Blue at Red Gravy
Local Chef and restaurant owner opening downtown music venue, blue at Red Gravy
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chef Eric Brenner of Red Gravy, a downtown Colorado Springs Italian restaurant is opening blue at Red Gravy soon.
After enduring a year of pandemic-related restaurant challenges with creativity and innovation, Chef Brenner was able to keep his restaurant open and retain his team, while also giving back to the Colorado Springs community through the launch of Meals to Heal, a local GoFundMe initiative aiding two frontline industries: the (overwhelmed) healthcare and (beleaguered) restaurant industries. It was during this time that he also recognized the severe impact the pandemic played on musicians and wanted to provide a solution using extra banquet space in his restaurant to accommodate that need.
“It’s important to me to give back to the community that has supported us for so many years,” said Red Gravy Owner and Executive Chef, Eric Brenner. “As a Chef with a music background, I am passionate about the music industry. Last year shed a light on the fact that musicians have experienced significant pandemic-related hardships and made me realize our community needs more venue space to support these artists,” said Brenner.
Fellow business partners and co-owners of Red Gravy, Bob and Terri Jack, also share a deeply set passion for the music scene in Colorado Springs. “Having a venue in which to perform and entertain is the bread and butter for most musicians and we are excited to reclaim part of our restaurant space to accommodate that need,” said Bob Jack.
“We look forward to offering musicians and our community a space to come together and celebrate music again. It will be a space for people to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small bites menu and signature cocktails while enjoying live performances from local artists,” said Terri Jack.
Blue at Red Gravy can comfortably seat up to 34 guests with live music in an intimate setting. The space features dimly lit chandeliers and an impressive 3-sided bar in the center of the room designed and built by Bob & Terri Jack. Seating is designed to allow for clear lines of sight of the performances with a couple of lounge chairs for those who just want to enjoy the music after their dinner in the main dining room.
Blue is open Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We are currently unable to reserve tables within Blue. The full Red Gravy food, wine, and cocktail menus are available and the live music begins at 8:00 pm. Blue can be rented for a private event from Monday to Thursday for cocktail parties with heavy hors d’oeuvres or light appetizers with an open bar. Formal sit-down type dinners cannot be provided in this space. Please send an email to allow us to personalize the perfect event for your needs.
For more information, visit facebook.com/blueAtRedGravy
Monday thru Thursday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm