On December 10, 2020, we hosted our first-ever Virtual Auction to support our mission of creating more inclusive, accessible communities with music and recreation for all.
Accessible Festivals is dedicated to making live music and recreational events fully accessible for people of all abilities. By educating the public and bringing together like-minded organizations, the organization has made its mission to end the stigmatization involved with having a disability so that everyone can have the opportunity to have amazing experiences, regardless of ability.
The virtual auction celebrated the importance of music and recreation in all of our lives, featuring auction items for music fans across the country, including Coachella tickets and EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) tickets, limited edition Jerry Garcia art prints, vacation packages, and more. Additionally, the auction featured tickets to Accessible Festivals’ own Inclusion Festival, the nation’s first and only music and wellness festival designed to include and accommodate people with autism and other special needs and a variety of online classes and experiences taught by previous Inclusion Festival contributors.
Our first auction was hugely successful, resulting in over $11,000 in bids that will provide critical funding, enabling us to continue our mission and support the changing landscape of the music and recreation industries as COVID-19 continues to redefine issues of access and inclusion for all.