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Chris Zacher

Founder / CEO / Exec Dir
Levitt Pavilion Denver

Chris is a champion for live music that is accessible for all. He is credited with the sustainability and overwhelming popularity of Denver's City Park Jazz Festival, serving as Vice President and President from 2006 - 2014. Since 2012 he’s led Denver’s effort to create the new Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill Park, a 7,500 cap amphitheater offering a mix of free and ticketed events for the general public.

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 In 2015, Chris was honored with the inaugural Cultural Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.

Chris has worked most recently as a partner with Zebra Incorporated specializing in non-profit consulting. Chris has a vast amount of experience in accounting, budgeting, crisis management, contracting, community outreach 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’ll have it only because we already have a unique cultural asset in Chris Zacher."

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Events featuring Chris Zacher
Events featuring Chris Zacher