Lollapalooza, Other Major Music Festivals To Welcome Those With Disabilities
A new effort will open the gates of some of the nation’s most popular music festivals to more people with disabilities.
The nonprofit Accessible Festivals says that it will make available a limited number of free tickets for people with disabilities and their loved ones to attend a host of concerts, festivals and conventions through its Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant Program.
Participating events include the Austin City Limits Music Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud NY and Stagecoach, among others.
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The program is named for Dan Grover, an accessibility consultant to the live music industry who had muscular dystrophy and was instrumental in improving accessibility at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. He died in July.
Accessible Festivals said it has been accepting applications for two dozen events this fall, with more expected to be added. Eligible individuals include those with newly acquired, temporary or lifelong disabilities.
The participating events have “made a commitment to all their disabled fans and have well-established ADA compliance programs,” according to Accessible Festivals.
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