Edmonton Journal Liveblog: Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community

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A live broadcast is schedule for 8 p.m. at lightuplive.ca, and throughout the night the Edmonton Journal will be sharing photos of participating venues around the city, including the Winspear Centre, Starlite Room, Walterdale Theatre, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, ATB Arts Barns, and many more.

The Journal will also be sharing stories of live event workers and interviews with musicians, artists, actors, promoters, sound and lighting technicians, and others impacted by COVID-19.

“As the MLA for Edmonton-City Centre, I recognize the vibrancy and vitality live events bring to the communities I represent through the infrastructures and workers as they host touring artists, local performers and festivals,” said David Shepherd, Edmonton City Centre MLA, in a statement.

“Indeed, the Live Event Community serves as links in a vital chain that spans our country and provides the essential infrastructure needed for Canadian culture to survive.”

Canadians are invited to join some of the nation’s most iconic landmarks in lighting your venue, building, home, or even yourself in red and sharing photos and videos on social media with the hastags #LightUpLive and #SupportCanadianVenues

Visit lightuplive.ca for more information or to add your venue to the interactive map.

rgarner@postmedia.com

@rygarner

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