Bright Music Festival

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We are pleased to announce that the

Bright Music Festival

 will be joining AFSPCT

(American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) 

on Sunday September 19, 2021


 for the 

Out of the Darkness Walk 

at McCook Point Park in Niantic

Featured Performers:

Baird Welch-Collins


Victim or Victor

Emcee and performer:  Joshua Steele Kelly

Out of Darkness Walk  Details

Date: 09/19/2021
Location: Mc Cook's Point Park 
Registration: 10:00 am
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Looking Back at

Bright Music Festival 2019

at McCook Point Park


Llama Tsunami 

Three's A Charm 

Matt Zingg

Chris Gregor

Baird Welch-Collins



Be Rich Collective


David Black

Darcy Van Ness

Noah Greenleaf


Yoga, Massage, and Reiki by 

     Zen and Now
     Earth and Sky



     from Haley's Way


    Jana Flaherty

Many thanks to our Sponsors

Northeast Financial Group

East Lyme Parks & Recreation 

Jordan Porco Foundation 

Ear,Nose & Throat Associates of SECT 

Flanders Donut, Bagel & Bake Shop 

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union 

Waterford Youth & Family Services 

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant 

 Chelsea Groton Saving Bank 

Neilan Funeral Home 

 Pepsi Beverage Co. 

The Todd Family 

Swanson Insurance 

Waterford Recreation & Parks 


Thank you to all who helped to make

Bright Music Festival 2018

a huge success!

Wellness Providers:

Mystic Yoga Shala

Zen and Now

Henna by Haley

Gary Gootnick- Earth and Sky Therapeutic Massage

Rena Judge (hooping)

Blissworks Yoga and Healing Arts

On Earth Reflexology and Yoga

Featuring music, poetry, food, wellness check-in activities, stress relieving program opportunities, resources


Scenes from Bright Music Festival 2017

Thank you to everyone who made the
2017 Bright Music Festival

a great success! 
Special Thanks to:
our performers

Check with Beth
Llama Tsunami
Baird Welch-Collins
Sara & Joshua Kelly
Chris Gregor
Andrew Guay & Sara Kelly (also for emceeing)
Darcy Van Ness 
Derrick Newton

Our Providers
Henna by Haley's Way
Massage by Earth & Sky
Reiki by Blissworks
Mystic Yoga Shala
Zen & Now
Shiva Shakti Hoop Dance
Kandi for a Cause

Our sponsors:
Jordan Porco Foundation
Brian Dagle Foundation
East Lyme Parks & Recreation
Waterford Recreation & Parks
Neilan Funeral Home
Charter Oak Credit Union
Flanders Fish Market
Chelsea Groton Savings Bank
New London Self Storage
Swanson Insurance

Volunteers from East Lyme High School and Waterford High School

Al Crossley (Photography)
John Kolasa & John Van Ness (Sound)


What is The Bright Music Festival?

A showcase of young performers featuring alternative music, poetry. An opportunity to relax, reflect, eat, have fun!

Our goal is to also provide interactive education and informational materials about supportive resources in our communities to promote mental wellness.


How can you show your support?

  • COME! Spend a wonderful afternoon at the beach, enjoy live music, and de-stigmatize the conversation around mental health in a comfortable, safe and relaxed environment.
  • SPREAD THE LIGHT!  Help get the word out.  Encourage others to attend this event, especially teen and young adults that you know.
  • MAKE IT A BRIGHT DAY!   You can also help by contributing your time, offering a service, or by making a tax- deductible donation to fund this event.  Proceeds will be donated to the Brian T. Dagle and Jordan Porco Foundations.  Checks can be made out to "The Brian T. Dagle Foundation" with "Bright Music Festival" in the memo and can be mailed to 8 East Bishop St., Waterford, CT  06385
  • Donate through PayPal!

Please see the rest of the website to donate, ask questions, or acquire more details.

Project Bright: Building Regional Infrastructure to Generate Hope and Transcend stigma



McCook Point Park, East Lyme, CT