Monthly Archives: December 2014

All too often, high caliber art comes with a high price tag.

In this Faces of Levitt video, Ann Ward challenges us to take a hard look at arts access: “Just think, a family of four, a regular concert’s price of a ticket usually is $50 or $60. Who can afford that?”

Here at Levitt we believe that arts access isn’t a luxury, but a basic human need and a vital component of healthy communities. Studies continue to reveal the positive effects of the arts on our individual wellbeing and the cities in which we live. Shouldn’t everyone get to experience those positive effects? Continue reading

The national network of Levitt venues presents 300+ free concerts a year— but that’s just one part of our mission.

Passionate about creative placemaking, the Levitt program reclaims underused public spaces—like crime-ridden parks and neglected bandshells—and turns them into thriving music destinations for all.

Take Levitt SteelStacks. Once a part of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, it became a toxic brownfield once the plant shuttered in the early 2000s. Partnering with local stakeholders, Levitt Pavilions helped transform the site into a focal point of the ArtsQuest complex, and since opening in 2011, Levitt SteelStacks has breathed new life into a depressed part of Lehigh Valley. Continue reading

It’s been an amazing year for Levitt Pavilions!

From launching exciting new initiatives like the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards to seeing local Levitt venues win numerous local and global accolades, a lot has happened over the past 12 months.

Now that we’re approaching 2015, we’re taking a look back. Check out our infographic to see some of the highlights of the past year! Continue reading

There’s a lot of movin’ and shakin’ at Levitt concerts. At any given show you’re bound to spot heads bobbing, toes tapping and, of course, some dancing divas (and divos) transforming any stretch of lawn they can find into their own personal dance floors. Young Jack Tracy would definitely be in this last category. Continue reading

Drumroll please…

The votes have been tallied and the review process has come to an end. The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived!

Today Levitt Pavilions and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $250,000 in matching funds to 10 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized cities across America to present free outdoor concerts as part of the first-ever Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. A new chapter of Levitt history has begun!

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It should come as no surprise that the staff here at Levitt Pavilions loves music! There’s always something playing in the office, and just like concerts at Levitt venues, there’s a wide range of artists and genres represented. Here are some of our favorite songs of 2014—just a small selection of what we love! Continue reading

Levitt Artists Holiday Playlist

It’s officially holiday season! Whether you’re cooking, working, throwing a party or dancing around your house, we’ve got the perfect playlist to get you in a festive mood, featuring some of our favorite artists who have performed at Levitt venues across the country. Continue reading