New communities are invited, as well as current Levitt AMP grantees, to bring the joy of free, live music to their hometowns through the 2016 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards!
“We’re thrilled to once again bring the joy of Levitt to more towns and cities across America,” says Sharon Yazowski, executive director of the national nonprofit, Levitt Pavilions. “Levitt concerts create a shared sense of community and connectedness that is incredibly important in today’s world. The 2015 Levitt AMP winners are making a meaningful impact across America, bringing people together of all ages and backgrounds and reinvigorating neglected public spaces.”
Over the past year, we’ve seen current Levitt AMP concert series, led by dedicated community creators and activators, transforming underused sites—from an inaccessible green space in Lafayette, La. to a former store lot in Sheboygan, Wis.—into lively, music-filled community hubs as part of the inaugural Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series.
How Levitt AMP works
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, now in its second year, is an annual creative placemaking grants competition to activate dormant public spaces through free concerts. Created by Levitt Pavilions, the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. 10 nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of high caliber entertainment.
The acronym “AMP” speaks to the goals of the grant awards, which are threefold:
- Amplify community pride and the city’s unique character
- Enrich lives through the power of free, live Music
- Illustrate the importance of vibrant public Places
How your vote can bring free, live music to your community
And just like last year, the public will decide the Top 20 finalists through an online voting process taking place this November. So get ready to rally your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to vote and bring free, live music to your community! Click here to sign up to vote.
Help spread the word about Levitt AMP and put your city on the Levitt map!