The Beat Goes On - A Documentary

Derek Rieth was a percussionist and beloved member of the band Pink Martini for more than 18 years. Tragically, in 2014, Derek lost a battle with mental illness and died by suicide. Now the music community has come together to celebrate Derek, and to shine a light on mental illness.

We invite you to experience BEATLORIC! a virtual benefit concert for the upcoming documentary The Beat Goes On  - a film about Derek’s life, his music and his struggles.

This one-of-a-kind concert includes performances by:
  -Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes
  -The Phil Baker Quintet
  -Tony Ozier and The Doo Doo Funk All Stars
  -And a special performance by percussionist Miguel Bernal

To watch the concert, donate $5 or more this GoFundMe Campaign.
A link to the concert will be included in your donation confirmation email.

Your support will honor Derek's memory and advocate for those suffering from mental illness. 

 - Learn more about The Beat Goes On  
 - Learn more about Derek Rieth 

Thank you to our community mental health partner, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, for their support of this film. 
This project is funded in part by Regional Arts & Culture Council.


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  • Tom McFadden 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Patricia Barnhart 
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Caitlin Hennebeck 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Ellen Leanse 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Tammie Statler 
    • $5 
    • 4 mos
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Joanie Fox 
Portland, OR
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