Free concert will honor AJ Holzscheiter and raise awareness for suicide prevention


The Afterglow music festival for suicide awareness and prevention takes place on Saturday, September 21 at Hard’ack Hill in Saint Albans.

The event, taking place one day after his 19th birthday, is dedicated to AJ Holzscheiter who took his own life last November. His parents, Andrea and John want to open the conversation about suicide further and let people know that it’s an OK discussion to have.

Afterglow is described as a type of light. The family spent many nights watching sunsets from their boat on Lake Champlain.

The event will be a free concert from noon to 9 pm. The line up includes Acoustic Rodney, Glass Onion and Jamie Lee Thurston. Proceeds will benefit NCSS Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program.

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