Atlanta to go blue on Thursday to recognize healthcare workers and first responders as part of national #LightItBlue campaign

April 8,2020

Public invited to honor frontline heroes by wearing blue, displaying #LightItBlue sign, or turning porch lights blue

ATLANTA – At 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, many of Atlanta’s landmarks will “Light It Blue” as part of a national recognition of those working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

Participants include:

  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Georgia World Congress Center International Plaza
  • Centennial Olympic Park Amphitheater
  • Atlanta City Hall
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Skyview Atlanta Ferris wheel
  • Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
  • 191 Peachtree
  • Peachtree Center
  • 101 Marietta Street (f.k.a. Centennial Tower)
  • Georgia-Pacific Center
  • 100 Peachtree
  • Georgia State Stadium
  • 14th Street Bridge
  • 1180 Peachtree
  • Colony Square
  • Plaza Midtown
  • Spire
  • Skyhouse South
  • The Standard
  • Arts & Entertainment Atlanta digital signs located at: 101 Marietta Street, Peachtree Center, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, The American Hotel, and Reverb by Hard Rock.

In order to comply with current city and state orders designed to flatten the curve, Atlanta residents should stay home and follow social media for photos and video feeds of the lights.

There are other ways for individuals or local businesses to get involved while also practicing good social distancing. Ideas include wearing blue clothes, displaying a #LightItBlue sign in their windows or creating a display out of homemade signs, blue streamers or balloons. Those that have the ability to turn their outdoor lights blue are encouraged to do so.

Everyone is also encouraged to show their support of healthcare workers and first responders online with the hashtags #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue

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Media Contact:       

Paige Sullivan, Central Atlanta Progress
psullivan@atlantadowntown.com
(770) 699-5689 - mobile

About #LightItBlue

The #LightItBlue campaign invites businesses and venues across the country to simultaneously turn blue in support of frontline staff and essential workers who are confronting coronavirus in hospitals, grocery stores, and other essential businesses throughout the United States. Building off of the campaign’s inception in the UK, this volunteer campaign has been organized by a collective of leaders from the events and entertainment industry to help show their appreciation to those on the frontline. For more information, visit MakeItBlue.us.