Mark Your Calendars: 2014 Levitt Concert Season Dates and More

It’s a sure sign of warmer evenings to come when the free concert season at the Levitt is announced!

Every year, the six Levitt venues across the country each present 50+ free shows featuring acclaimed artists in a variety of genres. New this summer is the inaugural Levitt National Tour with World music group Playing For Change—they’ll be stopping at five Levitt venues along with the future Levitt site in Denver.

While we still have more big names and big news to come, here’s a quick peek at season dates and concert highlights. We’ll be updating the list as details are announced!

Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Summer Series: May 23–July 13
Fall Series: August 29–October 5

The Lone Star Circus returns to Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Family favorite The Lone Star Circus return to Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2014 season kicks off with a Memorial Day weekend packed with music, featuring wildly popular Austin-based songwriter Bob Schneider (May 23) and blues legend and three-time GRAMMY-winner Jimmie Vaughan (May 24). GRAMMY-winner Rick Trevino (June 14), up-and-comers Jamestown Revival (July 6), family favorite The Lone Star Circus (July 9) and much more fill up the Summer Series, which closes with upbeat Cajun blues courtesy of GRAMMY-nominee Tab Benoit (July 13). But the music’s not done yet—stay tuned to Levitt Arlington on Facebook and Twitter for announcements on the exciting fall season.

Levitt Shell Memphis

Summer Series: May 23–July 20
Fall Series: September 6–October 12

The Old 97's, onstage here at Levitt Pavilion Arlington, will play the Levitt Shell this summer.

The Old 97’s at Levitt Pavilion Arlington. The group will play the Levitt Shell this summer.

Another exciting season begins Memorial Day weekend at Levitt Shell Memphis! Opening day of the Summer Series at the Shell brings us an all-star, orchestral performance of beloved Memphis band Big Star’s album Third/Sister Lovers (May 23). The free music in Overton Park continues with GRAMMY-winner Rosanne Cash (June 14), blues group The Cedric Burnside Project (June 21), singer-songwriter Cory Chisel’s Soul Obscura (July 12) and more, closing out on July 20 with alt-country pioneers the Old 97’s. And make sure to follow the Levitt Shell on Facebook and Twitter—that’s where you’ll hear first about details on the Fall Series.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Preview Weekend: May 16–17
Season Dates: May 23September 13

Craig Thatcher at Levitt SteelStacks

A packed house for local bluesman Craig Thatcher at Levitt SteelStacks in 2013. Thatcher returns to the stage this summer.

The 2014 season at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks starts with a preview weekend on May 16 featuring indie rockers Our Griffins and Americana act Beaucoup Revue and concludes September 13 with an all-out dance party with Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. Power pop rockers The Smithereens (May 24), GRAMMY-nominated Latin fusion band Locos por Juana (July 3), local bluesman Craig Thatcher (July 12), classic rock group Vanilla Fudge (September 12) and more fill up the 50+ evenings of free music.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

June 8–August 30

Mariachi Divas at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Mariachi Divas performing in 2013 at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. They return to the Pasadena stage and Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in 2014.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles’ 2014 series kicks off with a bang on June 8 when LA’s own Ozomatli take to the stage! The free music in MacArthur Park continues, with GRAMMY-winning Mariachi Divas (June 14), electronic duo Peaking Lights (July 3), British folk legend Richard Thompson (July 10), kids shows like Birdie’s Playhouse (August 24) and more filling summer days and night with tunes. The season wraps up at the end of August, with Latin Ska artist La Resistencia (August 28) and GRAMMY-winning Latin genre-benders Quetzal (August 29) closing out a summer that promises to be the best yet!

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

June 15–August 23

Vaud & the Villains return to the Levitt Pasadena stage this summer!

Vaud & the Villains perform at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.

2014 marks the 12th season of free, live music at Levitt Pasadena! Summer kicks off June 15 with jazz legend Barbara Morrison, closing on August 23 with up-and-coming songwriter John Fullbright. Alt-Latin band Pistolera (June 28), cabaret jazz revivalists Vaud & the Villains (July 5), family-friendly, bilingual Latin GRAMMY winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (July 9), the Omega String Quartet (August 22) and many more round out the eclectic and amazing season!

Levitt Pavilion Westport

July 20–September 6

A beautiful new pavilion for Levitt Westport is slated to open in mid-July.

A beautiful new pavilion for Levitt Westport is slated to open in mid-July.

Levitt Pavilion Westport is currently building its new state-of-the-art venue, slated to open in mid-July. They’ve already been busy planning a fun summer season, with Incendio, Vince Giordano & The Nighhawks, DJ Rekha and more scheduled to perform. Make sure to stay tuned to Levitt Westport’s season page for updates!

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