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© 2018 LIFE Center Stage

On October 4, 2108, LIFE Center Stage held our second annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Concert in partnership with Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey – The Concert was held at the Malcom Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. 

The event was filled with uplifting performances by 7 winners of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse songwriter’s scholarship contest;Heather Baldwin, Kathy Moser, Laura Grzanka, Michael Cavallo, Terry Dunne, Carolyn Messina, and Tina Lipson. As part of the contest, they were awarded the opportunity to work with Multi-Platinum Singer/Songwriter Lorraine Ferro in an anthem songwriting workshop. The event also featured performances by the 2018 Shout Down Drugs contest winners, Maria Chung, Megan Das and Valerie Vargas. The night ended with Lorraine Ferro leading the crowd and contest winners in singing Stand By Me. It was an amazing night filled with powerful performances. 

I Stand at the Door by Michael Cavallo was voted as the crowd favorite and was selected as the 2018 -2019 Knock Out Opioid Abuse Anthem Song of the Year and will be professionally recorded in November 2018 and produced by Lorraine Ferro.


LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey sponsored this program.


Check back soon to stream I Stand at the Door by Michael Cavallo. 


LIFE Center Stage is dedicated to providing programs through the expressive arts to revitalize community engagement, socialization, and generate creative cooperation for individual and community growth, we focus on artistic development, youth leadership and drug prevention.

Interested in booking any of the performers from the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Concert? Contact Vicky at or at 973-985-7548

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