Chris Zacher

Denver, CO

Chris is a 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. In 2012, Chris founded Levitt Pavilion Denver. In 2013, Chris was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver's "Forty Under 40" for his commitment and leadership to Denver's non-profit community. He was named one of the Four Most Influential People in Denver Entertainment in 2014 by AXS.com. In 2015, Chris was honored with the inaugural Cultural Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. Under Chris’s leadership Levitt Pavilion Denver has received local, national, and international recognition from multiple prestigious organizations including; Pollstar, Billboard, Westword, and 5280 Magazine. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of Levitt Pavilion Denver, Chris is a lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) working in the College of Arts and Media (C.A.M.) in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies program. Chris also serves as a Commissioner for the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, is Vice President for the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) Rocky Mountain Chapter along with sitting on several NIVA committees, and is a member of Arapahoe Community College Music Audio Technology Advisory Committee. Chris has a vast amount of experience in accounting, budgeting, crisis management, contracting, community outreach, public speaking, and fundraising. "Chris Zacher’s leadership has been critical to getting this unique public/private partnership off the ground, and his continued enthusiasm and energy will be critical to its success." Says Jolon Clark, Denver City Councilman District 7. "We will have a unique cultural asset with the Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill, but we have it only because we already have a unique cultural asset in Chris Zacher."
Chris Zacher