All Time Low Headlines Third Annual Mental Health Music Festival at Ventura Fairgrounds

Article Contributed by L. Paul Mann | Published on Friday, May 14, 2021

Alternative rock fans can rejoice with the return of live music to the Ventura Fairgrounds. The exceptional event, courtesy of the Concert In Your Car series that features drive-in live music performances, features an impressive roster of Alt-rock performers.

Sound Mind Live is presenting their third annual Mental Health Music Festival on May 20th. The marathon concert will be hosted by comedian and actor Solomon Georgio, a diverse and exciting musical line-up including headliners All Time Low, Indie pop darlings Fitz and The Tantrums, and lovelytheband best known for their mega-hit “Broken.” The concert also features pop singer Charlotte Lawrence, Indie rocker Matthew Logan Vasquez, best known as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of Indie rock group Delta Spirit and new Indie rockers Ian Sweet. More acts are still being added to the line-up.

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All Time Low wowed a massive crowd at the 2018 KABOO festival in San Diego before the pandemic put the breaks on live music. The Maryland rockers played high-energy live shows since they began playing in high school almost a decade ago. The one-off concert is most likely to be sold out by the day of the show.

According to Sound Mind Live, “The festival serves as a rallying cry for the mental health support needed to begin healing as people across the globe continue to cope with the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collective trauma the world has experienced due to the pandemic has awoken us to our shared humanity along the spectrum of mental health,” said Sound Mind Live Executive Director Chris Bullard. “As the physical threats of the pandemic begin to wane, now it is more important than ever to foster empathy and open dialogue around mental health so we can heal without battling stigma or a lack of knowledge on these issues. Demonstrating the urgency of the situation, a recent CDC study found that 41% of individuals are experiencing adverse mental health conditions due to the pandemic — with this number being as high as 75% for young adults — indicating that the road to recovery will be long and lasting. Bringing these issues to the forefront of conversations can help break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Experts from leading mental health organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and The JED Foundation, will provide information on mental health resources, support programs, and best practices for self-care."

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Tickets are on sale now, and prices start at $99 per car. The event will also be streamed live via the Consequence of Sound YouTube and Facebook channels. For additional event information and to purchase tickets, visit

Like all the shows in the “Concerts In Your Car” series, the show will include a fantastic light show and multi-media entertainment.  The combination of an extra high, theatre-in-the-round style, four-sided stage, and four oversized live video screens ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.  The events are designed to comply with all state and county restrictions making for a family-safe event. Sound comes from the stage like a traditional concert and can also be heard via car stereos on an FM station. Other upcoming shows include Latin rockers War on May 29th and Hip Hop artists Nelly and Baby Bash on June 12th.

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