Bill Satre | Brainerd Area News | General

Music Fest Aims to Help Prevent Suicide


The 2021 LIVIN Music Festival will take place on the 400+ acre land of ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN Sept 17th 18th!

The 2 day music & camping event is a family friendly atmosphere with tons of things we love–food, drink, outdoors, camping, camaraderie, and of course MUSIC! There’s a BBQ Rib & Chicken competition during the day on Saturday & NEW IN 2021, a cornhole tournament Friday night & Saturday! Best part is that all the proceeds from this event support The LIVIN Foundation a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness around mental health issues in order to prevent suicide.

National Headliner Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry will perform on Saturday night along with some incredible artists like Chris KroezeNatalie MurphyJake Nelson MusicPoppa Bear NortonRuss ParrishThe Jensen SistersSwanny Rose & Hailey James! Saturday tickets are on sale NOW!

Friday night is FREE with Live music from The Thrillbillies & The Jensen Sisters! Also, if you camp on Friday night it’s only $1 for the whole weekend! (Saturday only camping is just $50)

The founder of this incredible organization is someone you hear on B93.3 every week. PT, the host of Country Music Originals, Saturday at 6pm, has taken his own personal tragedy and worked toward preventing suicide from effecting other families.

“We hope you can join us for this event and help us Start The Conversation, Reduce The Stigma, & Get Busy #LIVIN! Remember it is ALWAYS a great day to be alive!!”  ~Paul Thomas “PT”


The LIVIN Foundation is a 100% volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to start the conversation about mental health in order to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and prevent suicide. They host an annual event called the LIVIN Music Festival in September which helps to fund their many outreach programs & partnerships such as CAMP LIVIN for families who have been affected by a loss by suicide. Learn more about the movement and get involved by visiting