Sober Sessions mixes mocktails and live music

Sober Sessions May 13

Live music can place fans in a boozy environment, and now a movement is afoot for sober concerts. Sober Sessions and The Colorado Sound are teaming up to present a series of free live music performances.

Saturday, May 13 four performers will kick off the experience at The Phoenix in Denver. The lineup is top notch with Alysia Kraft, El Javi, Kayla Marque and special guest There’s an Ape for That.

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The Sober Sessions are a musical safe space without the societal pressures found in a bar. It is a judgement-free zone where emotional and substance recovery is par for the course, and fans can have a whole-self experience of live music.

Before the performances, an open panel discussion with the artists will kick things off, creating a bridge through shared stories and experiences. Hearing songs after this kind of discussion is sure to bring meaning, especially because music can play a key role in physical and mental health.

These concerts are a cultural shift, and everyone who attends is important. Sober Session music fans might be devout in their recovery or may have made a change in life to better themselves; some are there for support or are contemplating a change in how alcohol relates to their life. It’s an open environment and the doors are open to all.

Mocktails will be available at all Sober Sessions.

The Sober Sessions series kicks off Saturday, May 13 at 3 pm at The Phoenix, 2239 Champa Street in Denver, Colo. For more information visit the Sober Sessions website. Sober Sessions are presented by The Colorado Sound.