The lineup and date for the fourth annual Sound Mind Live festival in Central Park was announced Tuesday. Cold War Kids, Big Boi, American Authors, KAMAUU, Wrabel and Allison Russell will perform at the event, which begins at 4 p.m. on May 21. Tickets ($40 for general admission, $149.50 for VIP) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11 here.
Hosted by comedian Gina Brillon, this year’s Sound Mind Music Festival will focus on the mental health impact of COVID-19 and the support needed to address the healing process. The event will be livestreamed on TikTok for the first time.
The festival’s ticket sales will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Health of New York City and its local affiliates, and ticket buyers will have the opportunity on the livestream to donate to their local NAMI affiliate. NAMI, the largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S., provides free programs and services to individuals facing mental health issues.
“Mental health has always been an issue that I’ve recognized,” Big Boi says. “I’m hyped to be a part of an event that bridges the gap between music and raising awareness of how we can improve support systems.”
“I have been doing therapy for five years now,” Cold War Kids says. “The work we have done has changed my life and my relationships for the better. I am so grateful to advocate for mental health with the Sound Mind Music Festival.”
Fans can enter to win a signed snare drum from Cold War Kids and a signed microphone from Big Boi if they sign a petition to improve mental health crisis response services here.