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Celebrating Mid Year Milestones and All Access On Site's First Anniversary

As we find ourselves at the midway point of 2024, it is with immense joy and gratitude that Touring Career Workshop celebrates a significant milestone – the one-year anniversary of our groundbreaking All Access On Site program. The journey has been nothing short of transformative, culminating in a triumphant return to the vibrant grounds of the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN this past June.

Reflecting on Growth

This past year has been an incredible odyssey for us at Touring Career Workshop. We've conducted nearly 40 sessions at five festivals this season, including three festivals where we made our grand debut! It's been incredibly heartening to witness our backstage community embracing and championing our services. Crew members are returning, recommending us to their peers, and forming a robust support network. We’ve been afforded moments to observe how team members remember each other, prioritize self-care, and express their emotions, which marks a significant evolution in our industry since we first saw a need for forming this organization in 2011. We're deeply grateful for the opportunity to foster this positive transformation. Returning to where it all began, at the iconic Bonnaroo Music Festival, felt like coming full circle – a moment brimming with nostalgia and deep gratitude for how far we have come.

Support in action

Among our most exciting (and most fun!) innovations this year has been the Mental Health Mobile.  Think of it as our superhero sidekick, swiftly arriving to meet people amid their busy schedules—whether rushing to the next stage or transporting equipment- to provide essential support on the spot and in motion. Kasey’s creative touch highlights our commitment to emotional well-being and responding to the dynamic demands of our industry…and to that, we say "Beep, Beep!”

Bonnaroo Music Festival

Empowering Through Counseling and Mentorship

At the core of the All Access and All Access on Site programs is the commitment to providing a vital outlet for live event professionals to navigate the complexities of their career and personal lives. Whether it's coping with extended periods away from home or managing day-to-day stressors, these programs offer essential support to ensure mental well-being and resilience in the face of adversity.

Looking Ahead: A Bright Future Beckons

Looking ahead to the second half of the year, we are excited about the possibilities for even greater impact at festivals on the schedule such as Faster Horses, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits (with more dates in the works). To sustain this level of impact and interaction, we rely on the support of our generous sponsors. We are actively seeking sponsors and exploring creative ways to expand our outreach and finish this year strong. If you know someone who aligns with our mission, please share our story with them—because sharing is caring!  

Save the Date and Join Us in Nashville

Our flagship fall event, Touring Career Workshop, will be held on November 12, 2024 at Sound Check Annex in Nashville. Themes, speakers, and breakout sessions will be confirmed towards the end of this summer, and we encourage you to be part of the conversation. Please be sure to check our Workshop page for updates, as it promises to be a pivotal event for learning, connection, and growth. 

Please continue to reach out to us as your human resource hub and to spread the word about our services among your fellow crew mates. Join us for one of our Day Off gatherings, designed to keep conversations and networking going throughout the year. It's a great opportunity to disconnect from the work grind and reconnect with what matters most—people. Together, we can continue to foster a community where self-care and support are paramount. 

To our dedicated team, enthusiastic participants, and valued partners – we extend our heartfelt gratitude for being part of this remarkable journey. Together, we have created a community bound by a shared passion for live events and a dedication to nurturing the next generation of professionals in the industry. As we celebrate this momentous occasion, let us look forward to the opportunities and adventures that lie ahead, united in our determination for creating unforgettable live event experiences.

Here's to a year filled with growth, innovation, and making a real difference backstage and beyond – and to many more milestones on the horizon!

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