The Ticked Off Music Fest is an all-day East Coast, US concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country. World Cafe Live’s Queen Theatre will host the Wilmington concert. Music acts include Melissa Cox, The Zen Engines, Cliff Hillis, Laura Cheadle, John & Brittany and schroeder. A majority of the proceeds from this event will go to the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness, supporting research and promoting advocacy to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. Further proceeds will go to the Inanna House, an inpatient recovery center for chronic Lyme sufferers.
Lyme and tick-borne diseases are the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and Pennsylvania in particular has had the most reported cases of Lyme in the last year. The goal is to drive awareness, give tips on prevention, connect those suffering from illness with Lyme-educated doctors, and to educate on the many symptoms of the diseases.