Later this month, a 2-day concert event will take over the parking lot of Louie G s Pizzeria in Fife. DreamFest features local bands rocking out to raise funds for the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. The local non-profit helps children and teenage burn survivors from all across the country heal, inside and out, with a number of programs year-round, including Camp Phoenix, an annual summer camp for kids to get together and be themselves.
Louie Galarza, owner of Louie G's Pizzeria, founder of MentalItch Records and DreamFest organizer, joined Margaret to talk about what inspired the fundraising concert, which is in its second year. They were also joined by Terry McCarty, a childhood burn survivor who helped by the Burned Children Recovery Foundation and is now a volunteer with the group. He's also a firefighter with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Terry shared his story and how his experience with BCRF helped him heal emotionally and motivated him to pursue his current career.
Two members of the local rock band Amadon (Singer Calen and guitarist Ashley) gave a little preview of their upcoming DreamFest performance.
DreamFest runs September 21st and 22nd at Louie G s Pizzeria in Fife. Tickets are still available.