Accessible Festivals Launches Grant Program for Top Destinations
A non-profit organization that has been working for making live music fully accessible for people of all abilities since 2014, Accessible Festivals has announced Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant Program for fans with disabilities, which provides free tickets to music festivals such as Austin City Limits, Electric Daisy Carnival,... Read more
Family Faces Struggles At Carrie Underwood Gig Over Accessible Seating
A family in Oklahoma City are speaking out after they endured an unpleasant encounter at the Chesapeake Energy Arena over accessible seating. Taylor Shirley, an 18-year-old country fan who is wheelchair bound, attended Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 last week. However, when Shirley and his family arrived at... Read more
Janelle Monae Fan Told Accessible Seating Is First-Come First-Serve
A Janelle Monae fan with a serious back condition bought a ticket to an upcoming show last year, making sure that she would be able to secure a seat. However, now, the venue claims that seats are “first-come, first-serve.” The concert is set to take place on July 4... Read more
Wheelchair Concertgoer Demands More Inclusion In Australia
Buying a ticket to an event should be a seamless experience, but for disabled concertgoers, this is rarely the case. In Australia, wheelchair users struggle trying to buy tickets to a show and are often placed elsewhere from their companion. One advocate, Stephanie Travers, is trying to change the... Read more
Music Journalist With Cerebral Palsy Prohibited From Pink VIP Section
A Pink fan and music journalist in Sydney, Australia was told that she could not sit in the general admission area at the show in her wheelchair, despite her VIP tickets. Marlena Katene, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, had purchased tickets to Pink’s Wild At Heart... Read more
Ticketing Without Barriers Makes Ticket Buying Inclusive For Disabled Fans
Concerts are an ample part of our society – something that music fans relish in – and should be made accessible to any human. However, people with a disability consistently find that buying tickets is not only difficult, but sometimes impossible. A lot of ticketing sites don’t make it... Read more
Little Mix Face Backlash for Disabled Ticket-Buying Process
Tickets went on sale yesterday to the Summer Hits tour from Little Mix, a popular British girl group formed on talent competition TV show “The X Factor”. Soon after onsale, the group faced criticism from fans with disabilities, who felt discriminated by the ticket-buying process for accessible seating. One... Read more
Disability Advocate’s Petition for Better Access for Disabled Sees Strong Response
Australian Chris Hall has been pushing his country’s top ticketing agencies – Ticketmaster and Tickettek – to better serve disabled concert-goers. A petition started on got nearly 16,000 signatures in its first week, a sign that there is fairly large-scale support for making sure the needs of all... Read more