Category: Half/Access Info
Flyer by Heather Amendola
On July 14, 2019 Half Access is hosting its first-ever online fundraiser and awareness event starting at 9:00 a.m. PT (or noon ET). There will be artists going live on Facebook and Instagram all throughout the day to play songs, talk about accessibility, and encourage listeners to donate to Half Access and check out the site’s database of venue accessibility information.
9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET – S!ege on Instagram @siegeisnot
10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET – Absinthe Father on Instagram @absinthefather666
10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET – Substitute Dad on Instagram @substitutedadpdx
11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET – saltlick on Facebook @saltlickoh
noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET – worlds greatest dad on Instagram @wgdband
1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET – Not My Weekend on Instagram @notmyweekend
1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET – Narrative on Facebook @NarrativeNW
2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET – dobak on Instagram @aprettycooldad
2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET – My Proper Skin on Instagram @myproperskin
3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET – Hellogoodbye on Instagram @itshellogoodbye
3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET – Happy. on Instagram @bandcalledhappy
4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET – Glacier Veins on Facebook @glacierveinspdx
4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET – Crimson Wave on Facebook @crimsonwavetheband
5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET – Unturned on Instagram @unturnedmn
5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET – Barely Civil on Instagram @barelycivil
6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET – Maggie Schneider on Instagram @itsmaggieschneider
6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET – Jake Haley on Facebook
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET – Neverlyn on Instagram @neverlynca
7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET – Porch Cat on Facebook @porchcat.music
8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET – Noise Brigade on Instagram @noise_brigade
8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET – Citysick on Facebook @citysickca
9:00 p.m. PT / midnight ET – Sundressed on Facebook @sundressed
Posters below designed by Nova Akins
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Photo by Micala Renee Austin
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