Travis County hosts benefit concert to raise awareness of drug overdose deaths

The festival begins December 1 at 8 p.m. with opening remarks from Jose Garza, Travis County Judge Andy Brown and SIMS Foundation Executive Director Patsy Bouressa.

AUSTIN, Texas – Several organizations in Austin hold their annual Safer together Concert to raise money and awareness for drug overdoses in central Texas.

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, the Red River Cultural District and the SIMS Foundation are hosting Thursday’s free admission benefit concert at the Mohawk at 912 Red River St. in downtown Austin.

The concert was launched last year as a partnership between the three organizations as part of the Travis County DA office’s “ongoing strategy to reduce the number of overdose-related deaths in the area,” the press release said. The goal of Safer Together is to raise awareness about the prevention of overdose deaths while raising funds for the SIMS Foundation.

Money raised at the concert will be used as a donation to provide Substance Use Disorder (SUD) training to the Central Texas music community alongside the non-profit organization Communities for Recovery.

Garza, in addition to the other organizations, will be holding a press conference Thursday just outside of Mohawk between Eighth and 10th Streets near Red River Street.

Post-conference, the free concert will feature performances by six local music artists on the indoor and outdoor stages. The festival begins December 1 at 8 p.m. with opening remarks from Garza, Travis County Judge Andy Brown and SIMS Foundation Executive Director Patsy Bouressa.

  • night drive
  • trouble in the streets
  • holy wire
  • The pinky rings
  • hot mom
  • sad cell

Those wishing to donate to the SIMS Foundation can text “SIMS” to 44321, use PayPal, or go to their website.

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Laura Coffey

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