Music Matters

Music Matters Logo designed by The 6th Clothing Co
March 1st - March 31st 2023
Youth on Record


The 5th Annual Music Matters | 2023

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 and local venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, are coming together to make a difference for the whole month of March! Did you know Youth on Record is serving nearly 2000 students each year?

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Platinum Sponsors:

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

Gold Sponsors: 

Make sure you support these venues in the month of March as they are all supporting Youth on Record!

  1. Bar 404
  2. Dazzle Denver -  Ticket buyers can add donations to their tickets on the checkout page on our website - $1 from every Tito's Chocolate Martini and Odell Sippin' Pretty goes back to YOR
  3. Dio Mio Pasta
  4. Empourium Brewing | 10% of of sales of "Peace, Love and Pale Ale" their Extra Pale Ale for the month of March
  5. Fillmore Auditorium | details pending
  6. Fort Greene | 
  7. Hard Rock Cafe Denver 
  8. Illegal Pete's ALL Colorado Locations  
  9. Illegal Pete's Lower Downtown Denver 
  10. Illegal Pete's Park Hill 
  11. Illegal Pete's Denver - Northside |
  12. Illegal Pete's Fort Collins - Old Town | details coming soon
  13. Illegal Pete's South Broadway | details coming soon
  14. Illegal Pete's DTC | details coming soon
  15. Illegal Pete's Colfax | Acoustic music from Cory Phare 4pm - 6pm 
  16. Illegal Pete's Boulder - Pearl Street | details coming soon
  17. Illegal Pete's Boulder - The Hill | details coming soon
  18. Illegal Pete's DU | music from Ian Johnson 4pm - 6pm 
  19. Indie 102.3 & 303 Magazine - 303 Day at Number Thirty Eight
  20. Joyhill
  21. Marquis Theater - Jawbox - March 22nd | Colorscapes, 3/26 
  22. Nocturne Jazz - Donate $1 for every cover charge or dinner and a show reservation for March. Plus! You can donate with any pre-paid reservation in March - featuring Tito's.....
  23. Novo Coffee Online | A  12oz Branded Music Matters blend of coffee, 40% of all sales go to YOR, you can purchase these at all 3 retail locations and through the website 
  24. Novo Coffee Glenarm 
  25. Novo Coffee Gilpin
  26. Novo Coffee Highlands 
  27. Ratio Beerworks RiNo
  28. Ratio Beerworks Overland 
  29. Redeemer Pizza 
  30. Roxy on Broadway | 
  31. Sexy Pizza 
  32. Summit Denver 
  33. The 6th Clothing Co. |  an additional 10% on the YOR items only (16% of purchase price) will go to YOR & 6% of sales price, for all other items, will be automatically donated to YOR when you add to cart through the end of March (aside from products for other nonprofit partners)
  34. Western Sky and Tap 
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How do I contribute as a local business?

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 Andrea Viarrial-Murphy 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. 

Learn more about this Campaign here!
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