continued "I hope to be a professional singer," she said. "It’s a way to express who I am, singing and performing.”
To view a performance by Bird, visit youtube.com/paypaybird or facebook.com/paytonbirdcny, or check her out at Saturday’s Battle of the Bands. Doors open at 11 a.m.; tickets are $7 for under 18 or with school ID, $12 over 18. All proceeds will benefit SAS programming.
The following bands will compete in Saturday’s event:
Stone Soul Foundation
Far From Over
Glass Skeleton Death March
After the Clearing
Mike Brandisi & The New York Rock
Headliners are hip hop artists Lost Cause.
Stand Against Suicide was founded in 2010 by Tara Kinsella Dennee in memory of her father, who died by suicide in 2008. The Elbridge-based organization seeks to raise awareness about the risks of mental illness and to encourage those in need to get help. Through a grant from the Pepsi Foundation and local fundraisers, Stand Against Suicide seeks to erase the stigma surrounding the discussion of mental illness and suicide.
For more information, visit standagainstsuicide.org.