Tag: live music

25
Jul

Be Interactive

Written by Erica Darragh ‘14, member of the SSDP Board of Directors Last weekend, Students for Sensible Drug Policy tabled at Bassnectar’s second annual fundraiser for his social change nonprofit, Be Interactive. We could not have hoped for a better night. Our action inventory included: 60 engagements to our action center for federal cannabis policy reform - participate in this
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1
Oct

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 &

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6
Jun

AMPLIFY Artist Interview – The Nadis Warriors

Brooke Gilbert of the AMPLIFY Project recently sat down for an interview with their newest partnered artist, The Nadis Warriors. The discussion covered everything from their thoughts on how the war on drugs has failed our society, the importance of mobilizing change within the live music community, their upcoming performance at Cannabis Carnival which brings together music and political activism, plus a look into

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30
May

Summer Camp '14 gets AMPLIFYed!

This past weekend we kicked off our Summer ’14 festival season with 4 days in the Midwest performing outreach at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. It was our 5th year being a part of this amazing event and things could not have gone any better! Beautiful weather, a welcoming staff & receptive crowd, incredible music all on top of a vibrant dedicated village of NPO’s all

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29
Jan

Onwards & Upwards – AMPLIFY in 2014!

We’re coming off the heels of our most expansive & intensive year yet and definitely don’t have any plans of slowing down. We could not be happier to share highlights from this past year with you all PLUS announce our Winter/Spring tour dates & new staff additions for 2014!   2013 Achievements & Milestones:   Set up at 75+ partnered

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5
Sep

Lessons We Can Learn: The Taboo That Ended Electric Zoo

This blog was written by Garrett Llopiz, the Founder & President of the University of North Florida SSDP chapter, and also one of the Florida Regional Organizers for the AMPLIFY Project.   “It’s not a war on drugs; it’s a war on personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times.” Bill Hicks said it the best, and this war on personal

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6
Jul

AMPLIFY Artist Interview – Jesse Miller of Lotus

We recently sat down with Jesse Miller of Lotus to hear his thoughts on the current state of US marijuana policy, the continued need for sensible reform, the importance of the live music community & youth speaking out plus the start & evolution of one of our longest supporting artists. Jesse Miller plays Bass & Sampler in Lotus, a five

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6
Mar

AMPLIFY Artist Interview: Elliott Vaughn of The Malah

Trevor Hosterman, CO Regional Organizer for the AMPLIFY Project, recently sat down with Elliott Vaughn of The Malah before their blowout show at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CO to end their hugely successful 10th anniversary “ILLUMIN8 Tour”. They discussed why the live music community needs to speak out against the failed “War on Drugs”, what more could be done

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29
Apr

Easy Star All Stars and Medical Marijuana

When Trevor Hosterman from West Chester SSDP volunteered to table the April 17th Easy Star All Stars/Cas Haley show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA, he had no idea he’d end up on stage with the band. ESAS and Cas Haley are both in the AMPLIFY project family of artists, but not until now has an artist given our chapters

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12
Mar

Cas Haley joins AMPLIFY

SSDP’s AMPLIFY Project is proud to announce Cas Haley as our newest addition to the AMPLIFY artist family! We’re excited to add an artist that has proved determination, hard work, and good vibes can take you a long way (not to mention incredible talent!). Head over to his facebook page and show him some love! Cas’ story is pretty cool: His crystalline

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