Buffalo, NY, January 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Suzanne Perry was a victim of domestic violence in a 22-year relationship with her ex-husband. In 2007, she started life over again with her three children.
One night in 2008, Perry dreamt of a show that she felt so strongly about, she shared it with friends. Nine months after that dream, the first “EXPOSURE Concert: because love shouldn’t hurt” was born. Forty-three bands participated. The show was live-streamed and was viewed from 9 countries and 32 states in the US.
Over the years to follow, EXPOSURE Concert would enjoy a 1st and 2nd place award in the WNY People’s Choice awards for Best Music Festival.
2015 marks the sixth consecutive year Perry is organizing the EXPOSURE Concert.
This week, dates were confirmed as June 26th-28th. The show will again take place at The Cove Seafood and Banquets, 4701 Transit Road in Depew NY and will again live stream from both stages on www.LoveShouldntHurt.TV.
The 3-day, 2-stage show features bands of multi-genres and styles, including original-based and cover bands. It will also have a Vendor Fair on Saturday, guest speakers throughout the weekend, as well as raffles and games.
Returning sponsors include She Rocks the Planet!, Womens International Music Network, Regal Tip, Yorkville Sound, Certo Brothers, Guitar Factory, Verizon Wireless, Stylin Tattoo, Terrapin Station, Oogie Games and several others.
Bands, volunteers, speakers, vendors and businesses who would like to participate, get involved or learn more are asked to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EXPOSURE Concert has become a familiar musician’s networking event – and a place for venue management and booking agents to come shop for new talent.
The show is free to attend and counts on sponsors, raffle ticket sales, vendor fees and donations to offset costs.
Proceeds will benefit Love Shouldn’t Hurt.TV, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that Perry launched that provides “victim empowerment and public understanding.” It promotes education, prevention, awareness and advocacy regarding domestic violence for both, men and women.
Love Shouldn't Hurt.TV is an ally of No More.org, a public awareness and engagement campaign focused on ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
Perry shares her survivor story to help educate the public about the stigmas and myths surrounding domestic violence; and to reach out to those who may currently be wondering if they are in a dangerous relationship.