The 2nd Annual Get Busy #LIVIN Music Festival

Let’s Show the World That It’s ALWAYS a Great Day to Be Alive!!

Join Us in Elk River to Enjoy Live Music, BBQ, Family Activities and a Community of People on a Mission to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness!


September 21, 2019


WHAT:                                 2nd Annual Get Busy #LIVIN Music Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual Get Busy #LIVIN Music Festival to benefit the #LIVIN Foundation and Canvas Health. The #LIVIN Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a positive outlook on life, reduce the stigma associated with depression and mental illness and ultimately prevent suicide through various activities, events and outreach. Funds from last year’s Get Busy #LIVIN Music Festival were used to host Camp LIVIN, a weekend long retreat for families who lost a loved one to suicide.

Paul Thomas (PT) helped found the organization after losing his father to suicide in 2013. “My father, Thomas Hohag, was not only the most important and influential person in my life but also was an amazing husband, father, neighbor, and friend. And, tragically, he was gone. The “Hawk” was the kind of person who you loved to be with because he made you feel better about who you were.” PT says.

PT decided instead of focusing on how his father died, he wanted to embrace the way he lived. “I needed to encourage others to TALK about depression & suicide instead of hiding it due to embarrassment. This way we could reduce the stigma associated with depression and other mental illness and maybe, just maybe, save a life in the process.”

Join us to support the mission of The #LIVIN Foundation at the Get Busy #LIVIN Music Festival. Guests will enjoy a BBQ competition, kids’ activities, resource fair, positive vibes and great music all day long. Lineup includes the following:


Keynote Speaker: Mental Health Advocate and LIVIN Brand Ambassador Kat Perkins

Headliner: Phil Vassar

Additional Artists/Bands

Roger Allen

Chris Kroeze (Runner up on The Voice)

Anderson Daniels

Dayna Koehn

Erin Grand

Poppa Bear Norton

Ben Johnson

Shane Martin Band

WHEN:                                                 Saturday, September 21

                                                Gates open at noon

                                                9 artists/bands from 1pm – 11pm


WHERE:                               ERX Motor Park

                                                21591 US-169

Elk River, MN 55330






  • Occurs Saturday, September 21st, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm


ERX Motor Park

21591 Highway 169
Elk River, MN 55330


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