Levitt Arlington drum circle participants came out in huge numbers before Playing For Change’s show!
The first Levitt National Tour is underway. And while you may be coming out to see the phenomenal live performance by the World music group Playing For Change, if you get to the show early, you’ll notice something truly unique happening on the Levitt lawn: a community drum circle.
“A drum circle is an in-the-moment music event open to everyone, no experience needed,” says John Fitzgerald, a drum circle facilitator and Manager of Recreational Music Activities for Remo Incorporated. “The whole idea is that music is the vehicle to connect people, and a drum circle is about bringing people together.” Continue reading →
It’s a sure sign of warmer evenings to come when the free concert season at the Levitt is announced!
Every year, the six Levitt venues across the country each present 50+ free shows featuring acclaimed artists in a variety of genres. New this summer is the inaugural Levitt National Tour with World music group Playing For Change—they’ll be stopping at five Levitt venues along with the future Levitt site in Denver.
While we still have more big names and big news to come, here’s a quick peek at season dates and concert highlights. We’ll be updating the list as details are announced!
Since 2009, The Dunwell brothers—Joseph and David Dunwell—along with their best friend and cousins, Jonny Lamb, Dave Hanson and Rob Clayton, have been blending the rock sound of their hometown of Leeds, England, with Americana roots music as The Dunwells. This summer, they’ll be playing at both Levitt Pavilion Arlington (June 12) and Levitt Shell Memphis (June 15) with a date at Bonnaroo in between. To get a taste of what’s to come, hear more from the band in this new Meet this Artist video!
When it opens in 2016, Levitt Pavilion Denver will be a place for people enjoy free, live music throughout the summer in beautiful Ruby Hill Park. Hear from Mayor Michael B. Hancock and more on the exciting developments!
Here are three things you might not know about singer and guitarist LeRoy Bell: he’s written songs for Elton John, he’s competed on The X Factor and he’s brought his own special blend of rock and soul to TWO Levitt venues (Levitt Pavilion Pasadena & Levitt Pavilion Arlington). Hear from LeRoy and catch a couple of his tunes in this new Meet the Artist video!
Record Store Day just seems to be getting bigger and bigger.
Started in April 2007, Record Store Day (RSD) encourages music fans everywhere to support their friendly, local, independent record stores. On the third Saturday of April (that’s tomorrow, April 19!), record stores around the world hold special events like concerts and listening parties, and labels and artists release short-run vinyl and cassettes to commemorate the occasion. Continue reading →