AMPLIFY Our Voice in Fall 2014!

AMPLIFY Our Voice in Fall 2014!

Festival season is winding down and tour season is gearing right back up! We’re incredibly excited to give you all an update of our work over the past few months as well as the inside scoop to all the big plans in store for the rest of the year and beyond. Well lets get to it then!

Summer 2014 News & Updates

As most of you know we started the Summer by setting up at Summer Camp Music Festival held over Labor Day weekend in Chillicothe, IL. It was a great way to start things off strong and spread our message of sensible reform to tens of thousands of live music fans.

You can read a comprehensive recap here of SCMF ’14: http://ssdp.org/news/blog/summer-camp-14-gets-amplifyed/

Following our setup at SCMF things wound down for the rest of the Summer, at least in terms of on-site setups at partnered artist shows as their tour schedules were filled with festivals stops around the country. We were however able to secure partnership with Slightly Stoopid’s “Summer Sessions” tour having volunteers in CA, MA, PA, NJ and FL alongside NORML spreading awareness of the need for sensible cannabis reform at some of the biggest amphitheaters across the country.

Dosio & Lotus at RROur volunteer staff based in CO were lucky too as they live around one of the only guaranteed Summer stops for any touring band, the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Educational booths were set up on July 5th at Umphrey’s McGee sold out show with over 9,500+ attendees as well as longtime supporters Papadosio & Lotus show earlier this month on September 9th. At both we focused on spreading awareness about the comprehensive CO Good Samaritan Law and cannabis infused edibles harm reduction information to ensure those traveling from out of state stayed safe & informed.

Many AMPLIFY volunteers across the country assisted in other ways by joining DanceSafe teams at a number of events including Lockn’ Music Festival in VA, Pretty Lights two night run at Red Rocks, and Mysteryland in NY. We were incredibly happy to supplement their harm reduction efforts in so many places this year and hope the same continues for the future!

Advocacy & Educational Campaigns for Fall & Winter ‘14

As we move into our Fall/Winter 14’ tour season, we’re gearing up to support a number of state and national drug policy reform campaigns through on-site voter education, signature collection and targeted outreach to the live music community. In addition to supporting statewide campaigns we will also be educating attendees on already existing sensible laws in their areas. We specifically are looking for volunteers to support the following educational efforts around these specific campaigns in the coming months:

If you, your SSDP or DanceSafe chapter are located in any of these states and are interested in promoting these campaigns please sign up below to schedule a training session and carefully review our list of partnered artist tour dates to find opportunities in your area.

Amend the RAVE Act Campaign

ATRA LogoMoving forward we’re also going to be focussing on promoting one primary national campaign that is specific to the live music community. We’re proud to announce we are officially a part of a multi-organization coalition along with Drug Policy Alliance, DanceSafe, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Electronic Music Alliance and Students for Sensible Drug Policy supporting the Amend the Rave Act Campaign (ATRA). Led by a Dede Goldsmith, whose daughter tragically passed away from a heatstroke after taking MDMA at an EDM event last year in DC, this campaign is designed to target the misguided policies that make event organizers and promoters fearful to embrace harm reduction at their events. You can read a detailed history of the campaign, proposed ideas for the legislation and steps moving forward in DPA’s press release here.

This past weekend, we were honored to join her on a panel at SSDP’s 2014 International Conference & Lobby Day held right outside of Washington, DC. In her first public appearance since the launch of her campaign she shared her heartbreaking story of loss and her unwavering determination to keep our children safe by working to establish safer settings at these events through sensible policy change.

You can view the entire panel on our Youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AMPLIFYProject/videos

We highly encourage you to watch the entire 5 part video to learn more about what each various organization is doing to support the campaign and how you can get involved in our efforts. If you haven’t already please visit the ATRA website, read Shelley’s story, sign the petition then share it with your friends & family!

AMPLIFY volunteers have a unique opportunity to garner support, collect petition signatures & spread awareness for this campaign at our partnered artists shows. Keep reading for all the upcoming opportunities that you, your SSDP or DanceSafe chapter have to promote this campaign at shows near you.

Fall & Winter ‘14 AMPLIFY Volunteer Training Info

In order to spread the word about these various campaigns this Fall & Winter we NEED your help! We are currently collecting prospective date & times from those interested in undergoing training to become an AMPLIFY Project certified volunteer. If you, your SSDP or DanceSafe chapter are interested in scheduling a 1 ½ – 2 hour online training session with our dedicated staff of volunteers fill out the form below with contact information and prospective times you are available. Our staff is entirely volunteer based so please be patient as we collect these responses and get in touch over the next few weeks.

Fall/Winter ‘14 AMPLIFY Volunteer Training Session Sign Up Form: http://bit.ly/1tiz36h

Now I guess we should talk about where we will be setting up this Fall & Winter now right??? Below you will find all the confirmed along with still prospective partnered artist tour dates that we are still in the process of securing. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and the AMPLIFY section of SSDP’s website over the coming week to be the first to know when all dates are secured.

AMPLIFY Project Partnered Artist Fall/Winter ‘14 Tour Dates

*indicates dates that have been requested but not yet secured

Umphrey’s McGee

10/30/14 – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts – Wilkes-Barre, PA*
10/31/14 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA*
11/01/14 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA*
11/06/14 – Kalamazoo State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI*
12/30/14 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
12/31/14 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
01/01/15 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
01/02/15 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
01/03/15 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
01/16/15 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY*
01/17/15 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY*

Lotus

12/27/14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
12/28/14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
12/30/14 – The National – Richmond, VA*
12/31/14 – The National – Richmond, VA*

EOTO

10/04/14 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL
10/08/14 – TEMPT – Nashville, TN
10/09/14 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
10/10/14 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
10/11/14 – The Stage – Miami, FL
11/21/14 – Stage 48 – New York, NY
11/28/14 – Winstons – San Diego, CA*
11/29/14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/05/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
12/06/14 – Cargo – Reno, NV*
12/10/14 – Parish – Austin, TX
12/12/14 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
12/13/14 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

Big Gigantic

10/08/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH*
10/09/14 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI*
10/10/14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO*
10/11/14 – CrossraodsKC – Kansas City, MO*
10/12/14 – The Canopy Club – Urbana, IL*
10/15/14 – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AR*
10/16/14 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN*
10/17/14 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL*
10/18/14 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN*
10/20/14 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH*
10/21/14 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA*
10/22/14 – F-Shed at the Market – Syracuse, NY*
10/23/14 – Mullins Center – Amherst, MA*
10/24/14 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA*
10/25/14 – Freak Deaky – Detroit, MI*
10/28/14 – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC*
10/29/14 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA*
10/30/14 – The Music Farm – Columbia, SC*
10/31/14 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*

Conspirator

10/31/14 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA*
10/28/14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
10/29/14 – Terminal 5 – NYC, New York*

Papadosio

10/08/14 – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA
10/09/14 – The National – Richmond, VA
10/10/14 – District N9ne – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/14 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/12/14 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/14/14 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
10/15/14 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
10/16/14 – Pearl STreet – Northampton, MA
10/17/14 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/18/14 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/22/14 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/23/14 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/24/14 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
10/31/14 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/01/14 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
11/13/14 – The International – Knoxville, TN
11/14/14 – The Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
11/15/14 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/19/14 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
11/20/14 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
11/21/14 – Terminal Wes – Atlanta, GA
11/22/14 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11/28/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/29/14 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
12/13/14 – Fillmore – Denver, CO

The Motet

10/09/14 – The WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL*
10/10/14 – Fly Free Festival – Lafayette, GA*
10/24/14 – Art Outside – Rockdale, TX*
10/28/14 – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Avon, CO*
10/29/24 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO*
10/30/14 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO*
10/31/14 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO*
11/01/14 – Ogden Theater – Denver, CO*
11/06/14 – The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC*
11/07/14 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
11/08/14 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC*
11/20/14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
11/21/14 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY*
11/22/14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA*
12/04/14 – The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ*
12/05/14 – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ*
12/06/14 – El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
12/31/14 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR*

Zoogma (w/ The Werks)

10/16/14 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
10/17/14 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
10/18/14 – Terminal West – Atlanta GA*
10/19/14 – Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN*
10/22/14 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI*
10/24/14 – The Loft – Lansing, MI*
10/25/14 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY*
10/28/14 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS*
10/30/14 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO*
10/31/14 – Cervantes Masterpeice Ballroom – Denver, CO*
11/01/14 – Cervantes Masterpeice Ballroom – Denver, CO*
11/05/14 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE*
11/06/14 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN*
11/07/14 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA*
11/08/14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL*
11/12/14 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA*
11/13/14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
11/14/14 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY*
11/15/14 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*
11/16/14 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC*

Rubblebucket

10/03/14 – Bluebird – Denver, CO*
10/04/14  – State Room – Salt Lake City, UT*
10/06/14 – Neurolix – Boise, ID*
10/07/14 – The Zebra – Bozeman, MT*
10/08/14 – The Badlander – Missoula, MT*
10/10/14 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA*
10/11/14 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada*
10/12/14 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR*
10/15/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA*
10/16/14 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA*
10/17/14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA*
10/18/14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA*
10/20/14 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ*
10/21/14 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM*
10/23/14 – Red 7 – Austin, TX*
10/24/14 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX*
10/25/14 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX*
10/27/14 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO*
10/28/14 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO*
10/29/14 – High Watt – Nashville, TN*
10/31/14 – The Metro – Chicago, IL*
11/01/14 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA*
11/05/14 – Stage 48 – New York, NY*
11/06/14 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT*
11/07/14 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT*
11/09/14 – Paradise – Boston, MA*

The Malah

10/02/14 – Mad Frog – Cincinnati, OH*
10/03/14 – Martyr’s – Chicago, IL*
10/04/14 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI*
10/09/14 – The Jam – Gainesville, FL*
10/10/14 – Funky Buddha – Boca Raton, FL*
10/11/14 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL*
10/16/14 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA*
10/18/14 – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD*

The Green

11/11/14 – Sio Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA*
11/12/14  The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA*
11/13/14 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA*
11/14/14 – Wow Hall – Eugene, OR*
11/15/14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
11/16/14 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA*
11/18/14 – The Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA*
11/19/14 – Venue – Vancouver, CA*
11/21/14 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA*
11/22/14 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID*
11/23/14 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT*
11/26/14 – Park City Live – Park City, UT*
11/28/14 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO*
11/29/14 – Gothic Theatre [Denver] – Englewood, CO*
12/01/14 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV*
12/02/14 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ*
12/03/14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

Passafire

10/03/14 – Club Envy – Albuquerque, NM*
10/04/14 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ*
10/07/14 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ*
10/08/14 – Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV*
10/09/14 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA*
10/10/14 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA*
10/11/14 – Monterey Fairgrounds – Monterey, CA*
10/12/14 – Slow Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA*
10/15/14 – El Rey Theatre – Chico, CA*
10/16/14 – Alhambra Theatre – Portland, OR*
10/17/14 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA*
10/18/14 – Nerolux Lounge – Boise, ID*
10/19/14 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT*
10/22/14 – The M Shop – Ames, IA*
10/23/14 – The Gramophone – St. Louis, MO*
10/24/14 – The Frequency – Madison, WI*
10/25/14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL*
11/12/14 – Independent Public Alehouse – Greenville, SC*
11/13/14 – Soutland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC*
11/14/14 – Pirate’s Cove – North Myrtle Beach, SC*
11/15/14 – Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA*
11/16/14 – State Theatre – State College, PA*
11/19/14 – Water Street usic Hall – Rochester, NY*
11/20/14 – Revolutioon Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY*
11/21/14 – Middle East – Cambridge, MA*
11/22/14 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ*
11/23/14 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ*
11/26/14 – Jinx – Savannah, GA*
11/28/14 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL*
11/29/14 – The Social – Orlando, FL*

Roots of Creation

10/31/14 – The Spot Underground – Providence, RI*

Jahman Brahman

10/25/14 – New Mountain Asheville – Knoxville, TN*
10/31/14 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC*
11/29/14 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH*
12/31/14 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH*

IndigoSun

10/04/14 – Mouse Trap – Indianapolis, IN*
10/15/14 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI*
10/16/14 – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe – Kalamazoo, MI*
10/17/14 – The Canopy Club – Urbana, IL*
10/24/14 – Hangar 9 – Carbondale, IL*
10/30/14 – Park Theatre – Holland, MI*

D.V.S*

10/09/14 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI*
10/10/14 – The Mix Kzoo – Kalamazoo, MI*
10/11/14 – Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL*

Cas Haley

09/27/14 – Las Vegas World Market Center – Las Vegas, NV*
10/07/14 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC*
10/08/14 – Ziggy’s by the Sea – Wilmington, NC*
10/10/14 – Ringside Cafe – St. Petersburg, FL*
10/11/14 – The Social – Orlando, FL*
10/12/14 – Free Bird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL*
10/14/14 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC*
10/15/14 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA*
10/18/14 – Off Broadway – St Louis, MO*
10/19/14 – SPACE – Evanston, IL*
10/21/14 – Music Box – Cleveland, OH*
10/23/14 – Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT*
10/24/14 – Middle East – Cambridge, MA*
10/25/14 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY*
10/26/14 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA*
10/28/14 – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA*
10/29/14 – StageOne – Fairfield, CT*
11/01/14 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN*

Universal Rebel

10/03/14 – Dublin Pub – Morristown, NJ*
10/11/14 – Krogh’s – Sparta, NJ*
10/18/14 – Corner Pub – Flanders, NJ*
10/24/14 – The Greeks – Andover, NJ*
10/31/14 – Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ*
11/07/14 – Dublin Pub – Morristown, NJ*
11/08/14 – Dublin Pub – Morristown, NJ*

Radar Vs Wolf

10/24/14 – Swayze’s Venue – Marietta, GA*
10/26/14 – The Basement – Nashville, TN*
11/01/14 – Andrew College – Cuthbert, GA*
11/02/14 – New Brookeland Tavern – West Columbia, SC*
11/05/14 – Plush – St. Louis, MO*
11/06/14 – CS3 – Fort Wayne, IN*
11/10/14 – Soundpony – Tulsa, OK*
11/11/14 – The 806 Coffee + Lounge – Amarillo, TX*

All SSDP, DanceSafe chapters and previously certified volunteers will be contacted directly about opportunities in their areas as soon as possible but please feel free to reach out to us directly at amplify@ssdp.org in order to request space. All dates are secured on a first come, first serve basis so if you want secure your spot we recommend contacting us directly as soon as possible.

We hope you all are as eager as we are to get out there and spread our message within the live music community! We have never had so many state initiatives to support and this is the first time EVER that we are working on a federal campaign that directly relates to the live music community so to say we’re excited is a slight understatement!!!

We’ve got even bigger plans in store for 2015 and hope that you will join us in our continued fight to organize the live music community to support the issues that impact the health, safety and prosperity of this scene! Please sign up for our newsletter here, like our Facebook & Twitter pages, consider donating to fund our efforts and sign the Amend the Rave Act campaign petition.

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See you all at the shows!

— The AMPLIFY Project Team