What happens to those who make the shows when the lights go dark?
In the shadows of the stage, beyond the reach of the lights, stand tens of thousands of tireless, dedicated, selfless professionals on which the entertainment industry relies; Roadies. Without them, today’s extravaganzas would not be possible, performances dull, artists alone in the dark.
These behind-the-scenes artisans are more often than not, independent contractors, living show to show, check to check, lacking the usual financial security of some other professions during state-of-emergency scenarios such as the one our global community is experiencing now.
In response to a frustratingly dark time for the live event industry, the collaborative Roadie Rescue Campaign has been formed in partnership with Take1 Insurance , Alive Risk , Clair Global ,Griffin360 , Event Safety Alliance , Merch Roadie , Show Makers Symposium , and YOU are committed to helping our sisters and brothers most in need to make ends meet in scenarios such as these. Monies raised for emergency expenses via the Roadie Rescue Go Fund Me Campaign will go directly to MusiCares ® to assist professionals affected by the pandemic.
Born of an idea to help provide assistance to those whose craft is intentionally little known, the fund calls on one-time or recurring donations from anyone who appreciates the hard-working humans behind the scenes and the product they deliver bringing music and entertainment to life.
For more information on MusiCares® or to apply for assistance, please visit www.musicares.org
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
About Roadie Rescue Campaign
The Roadie Rescue Campaign is a collective of entertainment industry activists and organizations fundraising to support the MusiCares® Foundation. Participants perform direct outreach within their diverse and extensive professional networks, communicating the current challenges faced by independent contractors in the event space, and encouraging them to donate to a dedicated GoFundMe page. All contributions received through the Roadie Rescue Campaign are donated directly to MusiCares® Foundation to help them support industry professionals in this time of need. For more information, visit www.roadierescue.com.
About Alive Risk
Alive Risk is a division of All Risks, Ltd. which is the largest independent insurance wholesaler in the country. Alive Risk’s innovative underwriting facility delivers comprehensive specialty solutions for our partners in Entertainment, Live Event, Amusement and Sports. In an ever-changing world and industry, we have the flexibility and expertise to guide you through unchartered waters. To learn more, please visit www.aliverisk.com
About Clair Global
Clair Global is wholly committed to customer service and satisfaction. Listening and responding to our clients is what we do best. We research, innovate and create based on our clients’ ever-evolving needs, to deliver results that exceed their expectations. For more information, visit www.clairglobal.com.
About Event Safety Alliance
The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) is a global advocacy group dedicated to the promotion and support of “life safety first” throughout all phases of live event production. Through the dissemination of safety preparedness information and the creation and development of safety planning, training and other resources, the ESA is helping to achieve these goals across the world. More information about the Event Safety Alliance is available at eventsafetyalliance.org.
Headquartered in New York City, Griffin360 is an integrated communications agency that has been providing commercial and consumer technology clients with strategically focused, creatively driven public relations, advertising, marketing and social media services since its founding in 1982. For more information, visit www.griffin360.com.
About Merch Roadie
Merch Roadie is the creator of the world’s only road and event-ready vending machines; Merch Roadies. Concerts, tours, festivals, eSports tournaments and conferences use Merch Roadies to create incremental revenue to merch booth sales, or unattended pop-up experiences. www.merchroadie.com
About the Show Makers Symposium
The Show Makers Symposium is a three-day gathering redefining the annual “industry conference.” It’s an opportunity to gather, learn and give back outside of the work environment inside a framework of camaraderie, professional development, wellness, and philanthropy.
About Take1 Insurance
U.S. Risk‘s Take1 division has been servicing the insurance needs of the film and television production industry and has expanded significantly to meet the needs of audio-video and communications industry clients as well. The company’s experience includes underwriting film and television production companies, DICE (documentary, infomercial, commercial, educational) producers, touring entertainers, concert/playhouse venues, concert promoters, video game developers, and specialty rental operations focused on audio, visual, and lighting. For more information, visit www.take1insurance.com.