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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sean Costello Memorial Fund UPDATE

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2012 
Contact: Kelli Stripling
DATE:           Saturday, September 29th, 2012

TIME:            Doors at 6:00 PM; Music at 7:00 PM

PLACE:         North Atlanta High Center For the Arts
                     2875 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

WHO:           Tinsley Ellis, Kim Wilson, Gina Sicilia and Dave Gross, Virginia Martinez with original                       Sean Costello Band and guest Jon Justice, and Truett Lollis

WHAT:          The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research will hold its third annual benefit concert Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at the North Atlanta High School Center For the Arts.This year, the proceeds from the concert will go towards the MOJO Project, which is a web and mobile based application to monitor sleep patterns and warn of impending danger of sleep deprivation.  This is a particular problem for musicians.  Mania kills and sleep disruption is a trigger for mania.  This could have been the thing that saved Sean's life and can now prevent the loss of another talented soul.  The amount needed to make the MOJO Project a reality is $15,000. 

Tickets are on sale at Ticket prices start at $25.00 (plus applicable fees), but will increase after September 15th.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Donations are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines.   

Sponsorship information is available at

Sean Costello was honored throughout his career, most recently being recognized for his posthumously released Sean's Blues: A Memorial Retrospective, which was nominated for Best Historical Album in the 2010 Blues Music Awards, and Best Contemporary Blues Recording in the 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards.

The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is uniquely focused on the needs of musicians with bipolar disorder. The Fund supports and conducts research on bipolar disorder and creativity while promoting awareness, providing education, and serving as a resource for these musicians and their support systems in order to foster acceptance, functioning and health. 

For volunteer opportunities, silent auction donations, and more information, please visit

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Thank you for always sharing our news!