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3-Day Concert Aims to Expose Domestic Violence
3-Day Concert Aims to Expose Domestic Violence

Suzanne Perry is on a quest to teach Western New York and the rest of the nation that love shouldn’t hurt.

She will continue the journey with EXPOSURE Concert 2.0, which is planned from Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 31, at Paradise Island, 4701 Transit Road, Depew.

Perry is the founder of the OP Music House in Orchard Park, and the facility was established to spread awareness and to eradicate domestic violence while giving victims a musical outlet. The second EXPOSURE Concert carries with it similar goals.

“The concert started because I wanted to use music as a vein to reach as many people as possible,” Perry said. “I was victimized for over 20 years by my husband and finally broke the cycle three years ago and after a year to find myself, finally decided to share my story.”

She came across people with similar stories who were seeking a voice to spread awareness and bring more attention to the problem of domestic violence. Perry agreed to be that voice to help other victims.

“The message is that it’s not OK to look the other way,” she said. “Unless you have lived it, you do not understand.”

Perry will share this message nationally next summer as she and bands 100 Proof Justice and Flatline embark on the 32-town EXPOSURE Tour.

EXPOSURE Concert 2.0 will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 29, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 30 and from 1 to 11 p.m. July 31. There will be no cover charge, and children are welcome to use the facility’s pools and miniature golf area during children’s hours. The event also will feature Chinese auctions, 50/50 splits and more than 40 bands rocking on two different stages.

For more information, visit www.opmusichouse.org.

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