Bright Music Festival

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Thank you to everyone who made the
2017 Bright Music Festival

a great success! 
Special Thanks to:
our performers

Check with Beth
Llama Tsunami
Baird Welch-Collins
Sara & Joshua Kelly
Chris Gregor
Andrew Guay & Sara Kelly (also for emceeing)
Darcy Van Ness 
Derrick Newton

Our Providers
Henna by Haley's Way
Massage by Earth & Sky
Reiki by Blissworks
Mystic Yoga Shala
Zen & Now
Shiva Shakti Hoop Dance
Kandi for a Cause

Our sponsors:
Jordan Porco Foundation
Brian Dagle Foundation
East Lyme Parks & Recreation
Waterford Recreation & Parks
Neilan Funeral Home
Charter Oak Credit Union
Flanders Fish Market
Chelsea Groton Savings Bank
New London Self Storage
Swanson Insurance

Volunteers from East Lyme High School and Waterford High School

Al Crossley (Photography)
John Kolasa & John Van Ness (Sound)


What is The Bright Music Festival?

A showcase of young performers featuring alternative music, poetry. An opportunity to relax, reflect, eat, have fun!

Our goal is to also provide interactive education and informational materials about supportive resources in our communities to promote mental wellness.


How can you show your support?

  • COME! Spend a wonderful afternoon at the beach, enjoy live music, and de-stigmatize the conversation around mental health in a comfortable, safe and relaxed environment.
  • SPREAD THE LIGHT!  Help get the word out.  Encourage others to attend this event, especially teen and young adults that you know.
  • MAKE IT A BRIGHT DAY!   You can also help by contributing your time, offering a service, or by making a tax- deductible donation to fund this event.  Proceeds will be donated to the Brian T. Dagle and Jordan Porco Foundations.  Checks can be made out to "The Brian T. Dagle Foundation" with "Bright Music Festival" in the memo and can be mailed to 70 Oswegatchie Rd., Waterford, CT  06385
  • Donate through PayPal!

Please see the rest of the website to donate, ask questions, or acquire more details.

Project Bright: Building Regional Infrastructure to Generate Hope and Transcend stigma



McCook Point Park, East Lyme, CT