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Safe Stage Program
 

ABOUT THE “SAFER STAGE” PROGRAM

Over The Bridge (OTB) is working with venues, festivals and other events across North America to provide localized addiction recovery and mental health crisis contact information for all musicians, crew, venue and event staff scheduled to perform in their city. If someone from the music industry needs help, whether it is the musician or someone calling for their band mate or crew member, we want them to know help is there.

LOGISTICS

Club owners, promoters, musicians, touring crew, venue workers contact Over The Bridge to request a “Safer Stage” poster for their venue/event

Over The Bridge will create localized “Safer Stage” support/crisis resource materials (posters), then send the material to the requester.

The requester will then print and post materials in visually accessible areas of the dressing room and back stage for artist and touring crew to view and read.

All venues that choose to participate in the ‘Safer Stage’ program are encouraged to highlight their participation by taking a photo of the poster with venue staff and OTB will post the photo on the OTB website and social media platforms using the hashtag #OTBtogether. We encourage all venues to do the same.

OUTCOME

The goal of this campaign is to place “Safer Stage” information in areas where musicians spend most of their time (clubs, green room etc.). This is a call-toaction for members of the music industry to take initiative in ordering these support materials, so they can show musicians their industry is here to provide help and support in times of crisis. Actions will speak louder than words. A call to OTB will show you support this movement to keep their work environment a safe and positive space.

If you’re a club owner, promoter, musician, work at a venue or want your local venue to be a safer place, contact us with your area, and we will get back to you with local recovery and crisis numbers.