Sad Summer Fest wants everyone to have one of the best times of their lives here. In order to do that, everyone must feel safe and respected.

Our staff is here to ensure that Sad Summer Fest is a space for all fans of great music to enjoy themselves, but never at the expense of someone else.

Sad Summer Fest has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault and harassment of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, intimidation, non-consensual photography or recording, stalking, physical assault or battery, rape, repeated disruption of festival events, unwelcome attention or physical contact, bathroom policing, and offensive language used as a method of violence directed at any individual due to, but not limited to, their sexual orientation, race, religion, appearance or physical attributes, disability, citizenship or nationality, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, or age.

Sad Summer Fest staff is committed to making your concert experience fun and safe. Therefore, we pledge to take immediate action – up to and including expulsion from the grounds - against those creating an unsafe space for concert goers. This policy applies to everyone at Sad Summer Fest, including musicians, speakers, press, staff, volunteers, security, and patrons.

Tips for having a great Sad Summer Fest experience!

  • HAVE FUN! But in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone or overstep their comfort zone.

  • Be courteous! Other people also came to see that band, so if there’s no space ahead of the people in front of you DON’T force your way to the front. If there is space DO so politely and say excuse me.

  • Be a good friend! If you notice your friend getting overly intoxicated stick by them. Sing all your favorite songs together and make sure they stay hydrated and safe.

  • Watch out for each other! If you see someone grab, touch, or talk to someone inappropriately, tell them it’s not cool. Remind them we have rules against it. If you don’t feel safe saying something find a Sad Summer Fest staff member or member of the venue security team to report it to.

The Rules of Sad Summer Fest brought to you in partnership with Our Music My Body.