Live music venues continue to be stagnant in their accessibility, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law over 30 years ago. That’s where the movement of “disabled people to the front” comes in.
A farewell to our Half Access founder and an intro to our newest Board of Director members dedicated to the cause of making live music accessible.
Half Access is so excited to announce that we’re hosting a virtual summer panel series this year!! From The Crowd To The Stage: A Look At Accessibility In The Music Industry will take place the last Saturday of June, July, and August at 11am PST and cover a wide range of issues. This conversation is especially important for us to have as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and we see concerts coming back in the late summer and early fall. It’s crucial to keep accessibility to live music venues at the front of our minds to make sure everyone can safely enjoy their first show back.
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.
We need your help! Please support Half Access in the Project for Awesome 2018 by checking out our entry video, voting for us, and telling your friends to do the same.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first annual end-of-the-year fundraiser on December 8th in Portland!