Accessibility Information for StoopFest 2019
Not all house venues have accessible bathrooms. There are ADA accessible mens’ & womens’ bathrooms at the Allen Neighborhood Center, and ADA accessible gender-neutral bathrooms at The Avenue.
Information About House Venues
127 / 127 Allen St.
Physical: There are 4 short steps to get onto the porch. Our front doorway is 36’’ wide and has a 1’’ threshold. There are plenty of places to sit down in our living room. Bands play on the floor in the basement, which is down a set of 10 moderately-steep stairs with handrails on both sides. There is a small couch near the side of the stage area, and more chairs can be made available if needed. We recognize that this isn’t wheelchair accessible. We will have a projector and camera set up with a livestream of the show downstairs projected in the living room. Our bathroom is on the first floor. The doorway is 24” and the bathroom is small. ADA bathrooms are located one block to the South, at the Allen Neighborhood Center.
Environmental/Sensory: Low lighting/dark in the basement. All our lighting for shows is epilepsy safe or very low risk. Music will be moderate-loud, and we will provide ear plugs. Alcohol and marijuana use is allowed and is usually present at our shows. There is a lot of pet hair/potential allergens.
Hayford House / 525 N Hayford Ave.
Physical: There are 4 steps to get into the house, and a steep staircase to get into the basement where most music is occurring. We recognize that this is not wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is on the main level and is easy to access. Chairs can be provided upon request.
Environmental/Sensory: There is some transitional lighting that is not especially intense, and will be epilepsy safe or very low risk. It is otherwise dark in the basement. Music is audible from the more evenly-lit upstairs. Music is medium-loud. Smoking indoors is not permitted.
Owl House / 217 S. Clemens
Physical: Backyard venue. Enter through a 36” gate (which will be open) on the back-left side of house (assuming you’re facing it). No steps and it will be wheelchair accessible. House will be closed off and used for artist gear storage at only entrance. No public bathroom. Small amount of places to sit, but use of lawn chairs or other portable seating is permitted and encouraged.
Environmental/Sensory:With the show being outdoors, there will be no artificial lighting. Though the acts at this space will trend up to loud/moderate-loud, the noise will be contained to the garage and the noise level in the yard will be regularly checked by a decibel meter. Typical outdoor allergens.
Cat Cafe / 137 Shepherd
Physical: There are steps to the porch, and the bathroom is upstairs. We recognize that this is not wheelchair accessible. Bands play on the floor in the living room, and there are places to sit down.
Environmental/Sensory: Lighting will be epilepsy safe or very low risk. Sound levels will be moderate.
AOTA / 123 N. Fairview
Physical: Enter through the front door after going up 5 steps. Performances will take place in the living room immediately where you enter from the front door. Bathrooms located in the back of the house through the kitchen.
Environmental/Sensory: Moderate-Loud. This house is predominately hip hop acts performing without a live band. The lighting will be standard house lighting unless brought by a performer for their specific act.
Mori / 121 S. Fairview
Physical: While there is a driveway leading to a side door so folks don’t have to use the porch steps, the doorway is too narrow for a wheelchair to fit through. If you don’t want to take the porch stairs, this side entrance has four stairs that lead to the kitchen/living room where the show will take place. There are no bathrooms on this floor and many stairs leading to the upstairs where there is a bathroom. If you’re unable to take this many stairs, this house is close to The Avenue which has more bathroom accommodations.
Environmental/Sensory: The sound will be moderate to loud. There are pets in the house (dogs and a cat) so if you have allergies please be aware. The lighting, due to the show being on the first floor, will be natural and not too dark. People are free to drink/smoke in this space.
Displaced Manor / 2002 E Kalamazoo
Physical: 36” Entrance, 1” threshold. Show space will be in a basement, immediately to the right down half a flight of narrow stairs with a railing. Small bathroom available upstairs with a 32” entry and very little room to maneuver for a wheelchair. There are ADA accessible restrooms a short distance West of this venue in the Allen Neighborhood Center which will be available to StoopFest attendees.
Environmental/Sensory: Typical low lighting/dark in the basement. All should be epilepsy safe or very low risk. The majority of the bands on this show will be louder/more-aggressive. Potential cat/pet allergens.