Stagecoach Festival 2023 Partners with 1 Million Strong to Host Sober-Supportive Wellness Tent
Music and Addiction Recovery – Highlighting Inclusive Recovery Solutions
Indio, CA (April 24, 2023) – Today, 1 Million Strong, an initiative dedicated to transforming the way people think about addiction and recovery, announced a partnership with Stagecoach Festival to feature a free sober-supportive wellness retreat space at the 2023 festival.
The 1 Million Strong Wellness Retreat is located on-site in Cactus Corner, directly north of Guy’s Smokehouse, and will offer a space to relax, enjoy the music of Stagecoach, and alcohol-free cocktails, as well as connect with other people in recovery, those who are choosing a substance-free festival experience, and their friends and family in a supportive environment. The festival will take place April 28 – 30 in Indio, CA and the 1 Million Strong wellness tent will be available for festival attendees each day when the Stagecoach gates open.
“Partnering with Stagecoach Festival is an opportunity to demonstrate how one can find a rich, full life in recovery,” said Scott Strode, Founder and National Executive Director of The Phoenix. “1 Million Strong and the Phoenix are committed to supporting people in recovery through shared experiences, and Stagecoach is a tremendous experience that should be shared by all.”
Over 46.3 million people currently struggle with a substance use disorder, making the need to change the current approach to addiction an urgent one. 1 Million Strong is an initiative created as a partnership between Stand Together Foundation, Stand Together Music, and The Phoenix.
“Stand Together Music is committed to promoting health and wellness in the music community, and this partnership is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all festival attendees,” added Colette Weintraub, Head of Stand Together Music. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this space will have on festivalgoers, and we’re grateful to partner with Goldenvoice and Stagecoach on this important work.”
The goal of 1 Million Strong is to support one million people in recovery through the strength of community. They have served thousands of fans in partnership with various festivals and events across the country, including Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life, Park City Song Summit, and concerts by artists including The Chainsmokers, bringing new opportunities including mental health and wellness support and Phoenix-lead activities.
Stand Together Foundation is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities and Stand Together Music is an organization that believes that the music industry is uniquely positioned to amplify and accelerate addiction recovery. Meanwhile, The Phoenix is changing the experience of addiction and recovery by using the power of community, empowerment and belonging as a long-term approach to recovery. 83% of their members report remaining sober after three months, as well as reporting a sense of increased meaning in their lives.
To learn more about 1 Million Strong and their mission, visit 1MillionStrong.com. For more information on Stagecoach Festival, visit stagecoachfestival.com.
About 1 Million Strong
Together with the music industry, 1 Million Strong is committed to breaking down the barriers to sobriety for allies and their loved ones. We believe that the most powerful solutions are rooted in communities like The Phoenix, an organization that uses the transformative power of physical activity and social connection to help participants recover from addiction. To learn about 1 Million Strong visit, 1MillionStrong.com. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About The Phoenix
The Phoenix is harnessing the power of connection to build a movement that changes how we look at substance use disorder and recovery in this country and beyond. Founded in 2006, The Phoenix is a transformational non-profit that fosters a free sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use, their supporters, and those who choose to live a sober life. Since launching programs in Colorado, approximately 192,000 people have joined The Phoenix community globally. By leveraging the intrinsic power of physical activity and social connection, participants build confidence and find the support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives in recovery. The Phoenix events are free to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription drugs, including allies and supporters of those in recovery. Instructors are either in recovery themselves or supporters with a strong tie to the mission and desire to make a difference. The Phoenix helps individuals rise from the ashes of addiction and pursue lives full of hope. For more information about The Phoenix movement, visit www.thephoenix.org/movement, download The Phoenix app, or follow The Phoenix on Instagram.
About Stand Together Music
Stand Together Music unites musicians and their teams with proven changemakers to co-create solutions to some of the most pressing problems in our country, including criminal justice reform, addiction recovery, education, free speech, and ending the war on drugs. To learn more about Stand Together Music visit, StandTogetherMusic.org.
About Stand Together Foundation
Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities. We are building a community of social entrepreneurs who believe in people, work from the bottom up, and unite with anyone to do right. Since 2016, we have committed over $120 million and counting to fuel the innovation of nonprofits throughout the country to build stronger, safer communities where all people can learn, contribute, and realize their full potential. Our goal is to help nonprofit leaders maximize their impact to transform more lives out of poverty. Learn more at StandTogetherFoundation.org.