Category: Half/Access Info
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first annual end-of-the-year fundraiser!
In collaboration with Take Warning Presents, we will be hosting an acoustic evening with the following artists: Malia Endres (Glacier Veins), Noise Brigade, Narrative, S!ege, and Jake Haley. There will also be raffles and food! Interested in donating something from your band/brand/organization for our raffle? Contact us ASAP!
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Post 134 (2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211). Doors open at 5pm and the night will end around 10pm. This is all ages (bar w/ID). Tickets are $10 advance and $12 day of and are available for purchase now. Post 134’s accessibility info is in our database, and you can also contact us if you have any specific questions or accommodation requests.
All proceeds from the event will be going towards our 2019 continued efforts to make live music more accessible, and will help our message reach more people!
In addition, Take Warning Presents is sponsoring us through the end of 2018, so when you buy tickets to their shows through their ticketing platform, 50 cents from every ticket will be donated to us. We super appreciate them and the opportunities they’ve given us!
Unable to attend the event, but still want to support Half Access? Here are some ways you can help:
1. Find, submit, and review venue accessibility info in our database and talk about accessibility with the people around you at shows
Using our website and helping expanding it through the submission of venues we don’t have yet and through reviews of accessibility at venues we do have will help us best connect with venues moving forward, and will help disabled people be prepared before going to a venue for the first time. Spreading the word on what we’re doing is also a huge help!
2. Donate Directly
You can donate directly to Half Access via clicking the button in the menu or by clicking here.
3. Buy something from our Amazon Wishlist
You can find it at http://a.co/0h5PEBJ.
4. Shop using AmazonSmile
At no additional cost to you, a percentage of the purchase price of your orders through AmazonSmile will be donated to Half Access if you so choose. Select us directly here: smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1516596.
5. Ask us to table your Portland shows or reach out to us about any other ideas you may have that could help us in our mission
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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.
In comparison to smaller clubs and theaters, arenas are often leading the way when it comes to accessibility. It’s often easier to find detailed accessibility information on their websites, and accessible seating options are almost always available at the point of purchase. Arenas also do a better job of accommodating as many disabilities as possible. That being said, arena accessibility is not without its flaws.
Photo by Micala Renee Austin
Our whole mission at Half Access is about informing people. We want accessibility and awareness across the country (read: whole world), and we understand that it starts at the individual level. Any charitable cause begins when someone starts informing others of injustices or needs, and all those individuals come together to make a positive change. This is the same mentality of La Dispute, a band known for their charitable work and dedication to equal rights and accessibility for everyone. Half Access has had the pleasure of working with the band throughout 2019, so we asked them a few questions about their beginnings in supporting nonprofits and their advice on how to contribute, especially within the music scene.