Virtual Concerts & Festivals: A Guidebook to Accessibility Accommodations & Building Inclusion

2020: the Year of the Virtual Event. As COVID-19 made its way around the world, concerts, festivals, and tours came to a screeching halt. Artists ranging from the local cover band all the way to Billboard-charting stars switched on to live stream, and festivals all around the

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Portugal The Man Partners with Accessible Festivals!

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal The Man are back with new single, “What, Me Worry?” – out everywhere now! Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Harry Styles) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyoncé), “What, Me Worry?” marks the first official release from the band’s long-awaited 9th studio

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Fiscal Sponsor Spotlight: RAMPD

Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD) is a fast-growing coalition dedicated to making disability inclusion and access a reality in the mainstream music industry. Their mission is to amplify disability culture, promote inclusion, and advocate for accessibility within the Music Industry RAMPD was founded in

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Astroworld Tragedy: Here’s How Music Festival Organizers Can Stop Big Crowds Turning Deadly

A fatal crowd surge during a performance by US rapper Travis Scott on Friday night has become one of the deadliest live music incidents in recent years. Crowd crushes during the Houston show, which was part of the Astroworld Music Festival, led to eight deaths and dozens

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Meet Sabeerah

Sabeerah Najee is a black, female, disabled DJ who is passionate about normalizing the conversation about race and disability in the music industry. She is a member of Soulection, which has been a cornerstone of creativity for innovative musicians, crate-digging DJs, and open-minded fans from across the world. What

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Must-have Supplies for Outdoor Events

Outdoor venues boast certain advantages over indoor facilities. That is why many concerts, movies, dramatic productions, and other types of entertainment frequently take place outside when the weather cooperates. One advantage to outdoor events is space. Parks or fields typically can hold many more participants than theaters

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How to Protect Your Hearing for the Long Haul

Aging has long been associated with hearing loss, and that association is not unwarranted. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders notes that age-related hearing loss can arise from changes in the inner ear as the body ages. However, hearing loss can affect people of

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How Earth Day and Environmental Conciousness Have Evolved

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra for many people. It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. An emerging public consciousness about the planet began amid environmental issues like increased air pollution

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Games to Play While Waiting

Recreation and leisure are critical to the happiness, self-worth, and self-identity of all individuals. Recreational experiences help strengthen family and cultural connections and build social cohesion and inclusive communities. People who make time for recreation report reduced stress, depression and pain, healthier weights, improved cognition, and resistance

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