Livin Music Festival 2023


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everyday conversations about mental health, by way of programs and partnerships.

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comfortable talking about mental health as it is the weather.

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Camp LIVIN is a weekend retreat, held annually the fourth weekend in August.


BBQ Teams, Cornhole tourney, camping, and of course LIVE Music!! It’s more than a music festival….it’s LIVIN!



Sean joins the Board of LIVIN with over 25 years of Operational experience, including 19 years as an entrepreneur running a midsized technology installation company before moving to Master Technology Group in Eden Prairie in 2017.

Sean and his wife Katie started Stomp Out Suicide (501c3) after losing their daughter in 2011. SOS focused on bringing families together through events, public speaking, and training/implementing Hazelton’s Lifelines program in 22 school districts across MN. In 2017, Sean and Katie made the decision to hand off SOS to Canvas Health who continues to grow and operate the summer event.

Sean’s other interests include being on the boat in the summer, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his son Jake and wife Katie.

Please join us in welcoming Sean to this new role. We know Sean will help us continue to grow and expand the LIVIN Foundation.

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Welcome to our newest Board Member, Emily Strotbeck!

Emily has 10+ years of insurance operations experience within medical, life, disability, and supplemental health benefits. Emily’s experience includes leadership, process development and improvement for contact center, billing, implementation, and data exchange operations.

Emily has been a volunteer with the LIVIN Foundation for 2+ years, primarily supporting our back-end operational functions. You will also see her smiling face at various events that she volunteers and helps at.

Emily’s organizational and operational skills, combined with her level of detail will help us continue to take the LIVIN Foundation to the next level.

Please join us in welcoming Emily to this new Board Member role!

Stop by @nauticalbowlssavage on Friday, June 2nd! ALL DAY long a portion from all sales will be donated to the LIVIN Foundation. Grab a tasty bowl and help prevent suicide while doing it. Thank you to LIVIN supporter, Jessica for arranging this opportunity. ...

Our 2023 Headliner is @diamondrioband!! "Meet in the Middle" "Love a Little Stronger" "One More Day" the list goes on and on! With over a dozen top 10 hits and plenty of singalong songs, they will be the perfect finish to an awesome weekend @erxmotorpark!

Plus as a celebration of our 5th year we've got a special 2nd national act joining us! Trust us if you like country music you will LOVE @drewparkerplays! He's written number one songs for Luke Combs & Jake Owen but he's got plenty of his own stuff that might end up your next favorite song!

Tickets on sale with early bird discounts on tickets and camping during the month of May to celebrate Mental Health Awareness month...see you Sept 15th & 16th in Elk River! Link in bio.

Welcome to our newest Board Member, Micah Vegter!

Micah Vegter is the founder and President of Digits Financial Solutions. His professional focus is helping small businesses understand the ins and outs of accounting, translating numbers into meaningful business insights. He was born and raised in Minnesota, crossed the border for school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

Micah has been a game-changer for our organization in helping us get even more efficient with our finances and accounting.

Please join us in welcoming Micah to this new role!

We're excited to announce one of our Main Stage Opening Artists! @derekjoneslive will be performing before our Headliner Saturday. Derek Jones and the 50 South were recently recognized as a Band of the Year nominee by the @midwestcmo and he's a veteran, so you know his story is gonna resonate with many of our followers! Plus, they ROCK!

Next week the 5th Annual LIVIN Music Festival headliner will be revealed! Drop your guesses in the comments!

Happy Administrative Professional’s Day! A big shout out to our Administrative Coordinator, Raquell! Thank you for everything you do for the LIVIN Foundation! ...

We're excited to announce one of our Main Stage Opening Artists! @haileyjamesmusic will be kicking off the main stage with her Full Band!!.

Hailey was recently named Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year from the Midwest Country Music Organization!! Congrats Hailey and we're excited to have your full band on the main stage this year at LIVIN Music Festival!

Next week the 5th Annual LIVIN Music Festival headliner will be revealed! Drop your guesses in the comments!

We're always celebrating our volunteers at the LIVIN Foundation, but in light of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to give a shoutout to all of our amazing volunteers that make what we do possible! ...

Join us in our mission to promote mental health and suicide prevention. Together, we can make a difference! ⠀

LIVIN Foundation had a great day at Central Middle and High School’s mental health fair. We talked to almost 600 students about what they’re #LIVIN for today. Thanks for having us! #MentalHealth #StartTheConversation #ListenWithIntent #GetBusyLIVIN ...

Spotted! By #LIVIN supporter, Aaron today. It’s YOUR story to tell. Get your decal sticker here: #StartTheConversation #ListenWithIntent #GetBusyLIVIN ...

Shout out to Brooke Hohag, our Camp LIVIN Program Director!

Brooke has been with the organization since the conception of Camp LIVIN in 2019. She has played an integral part in the creation, development and growth of our Camp LIVIN program experience for families that have lost a loved one to suicide. Brooke has 8+ years of Camp program experience and has a wealth of knowledge to help us continue to grow and expand Camp, which will ultimately impact and save more lives. We know that together, Brooke and Maria Schugel (Camp LIVIN Director), will continue to make Camp a life-changing experience.

We are so proud to have Brooke on our team!

Our next Artist Reveal is @bradmorganmusic! Brad will take the LIVIN Music Festival stage Saturday, Sept. 16th! ⠀

Keep staying tuned for more artist reveals, including our national headliner! Tag a friend who needs to go to the LIVIN Music Festival with you! ⬇️

Snowy April in Minnesota!!?? Doesn’t matter, we’re still #LIVIN! Spotted by LIVIN supporter, Bill today. #Spotted #StartTheConversation #ListenWithIntent #GetBusyLIVIN ...

Shout out to volunteers, Nicole Rattler and the entire Rattler Family!

Nicole Rattler and her family have been volunteering with LIVIN, since the first year of the LIVIN Music Festival. Their family has been affected first hand by suicide.

Nicole had this to say about volunteering with the LIVIN Foundation; “Here we are coming up on the 5th Annual LIVIN Music Festival and myself, my family, and my company have been blessed to not only set up and work the kids area but to be a part of it annually and give back to an organization that does so much for others and is so near and dear to our hearts. The memories & tears we have all shed together and the connections we have made have been incredible and long lasting. I feel so blessed to be a part of it and hope to continue to be for years to come.”

Thank you Nicole and the Rattler family for your continued support and dedication.

Wow, it's pretty special to have been nominated for "Best Music Event/Festival" from the @midwestcmo!! We've always strived to highlight the amazing local and regional talent in the Upper Midwest at our annual "LIVIN Music Festival" and we will 100% continue this tradition year after year! Congratulations to all the nominees--we are truly honored to be in your company!

#LIVIN #MidwestCMO #midwestcountrymusic #supportlocal #erxmotorpark #livinmusicfestival

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Kids Daytime Play Zone

Cornhole Tournament

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