Coolie Ranx, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Good Charlotte and others playing Festival for Humanity in Vernon, NJ

Music News | Mar 28th, 2011

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The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey taking place over Memorial Day Weekend called the Festival for Humanity have announced Good Charlotte as one of the headliners for Saturday, May 28th! John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours have also been added for Sunday, May 29th. Other headliners include: Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum, Rebbie Jackson (sister of Michael Jackson) and many more! The festival has been created and aims to benefit charities of suicide prevention, health and nutrition. Early Bird Tickets are currently offered at half face value only through April 1st. For tickets and more information, please go to:

Other acts playing Festival for Humanity include: Amber Rubarth, Ansel Matthews, Bronze Radio Return, Caleb Hawley, CC Coletti, Chrissi Poland, A Clear Blurr, Coolie Ranx, Duwende, The Gallery, James Maddock Band, Kilby and Taylor, Lovebettie, Matt Lowell, Modern Science, Nicola, Open Book Trio, Quimby Mountain Band, Subcommittee, Swampadelica, The Drive, and more!

Festival for Humanity is a cooperative effort of business, charities and artists both visual and musical to create an eventful holiday weekend that attracts fans to support the work of people dedicated to a greater good. With the partnerships of Woodfired Management and Mountain Creek-Crystal Springs Resort, this event was made possible to support and encourage charities from all over the U.S. to continue spreading their message.

Woodfired Management will share 33% of all Festival for Humanity related merchandise directly with the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and has pledged 10% of all Net Ticket Sales to the charities of Humanity Village. These shared revenues should accumulate into the hundreds of thousands as the festival unfolds. There is no cover charge for a charity to set up an information booth at the festival and they are still accepting applications. To have your charity at the Festival for Humanity, please go to:

Founder of the Festival For Humanity and Woodfired Management, Anders Thueson is an advocate for a number of causes and artists. He has over 30 years of management, design and production experience in several disciplines including television, print media, music, art and the culinary arts. Anders has been commended in numerous publications for his work with music, art and food most notably in Vail Colorado, Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York’s Hudson Valley. As co-founder of the Hudson Valley Blues Society with the late NYC filmmaker Fred Jackson, he produced seven highly successful festivals featuring Blues luminaries Rod Piazza, the late Son Seals, Jimmy Vivino with John Sebastian, The Holmes Brothers, Mighty Sam McClain, Ann Rabson, Little Sammy Davis, the late Bill Perry, Doug MacLeod, Steve Guyger, Queen of Slide Ellen MacIlwaine, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines and many others. In 1998 he was asked and produced a memorable outdoor benefit with Jazz greats Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Later under Woodfired, he produced four successful Emerging Songwriter Series. Thueson stated that, “Festival for Humanity represents the ultimate opportunity to create an annual cultural celebration of music and outreach to bring attention to those who make a difference through selfless service to humanity through charitable causes.”

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