Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

We are very excited to announce that Accessible Festivals will be presenting an Inclusion Day at Musikfest on Saturday August 7th in Bethlehem, PA in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsQuest! Saturday, August 7th will be dedicated to Inclusion Day on the SouthSide Arts District, featuring ASL Interpretation and

Read more

Meet Katee

We love to hear from our community! This week, learn about one of our supporters, Katee Meckeler and what Accessible Festivals means to her. Below she shares a bit about herself and why music is so important to her. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a

Read more

As the World Returns to “Normal,” How Do We Continue Accommodating the Disability Community?

A massive, positive byproduct was born from the pandemic which allowed the world to be accommodating and understanding of people and their lived experiences – including the disability community. As the world continues to slowly open up from the COVID-19 vaccination and return back to “normal,” we

Read more

Exploring the Intersections of LGBTQ+ and Disability

“Pride isn’t accessible enough for LGBTQ+ disabled people.” Pride is about being comfortable about one’s sexuality yet disabled people are often viewed as non-sexual beings. During the month of June, the world is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for Pride month. Pride month is a time to commemorate

Read more

Groove Therapy Podcast Recap

Last month Executive Director Amy Pinder, Programs Director Leah Barron, and Board Member Taraleigh Weathers had a chance to have a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the live music scene we know and love, along with Dr. Leah Taylor, an integrative mental health expert who focuses

Read more

Exploring Relaxing Hobbies

Stress is a part of many people’s daily lives. A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that 44 percent of Americans feel their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Children also are struggling, with almost a one-third reporting that they have experienced

Read more

How to Practice Self-Care at a Music Festival

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary,” said Mandy Hale. This is an important quote dedicated to how self-care and the notion of performing acts of radical self-love is not a selfish act. It is

Read more