We take great pride in the fact that Levitt lawns across the country serve as places where those of all ages, backgrounds and breeds can come together and enjoy free, live music. Today we are deepening our commitment to providing a welcoming atmosphere for all our concertgoers—people and pets alike—with our Pet Clothing Requirement, which will go into effect at the start of the 2017 Levitt concert season.
Last year we were approached by representatives from the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals (SINA) and asked to consider the needs of some of our four-legged Levitteers more seriously, particularly in regard to clothing. If you are unfamiliar with SINA’s work, check out NPR’s recent interview with its founder, Alan Abel—who created SINA in the 1950’s to educate people about the importance of clothing animals, for both animals and any humans who happen to be in their vicinity. We have always tried to ensure our two-legged concertgoers are clothed in a manner that does not make other concertgoers feel uncomfortable; it’s time that we extend this same expectation to our four-legged friends.
Beginning with the 2017 Levitt concert season, a network-wide initiative will go into effect requiring all concertgoers to be clothed, including all animals that stand taller than 4 inches or longer than 6 inches. If you are looking for some inspiration for your own four-legged concertgoer, be sure to check out the photos below of some of the many fashion-forward pups who enjoy concerts at Levitt venues around the country.
We appreciate your cooperation in our effort to make Levitt lawns more comfortable and family-friendly for all!
Update: Happy April Fools’ Day! Hope you enjoyed these adorably clad-furry Levitteers. Be sure to check out NPR’s Snap Judgement episode, featuring Alan Abel for more about SINA—a hoax so grand, even tricking Walter Cronkite (who once interviewed SINA’s president “G. Clifford Prout”).