Get Out Tonight for Great Local Music – and for Reproductive Rights

Get Out Tonight for Great Local Music – and for Reproductive Rights

January 3, 2020 Off By Denver Thread
music benefit concert in Denver for Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado

Local activist collective Bands Against the Ban hosting an event to support Planned Parenthood.

If you’re like the rest of us, you’re ecstatic that the decade’s coming to an end, and the holidays have wrapped up. And you’re probably exhausted, too. But we’ve got a recommendation–and a request, really–that will make dragging you and your entourage out for another night of music and partying more than worth it, and will also help out our world in a huge and important way.

Bands Against the Ban, an activist coalition of local Denver musicians, bands, and artists, is partnering up with some of Denver’s coolest local businesses and some cool Denver bands to bring together a night of beautiful music, burlesque, and activism at The Oriental Theater, in support of reproductive rights.

Doors at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm
$12 in advance $15 at the door for GA

Reserve a hi-top table for $80 (4 tickets/4 people)
All ages Bar with ID
Get your tickets online

All proceeds from the show will support Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado (PPVC), a Colorado-based 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, also the activist branch of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Inc. (PPRM). If ever you needed a purpose to see good music – well, besides the music – PPVC is it.

Support women’s reproductive rights in front of live Denver bands

Two of the bands from the show are fronted by a pair of the three local artists/musicians that formed Bans Against the Ban – Megan Kelley is the frontwoman of emo/post-goth band Married a Dead Man, and David Pereira is the leader of​ ​the band​ Hate Minor. Sharing the stage with Church Fire and burlesque-troupe ​Rebel Girl Productions makes for a stunning event, all to raise money for a great cause – women’s reproductive rights.

The press release from Bands Against the Ban lays it out:

“Headlined by ​Church Fire​, with direct support from post-punk gothic band ​Married a Dead Man, ​rock-duo newcomers ​Hate Minor, ​and burlesque-troupe ​Rebel Girl Productions​, this show promises to deliver some serious punch, while raising some serious funds for a cause that every Denverite can get behind.”

– Bands Against the Ban

Local Denver businesses in support

The event is also being supported by a group of local Denver businesses including Evergroove Studio​, ​Spruce Barber and Clothier​, ​Mutiny Information Cafe, and of course The Oriental Theater – plus many more.

More from Bands Against the Ban: “We are thrilled to do our part to elevate female artistry as we work towards a better future for every woman; with each featured band boasting a strong female presence, from conceptualization to execution.”

And, keep your eyes peeled through the revving up of this uber-important election season because it looks like Bands Against the Ban are just getting started:

Music and activism go hand in hand, and BATB is proud to honor Denver’s strong tradition of conscientious songwriting and performance with an event designed to raise awareness and help embattled non-profits like Planned Parenthood to accomplish their missions. As we press into election season, we believe BATB’s goals will resonate with the Denver Music Scene, and help to inspire political activism from musicians and music-fans alike as we fight for what we believe in.

– Bands Against the Ban