The live events industry has declared a red alert with over 1500 venues across the country illuminating their buildings in red at night to raise awareness about the financial strain of the pandemic. The goal is to encourage Congress to pass bipartisan legislation known as the Restart Act, sponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. KVNF’s Gavin Dahl learned more from Sen. Bennet about the proposed law earlier this summer.
Venues across the KVNF listening area have joined the effort, organized by the group We Make Events. In Paonia, the Paradise, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, and Paonia Town Park Stage are participating. In Telluride, the Liberty, Sheridan Opera House, and Telluride Town Park are too. Also heeding the call is the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway. You can learn more and see a list of participating venues at WeMakeEvents.org.