Sad Summer Festival Will Make the Community Happy With Nonprofit Partners

Sad Summer Festival is returning this July for its fourth run — and with a good cause. This time, it is partnering with nonprofits The Ally Coalition, HeadCount, and REVERB to give back to the community. 

Our hope is to inspire fans to get involved with a cause that resonates with them and their favorite bands, and we are grateful to be able to use our platform to help make those connections.

~ Chelsea Dunstall, Sad Summer Festival’s Head of Nonprofit Partnerships

Presented by Journeys and Converse, the festival’s 2023 tour will feature headliners Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, PVRIS, Hot Mulligan, and more. The 16-show tour across the country will stretch from July 6th to 29th, produced by Live Nation. 

Not to mention, there are special guests on select dates:  Andrew McMahon, Head Automatica, LS Dunes, and Motion City Soundtrack. 

This will be the first time Sad Summer Fest is partnering with The Ally Coalition.  TAC works with artists and festivals with a goal to support groups that serve LGBTQ+ youth, especially at a time when more than 350 anti-LGBTQ — especially anti-trans — bills have been introduced in American legislatures.

We are excited to be a part of Sad Summer Fest’s social impact work this year. On-site, we’ll be setting up service projects to support the local community and online we’ll be asking fans to show up and vote for change in their communities. We’re also working to ensure that everyone can experience Sad Summer Fest by working with SFF to provide community tickets that will be distributed to underprivileged youth in each city.

~ Caroline Keller, The Ally Coalition Director of Communications and Partnerships

Sad Summer Fest is renewing its partnership with HeadCount for the third time — an organization that has helped more than a million Americans register to vote, empowering, encouraging, and educating young voters. 

We’re grateful to partner with Sad Summer Festival again this year to encourage participation in the thousands of local elections happening across the United States this year. This is another great opportunity to encourage participation in democracy at all levels.

~ Andy Bernstein, HeadCount Co-Founder and Executive Director

The festival is also renewing its partnership for a third year with REVERB. The environmental nonprofit supports sustainability and leads the green music movement. It will provide reusable custom tour artwork Nalgene bottles with a @RockNRefill campaign to reduce single-use plastic water bottles at concerts — which it has done for more than 4 million bottles so far.

Sad Summer Fest’s work with these esteemed nonprofits will surely make big waves in serving local communities.

Fans can enter for the chance to win a VIP Sad Summer Experience here. Connect with Sad Summer Festival online, on Instagram, or on Twitter.  You can purchase tickets for the festival now, knowing your fun festival-going will benefit the community and contribute to meaningful change.

karapeeler Author
Hello! I’m a journalist at Northwestern University, and I love writing about all things arts & entertainment. Keep up with my work on Twitter @karapeeler.
karapeeler Author
Hello! I’m a journalist at Northwestern University, and I love writing about all things arts & entertainment. Keep up with my work on Twitter @karapeeler.

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