Going to Concerts Is a Huge Hassle for People With Disabilities, but It Shouldn't Be

Kalyn Heffernan is a musician (she fronts the band Wheelchair Sports Camp) and a teacher who works with Youth on Record. She's also an avid music fan who regularly attends concerts around Denver. And she has osteogenesis imperfecta; as a result, she's three feet, six inches tall and weighs just a little over fifty pounds. She gets around in a wheelchair. She's learned that just because a music venue claims to be accessible, that doesn't mean much of anything about the quality of the experience she'll have there.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies