2023 resource & awareness concert benefit!

Saturday Sept. 30th, 2023 11am – 3pm

St. Louis Park, Rec Center ROC – 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416

(Rain Or Shine – Event is Outdoors Yet Covered From The Elements)


30+ Interactive Activities & Games  •  Live Music  •  Interactive Art

Coping Skills  •  Local Resources  •  Food Trucks  •  Prizes

2023 Emcee

Dez from the ks95 morning show!

Interactive Activity Booths & Resources

Synergy eTherapy - Bubble Blowing Breathing

They offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on you. They take the stress out of getting the mental health services you deserve. Synergy eTherapy allows you to attend counseling in the comfort of your surroundings. When you contact Synergy eTherapy, you will meet down-to-earth, kind, and solution-oriented online therapists. They are ready to support you as you find deeper meaning in your busy life.

Do Rad Things - Skateboard Art

Sharpie endorsed artist Mark Rivard brings an engaging program designed to grab the attention of students and harness creativity in a fast paced world of opportunity. Using skateboards as a cultural tool and canvas, each kid will use a skateboard as their canvas and keep when they’re done.  Mark Rivard’s unique path into his own career success’ highlight the advantages of dreaming big.

Film North - Filmmaking

FilmNorth’s mission is to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We achieve our mission by nurturing a vibrant, diverse community of film and media artists; providing education and resources at every stage of their careers; and celebrating their achievements.

Camp Halcyon - Scavenger Hunt

Camp Halcyon is Wisconsin’s premiere adult summer camp. Like you, they grew up going to camp. Some of the greatest memories that we all have are from spending summers under the sun with great people doing all kinds of awesome things. Camp Halcyon doesn’t think that fun or making new friends should stop when you become an adult – take those memories and add wine tastings, yoga on the beach, archery and axe throwing, and a variety of uniquely crafted classes to make it the best summer ever.

Northstar Therapy Animals - Pet an Animal

The mission of North Star Therapy Animals is to improve the lives of countless individuals throughout the Twin Cities area by providing high-quality therapy animal teams and services to a wide variety of facilities.  Animal-assisted activities can best be described as casual visits between a therapy animal team and individuals.

Win At Life Training - Boxing

The guys at Win At Life will be in the house!  Learn real boxing skills, self discipline, and build self esteem.  “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

Ellie Mental Health - Weaving

Find a therapist you can vibe with!  They are filling the gap between surviving and thriving.  Your mental health care should be effective, easy, and fun.  When life has you feeling down, their qualified & compassionate therapists are there to help you feel better.

Stone & Steel Design - paint gratitude rocks

Since 1997, Stone & Steel Design has been providing hand-crafted, high-quality engraving services for commercial and consumer products.  They can engrave just about anything. From large architectural surfaces to small promotional products. They’ve got the equipment to handle large custom jobs at your commercial or private residence and a shop to make custom orders for awards, gifts, fundraisers, memorials, promotional products, address markers, and more.

SLP Rotary Foundation - Planting Activity

The SLP Rotary Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the St. Louis Park Rotaries. The Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that align with club priorities. Support is generally reserved for activities in the local community. The Foundation’s funds come from donations from Rotarians and non-Rotarians, as well as fundraising events.

Crayon Kelly - Interactive Mural Bench

Join Kelly Anderson (Crayon Kelly) to create a fun interactive mural during Shout Out Loud. A reminder about the importance of mental health and the stigma that follows it.

operation battle cry - Tapping

OBC strives to connect Veterans to the services, care, and programs they are entitled to receive. OBC focuses on assuring all of our Service Members are aware of the benefits they have earned for their service.

See Mental Health - Henn. Cty. - Coping Skills Spinner

Seeing mental health can bring people together, start conversations, and inspire us all to act with greater compassion toward one another. Because when you see that you’re not alone, you’ll see a community willing to support each other.

SPRAYFiNGER - Grafitti Art

SPRAYFiNGER is a graffiti arts community dedicated to elevating the art and culture of graffiti through educational programs and collaborations. They believe graffiti is an artistic act of disruption. Disruption of self-limitations, of creative boundaries, of the world around us. And that disruption sets us free. We find freedom in the flow of working with spray paint, experimenting with color and line making, practicing the art of creative lettering, moving the aesthetics of graffiti into new mediums and contexts, and embracing continuous exploration.

Hope Speaks Project - I love the skin i'm in painting

The HOPE Speaks Project is a Twin Cities based non-profit organization working to normalize conversations about race and racism through family centered facilitation in order to foster the racial literacy needed for antiracist communities to thrive.  Working together to build antiracist communities.  They offer classes for children and their adult caretakers, adults and educators.

Brighter Days Grief Center - Wall Of Remembrance

Family-focused grief center dedicated to grieving Minnesota families.  Providing free grief support resources, programs and services to children, young adults and adults who are grieving the terminal diagnosis or death of a beloved family member.

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners - Golf Chipping Challenge

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners, your convenient family owned, neighborhood dry cleaner, with over 82 years serving the Twin Cities.  27 Twin Cities Locations, Pick-Up & Delivery & Expert Tailoring & Alterations.

Northstar Gay Rodeo - Bouncing Horse Race

Assisting local communities and charities through support, education, and fundraisers while providing a friendly environment for all persons to participate in and learn about western lifestyles and skills.

Inner Fōkus - positive paper fortune tellers

Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things. “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German.

School of Rock - Lyrics of my life

School of Rock knows how to make incredible musicians. Whether an absolute beginner or a budding rockstar, School of Rock students will achieve the next level of musical proficiency. How? Their patented performance-based education system, the School of Rock Method™ includes individual lessons, group rehearsals and live performances, all with the goal of getting our students on stage performing at a real rock show at a real music venue.

Children First SLP - Read A Book Scavenger Hunt

Children First helps to insure that all kids can thriveand they invite the community to join them.  Together, we can ensure a brighter future for every child.  In our community, there should be no gaps in opportunity from one child to the next.  By working together, kids can and will enjoy a bright, healthy, and successful future.  Children First is dedicated to sharing the actionable steps they take each year to carry on their mission.  The future of the place we all call home is in good hands when we lift up our kids and help them thrive.

Moms Demand Action - Finger Print Art

The largest gun violence prevention organization in America.  Gun violence touches every town in America.  Nearly 10 million mayors, moms, teachers, survivors, gun owners, students, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your neighborhood. By introducing evidence-based solutions in every town, we can end gun violence.

Opus Music Academy - Try an Instrument

Bringing Together Teachers and Students to Create Musical History.  At Opus Music Academy it’s their mission to make music lessons available and accessible to everyone regardless of age, ability, gender, race, status, and income.  Traditional in-studio lessons, in-home lessons, partnerships with Community Education and Park and Rec programs, and offering scholarships to those in need.

twin cities pride - Puffy Paint Fun

Empowers every LGBTQ+ person to live as their true self and believes in a future where all LGBTQ+ people are valued and celebrated for who they are.

Lee Carlson Center - Aroma Therapy Diffusers

Providing exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults in our community.

By Word Of Mouth- Plinko Speech Therapy Game

A small speech-language pathology clinic that brings services to your facility.  Orientation trainings, speech-language evaluations and therapy, conduct IEP/evaluation meetings, and help teachers adapt curriculum for their students.

Peace Face Painters - Face Painting

Our FAVORITE face painters are back!  Ellie, Andrea, Molly & Amy are THE BEST!  “A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.”  – Robert McKee.

J& J Lovelace Alliance - Jewelry Making

Built on the power of compassion, the J&J Lovelace Alliance offers transitional assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community, transforming lives and erasing the stigma around poverty, incarceration, and mental illness.  J&J Lovelace Alliance works to empower the unhoused through tangible resources, tools, and support for a thriving future. 

Metropolitan Pediatrics - Duck Pond

An independent pediatrician practice with a 51-year history of providing quality care to our community.
Their pediatricians are all trained to manage and prevent health problems in infants, children, teens and young adults in the most friendly and cost effective manner possible. They focus on your child’s: Growth & Development, Behavior Concerns, Immunizations, Injury Prevention, Illness, & Nutrition.

YouAble Health - Lollipop Pull

Formerly, Headway Emotional Health Services! Their mission is to empower people of all ages to live emotionally healthy lives! They’ve been serving the community around the Twin Cities for over 50 years and are happy to continue serving their clients, their families and their communities for the next 50!

SLP Police Department - SOL MURPH Challenge

The St. Louis Park’s Police, community outreach efforts include a number of special programs and strategies to strengthen community support and reduce the likelihood of crime. It has one sworn police officer assigned to community outreach. The community outreach officer coordinates citywide programs such as neighborhood watch, National Night Out and the Crime Free Multi-Housing program.

Advanced Brain & Body Clinic - Sand and Bottle Art

Advanced Brain + Body Clinic is an interventional psychiatric clinic with expertise in treating patients with Treatment Resistant Depression who are not improving with traditional antidepressant medications.

Shout Out Loud Raffle

Bring cash!  – $2, $5, $10 Raffles.  Tons of awesome prizes! 18+ to play

Aaron's Smash Wall

$25 & $50 Punches to win AMAZING prizes!  Concert Tickets, Brewery Tours, Restaurant & Retail Gift Cards and much more!

St. Louis Park School District - Watercolors

St. Louis Park Public Schools sees, inspires, and empowers each learner to live their brilliance in an environment that centers student voice and experience to create racially equitable learning that energizes and enhances the spirit of our community.

Sensory Intelligence - Motivational Coloring Sheets

The world is filled with distractions, irritations and overload.  Sensory Intelligence helps you understand and maximize your sensory wiring to be calm, focused and comfortable.  Through the use of revolutionary, innovative, yet simple frameworks of sensory assessments, workshops, and coaching, their clients learn how to engage their unique 7 senses for improved wellness, relationships, and productivity.

Move Mindfully - Breathe, Move, Rest Activity

Breathe.  Move.  Rest.  Join Kathy Flamino and learn to foster physical, emotional, and mental health with simple and accessible trauma-responsive mind body practices.

MN Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Connect 4 Coping Skills

Dedicated to promoting the well-being of families, couples, and individuals through the advancement of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy in the state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy promotes and helps maintain high professional standards of ethics and practice, encourages continued professional education

4D Fit - Mental Fitness 'Fun-da-mentals'

4D Fit Mental Fitness focuses on brain health, mental function, and neurodiversity to promote achievement and well-being. Talks, workshops, and training sessions are available to empower you to feel and do YOUR best, to achieve your goals—whatever your goals and abilities might be.

Move Fwd MN - Make A Button activity

MoveFwd (formerly Teens Alone) serves young people and their families in the Twin Cities.  They provide; Barrier-free therapy, Housing assistance to young people who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness.  Housing programs for young adults who are learning how to live on their own.  A Drop-in center at Eisenhower Community Center for young people 15-24 as well as outreach in the community to connect young people to housing and basic needs resources.

TreeHouse - Emoticon Tattoos

TreeHouse has been serving teens since 1984, helping them build relationships and resiliency rooted in living hope. They are based in Minnesota, but have sites across the country. Each of their sites host programs that give teens a safe space to find support and belonging. Through mentorships, retreats, and other off-site activities, teens have the opportunity to build even deeper relationships with peers and caring adults.

Leigh Eden - Readings, Reiki & more

Leigh Eden is an Omen Sekhem practitioner, mystical energy worker and intuitive reader.  Offering transformative experiences incorporating many modalities.  Ancient Egyptian healing, reiki master, tarot reading, omen cards, intuitive reading, massage and meditation.  Leigh has a solid history in giving guidance with help from angels, ancestors and guides. 

Boyum & Barenscheer - Yard Games

CPA’s and business advisors.  They are here to make a difference to their clients by offering exceptional tax, audit, business advisory and outsourced services.

Gateway Unlimited Living - Plinko

Providing person-centered habilitation services and supporting each person to meet outcomes at their own pace is most essential to us.  Their vision for Gateway Unlimited Living is to continue delivering quality and passionate person-centered mental health services to everyone in need, while positioning ourselves for the future of healthcare.

Entertainers & Musical Acts

Yoga With Calley

Yoga – Under the ROC at 11:00am

There is power in shaking things up! On the other side of discomfort, fear, resistance, and doubt reside abundant bliss, creativity, and health. It only requires a willingness to explore uncharted territory.  Join Calley for Yoga!

Kids Dance Party

Dance Party – Park Stage 11:00am

Dance has a major role in boosting your child’s social development. When children dance, they express their emotions. 

Raivadus Gill - Operation Battle Cry

Speaking – Park Stage at 11:30am

Raivadus Gill of Operation Battle Cry recognizes the challenges veterans may face and will speak on the subject of ‘Moral Injury’ as well as touch on his personal life experience with thoughts of suicide and his brother, whom was a veteran that completed suicide.

Grant Riewe - CTO for Vibrant - 988 suicide prevention line

Speaking – Park Stage at 11:20am

Grant is the Chief Technology Officer of Vibrant Emotional Health, the administrator of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (“988”) operating in cooperation with SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). He will discuss the transition to 988 from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) and the first year of performance. Grant will also talk about the evolution of services at a national level, the expansion of technologies this year, and where 988 is headed in the near term.

MN Vikings Legends

Autographs & Pics – Under the ROC at Noon

SKOL!  Legends will be announced soon.

School Of Rock

Performance – Park Stage at Noon

Kids from the School of Rock in Eden Prairie will perform.

SOL Drag Show

Performance – Park Stage at 12:30pm

Some of your fav local queens perform a fun and family friendly set for you.  Jorge Sanchez, Tasha Salad, & Kit Vicious

Move Mindfully

Movement Exercises – Under the ROC at 12:50pm

Breathe.  Move.  Rest.  Join Kathy Flamino and learn to foster physical, emotional, and mental health with simple and accessible trauma-responsive mind body practices.

Roger Pollock, MSW, LICSW

Speaking – Park Stage at 12:50pm

Roger Pollack provides expertise on his background in teaching and mental health.  How he continues to fight the phrase “Sometimes kids just fall through the cracks”.  He will also clear up some misconceptions about suicide with children, teaching the SEEDS skill, and emphasizing the importance of help-seeking behaviors.

Twist My Arm

Performance – Park Stage at 1:20pm

Twist My Arm – Utilizing a fresh and savory blend of all genres of music.

Matthew Detmer – Sax/Vocals
Doug Everling – Guitar/Vocals
Hunter Lindley – Guitar/Vocals
Barry Campbell – Keys/Vocals
Ryan Rentmeester – Guitar/Keys/Vocals
Mike Fiman – Bass/Vocals
John ‘Hendo’ Henderson – Drums/Vocals

Gruv Collection

Performance – Park Stage at 2:15pm

Combining the soulful vocals of local powerhouses Steph Devine, Jill Mikelson & Skylar Paige

Yammy Bear

Giving Hi Fives & Hugs all day

Yammy Bear and Family brings comfort, hope, and encouragement through acknowledging everyone’s unique difficulties of life and reminding them that they are not alone, that others do care, and that they matter.

Food Trucks & beverages

Junebug - Carolina Flare

Modern Southern flavors from the Carolinas with a dash of “Minnesota Nice,”

Montebello Empanadas & Arepas

Montebello is joining us with a tasty cargo of baked South American empanadas, hot and ready to tickle your taste buds!

Park Tavern

Beer, Wine & Spirits.  Every hour is happy hour at the pt!

Ice Ice Baby Sno Cones

Sno Cones by Maddie

Purple People Feeder

Offering savory Smoked Pulled Pork, a delectable variety of amazing Burgers and the best Charbroiled Chicken Wings in town!

Sugar Mama's

Yes! Sugar rush! Endless fresh spun cotton candy.

WholeSoul Eatery

Known for their delicious catfish, they became the official cooks for Prince’s ‘Paisley Park After Dark’ live music series until Prince’s untimely death in April 2016. They also catered his memorial service.  They also help musicians live a healthier lifestyle supporting the Wholesoul “Greens By Any Means” campaign.

incredible raffle & smash wall prizes

(more to come)

Toro Recycler 22 in. Lawn Mower – Push Start & Battery Powered 60 Volt Lawn Mower $649 Value

Comedian Jo Koy – World Tour – 2 tickets for 10/6/23 at Target Center. $128 Value

R.F. Moeller Jeweler  – $250 Gift Card

Wayzata Bay Charters 4 Cruise Tickets $100 Value

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) 4 Passes $80 Value

Agra Culture $50 Gift Card

Brookview Golf Course 4 Passes – 18 Hole Green Fees

The Fair on Four – Passes for 4 include; 30 minute axe throwing, 2 hour free gameplay cards, a Fair on 4 Cup, & Ballcap

Minnesota Orchestra – 2 Tickets to a choice of select 2023-24 Classical concerts. $120 Value

Valley Fair Passes – 2 Passes $120 Value

House of Comedy – MOA Comedy – Performance for up to 8 Guests. $260 Value

Gianni’s Steak House – $100 Gift Card

Continental Diamonds – $250 Gift Card

Minnesota Zoo – 4 Tickets + Parking Pass $87 Value

Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre $100 Gift Card

Luce Line Brewery  -A brewery tour, tasting flight for four and a crowler of choice. $125 Value

Willow Creek – Emagine Theatre  – Movie Pases, Popcorn, & Soda for two

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe – $25 Gift Card

Red Cow/Red Rabbit – $50 Gift Card

Lakewinds Food Co-Op – Local favorites basket – Most loved MN & WI products

Yoga Fit – 1 Month Unlimited Yoga & Fitness Classes $115 Value x3

Showplace Icon Theatre – West End – 4 Movie Passes

Shake Shack – $50 Gift Card

Hotworx Yoga – 1 Month of Membership

Redstone – $75 Gift Card

Total Wine – Private Wine Class for 20 ($600 value)

Hyland Hills – 2 Lift Tickets $84 Value

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Cooler bag w/ a Free Bundtlet Every Month for a Year. $70 Value.

Conquer Ninja Gyms – 8 Gym Passes $160 Value

Pub 42 – $25 Gift Card x2

Punch Pizza – $30 Gift Card

Stages Theatre Company – 4 Tickets

Lat 14 – $50 Gift Card

Dojo Karate Birthday – Party for 12

Omni Brewing – Beer Flight certificate

MN Landscape Arboretum – 4 Passes $60 Value

Ace Hardware – $50 Gift Card

Driskill’s Foods – $25 Gift Card

Wild Boar Hopkins – $25 Gift Card x2

Macanda Mexican Restaurant – $50 Gift Card

Schuler Shoes – $50 Gift Card

Sota Roll – Rolls & Bowls – $50 Gift Card

Wrecktangle Pizza – $25 Gift Card x4

Sota Clothing – Gift Bag of Merch – Not eligible for a return or exchange

Sea Life Aquarium – 4 Tickets $112 Value

Droolin Moose – 2 Lbs. of Choclate in a Gift Box $30 Value

Back Channel Brewing – Gift Card

Woulett’s Bakery – Gift Card

Juut Salon Spa – Gift Basket – $300 Value

Racks Sports Bar & Grill – $25 Gift Card x4

Sea Level Tropical Fish & Supplies – $50 Gift Card

Nail Ninja – $100 Gift Card

Licks Unlimited – $25 Gift Card x2

Westside Wine & Spirits – $100 Gift Card

Schullers Restaurant – $50 Gift Card

Gold Nugget Tavern – $25 Gift Card x4

MN Nice Cream – $25 Gift Card x3

Bentley’s Pet Stuff – Pet Gift Basket $75 value

Tuttles Bowling Bash – Bowling Party for 6. 2 Hours + Shoes, Pizza & Pop $175 Value

Burough/Parlour – $100 Gift Card

Oak Knoll Animal Hospital – $100 Gift Card

Texa Tonka Lanes – $25 Gift Card x2

Brookies Fish Market – $50 Gift Card

Triple D Espresso – $40 Gift Card

Framed Artwork by Edie Abnet – $250 Value

JJ’s Clubhouse – $25 Gift Card x2

Samaritan Tire – $20 Gift Card x5

Buffalo Tap – $20 Gift Card x2

Portillo’s – $25 Gift Card

Hindes Wellness Health – Wellness Basket

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners – $10 Gift Card x2

Craft & Crew Restaurants (The Block)  – $50 Gift Card

The Tavern Grill – Gift Card

Rojo Mexican – $20 x2

St. Paul Saints Baseball – 2 tickets for 2024 Game

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