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New Safer Venues Festival aims to address safety in Red River Cultural District

Safer Venues Fest

On Sept. 7, six venues in the Red River Cultural District will band together to present the inaugural Safer Venues Festival.

The single-day minifestival is dedicated to raising awareness around safety issues — such as sexual misconduct and harassment — that artists, venue employees and music fans experience at or on the way to shows in the district. The fest will also aim to forge connections among people looking to combat those issues.

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