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Guster to Headline Fourth Annual Do Good Fest

Guster To Headline Fourth Annual Do Good Fest Free Music Festival To Benefit Cancer Patient Fund

Montpelier, VT - (May 22, 2017) Guster, an alternative rock band based in New England, will headline the fourth annual Do Good Fest on July 15, National Life Group and The Point radio network announced Monday.

Guster, known for such hits as “Satellite” and “Amsterdam,” has been on a 25th anniversary tour over the past year, which concludes later in the summer.

“Guster is a great fit for the Do Good Fest,” said Mehran Assadi, National Life’s chairman, CEO and president. “Not only has the band created great music for many years, the members are also active in their community, just as we are.”

The Do Good Fest Presented by The Point is a free day of music, food, family activities and fireworks. National Life underwrites the cost of the day and all the proceeds from parking fees of $20 per vehicle are donated to the Branches of Hope cancer patient fund at Central Vermont Medical Center.

The festival will held on the natural amphitheater of National Life’s Montpelier headquarters with spectacular views of Camel’s Hump. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the music begins at 4. There will again be food trucks around the region, a beer and wine tent, a Nonprofit Village and family activities. Guster’s show will be capped by a fireworks display.

In addition to Guster, Burlington-based Kat Wright will also perform, as will Dwight and Nicole, who are also based in Burlington.

The Do Good Fest is sponsored by National Life, The Point, Seven Days, Montpelier Alive, Harpoon Brewery and the National Life Group Foundation. Over the first three years of the Do Good Fest, $56,000 has been raised for Branches of Hope.

“The music, food and fun are all great, but the real purpose behind the Do Good Fest is to raise money for cancer patients who are struggling to pay their bills during treatment,” Assadi said.


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Contact: Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866.

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