$25K matching grants will bring free outdoor concerts to 18 small- to mid-sized towns and cities across America
Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $450,000 in matching grants to 18 nonprofits serving small- to mid-sized towns and cities across America to produce free outdoor concerts as part of the fifth annual Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s commitment to creative placemaking projects generating community support, the Levitt Foundation once again opened the Levitt AMP selection process to the public to choose the top 25 finalists. Continue reading →
Relive the magic of the 2018 Levitt National Tour with our new recap video featuring concert highlights and exclusive artist interviews with southern rock hero, Paul Thorn, and living legends of gospel, Blind Boys of Alabama! Between June and August, these artists dazzled Levitt audiences in seven Levitt locations—including including Bethlehem, PA; Memphis; Arlington, TX; Los Angeles; Dayton, OH; Denver; and Sioux Falls, SD (where audiences received a taste of what’s to come when their Levitt Pavilion opens in 2019). Each Levitt tour stop was an incredible evening for the entire community!
And be sure to keep an eye out for our 2019 LNT announcement—we’ll be revealing the performer early next year! Learn more at levitt.org/national_tour
Earlier this morning, The Recording Academy announced the full list of nominees for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards—and we’re thrilled to share that 17 past performers at permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP sites have received nominations! Spanning Latin, pop, country, jazz, children’s music and more, the incredible talent of these performers has captured the attention of critics and audiences around the country. Included on the list is Levitt’s first-ever Record of The Year contender with the phenomenal Maren Morris, who’s also competing for five other awards!
Levitteers, this past summer and fall you filled our live #musicmoves feed with your favorite Levitt concert memories through some show-stopping photos, videos and captions! We’ve selected our favorites, which are featured in our new highlights video above.
Coast to coast, we loved seeing you come out and support your local communities through the power of free, live music. Whether you grooved to the beat, sang at the top of your lungs, or lounged under the summer night skies, we were captivated by your #musicmoves. Thank you for making 2018 another amazing year, and we can’t wait to see how #musicmoves you in 2019!
And once again, congrats to the four winners of the 2018 #musicmoves contest winners who won iTunes gift cards below! Below are their winning entries.
Round One 1st Place Winner – @thomasnwalshii
At the first @levittampwoonsocket free concert #musicmoves
Round One 2nd Place Winner – @thomasnwalshii
Summertime at the Levitt AMP Sheboygan! #musicmoves #levittamp
Round Two 1st Place Winner – @twestfield
“I Be Happy When I See My Friends, Part II!” Look who I ran into! I love these Movers and Shakers (as opposed to working to change the Arts & Music scenes) was inspiring! Seeing @bigfeedia LIVE was amazing!!! Thank you #LevittAMP #LevittAMPChattanooga + @Jazznooga for bringing the Queen Diva out so we could #NOLABounce in the #GigCity #ScenicCity #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #CHAMusic
Round Two 2nd Place Winner – @pattybarden
#musicmoves Another wonderful #levittamp music show at the #californiacenterforthearts in escondido. Down with the crowd here is brass band La Patronal (@lapatronal). The Opener was another bunch of sassy brasses, Euphoria. These Grape Day Park concerts are a great Escondido thing. The world needs MORE LIVE MUSIC of all kinds.