With July 4th just around the corner, proud members of the United States armed services are set to bring musical fireworks to Americans’ ears. This Friday, for example, the 23rd Army Band of the Utah National Guard will give a patriotic performance at the Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series in Midvale, Utah.
The U.S. military boasts 11 premier bands and over 100 active-duty and reserve bands across the federal and state uniformed services—the oldest is the U.S. Marine Corps Band, also known as “The President’s Own.” First used to signal troops and mark special occasions two decades before the U.S. Army was created in 1775, military bands acquired a commanding patron during the Revolutionary War when Gen. George Washington (an accomplished flutist) ordered his musicians to train with the regimental drum and fife majors. Continue reading →
The group’s characteristic smooth rock ballads replete with tight harmonies will be sure to have audiences swaying in no time.
In a 2011, the group was featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, when the host held a “Yacht Rock 2k11”-themed show—celebrating the renaissance of the soft rock sound popularized in the 70s and 80s. Fallon’s theme reflected a cultural phenomenon sparked by a 2005 Channel 101 series entitled Yacht Rock and propelled by hipster culture. Check out the video below!
On the cusp of the first day of summer, this past weekend was full of outdoor activity options—including going to free Levitt concerts! So far this season, Levitt shows have been taking place in 10 cities across America, with even more Levitt concert series to roll out in the coming weeks. Check out all the fun that was had on Levitt lawns over the weekend as music lovers geared up for another summer of free music under the stars and a celebration of community. Continue reading →
And with wide open lawns and live music that the whole family can enjoy, it’s no surprise that kids love Levitt!
Check out this new video featuring some pretty adorable young Levitteers having a blast on Levitt lawns. While all Levitt concerts are family-friendly, several Levitt venues also offer programming that’s created specifically for kids—from weekly children’s concerts at Levitt Pavilion Arlington (followed by children’s films in the evenings), Levitt Pavilion Pasadena and Levitt Pavilion Westport, to Levitt SteelStacks’ Summer Family Movies Series. Levitt stages have featured acclaimed, parent-friendly children’s acts like Danny and the Red Pants Band (featuring Danny Weinkauf, GRAMMY Award-winning artist and longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants), Kiddle Karoo and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.
So, if you’re looking for free, live entertainment that will be fun for kids of all ages this summer, look no further than free Levitt concerts happening in 22 towns and cities across America!