We must recognize that the music industry has historically and systematically exploited the work of Black artists, and continues to fall short in supporting them.

We must also recognize that the outdoor industry has failed to include, represent, and provide equitable opportunities to Black people and non-black POC.

We must recognize that the music industry has historically and systematically exploited the work of Black artists, and continues to fall short in supporting them.

We must also recognize that the outdoor industry has failed to include, represent, and provide equitable opportunities to Black people and non-black POC.

 

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER


Our hearts and minds are with the Black community. It is inexcusable that we are just now stepping forward to support the current movement —there is a lot wrong with the picture and we stand with the protesters around the country and around the world calling for justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade and sadly so many more. Black lives matter. Our national priorities are skewed when more money is spent militarizing our police forces than equipping healthcare workers with the tools to fight a global pandemic.

Although the volume on this issue has finally been turned up to a degree that all can hear, the fight for racial equity has been long fought and we still have a long way to go in combating the forces of systemic racism, white supremacy and oppression in our society. We are looking to the places that we can contribute and hopefully begin to make a difference. 

We have a lot of work to do, within ourselves, within our community, and within our event. We need to amplify the voices of Black artists for more than just one weekend a year. We need to make opportunities for outdoor recreation more equitable. We need to do better and we want you to hold us accountable.

For the month of June we will be donating 100% of our profits from merchandise sales and YouTube ad revenue to the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, a fund to support BIPOC artists and administrators, Outdoor Afro, an organization focused on Black connections and leadership in nature and the Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund. It's a small first step but it is certainly not our last. If you are a Black artist who has played our festival, our platform is your platform. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to signal boost your message or speak directly with our audience. If you’re a Black led outdoor organization—please reach out, we want to work together.

Love and health to all who are fighting the good fight.

 

 

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER


Our hearts and minds are with the Black community. It is inexcusable that we are just now stepping forward to support the current movement —there is a lot wrong with the picture and we stand with the protesters around the country and around the world calling for justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade and sadly so many more. Black lives matter. Our national priorities are skewed when more money is spent militarizing our police forces than equipping healthcare workers with the tools to fight a global pandemic.

Although the volume on this issue has finally been turned up to a degree that all can hear, the fight for racial equity has been long fought and we still have a long way to go in combating the forces of systemic racism, white supremacy and oppression in our society. We are looking to the places that we can contribute and hopefully begin to make a difference. 

We have a lot of work to do, within ourselves, within our community, and within our event. We need to amplify the voices of Black artists for more than just one weekend a year. We need to make opportunities for outdoor recreation more equitable. We need to do better and we want you to hold us accountable.

For the month of June we will be donating 100% of our profits from merchandise sales and YouTube ad revenue to the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, a fund to support BIPOC artists and administrators, Outdoor Afro, an organization focused on Black connections and leadership in nature and the Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund. It's a small first step but it is certainly not our last. If you are a Black artist who has played our festival, our platform is your platform. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to signal boost your message or speak directly with our audience. If you’re a Black led outdoor organization—please reach out, we want to work together.

Love and health to all who are fighting the good fight.

 

Do good things. 

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