Shine News

A look back at the podcasts and articles that helped spread the word and supported the Shine Music Festival 2021
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CleanRobotics to Bring Accessible Recycling to Denver's Shine Music Festival

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanRobotics and Shine Music are excited to announce their partnership to make recycling more inclusive and accessible at the Shine Music Festival this August 27th, 2022, at Denver’s Civic Center Park.
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PRN Insight with Mark Farrell

Insight with Mark Farrell

"Persons with disabilities deserve to experience concerts and more from a more desirable venue location rather from a far away spot deemed suitable by the venue, leaving most concert goers with disabilities feeling marginalized.  The Shine Music Festival is rewriting the concert experience through creating a barrier free environment so ALL can feel the power, magic and camaraderie of live music.

Inclusion Architect and Shine Music Festival Founder, Shawn Satterfield joins Mark to share exciting details on the inception of this rare and much warranted event consisting of two stages of non-stop day long phenomenal music in a breath taking setting featuring: hi-tech sensory area, hearing impaired areas, accessible pathways galore and, they’ve even created a Shine Music Festival braille t-shirt for a tactile experience or good excuse to touch someone."
Listen to the May 28, 2021 Interview
303 Magazine

303 Magazine: 15 Colorado Music Festivals To Hit Up This Summer

By far the most unique festival on our list, the Shine Music Festival, according to its website, is a “radically accessible music event” that’s providing a space for disabled music lovers to rejoice in live music in a mindful space. It’s an event dedicated to empowering disabled people, who often miss out on concert experiences due to a lack of accessibility and disability accommodations.
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The LittleWins Podcast with Lexis Serot

Shawn Satterfield, the founder of Shine Music, a Colorado non-profit, and I talk about the Shine Music Festival, first of its kind - combining technology and planning to create an enjoyable live experience for people of all abilities. We talk about her personal history and why two female founders will take every “at bat” for inclusion, as well as their love for music.
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XLIVE

Shine Music Organizes Fully Accessible Music Festival

By Victoria Copans

Concerts and music festivals are coming back in full force after having been put on hold for over a year, and fans around the world couldn’t be more excited. However, these types of live experiences are, unfortunately, not very accessible to people with disabilities. Virtual concerts and events have enabled wider access, but nothing quite compares to a live show.
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Mile High Magazine

Mile High Magazine

With Melissa Moore

The Shine Music Festival is August 8th at Levitt Pavilion.  The Shine Music Festival is a fully accessible event that is enjoyable for all.  They will have technology for people who are deaf to hear the music.  They will have braille on their concert shirts.  They also have a neurodiversity area as well as an autism mobile sensory bus.  They will have 11 bands playing on two different stages with the headliners being The Score.     
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Westword

Shine Music Festival Spotlights Accessibility for All

By Claire Duncombe

While music festivals have made some strides over the years in terms of accessibility, the overall level of inclusion for people with disabilities is still low. Venues can be difficult to navigate for people in wheelchairs, the volume and chaos can be tough for those with sensory disorders, and deaf fans lack ways to enjoy live music.

Shawn Satterfield, president of Colorado nonprofit Shine Music, wants to change that. Her organization is reimagining how festivals can become more inclusive and accessible.

The nonprofit's first attempt, the Shine Music Festival, takes place at Levitt Pavilion on August 8 and will employ technology and venue design changes that remove barriers for concert-goers.
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303 Magazine

Shine Music Festival Aims to Make Live Music Accessible For Everyone

By Sydney Kapp

Breaking down the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from attending live music events is an important task. The numerous health and wellness benefits of live music are overabundant — calming anxieties, aiding communication by stimulating and encouraging speech, improving physical skills and helping people to express and experience a variety of emotions are just a few of the many ways live music is beneficial according to Bethesda. Because of these benefits, everyone, disabled or not, can look forward to knowing that Shine Music Festival is taking place this year.
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Davis Phinney Foundation

Announcing the
Shine Music Festival

Shawn Satterfield has always believed strongly in the power of live music. It breaks down societal barriers and allows people to come together and share in the magic that is created at every show. Through a sequence of events and life experiences, Shawn realized that never before in the world has there been a music event planned purposefully to be radically inclusive of all people. Thus, the Shine Music Festival was born.

On August 8, 2021, the Shine Music Festival will be held at the Levitt Pavilion in Denver, CO. The Shine team has collaborated with numerous organizations including the Davis Phinney Foundation to create a comprehensive accessibility plan to allow people of all ability levels to come together and enjoy the power of music in the expansive 14,000 capacity venue.
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Expanding the live music experience for concert-goers of all abilities

In August, the Shine Music Festival—billed as a “booty shaking, progress making, radically accessible music event”—brought hundreds of concertgoers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to Levitt Pavilion's expansive lawn to experience the healing power of music. Today we’re taking a closer look at this historic daylong celebration three years in the making and exploring some of the ways permanent Levitt venues across the country are working to improve the live music experience for people of all abilities.
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Send It Rising

Send It Rising host Kellen Kautzman interviews Shine Music Founder Shawn Satterfield to talk about accessibility, inclusion, purpose and all things SHINE!
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Mindful Inspiration Champion hosted by Matt Faler, Guest Shawn Satterfield - Becoming An Inclusion Architect

Mindful Inspiration Champion: Becoming An Inclusion Architect

Mindful Inspiration Champion host Matt Faler interviews Shine Music founder Shawn Satterfield on what it means to become an Inclusion Architect.
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GabTalks featuring Guest Expert Shawn Satterfield Inclusion Architect & Founder of Shine Music

GabTalks Interviews Expert Shawn Satterfield

In today’s episode of GabTalks™ Success Tips from Experts, we got the chance to sit down with Inclusion Architect & Founder of Shine Music: Shawn Satterfield. As an Inclusion Architect®, Shawn’s passion is creating equitable, inclusive and accessible spaces. Shawn creates brands with a purpose, brands that inspire and support change-makers to integrate inclusion in their business. Teaching entrepreneurs and business owners to create a brand presence where everyone is represented, Shawn continues to fight for accessibility and spread awareness.
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The Video That Started It All

Cliff Woodage, a musician from Grimsby UK, played his guitar for Lacie who happens to be blind and autistic. As he places her hand on his guitar and plays and hums for her, a beautiful smile crosses her face. At that moment, the joy of music connects them in a magical way that only music can do.

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