Daniel Trush, Daniel’s Music Foundation (DMF) Co-Founder & President / singer, songwriter shares his perspective on inclusion and why DMF created an event for persons with all abilities to share the magnificent and magical experience of live music together at the legendary field where Woodstock 1969 changed the way people celebrated music – that is until now!  Ken Trush, Daniel’s father and Co-Founder and Managing Director of DMF also provides insight on Hello Inclusion – the DMF music festival on Friday July 12th in Bethel NY where musicians with amazing abilities will make history once again on hallowed ground.     

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Daniel’s Music Foundation was founded in 2006 by the Trush Family to empower individuals with disabilities through music. DMF serve thousands of individuals – locally at our 8,700 square-foot music center in NYC, and nationally through the DMF Online Community. Their mission is to provide a comfortable, educational, and social environment in which individuals of all abilities can enjoy, learn, and practice the joy of music together. 

Through their Disability Awareness platform, which includes presentations about differences, our global award show – The Danny Awards, and record label – Just Call Me By My Name, they are challenging stereotypes about individuals with disabilities and working to build a more inclusive society for all. To learn more visit

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