Colorado Venues Are Going Red Tonight to Save Its Live Event Industry

The live events industry, among the hardest to be struck by the coronavirus, is hanging on by a thread. As among the primary businesses shut down — with millions of jobs lost because of restrictions on large scale parties and no national aid in sight — amusement destinations all over the nation, are taking it upon themselves to increase awareness of the struggle. Tonight, all over the nation and here in Colorado, venues, buildings and other constructions we are at risk of losing will light up from red to implore Congress to pass the RESTART ACT as soon as possible. The RESTART Act would offer economic relief to the ailing industry that has been held in limbo since March 2020. In addition, the movement is to encourage in their efforts to expand and keep Pandemic Unemployment Assistance supplying relief to people who have lost job because of COVID-19.

From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on September 1, anticipate almost 1,500 live occasion buildings across the nation to light up in red. Having an estimated 96 percent — or as many as 12 million at the Live Events Industry now unemployed, furloughed, or undergoing a drastic loss of income — assistance has never been more crucial. Not to mention a number of the world’s biggest concert promoters reporting a 98% reduction of revenue since the onset of the pandemic, as well as the independent ones even more so.

Here from the Mile High City, 50 Colorado-based live event businesses, promoters, venues, and occasion specialists have come together to create the #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART initiative across the nation possible. Additionally, Boulder-based national nonprofit Conscious Alliance, working in conjunction with the initiatives will provide meals to employees in the Live Event Industry that have been displaced or unemployed by the outbreak.

Take a Look at the list of Colorado venues set to divide below:

Aspen: Wheeler Opera House

Avon: Avon Performance Center

Boulder: 1STBANK Center, Boulder Bandshell, Boulder Theater, City Hall, Fox Theatre

Colorado Springs: Black Sheep, Broadmoor Arena, BruesAleHouse and Music Venue, Colorado College Fine Arts Center, Pikes Peak Center

Denver: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Archipelago Clubs (2435 7th St), Armory Denver, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Daniels & Fisher Tower, Dazzle, Denver Convention Center, Denver Pavilions, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Theatre District, Empower Field at Mile High, Globe Hall, Knew Conscious, Larimer Lounge, Lost Lake, McNichols Building, Mission Ballroom, Paramount Theatre, Pepsi Center, Union Station

Dillion: Dillon Amphitheater

Fort Collins: Aggie Theatre, Avogadro’s, Bud Event Center/Ranch, Colorado Room, Comedy Fort, Lincoln Center, The Armory, The Coast

Greeley: UNCO Norton Theatre

Paonia: Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia Town Park Stage, The Paradise

Telluride: Liberty, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride Town Park

Winter Park: Ullr’s Tavern

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