PREMIERES OF THE HELIOFEST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL IN ALASKA IN BENEFIT OF “JUST US GIRLS SUPPORT” (JUGS)
HELIOFEST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CRUCHES Alaska State Fairgrounds, AK – July 10, 2021, HELIOFEST Music and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
PALMER, ALASKA, USA, June 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Firsts in Alaska, HELIOFEST, Valley of the Midnight Sun Music and Arts Festival at the Alaska State Fairgrounds on July 10, 2021, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to benefit JUGS (Just Us Girls Support), an Alaskan cancer support organization. Tickets available for purchase on Eventbrite.com HELIOFEST.
HELIOFEST will host more than 20 national and local groups and artists, multi-genre, on 3 stages. There is something for everyone at this family event. With 12 hours of music, vendor stands for shopping and local food trucks. It is not only a sunrise to sunset music festival, but also music for the benefit of the JUGS
Performers at HELIOFEST on stage Borealis Theater, COLOR ME BADD, Darryl Worley, Bryan White, Jamie O’Neil, Wade Hayes, Ken Peltier, Elvis Monroe, Casey Daniel, Amber Patino and Braelyn. Live bands on stage Purple Gate Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles, Daddy Issues, Alaskan Agent of Karma, Zen Trembles, Unknowns, Primrose Patina. On the Acoustic Stage in the Circle, the artists are Scott Foster, Clayton Arnold, Heidi Peterson, John Cook, Mack, Ellie Cullison, Tim and Natalie Tucker.
The concert series features an impressive multi-genre lineup for its inaugural launch, with some who themselves have had their own personal battles with cancer. Talented musician Alaskan Ken Peltier has assembled a group of artists who have come together on this mission. Darryl Worley, who saw a need in his own community and opened a cancer treatment center to help this cause and country singer Wade Hayes has beaten colon cancer twice, but has since led the war against cancer and can’t wait to sing at Heliofest. The youngest artist Amber Patino who is passionate about many charities and supporting JUGS, she travels from Texas to her former home state of Alaska to sing at Heliofest. All of these artists and our community came together for HELIOFEST to celebrate the joy of music and to raise awareness and support the non-profit association for cancer patients.
JUGS is a non-profit cancer support organization founded by Lynn Nordland. During her own battle with cancer, Lynn came up with the idea to start JUGS when she saw a lack of support and resources for other cancer patients in Alaska. The mission of JUGS (Just Us Girls Support) is to provide hope, activity and resources to women (and soon to men) in Alaska who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The funding we receive is used to directly support cancer patients and survivors and their families in Alaska. Our goals are to grow in the surrounding communities, to create a resource guide that can be accessed on a large database website and to be able to offer telehealth counseling. Thieve resources will help guide physicians, cancer patients, survivors and families.
JUGS event coordinator Christian Mulkey aka Ms. Alaska America 2020 holds monthly meetings throughout the year in a supportive environment to engage with women who have been diagnosed with cancer. At these meetings, women participate in various activities with other women who know why they are confronted or have been confronted. These events encourage a positive and healing environment that brings women with cancer together. Refreshments and take-home crafts or souvenirs are included in these monthly activities.
This non-profit organization was founded in 2018 and HELIOFEST is honored to support Lynn Nordland and JUGS in their efforts to raise funds to help those in need in our own community. Our goal is to provide patients and their families with monthly support meetings, a resource guide with telehealth tips and care packages.
This unique storefront also supports the local economy by providing space for vendors and food trucks to businesses in Alaska. We are honored to be sponsored by our local community and the Hollywood entertainment community. Sponsors include Wee B’s, Seven North, Wasilla RAM, Barrett Insurance, Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center, Cleaning’s a Breeze, Mat-Su Resort, Everett’s, Show Boss, Midnight Sun Oncology, Anchorage Radiation Therapy and of the Valley, Tanning in the Midnight Sun, 94/7 Anchorage Alternative Radio Station and Kimball Entertainment.
Heliofest is proud to have garnered the attention and support of local and national artists who all come together for this noble cause and create this event in Alaska, HELIOFEST. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com Heliofest.
A “special thank you” to the following people for their support of HELIOFEST: MTA, MEA, South Central Foundation, Alaska Tax Lady, Everett’s, Mat-Su resort, K&L, Odem, 947 Alternative, Mike Divine State Farm, Allie Hewitt Stage Farm, Tammy Fuller and Hannah Bailey Remax Dynamic of the Valley, Jermy J Burke Remax Frontier, Showboss, Hooked Entertainment. King St., Glacier Brewhouse, Matansuka Brewing Company, Double Shovel, and Alaskan Brewing Co.
TICKET LINK: Eventbrite.com Heliofest