Levitt Pavilion Ground-Breaking

November 16th, 2016

On November 10, 2016, ground was broken for the creation of an amazing new amphitheater in southwest Denver. Ruby Hill Park will be home to the all-new Levitt Pavilion, and will join other venues in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and other states as a facility operated by the Levitt Foundation. The venue, which has been in the planning phase for nearly five years, is scheduled to open and host its first performances in July 2017. This 20,000 capacity space will host 50 free concerts each year plus numerous paid events including dance, theater, orchestra and other artistic performances.

Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner sits on the Board of Directors of Levitt Pavilion Denver and joined many others in hailing this monumental step forward for the Denver Music Community. Levitt Pavilion Denver is also supported by Denver Arts and VenuesIllegal Pete’s, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and many others in the Denver music and arts community.


Creative Industries Economic Activities Study

November 2nd, 2016

Every two years, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts conducts a study that investigates the economic and social contributions made by various arts, cultural and scientific organizations in the Denver Metro area. The most recent results were released on October 5, 2016 at a breakfast event at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, which was attended by Dave Ratner (of the Creative Law Network) and other professionals in the Denver music and arts scene.


The results from the 2016 study indicated that the cultural community continues to have a significant economic impact in Colorado. While overall economic activity didn’t have much fluctuation between previous years, arts, cultural and science organizations generated about half a billion dollars into the regional economy. Additionally, cultural tourism is at an all-time high, and contributed approximately $367 million.


As a result of this continued support, more jobs and higher payrolls within these industries have emerged. Newer organizations in the creative fields are constantly forming, which has increased the need for services provided by entertainment law firms.