The Fox has teamed up with fifteen of Arizona’s independent music venues to release new apparel designed to celebrate and benefit our local spaces, all of which have been unable to host regular concerts for nearly a year. The “I ❤ AZ” shirt features all 16 venues names printed together on the back.
Many of our businesses will soon approach one full year without any income, and those that have found a way to create a new source of revenue have not been able to generate earnings that come close to their pre-pandemic operations.
While waiting for concerts to safely return, the following 16 venues have partnered to produce a celebratory t-shirt to raise funds for the closed venues and the National Independent Venue Association’s Emergency Relief Fund:
Fox Tucson Theatre
The Rialto Theatre
Last Exit Live
The Rebel Lounge
The Rhythm Room
The Trunk Space
The Orpheum Theater
“The Fox is proud to be part of an incredible, interconnected network of music and performance venues here in Arizona. We’ve all been working together behind-the-scenes, and we’re thrilled to share new ways for all of our fans to stay involved, too! We encourage everyone to show your Arizona music lover pride in style!”
The collaborative apparel is available for pre-order now on a t-shirt, hoodie, tank top, and koozie. The proceeds from this merchandise will directly benefit our Arizona venues, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the National Independent Venue Association.
This shirt was designed by Phoenix artist Sage Aune. You can find her work on Instagram @sagepizza or shop her artwork on Etsy.com/Shop/SagePizza.
The venues worked with local company Hello Merch, a full-service independent merchandise company created in 2008 by Sam Means, on the product line. Visit IHeartAZ.net to find more information on these products and the venues associated.