sad summer festival 2019
[Photos by: State Champs/Beth Saravo, Mayday Parade/Spotify, The Maine/YouTube, The Wonder Years/Hopeless Records]

The inaugural Sad Summer Festival is quickly approaching. While the fest had already revealed the stacked lineup, now they’re sharing how music fans can give back.

Today, Sad Summer Festival is sharing the list of official non-profit partners. The organizations differ by city, and you can check out the full list below.

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In addition to performances, the festival will feature interactive activities, exclusive merch and more. As mentioned previously Sad Summer Fest is also incorporating non-profit partners who will be on-site to provide education and resources to fans.

The fest took to Twitter to share who those partners will be, writing, “We are excited to announce our official non-profit partners this summer! You suggested your favorite local organizations, and we teamed up with one in each city to do some good!”

The list of Sad Summer Festival non-profit partners by city are as follows:

Dallas – Paws In The City (no-kill animal organization)
Houston – Clinic Access (abortion access)
Atlanta – TBA
Orlando – Foundation For Foster Children (hosting a gift card drive) / Headcount (voter registartion)
Baltimore – Chesapeake Climate Action Network (fighting global warming)
Philadelphia – Philadbundance (hunger relief organization) / WOAR (rape crisis center)
Worcester – A Voice For The Innocent (sexual abuse and rape support)
New York City – Women’s Prison Association (hosting a donation drive)
Asbury Park – L.E.A.D. DIY (Lighting and Epilepsy Awareness Development)
Pittsburgh – Christopher’s Kitchen (hosting a food drive)
Columbus – She Has A Name (fight human trafficking)
Pontiac – Baldwin Center (feeding, clothing, educating and empowering the community; hosting a coffee drive)
Milwaukee – Hope For The Day (suicide prevention and mental health education)
Chicago – Hope For The Day / Our Music My Body (sexual harassment awareness)
Minneapolis – A Voice For The Innocent
Denver – Earthlinks (serves people homeless and economic poverty while sustaining the planet)
Anaheim – Girls Behind The Rock Show (female empowerment and diversity in the music industry)

You can get more information on all of the non-profits here.

More on Sad Summer Festival

Sad Summer Festival kicks off in July with State ChampsMayday Paradethe Wonder Years and the Maine as headliners. Mom JeansStand Atlantic and Just Friends will also play all of the festival dates.

Forever The Sickest Kids, Set It Off, Every Avenue, Four Year Strong and Emo Nite will appear as special guests. GrayscaleOh, WeatherlyJetty BonesAshlandShortlyWorriers and World’s Greatest Dad are also on the tour, having been announced most recently.

You can check out a full list of dates below and pick up the tickets for Sad Summer Festival here.


07/05 –Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *#
07/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *#
07/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, World’s Greatest Dad)
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
07/10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater %
07/12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
07/13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center @
07/14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
07/16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
07/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *?
07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE !
07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor !
07/21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in *$
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom =
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom =
07/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live =
07/27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park  *+
08/03 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *

* without The Wonder Years (Dallas, Houston, Asbury Park, Pontiac, Denver & Anaheim)
$ Every Avenue & Shortly (Pontiac)
^ Four Year Strong (Worcester)
% Set It Off (Orlando)
# Forever The Sickest Kids & Oh, Weatherly (Dallas, Houston)
+ Emo Nite (Denver)
~ World’s Greatest Dad (Night 1: Atlanta)
@ Worriers (Philadelphia)
= Ashland (Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis)
! Jetty Bones (Pittsburgh, Columbus)
? Grayscale (Asbury Park)

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