Music Matters March 2024

March 1st - March 31st 2024
Youth on Record


The 6th Annual Music Matters | 2024

The month of March is a time when the community can come together and collectively agree that “music matters”

(this campaign is the whole month of March!)

Every $1 makes a difference as you spend at local venues, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops! These community-oriented businesses have come together to make a difference for the next generation of young creatives during the entire month of March! 

See participating businesses on Google Maps!


Love, Tito's is matching up to $5000 raised at all participating locations that feature a Tito's Handmade Vodka Cocktail

Mark your calendarS

March 1, 2024 - Youth on Record is hosting a kickoff event for Music Matters March at our March Open Mic from 5-8pm! 

March 2, 2024 - Cerveceria Colorado and Youth on Record are launching Music Matters March with a celebration at their Denver taproom from 2-6pm. A percentage of taproom sales will go back to Youth on Record. There will be raffle prizes, live music, and connection! 

March 6, 2024 - Sexy Pizza is donating 15% of all-day sales from the Sexy Pizza Uptown location including online gift cards and merch orders.

CONFIRMED Locations 2024


Artisan Optical is an optometrist and eyewear store in the Baker neighborhood donating 10% of all Raen Frame sales during Music Matters March. 

The 6th Clothing Co. is an urban apparel brand based in Denver that is donating 16% of the sales price from the Youth on Record x 6th collection and 6% of the sales price for all other purchased The 6th Apparel items (excludes items for other non-profits) during Music Matters March.

Food & Drink

Bar 404 is a food, drink, late-night, live-music hotspot on South Broadway donating $1 for every specialty Tito's cocktail sold. 

Cerveceria Colorado is a Denver-based brewery inspired by the traditions, flavors, and culture of Mexico. 

The Empourium Brewing Company is a Berkley brewery donating 10% of Peace, Love and Pale Ale sales during March. 

Fort Greene is a unique cocktail bar in Globeville donating $1 for every Night Queen (Rittenhouse Rye, ginger bubbles, peach bitters, lemon) sold. 

Happy Bakeshop is a gourmet bakery in West Highland that creates delicious desserts and treats including a robust gluten-free selection. They're donating $1 for every cupcake dozen sold in March. 

Novo Coffee is a Denver coffee shop and roaster that has curated a special "Music Matters March" blend of coffee and donating 40% of bag sales.

Sexy Pizza is a hand-tossed pizza restaurant in Denver donating 15% of all-day sales on March 6, 2024, from the Sexy Pizza Uptown location including online gift cards and merch orders.

Western Sky Bar & Taproom is a community-driven bar and live event space that's donating $1 from all Western Sky specialty cocktails during the month of March. 


Artisan Optical is an optometrist and eyewear store in the Baker neighborhood donating $5 from every eye exam during March. 

Kelzana Artist Management, Development, & Consulting is a Denver-based management company that supports local and regional artists. When you mention Music Matters March or Youth on Record at your first 1-hour consulting session, you'll get $5 off your session which will be donated to Youth on Record! Valid on sessions scheduled and paid for before the end of March.


The Black Sheep is a rock and indie venue in Colorado Springs donating $0.50 per ticket sold in March

Marquis Theater is an intimate live music venue donating a percentage of all tickets sold in March.

Nocturne is a jazz venue and supper club in the RiNo neighborhood donating $1 from every cover charge during March. 

Summit is an award-winning live music venue donating a percentage of all tickets sold in March.

How do I contribute as a Sponsor?

Interested in sponsoring Music Matters March? Click here to learn more.

Email Nathan Mackenzie at 


Venues, artists, and small businesses are showing their support in the following ways:

  • donations from $.25-$1.00 from ticket sales or the door

  • donate a % from the month, a special drink or food

  • some artists performing have chosen to match the $.25-$1.00 from their own ticket sales and have joined our Music Ambassador Program 

  • donation buckets behind the bars / counter

  • add YOR as a donation line on your credit card receipts 

  • running a raffle at the show

  • others are making a direct donation

  • Or....Get Creative and let us know what ideas you have!

Interested in joining in the fun?


Email Nathan Mackenzie at 

Funds raised will support all 3 of our program pillars

Academic Success

Academic Success is a pathway to personal freedom. YOR teaches middle and high school classes, led by local, community musicians who are trained in YOR's liberatory, engaged and anti-racist teaching pedagogy. In addition to teaching classes, YOR supports it's school partners with professional development trainings, as well as districtwide Career Pathways course development and instruction.

Economic Opportunity

Access to greater economic opportunities supports individual and community freedom. YOR offers programming that increases the opportunities for and likelihood that young people will build the skills, networks, confidence, and strategies to become economically self-sufficient, doing work that they love, and are passionate about.

Community Activation

Building strong, supportive, inclusive communities fortifies young people's individual and collective freedom and power. In an effort to support the voices and value of our young people, YOR offers programming that engages communities, both in person and virtually, with youth music, youth voices, youth identities, and youth power. 

All Youth on Record Programs include healthy Mentorships.