As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation evolves, Swallow Hill Music is putting all programming on hold effective Saturday, March 14th through the end of the month. This includes postponing all concerts, shutting down group and private classes, workshops, and community jams and cancelling community outreach programming.
We are making this move to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to that closure schedule as necessary.
Friday night’s concerts—Robyn Hitchcock in Daniels Hall, Gobs O’Phun in Tuft Theatre, and Altan and Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at First Baptist Church—will go on as scheduled.
In the immediate hours and days we will work to contact affected parties including ticket holders and enrollees as to how to proceed.
For more than 40 years people have turned to Swallow Hill for community and music. Our thoughts are with everyone in our community, our members, musicians, partners, instructors, and staff, as well as with our greater community across our city, state and country.
In the upcoming days and weeks we will remain in touch via email and on social media and will make updates on our website. Please contact us with your questions and concerns. We will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.
We are taking every precaution to respond appropriately to the current moment, while ensuring that when we reopen our doors Swallow Hill will continue to be a safe space for the local music community. (This statement was updated Friday, March 13 at 2:40 p.m.)
READ: A list of postponed and rescheduled Swallow Hill Music concerts
Swallow Hill Music is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, staff, instructors, and community who attend classes, workshops and concerts at our facilities. As many of you are, we are closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation in Denver and following guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Swallow Hill has long been a place of community during good times and bad, and our current situation is no exception. We continue to monitor the situation, and we will update you as things progress and evolve. At this time, we have one canceled concert – Pierre Bensusan on May 14 – due to a postponement of a much-larger tour. All other concerts, classes, workshops, and other events are proceeding as usual – none are canceled or postponed.
Internally, we are working to ensure the facility is thoroughly cleaned each evening after classes and shows, including disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and making hand sanitizer available at the front desk.
How can you help?
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
We strongly encourage those who feel unwell or who may have been exposed to stay home. If you are unable to attend classes, please contact the front desk at 303.777.1003 to see what options may be available.
In the event of cancellations for classes, concerts, or events we will notify enrollees or ticket holders prior to the start of the event by email and phone when available.
We are doing our best to be ready, and we will continue to update our community when we have new information to share. We do have an emergency communication process in place, and this will allow us to respond quickly, if needed.
Thank you for your support and contributions to our community. If you have questions, please contact us.