Teens Unite to Prevent Teen Suicide With Drive-In Concert

High School students will be rocking for a cause Saturday (Sept. 26) at a drive-in concert to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide at the marina in Atlantic Highlands.

The show–hosted by 1071 The Boss DJ Mark Farrell–will feature area youth bands Contemporary BMT, Birthday Week, Atomic Battery and the Red Band House Band from the School of Rock.

Interspersed with the music will be teens taking the stage to deliver a message about coping during COVID — and how to prevent teen suicide. The day is presented by the Atlantic Highlands Recreation Committee in conjunction with School of Rock – Red Bank.

The goal, according to an announcement, is to ” to bring the joy of music and fun to Atlantic Highlands and it’s surrounding communities while promoting important information and education to help save young lives.”

“Concert for a Cause” will go from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Atlantic Highlands marina parking lot. The concert will be limited to 50 cars and each car will have two designated parking spots to adhere to social distancing. Masks will be required if outside of cars.

 Youth suicide rates have risen in the past decade, becoming the second, instead of the third, cause of death among young people, according to recent reports.

Registration for the event is free, but pre-registration is required for a parking space. Visit sptsusa.org/concert4cause to register.

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