Inclusion Festival, a leader at the forefront of accessible music festivals, has announced an online edition featuring performances from Everyone Orchestra, a supergroup led by Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), and more.
In response to the global pandemic, this year’s Inclusion Festival has been rebranded as “Inclusion Festival Online,” but will still be accessible to everyone just the same. The three-day event to take place on August 21st-23rd will feature best practices in virtual accessibility with closed captioning, American Sign Language interpretation, accessibility tools, and more to ensure the inclusion of all music fans.
This virtual performance of Everyone Orchestra will include Al Schnier (moe.), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), James Casey and Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Bridget Law, Kai Eckhardt (Garaj Mahal), and Weedie Braimah, all conducted by bandleader Matt Butler. For his special supergroup performance, Hoffman has recruited Holly Bowling (Ghost Light), Lindsay Lou, and Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition).
Inclusion Festival Online will also include new sets from Hayley Jane, Zach Gill (ALO), TIKYRA (Southern Avenue), James Casey, Playing for Change, Reef the Lost Cauze, Peck & Penn (Midnight North), Start Making Sense, Tash Neal, Brady Rymer, Cousin Earth, Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento), Swift Technique, Mike Miz, Especially Everyone Ensemble, The Ace of Cups, Expansion Project, The Merry Rockers, Enjoy Every Moment, Blake Mobley, John the Martyr, Russell James, Dee Maple Band, Dylan Garcia, Anna Oh, Madison Gerish, Mother Nature’s Child, Matt Bartlett (Skunkmello), OJAS, Faye Adinda, Michael Korins, Miss Cantaloupe, PanSong, Jewels Harrison, A.J. Croix, Macheis Wind, and Flame.
In addition to the lineup of musicians of all abilities, Inclusion Festival Online will feature a variety of workshops and conversations related to accessibility, including an interview with autism advocate and author Dr. Temple Grandin. While the live stream of the festival is free, all donations received over the three-day event will go to benefit Accessible Festivals, a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure concerts and festivals are accessible to all people.
Tune into the first-ever Inclusion Festival Online via Zoom, CashorTrade streams, or on the event’s website on August 21st—23rd. For more information click here and watch the video player below.
Inclusion Festival Online
[Video: Inclusion Tube]