward to this event in September and partnering with the Staglin Family to lend my support.”

“We couldn’t be more happy with our ‘Country and Soul’ lineup this year,” said Garen Staglin, President of IMHRO and Co-Chairman of One Mind™. “Allen Stone will kick off the festival on Saturday with his incredible talent and infectious, soulful energy. And what can you say about Tim McGraw? We are very grateful that he has agreed to join us for our first ever Sunday festival performance, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Tug McGraw Foundation. Our combined efforts will surely add to the momentum we are experiencing to raise awareness, reduce stigma and accelerate research that will lead to cures and treatments for all brain disorders.”

The Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 7th, with the scientific symposium featuring keynote Sophia Vinogradov, MD University of California, San Francisco speaking about “New Tools to Improve Brain Functioning in Psychiatric Illness: Neuroplasticity-Based Treatments and Beyond”. The symposium is followed by the world’s greatest cult wine tasting paired with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and executive chef Nai Kang Kuan of Morimoto Napa, culminating with an exciting concert performance by rising R&B/Soul recording star Allen Stone. San Francisco Bay Area comic, radio, TV and film personality Bob Sarlatte emcees. Immediately following the concert, enjoy an exclusive Napa Valley feast under the stars at the VIP post-concert dinner by chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto of celebrated Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans paired with Staglin Family Vineyard wines. Sunday features an excitingfood, wine & beer reception followed by a performance by GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Tim McGraw, bringing his legendary music and chart-topping hits to the intimate Staglin Family stage. The entertaining and colorful John Kruk, former Major League Baseball star and current ESPN Baseball analyst emcees.

Scheduled to appear at this year’s festival are former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Co-Chairman of One Mind™, and Peter Chiarelli, General, US Army (retired) CEO of One Mind™.

Festival passes begin at $750 for a one-day pass, to $6,000 for a two-day VIP pass including Saturday’s post concert VIP dinner and Sunday’s post concert VIP reception. VIP sponsor opportunities begin at $50,000. Passes are available at http://www.music-festival.org. For VIP sponsor opportunities please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email Cindy@imhro.org or visit http://www.music-festival.org. Admission to the September 7th symposium only is free with prior registration. Proceeds to benefit mental health research projects throughout the nation.

For more information, please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email Cindy@imhro.org or visit http://www.music-festival.org.

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About IMHRO

International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO) is committed to raising awareness and funding research to find preventions and cures for schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder within a generation. Psychiatric diseases cause much suffering, both for people afflicted and those who love them. This likely includes someone you know, as one in five people live with a psychiatric disease. It is the number one cause of adult disability in the world. IMHRO is families and individuals whose lives have been touched by brain disorders – and who have seen how far mental health research has come in the last decade. Contributors to IMHRO have resulted in $150 million for research, changed thousands of lives, and funded stunning discoveries for better therapies now and tomorrow. http://www.imhro.org
About the Tug McGraw Foundation
TMF was established by Tug McGraw in 2003 to raise funds to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors and their families by stimulating and facilitating research that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual impact of the disease. Recognizing that other areas of brain research—such as traumatic brain injury and Post traumatic Stress Disorder—inform the science surrounding brain cancer, TMF has widened its scope to include a broader spectrum of the neuroscience to support advances in medical care and quality of life for our nation’s battle-wounded, ill and injured service members. http://www.tugmcgraw.org
About One Mind™

One Mind is a new-model non-profit organization that will take the lead role in the research, funding, marketing, and public awareness of mental illness and brain injury, by bringing together the governmental, corporate, scientific, and philanthropic communities in a concerted effort to drastically reduce the social and economic effects of mental illness and brain injury within ten years. With ONE MIND as the hub for open-source big data and research, compelling the scientific, health care, and pharmaceutical communities to collaborate completely for the common good, we can decrease the time from research to treatment/cure from 30 years to less than a decade. 1mind4research.org

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