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LevittStaffPicksCollage2015 has been a fantastic year for music, from the largest Levitt season yet bringing free, live music to 16 towns and cities across the country, to a number of excellent releases by acclaimed, emerging talent and seasoned, award-winning artists alike. It was hard to choose our favorite songs of the year, but here is a selection of what we loved in 2015!

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GRAMMYCollageWe’re thrilled to announce that 21 artists who have performed on Levitt stages across the country have received nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards! True to the spirit of the Levitt program, these artists represent a wide array of music genres from Latin to blues to roots to children’s.

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In just a few weeks, 2015 comes to a close, ending another standout year for the signature Levitt program! Check out some of their awards and accolades!

Levitt Shell Arlington
Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Winner, “Favorite Place for Live Music”
Arlington Today Magazine



Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Record-breaking attendance



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Shell Memphis
Winner, Innovation Awards
Inside Memphis Business



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Winner, “Best Live Music Venue”
Pasadena Weekly



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Winner, “Best Free Entertainment”
Lehigh Valley Style



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion Westport
Winner, “Best Live Music Spot”
Best of the Gold Coast, Connecticut




Hearty congratulations to the Friends of Levitt organizations for these achievements and the incredible work they do!

Happy Thanksgiving!Today and every day, thanks for being a Levitteer!

On this day of gratitude, we’re especially thankful to the 16 communities who brought the Levitt program to life in 2015 – a testament to the power of free, live music to bring people together and celebrate our shared humanity.  

Warm wishes for a happy holiday! 

LevittPavilionDenverCalling all Colorado-based artists!

Last week, Levitt Pavilion Denver released a Request for Qualifications seeking local artists for a public art project to be displayed at the new music venue, opening in 2017 at Ruby Hill Park.

Funded by Denver’s One Percent for Art Ordinance, the Levitt Denver project follows in the city’s long-standing tradition of celebrating public art. Since establishing its Public Art Program in the 1980s, the Mile High City has installed over 150 works including the Colorado Convention Center’s I See What You Mean (Lawrence Argent) and the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s Dancers (Jonathan Borofsky).

  • Also known as the Big Blue Bear, Lawrence Argent's iconic 40-foot high I See What You Mean sculpture peeks into the Colorado Convention Center's lobby.

Upon completion, the Levitt Denver piece will feature a design that speaks to community-based connections, music, the sky and other celestial themes. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials, including light and sound, with the exception of 2-D artworks and murals.

For more details, check out the full RFQ and apply here by Friday, December 11.


What do you get when you take a troupe of jazz, funk and brass musicians, dress them in marching band costumes, throw in stilt-acrobatics, hula-hoopers and Vaudeville dancers and ask them to put on a show? 

An experience unlike any other…that goes by the name MarchFourth!

Get ready Charlottesville, because the larger-than-life marching band is coming to IX Art Park as part of the Levitt AMP Charlottesville Music Series! Learn more about the “circus funk” group before their free show this Friday. Continue reading

Applications for the 2016 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are in, and we’re excited to begin the next phase of the grants competition!

Reflecting our commitment that each Levitt project be community-driven, YOUR votes help decide which small to mid-sized towns or cities win up to $25K in matching grants to present their own free outdoor concert series in 2016.

Online public voting opens November 2, so start rallying your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to sign up to vote now!


Thanks Ashley Reed, the September winner of our #musicmoves contest, for sharing this photo of the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series! Last month, downtown Trenton rocked out to a free show by Danielia Cotton, who brought her powerful voice back to her home state of New Jersey for a fun night of community through music.

Want to be our final winner of the year? This month is your last chance to enter to win a $100 iTunes gift card, so keep sharing your photos through October 31, 2015, and check out the live #musicmoves feed!


What’s your special place? 

Everyone has one—whether old or new, small or large, personal or public—from a neighborhood restaurant, to a famous tourist attraction, to a local Levitt venue.

Now’s the time to share the places you love with the world! Throughout October, the #ThisPlaceMatters campaign by National Trust for Historic Preservation and Curbed celebrates the diverse spaces that characterize our neighborhoods, towns and cities.  Continue reading