Last year, the National Park Service hosted a record-breaking 307.2 million visits to over 400 sites across the country. Even more visitors are expected to explore the nation’s natural treasures as the bureau celebrates its centennial year in 2016.
As passionate advocates for parks and green space, we’ve compiled some fun trivia you might not have known about the National Park Service! Continue reading →
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still looking for the perfect playlist to serenade your sweetheart with, check out 16 of our favorite love songs by artists who’ve graced Levitt stages across the country! Continue reading →
British rockers Coldplay will headline this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
In recent years, the Super Bowl, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this Sunday, has become a pop culture event known just as much for its live entertainment as it is for football. But did you know it wasn’t always this way?
Before the big game, check out seven fun facts that might surprise you about the halftime show! Continue reading →
Three-time Levitt Shell Memphis performers St. Paul and The Broken Bones in 2014.
Last year, over 6,000 undiscovered musicians from across the country submitted entries for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. The prize? A gig at one of music’s most unlikely concert venues: the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
Since its start in 2008, the Tiny Desk Concert Series has become an online phenomenon, with nearly 500 performances boasting millions of viewers who tune in to see old favorites and up-and-coming artists alike nearly every week. Musicians across a wide range of genres have visited the Tiny Desk, including Adele, T-Pain, Yo-Yo Ma and over 40 artists who’ve performed on Levitt stages across the country.
As passionate advocates of music and reimagined spaces, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Tiny Desk concerts featuring Levitt artists. Check them out! Continue reading →
Update Jan. 11, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.: We are sad to report David Bowie’s passing on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Rest in peace to this musical pioneer and legend.
Today, legendary musician David Bowie celebrates his 69th birthday with the release of an experimenal jazz album, ★ (pronounced Blackstar). The 25th studio album in a long and storied career, ★ is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Next Day.
Here’s to even more free, live music in 2016, as the Levitt program reaches 21 towns and cities across the country this year! Stay tuned for the Levitt AMP winners announcement next Tuesday, January 5.
Even when covered in a blanket of white, Levitt lawns continue to serve as community gathering places.
We’re reminded time and again that Levitt venues are so much more than places to experience free, live music. They’re centers for community life—places where soccer fans can come together and cheer on their favorite teams, places where blind and visual impaired youth can hunt for Easter eggs, places where community members can bundle up and master their sledding skills…the list goes on and on!