Across the country, another spectacular season of Levitt concerts has come to a close, and we’re once again celebrating the undeniable power of free, live music to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds, creating stronger communities. Watch your favorite Levitt venue in action!
You may ask, who brings the Levitt program to life, year after year? Your local Friends of Levitt nonprofit, that’s who! Each Friends of Levitt manages, programs and fundraises for the 50 free concerts every year. This is an impressive feat when you consider the sheer number of acclaimed artists presented on a Levitt stage featuring a range of music genres; the first-rate production crews and state-of-the-art sound and lighting; as well as the additional programming and activities realized through local partnerships to create unforgettable evenings of free music under the stars. Rounding out the experience are the passionate volunteers whose friendly smiles and enthusiasm embody that warm sense of community found on Levitt lawns.
And yet the Friends of Levitt nonprofit is only part of the equation. Equally important is the community of supporters—audience members who donate on the lawn, businesses sponsoring shows, grants from foundations, and local family and individual donors—whose generous contributions ensure the free music continues each year at their Levitt venue.
“At their core, signature Levitt venues are community-driven,” says Liz Levitt Hirsch, president of the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation. “The Levitt Foundation’s annual grants to these venues only go so far. That means it’s up to each individual community to support the free concerts.”
Echoing that sentiment, Sharon Yazowski, executive director of Levitt Pavilions, adds, “The work of each Friends of Levitt makes such a meaningful impact on the cultural and civic life of a city, uniting people and energizing neighborhoods through the free concerts. It’s the local donors, businesses and foundations that make each Friends of Levitt’s continued success possible.”
But don’t just take it from us! Check out these videos showcasing the incredible impact of Levitt venues in Arlington, Bethlehem, Los Angeles, Memphis and Pasadena. As the giving season approaches, we hope you’ll support your local Friends of Levitt nonprofit and keep the free music alive!
Levitt Pavilion Westport
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