Shine Music Festival
Aug 8, 2021
The first of its kind, radically accessible music event is coming to Denver, Colorado on August 8, 2021. Shine Music Festival, a 1-day music event, will be held at Levitt Pavilion from 1:00-7:30pm (Doors open at 12:00pm). This festival will combine the staples of a music festival with adaptive technology and a comprehensive accessibility plan - resulting in creating an inclusive space where people of all abilities can collectively enjoy a day filled with music, food, art, and fun.
Music lovers will enjoy a two-stage experience. The first (main) stage will feature acts such as:
• The Score: LA based alternative rock duo Eddie Anthony and Edan Dover.
• Denver All-Star Jam: A collaboration of local Colorado musicians.
• Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts: 2019 Band of the Year – Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.
• El Javi: Denver based artist who incorporates elements of flamenco, progressive rock, classical, and folk.
The second stage will feature several local band acts such as:
• Float Like A Buffalo: 303 Magazine's "New Music You Should Know"
• Graham Good & The Painters: 2021 BandWagon Magazine Battle of the Bands winner.
• Damon Wood: Former James Brown guitarist brand-new band debut.
• Bottlerocket Hurricane: Six-piece bluegrass and beyond band.
Plans being incorporated to design this all-inclusive, accessible, and immersive music experience include:
• Full Body Sound will have devices that allow the deaf and hard of hearing to experience the full spectrum of music.
• Feel the Beat will be providing a bone-conduction dance floor that allows the deaf and hard of hearing to feel sound through vibrational energy.
• Braille and large print maps, schedules and menus will be provided for the audience who are visually impaired or blind. We have even incorporated Braille into our merchandise!
• To accommodate the audience with neurological disorders, there will be a sensory tent with noise cancelling headphones and certified therapists.
• Accessible pathways throughout, ensuring easy access to the entire event.
Music has the power to heal, to cleanse, and to uplift your entire being. The feeling of music is translated into thoughts and emotions. It surrounds our entire body like pure energy and moves us in a way nothing else can.
For over one billion people - or 15% of the world's population - attending a live music event is impossible due to lack of accessibility. Shine Music, a 501c3 non-profit, has worked with organizations that represent various groups serving the disabled community, to create a space free from barriers that would prevent some from attending.