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Last Thursday, May 4th, the Colorado Music Coalition kicked off their fundraiser with the first Take Note concert. With support from Governor John Hickenlooper, the concert was to raise funds to expand music programs and student access to musical instruments across Colorado schools. Performances by OneRepublic, Nathaniel Ratecliff & the Nights Sweats, Slade, Todd Park Mohr, Tracksuit Wedding, and
Billy Nershi drew a large crowd at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. With the venue holding up to 7,000 people, Colorado locals and music enthusiasts filled over two-thirds of the center.
The event brought in close to $500,000 to put toward music education and instruments. The David and Laura Merage Foundation, along with many others, showed their support for this debut event to promote music education among Colorado youth. With this being such a success, the Colorado Music Coalition is hoping to create momentum and make this an annual event.
Twenty years from now people are going to say, ‘Were you at that first Take Note concert?’ And you’ll say ‘Yeah! I was there.’