Live Music Heals • Thursday, February 18


Join KEXP on Thursday, February 18th for Live Music Heals. At a time when beloved music venues are shuttered, and artists and others who make their living from live music are struggling, it’s more important than ever to talk about why live music matters.

Share your stories about what live music has meant to you by leaving us a voice message at 1-833-303-KEXP or by emailing Then tune in on Thursday, February 18th to revel in all of our cherished memories of live music, hear from music venue owners and artists, and much more.

Made possible in part by Elysian Brewing and Caffe Vita.


Mental Health Resources

As KEXP’s Music Heals programming explores the role of music in coping with depression and anxiety, we also recognize the need for hands-on help and having a professional to hear your needs. Below listeners can find resources available both national and in Washington state. You are not alone. 

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call directly at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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The Trevor Project

For 24/7, free crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Call directly at 1-866-488-7386.


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Crisis Text Line

For 24/7, free support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Text 741741 to get connected with a counselor. 


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American Association of Suicidology

To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. A lead organization in the nation focused on research and more.


More Resources

"Music has incredible power,” says KEXP Morning Show host John Richards. “I hear from listeners every day about a song or a lyric that helped them heal, process, grieve or just find the strength to go on.”

Through the Music Heals series, KEXP uses curated music, interviews, listener stories and live events to help people in our community understand they are not alone. Music can provide comfort, validation, encouragement, consolation, perspective, catharsis, and community, and the Music Heals series explores how music can also heal our bodies and lift our spirits. Use the navigation below to explore the different topics.


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