Monthly Archives: August 2015

Music_moves_chains of summer friends

Nothing says ‘summer fun’ like youngsters running across a lawn hand-in-hand with free, live music in the background! @catebayles, thanks so much for capturing this joyful moment.

The 2015 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series wraps up this Thursday, September 3 with a lively performance by Afro-pop musician Matthew Tembo, so be sure to come and join the fun if you’re in the area!

Keep sharing your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—there will be a winner every month through October 31! See the #musicmoves July winner.

Over the past week, a colorful makeover seven years in the making has begun to take shape in MacArthur Park Lake…one floating, hand-painted orb at a time.

Upon its completion, Portraits of Hope’s vibrant installation, “Spheres at MacArthur Park” will be the largest public art exhibition Los Angeles has ever seen. It’s such a treat to see this explosion of color come to life right here in our own backyard in MacArthur Park, the home of Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles. Continue reading


Most of my music has always been personal, and that’s the thing that I think people relate to. This kind of music, the singer and songwriter style, is very personal and I think that’s why people like it.Karla Bonoff

Ever since getting her start in the 1960s at Los Angeles’ famed The Troubadour, singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff has become famous for writing songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd. Also an accomplished performer in her own right, Bonoff plays a free show this Friday at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Learn the stories behind some of her hits!  Continue reading

Draft_1_Music_moves_in Downtown FrederickWhat a fantastic shot—so many contagious smiles in one place!

Thank you for coming together and energizing Downtown Frederick, reminding us all that music really can move communities! We hope you all enjoyed spending your summer evenings listening to free, live music on Carroll Creek, as part of the Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series. Continue reading

Dave LiebmanTonight Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks audiences will meet one of jazz’s strongest voices—whether he’s shredding original charts on his saxophone or speaking about the importance of jazz education, Dave Liebman is bound to captivate listeners with all that he has to say. To see this jazz legend in action before tonight’s show, scroll down and check out the video below.

For this week’s Spotlight Series post, we are bringing you five pearls of wisdom straight from the mouth of the teacher, composer, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Founder/Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), Dave Liebman. Continue reading

  • Fort Fromage

Some of our greatest memories are linked to the senses: sights, sounds and tastes among them. At free Levitt concerts, sharing food with friends and family while listening to live music together under the stars makes for a memorable mix of all three, which is perhaps why Levitt lawns are often filled with picnicking concertgoers. Liven up your next picnic on the lawn with these easy, delicious recipes, inspired by upcoming Levitt concerts, and enjoy your own lovely intersection of the senses. Continue reading

Musicmoves playful pups

It looks like Levitt AMP Frederick’s Crawdaddies concert (8/4) was a howling good time for two-and four-legged audience members alike! Thank you @btwarner for capturing the fun with your #musicmoves photo collage.

The 2015 Levitt AMP Frederick Music Series wraps up tomorrow night with a performance by hometown favorite, Hard Swimmin’ Fish. If you’re in the area be sure to come by and check out this lively and versatile blues quartet!

Keep sharing your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—there will be a winner every month through October 31! See the #musicmoves July winner.

A happy family of Levitteers picnics on the lawnThank you for being a Levitteer during the most exciting Levitt season yet! Over half a million people are coming together in 16 cities for 400+ free concerts and building stronger, healthier communities in the process.

Want to help even more people experience the power of free, live music? Support America’s largest free outdoor concert series today with a tax-deductible donation at!

Spotlight_Series_LowCutConnieThis Saturday, Low Cut Connie—a rock ‘n’ roll force whose music has been featured on President Obama’s  Summer Playlist on Spotify and described as “pathologically fun” by The New York Times and—heads to Levitt AMP Trenton. Continue reading

#musicmoves winner

What better way to soak up the summer than with free, live music and a dance partner who makes you smile?

Congrats to our July #musicmoves winner, @hgarci3! Thank you for sharing how music moves you! We hope that you ladies enjoyed the 2015 Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series.

You could be our next winner! Keep sharing your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—there will be a winner every month through October 31!