Performance Platforms

These entertaining, inspiring and educational platforms are designed to help social change musicians share their work with new audiences, get to know their fellow artists in the space of arts and social justice and amplify their messaging and impact

Speakers Bureau
We refer artists from our expansive network of changemakers to opportunities so they can share their work with new audiences and amplify their messaging and impact. Our artists are creative and adaptable--making the most of their speaking engagements. We make sure that artists receive ongoing support for showcasing their passions and harnessing the power of music to to deliver greater value for all. If you're interested in musician changemakers serving on your panel, leading a workshop, or visiting your classrooms, please contact our Artist Liasion, Kyra Shaughnessy at
Brave Troubadours
As part of this ongoing educational series, episodes include 60 minutes of song, captivating videos and music-driven activism centered around the issues of our time (civil rights, climate advocacy, poverty and health). You’ll enjoy intimate 15-minute sets of music and stories from each artist, getting to know their talents, and the inspiration behind their work and community impact. Join audience members from around the country and let these amazing creatives refresh your faith in a kinder, more unified world, through the power of music.
Every 18 months, we conduct a national search for the best grassroots social change music out of all genres by getting in touch with hundreds of amazing artists. We also recruit seasoned artists and industry experts as review panelists before producing our HOPE RISES album, which typically features about 14 diverse finalists across genres, generations and geography.
Accelerating Change
The Accelerating Change house concert series showcases activist musicians from our Accelerator Academy and Workshops. After completing the academy or workshop, each Accelerator artist is offered this platform for their issue of concern. Accelerator artists are empowered to share their musical talents and inspirational stories with a new audience. This year, the series reached more than 1,000 people around the country, and addressed issues including: immigration advocacy, racial justice, mental health, climate change, and youth empowerment.