Chris Zacher talks about responsible transparency in public projects, specifically focusing on the Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park, Denver, as a case study.

Chris Zacher is a social entrepreneur and champion for live music that is accessible for all. He is credited with the sustainability and overwhelming popularity of City Park Jazz, serving as Vice President and President from 2006 - 2014. Since 2012, he’s led Denver’s effort to create the new Levitt Pavilion Denver at Ruby Hill Park, which will offer 50 free concerts a year when it opens summer 2017.

Chris has a wealth of experience in non-profit operations, budgeting, community outreach, crisis management, fundraising and festival production. As a regular attendee of performance arts-based booking conferences including APAP, Aspen Live, Folk Alliance and SXSW Chris works to identify emerging artists to present in the Denver market.

Chris was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty Under 40” in 2013 for his commitment and leadership to Denver’s non-profit community. The Scientific & Cultural District (SCFD) recognized Chris for his leadership and volunteerism to the Denver cultural community in November of 2013 as well. In 2014 Chris was named one of the top influential people in Denver entertainment by AXS. In 2015 Chris received the inaugural Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Cultural Leadership Award for his significant impact on arts and culture in Colorado.

Chris has worked most recently as a partner with Zebra Incorporated specializing in non-profit consulting.

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Chris Zacher is a social entrepreneur and champion for live music that is accessible for all. He is credited with the sustainability and overwhelming popularity of City Park Jazz, serving as Vice President and President from 2006 - 2014. Since 2012, he’s led Denver’s effort to create the new Levitt Pavilion Denver at Ruby Hill Park, which will offer 50 free concerts a year when it opens summer 2017.

Chris has a wealth of experience in non-profit operations, budgeting, community outreach, crisis management, fundraising and festival production. As a regular attendee of performance arts-based booking conferences including APAP, Aspen Live, Folk Alliance and SXSW Chris works to identify emerging artists to present in the Denver market.

Chris was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty Under 40” in 2013 for his commitment and leadership to Denver’s non-profit community. The Scientific & Cultural District (SCFD) recognized Chris for his leadership and volunteerism to the Denver cultural community in November of 2013 as well. In 2014 Chris was named one of the top influential people in Denver entertainment by AXS. In 2015 Chris received the inaugural Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Cultural Leadership Award for his significant impact on arts and culture in Colorado.

Chris has worked most recently as a partner with Zebra Incorporated specializing in non-profit consulting.

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