First words on the Sidedoor Access Website
“We are a team of artists & technologists passionately building an efficient, friendly and transparent marketplace where anybody can perform, host, or curate shows for their communities”
And then this –
“Although our company was originally for in-person shows only, we quickly expanded to the online sphere, once gatherings became unsafe. Our job is to help artists, curators, festivals, and venues keep creating shows and help audiences find them.
When faced with a crisis, it is always art that helps us through. Whether it offers comfort, community, understanding, solace, distraction, or perspective, art has always been something humanity employs to make it through pain and suffering. We are committed to supporting the creators in safe and innovative ways to connect to their audience.”
Co-Founder & CEO
Laura’s founding partner is Dan Mangan, a singular artist who knows about endless road trips, rooms full of strangers, and surviving the hard road.
SideDoor started several years ago as a way for emerging artists to play stages in towns, cities, regions, and provinces.
The stages were storefronts, backyards, front rooms, porches, tennis courts, and actual stages.
Forward to 2019 and a World epidemic that changed everyone’s life.
Dan tells the story of where he was and how Sidedoor Access became “The Thing”
Here’s the story of how Dan, Laura, and Sidedoor became a sensation and changed their lives. Again.