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Bands ready to rock for struggling teens
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Rocking for Awareness held by BEDS Teen Outreach Center will take place this weekend at Stonewood Bluff and Amphitheatre, formerly Pish-La-Ki.

BEDS Teen Outreach Center will be holding a music festival at Stonewood Bluff and Amphitheatre called Rocking for Awareness Concert.

The festival on Harrison Ferry Mountain will take place Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11. Music will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and last varying hours throughout the weekend ending at 8 p.m. Sunday night.

“BEDS Teen Outreach Center is doing this in order to show the teens of our community and prove to them that respect, hope and happiness are possible, and they are not alone,” said organization founder John St. Clair.

BEDS Teen Outreach Center was founded in early June by St. Clair after his son, Branden, took his life earlier this year. St. Clair created the center to give teens struggling with suicidal thoughts, mental illness or self-harm a place to go to seek the help they need for varying issues and surround themselves in a safe environment while connecting with others. 

“Stonewood Bluff and Amphitheatre has donated the venue fully free of charge. That is absolutely amazing and huge for them to do for us,” said St. Clair.

Twenty-three bands are scheduled to perform. Local bands such as Tayzed and Confused, Noisy Neighbors, Tongue, Sedona and Sleep Nation will be playing sets.

All proceeds from Rocking for Awareness will go to BEDS Teen Outreach to fuel workshops, help with homeschooling sponsorship programs and keep the doors open. BEDS is the initials for St. Clair’s son’s name, Branden Edward Darce St. Clair.

According to St. Clair, Johnny Knoxville will be on the premises along with the lead guitarist of Paramore. St. Clair has reached out to Korn, Limp Bizkit, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jimmy Fallon, Blink-182, the Foo Fighters and Jason Momoa to provide video messages to be played at the event. 

St. Clair states 700 to 800 tickets have already been sold. Camping is available at the venue. Tickets are available online at bedsteenoutreach.com, at the center during operating hours or by calling 931-259-4555 or for purchase at the gate.

Stonewood Bluff and Amphitheatre is located at 208 Pish-La-Ki Circle.