Bellwether Music Festival Preview

Before you flip the switch from summer mode to school mode, have one last hurrah this weekend at the Bellwether Music Festival.

A little over an hour away from Columbus, the festival is only 3 minutes off of 71 in Waynesville, OH with an impressive 2 day, 2 stage line-up this Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th.

FRIDAY:  Carriers, Dawg Yawp, Alex Lahey, Bob Schneider, Whitney, Dr. Dog, Local Natives,  and MGMT.

SATURDAY:  The Cordial Sins, Speaking Suns, Erika Wennerstrom, Allah-Las, Japanese Breakfast, The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The Flaming Lips.

Not just a music festival, Bellwether is camping, yoga, after parties, and more.  Check out the full list of activities here.

When I think of a music festival I don’t typically think of bringing my kids.  They are a bit young and if it’s mommy’s weekend off (as this weekend is) I’m thinking more about blowing off steam and making the most of my much deserved alone time.

But after reading through the general info I’ve decided to bring my oldest with me.  The festival is kid friendly AND kids 10 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult!

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a Mommy Station for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers complete with AIR CONDITIONING and a fridge for breast milk.

SOLD.

Get your tickets and join us CBUS!!

Don’t Suffer Silently

Last week The Players’ Tribune published Kevin Love’s article Everyone Is Going Through Something.  In it he discusses his experience with anxiety and having  a panic attack during a Cavs game.  Also, how until that point, he didn’t feel like he could benefit from talking about his issues and the circumstances that may have led up to this incident.

The taboo surrounding mental health is lessening, but still exists.  I admire any person, public figure or not, who is willing to put their personal experience out there for the benefit of others.

I met a man last weekend who two seconds after shaking my hand, when asked how he was doing by the man next to me me, looked at him and started talking about how he was struggling with panic attacks.  I admired his ability to speak so openly about it.

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