The SIMS Foundation and Red River Cultural District present Safer Venues Fest Saturday, September 7. The mini-music and arts fest takes place at multiple music venues in the district in order to bring together the music community and local organizations working towards safety.
The event will introduce the SIMS Foundation Venue Training Program, which aims to help local music venues address issues including mental health issues, sexual misconduct, substance abuse, and others. It will also introduce venues and the Austin music community to local organizations working towards safety, including SIMS Foundation, Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT), Front Steps, The Other Ones, Home Street Music and Rainbow Patrol ATX. The festival will initiate discussions regarding how the community can work in conjunction with these non-profits towards a common goal of a healthier and safer music community.
The lineup features acts such as Billy Conquer, Blood, Born Twins, Bourgeois, Mystics, Chief Cleopatra, Christelle Bofale, Drint and Ex Romantica, among others.
Participating venues, including Cheer Up Charlie’s, Barracuda, Empire Control Room & Garage, Mohawk, Scratchouse and Swan Dive, will donate a portion of their sales to the SIMS Foundation.
For more information, please visit simsfoundation.org.