Ty Bechel and other organizers of Rockin' For RecoveryBETHALTO - Ty Bechel, director of the recovery organization Amare, has done remarkable work over the years in his capacity to reach people battling addiction through strength-based, person-centered recovery-focused services. One of his favorite times of the year each year is when the Rockin’ For Recovery event is held.

Once again, the recent Rockin’ For Recovery reached hundreds of people with a powerhouse musical lineup and testimonies of recovering addicts. Shaun and Mike Duo kicked off the festivities and the Hideous Gentleman also captivated the crowd. The headliner was Anthology’s Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Rockin’ For Recovery always brings together the community for this free event to celebrate National Recovery Month with food trucks, bounce houses for the kids provided by Gateway Bounce out of Caseyville, the R4R vendor market, and organization and resource booths for all those who attended.

Bechel said the three speakers were remarkable. He said it is important to share why addict recovery is so important and he stressed it can be debilitating for everyone from the affluent to the downtrodden. He said recovery brings the entire family together in the process.

Article continues after sponsor message

All proceeds from the Rockin’ For Recovery assist Amare in providing invaluable and integral recovery support services to individuals, families, and communities in the Illinois Riverbend and Metro East.

Bechel thanked his various sponsors, the bands, the volunteers, and those who attended and made this another very successful event. Videos from the various bands:

Hideous Gentlemen


“The testimonies were powerful,” Bechel said of this year’s event. “The bands were also wonderful. It is a great way to get our community together. There were a lot of resource tables and testimony overall. This is one of my favorite events. I feel it reaches a lot of people every year.”

More like this:

Aug 8, 2023 - Amare's Rockin' For Recovery Music Festival On Sept. 23 Again Will Show Strength and Resilence

Aug 31, 2023 - Riverbend Resources If You Struggle With Addiction

Aug 31, 2023 - Greene County Health Department Recognizes 2023 Overdose Awareness Day

Sep 13, 2023 - Faith, Family, Friends, and a Fender Stratocaster Guitar Strike A Chord for Basden's Leukemia Diagnosis

Jun 20, 2023 - Rockin' With Robert Concert Series 2023 Kicks Off With Alton High Jazz Combo