Save Our Saturday’s

DC Event Coalition

The DC Event Coalition came together during a time of uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult time, support throughout the industry is vital. Our President, Jeannette Tavares, founded the DC Event Coalition along with 6 other companies. The coalition includes Linder Global Events, The Dufour Collaborative, Events by Andre Wells, RJ Whyte Event Production, Bond Events, and Bravo Events, along with 300+ of our vendors and partners in the DC/MD/VA area. The coalition has weekly webinars and topic specific webinars to help our community stay informed. Click HERE to register for the next one.

Help us save our Saturday’s

We are all missing a little something these days.  

The parties, the friends, the gatherings….the work. 

Social Distancing is the exact opposite of what we do. We are an invisible army of millions that create your memories. 

We are live event professionals and when we do our job right, we are invisible. 

But not anymore. 

We have to change that to survive. So we are launching… Save Our Saturday’s to raise awareness for the live events industry.  

The performers. The florists. The valets. The caterers. 

The rental and décor shops. 

And us……  the producers. We need you.

Together, we are concerts, exhibitions, galas, corporate, weddings, and festivals.

One of the largest industries in the country when we combine forces.   

We were one of the first industries to go offline and will be one of the last to return.  

And 8 weeks of government support is not enough for us to survive the covid fallout. 

We need legislation that goes beyond the current short term funding. 

So.. on behalf of the DC Event Coalition, please stay safe, stay healthy, and please help to #Save our Saturday’s.

We miss you and can’t wait to be with you again!  

Empty Event

The DC Event Coalition put on the Empty Event last week on the National Mall. The exhibition’s purpose was to showcase the number of workers in our industry who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 48 tables each representing 250,000 workers. Millions of Americans cannot work. The economic effects have been devastating to our industry.

We are the first industry to shut down and will be the last to reopen.