Maine musicians come together to raise awareness about mental health
PORTLAND (WGME) – Maine musicians are coming together to raise the roof, and awareness, about mental health.
A concert this weekend pays tribute to five rock musicians who have passed away, after battling depression or substance abuse, but the concert isn't just about remembering, it's about moving forward.
Rock musicians in Maine say it hurt last summer, when the lead singer of Soundgarden took his own life.
And just a few months later, Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, also committed suicide.
It shook Maine’s music community.
This weekend, more than 120 Maine musicians will come together at Aura nightclub in a tribute concert to five rock and roll musicians who lost their lives to suicide or substance abuse.
All of the money will benefit NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Maine.
Justin Pacy organized a similar concert in New Hampshire last summer, raising more than $17,000 for mental health awareness and support.
The musicians say they hope to chip away at the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse issues.
The "All Night Thing Two" concert is a tribute to Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland and Kurt Cobain.