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Breathe Vermont with Jamie Lee Thurston & Quadra
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25
With the help of local musical legends Jamie Lee Thurston, and Quadra, we are hosting this fundraiser to increase awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. It is important that people know about this disease so that they can get the help they need earlier and when the prognosis might still be modifiable. We also want to erase the stigma behind severe lung disease and people using supplemental oxygen.
We are raising money to help support the Vermont Lung Center in their mission of improving care to the community and enhancing education surrounding Pulmonary Fibrosis.
$25 At the Door
Tickets are available behind the bar at The Mad Taco in Essex Junction, or right here online!
About Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, you become progressively more short of breath.
About the Vermont Lung Center
The Vermont Lung Center (VLC), a Program on Lung Biology and Disease, has been in existence at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont since 1972. It has had a rich and productive past that has had a significant impact nationally. The current program centers around a COBRE award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the NIH. The keystone to the VLC program is translational research. The goals of the VLC are to investigate the mechanisms of lung biology and disease, and to train and retain outstanding translational scientists at UVM. Our key product is excellence.
The nights entertainment will be provided by –
Jamie Lee Thurston
He has perfected the multi-faceted roles of an entertainer, a vocalist, an instrumentalist, and a producer – an accomplishment unknown to most. And while he’s great at all four aspects at any given time, to see him achieve them all at once, live from the stage, is a truly monumental experience.
He debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 2009. He’s had his songs recorded by Montgomery Gentry (duet with Hank jr.), Trace Adkins and Chris Cagle. He scored a #16 for Rodney Atkins (15 Minutes), a #2 on the HotDisk charts in Europe, and a #1 (Livin’ The Good Life) on the Texas charts. He’s shared stages with country music’s biggest acts such as, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels, just to name a few.
Anyone can imagine, after more than 30 years on the road, that he’s amassed some stories. And boy, has he ever. This is a man that has seen more than most and lived to sing about it.
With 9 albums to his credit, he continues to burn up the road, and he’s enjoying his recent entry into Europe and the UK, crossing the pond at every opportunity.
He’ll keep fighting the good fight to play that solid, high-quality country and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll for the people who most want to hear it. And he’ll wield his Les Paul Gold Top as his weapon.
After all this time, he’s just getting started….
Quadra is 37 years old! Formed in 1981, with their first gig in early 1982, the Quadra boys are rocking and rolling better than ever. Tight is the word generally used to describe these 2 sets of musical brothers’ tight harmonies, tight music, tight set–TIGHT! Rock from the 70s right through the rock of today, Quadra will have you dancing, drinking, and down right misbehaving. So break out your spandex, poof up your hair and let’s rock! Hey, when’s the last time YOU heard Hocus Pocus by Focus anyway?