5th Annual Freedom Festival Long Beach

5th Annual Freedom Festival, Long Beach's largest Clean and Sober outdoor concert on June 22, 008 from 11am to 6pm.

Long Beach, CA, June 19, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The 5th Annual Freedom Festival, Long Beach's original clean and sober outdoor concert, is returning to the Police Officers Academy Park (P.O.A. Park). The live concert is a celebration of life without alcohol, drugs or any mind-altering substance or addictive behaviors. This all day event is meant to be an affordable festival for individuals, families and friends in recovery, whether they have 1 day or 50 years of sobriety.

Over the years, the festival has been inspired by such world class artists as Robert Lucas (Canned Heat), Maggie Mayall, Joe Wood, Joe Houston, Arthur Lee Hooker, Robin Kirmsse, Denny Seiwell (Wings), Cadillac Tramps, Chuck Alvarez, The Step Sisters, Wax Apples, The Golords, There Go I, and Eddie Watkins, Jr. just to name a few.

This year's Festival will include continuous music with top touring bands on two stages:
VK Lynne, Choyce Band, Resentmentz, Highway To Hell (AC/DC Tribute), Ragdoll, Judge Jackson, Woodville Marsh, Chad McCann, and Johnny & the Brindley Brothers. Kenny M. from Arizona is the speaker. For the fifth consecutive year, Anne Kelly will be the emcee.

Expect face painting, food court, souvenirs, kid's games, art, raffles, and more.

Watch the "Freedom Festival Preview" on LBCT, Long Beach Community Television via Charter Communications in the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill. This special program is part of "Dr. Dohn's World of Health" and will be aired on TV Channels 65, 69, 95 on Weds 6/18 at 6pm; Fri 6/20 at 8pm; and Sat 6/21 at 1:30pm. Dr. James Dohn is an original organizer of this fantastic event. ThePrimeSpot.TV has also dedicated a "channel" to this event.

Tickets are available online at FreedomFestival.US or at Long Beach Easy Does IT (562) 621-1042, The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa (714) 754-7541, and Gratitude Retreat in Old Towne Torrance (310) 618-9173 The FreedomFestival.US hotline is (562) 221-3766 Ticket prices are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Recovery Homes pay $5 (in blocks of 10), Students pay $5.00 with valid ID. Children under 12 and active armed service personnel with ID are free. Gates open at 10:15 am.

The address for P.O.A. Park is 7390 East Carson Street in Long Beach behind Lowe's at the Long Beach Towne Center Mall. (Exit Carson/Lincoln from the 605 freeway).

This year's Festival is dedicated in honor of their friend Joe Buck whose untimely death both shocked and saddened the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He was the originator and backbone behind this event and will be forever remembered for his dedication to the event and passion for music and recovery. Jason Levin and Max T. are also remembered this year and always.

Sponsors include: AAmusic.org, Take 12 Radio, AnonymousOne.com, Recovery Broadcast Network, ThePrimeSpot.com, Long Beach Community Television, Torrance Community Television, Garage-Mania on wpmd.org, AA 5th So California Convention, 23rd Annual Musician's Picnic, Flossie Lewis Center, McIntyre House, Fred Brown Recovery Services, Substance Abuse Foundation of Long Beach, Atlantic Recovery, Pavilion Lodge, Mary Campion, T.R.C. Roofing, Bay Cities Area Narcotics Anonymous, Nicotine Anonymous, Overcomer's Outreach, Pacific Coast College, Towne Center Car Wash, Silver Star Finance, Capital Investments, Sally's Waffle Shop, Surf Cycle, Spirit Cruises, Acapulco Mexican Restaurants, Del L'Opera Restaurants, Long Beach Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific.

For more information and tickets, visit FreedomFestival.us or call (562) 221-3766. You are also welcome to check out Freedom Festival year 'round on myspace: myspace.com/freedomfestivalus

The Freedom Festival has been established as a non-profit organization under Code Section 501-C(3) of the Untied States Internal Revenue Code, and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is composed of people from all lifestyles including music business professionals and individuals who are active members of 12-Step Fellowship programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Overeaters Anonymous 9OA), and Al-Anon. All Board and Committee Members donate their time, free of charge. Volunteers working with the Board and Committee Members help make this celebration a success.

KaRi Nielsen
For This Event visit FreedomFestival.us and www.myspace.com/freedomfestivalus