Attendees stroll previous a Lollapalooza signal in the course of the first day of the 2021 pageant in Grant Park in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
A brand new effort will open the gates of a few of the nation’s hottest music festivals to extra individuals with disabilities.
The nonprofit Accessible Festivals says that it’s going to make obtainable a restricted variety of free tickets for individuals with disabilities and their family members to attend a bunch of concert events, festivals and conventions by means of its Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant Program.
Taking part occasions embody the Austin Metropolis Limits Music Competition, BottleRock Napa Valley, Electrical Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud NY and Stagecoach, amongst others.
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This system is known as for Dan Grover, an accessibility guide to the reside music business who had muscular dystrophy and was instrumental in bettering accessibility at a few of the nation’s greatest music festivals. He died in July.
Accessible Festivals mentioned it has been accepting functions for 2 dozen occasions this fall, with extra anticipated to be added. Eligible people embody these with newly acquired, momentary or lifelong disabilities.
The collaborating occasions have “made a dedication to all their disabled followers and have well-established ADA compliance applications,” in keeping with Accessible Festivals.
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