The Downtown community quickly banded together after the Sunday shooting, hosting fundraisers and memorials to honor the victims. DTLV continues to do so by coming up with creative ways to raise money, pay tribute, and bring us together through music and events.
Downtown-based apparel brand Fremont & Friends released the Love collection in response to the Route 91 shooting. The clothing and hats feature a simple heart with the name of our city in the center. Each product sells for $30 with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the Victims’ Fund. All of the proceeds will be matched by Zappos. Presale runs until Saturday, Oct. 7.
11th Street Records is inviting the community to participate in a country music compilation to raise funds and memorialize the tragedy. They are looking for eight to 10 songs recorded by local artists who are not normally thought of as country. The compilation will serve as a “reflection of that amazing absence of any sense of division, whether by musical tastes, genre, geography, culture, politics, race, or any of the other stupidities we tend to focus on until times like these.” 11th Street is opening up their studio to record the tracks and are looking for musicians and studio engineers to participate. They can be contacted through their Facebook page.
From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight, Velveteen Rabbit is hosting a fundraiser for the victims and their families. All of the proceeds made from the show on the back patio will be donated. There will be performances by 10 local artists, including Charlie Starling, The Lique, Avalon Landing and more. Doors open around 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Oddfellows’ ‘80s dance party Footloose is paying tribute to Tom Petty from 11:30 p.m. to midnight. A $5 cover starts at 11 p.m. All proceeds from the door will be matched by Zappos For Good and donated to victims.
A charity bike ride hosted by Downtown community members will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 6 p.m. Bikers will meet at Huntridge tavern and ride to Bunkhouse and ReBar. There will be food trucks, entertainment and a raffle. A full schedule will be posted on their Facebook event page once it is determined.
At First Friday there will be free counseling available in Suite 246 inside the Arts Factory. A team of mental health professional volunteers will be there providing services for anyone who needs to talk. There will also be boxes available to give messages of support to first responders, victims and their families.