What is AMPLIFY?

AMPLIFY is a joint project of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and DanceSafe which works to build partnerships between artists, festivals and events which support our mission to end the failed “War on Drugs”. We work to promote an end to unjust policies that specifically affect the youth and live music communities through on-site education and outreach plus off-site advocacy of policy reform.

How does AMPLIFY Work?

AMPLIFY creates a mutually beneficial relationship between SSDP, DanceSafe, artists, and festivals where all parties help to promote each other.

We coordinate our network of 300+ SSDP and DanceSafe chapters to act as street teams for our partnered artists and festivals in exchange for table space at their events. In addition, partners can also be promoted on SSDP’s website, Facebook page and through our 60,000+ person email list.

In exchange, our volunteers are granted access to set up informational booths at partnered artist shows and festivals to;

    • Educate the live music community on how they can get involved with local & national drug policy reform efforts
    • Distribute harm reduction supplies such as factual drug information, earplugs, condoms, lube, free water, straws and more to equip attendees with the tools to make responsible decisions about drug use and their health
    • Spread know your rights information so attendees are knowledgeable & comfortable asserting their rights during a police encounter travelling to & from live music events

How can I get involved?

Follow two simple steps to become AMPLIFY certified and start bringing our message to the live music community.

First, watch the AMPLIFY training video:

Once you’ve successfully watched the AMPLIFY training, please fill take the knowledge comprehension quiz. If you successfully pass the AMPLIFY training quiz, your outreach coordinator will reach out to you with upcoming AMPLIFY shows in your area.

Click here to take the knowledge comprehension quiz.


List of current AMPLIFY artists


Amend the Rave Act

Summer ’13 Festival Safety Guide

The Zendo Project

MDMA Information

For Artists

If you’re an artist that would like to take advantage of the AMPLIFY program, please fill out the partner artist information form.