Here at Levitt, we’re firm believers that people of all ages and backgrounds deserve the opportunity to experience the arts. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) serves our nation by supporting inclusive arts programming—including free Levitt concerts—across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories (which is why it’s near and dear to our hearts!).
Visit the NEA’s website to learn more about their comprehensive efforts to ignite and nurture creativity in individuals, institutions and communities across the country.
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we reflect on the late civil rights leader’s dream for a just and inclusive America. The Levitt Foundation strives to support this dream by bringing people from all walks of life together and strengthening the fabric of our communities through the power of free, live music.
We honor Dr. King—a champion of peace and equality—and his dream, every day. How are you honoring Dr. King’s legacy in your community? Tell us in the comments below. And if you’re in the Arlington area, head over to the city’s annual MLK celebration from 10AM to 1PM today, where you can watch live performances and enjoy local food and art with your neighbors.
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Levitt lawns foster connection.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Levitteers of all ages come together on Levitt lawns to celebrate their shared passions for community, music and (of course) polka-dotted balloons!
During this season of gratitude, here’s to the “balloon buddies” in your life and the countless times you’ve enjoyed free, live music together on Levitt lawns.
These buddies sure got a blast of blue earlier this concert season at Levitt AMP Sheboygan! Levitteers in this Wisconsin city were invited to take part in art activities prior to each free show, including face painting, writing poetry, and chalking up the streets (and each other!). Though on such fun-filled evenings, there’s no way you can feel blue!
While we look back at Levitt lawn action from this summer, the music goes on at Levitt AMP Charlottesville and Levitt AMP Cleveland, with free concerts continuing over the next two weeks. Check out their lineups and bring your buddies to the next show!
What better way to welcome in a new year of life than with cake, candles, your favorite people and free, live music? We love seeing people come together on Levitt lawns across the country to celebrate life’s milestones—big and small.
The countdown to fall is on, but there’s still time to squeeze in some music-filled outdoor birthday celebrations before the clocks “fall back.” Free, Levitt concerts are still going strong in Arlington, Texas; Charlottesvile, Va., Cleveland, Miss.; Denver, Colo.; Memphis, Tenn.; Middlesboro, Ky.; North Adams, Mass.; Pasadena, Ca.; and Trenton, N.J.
So, if you’re in the area, grab that special birthday boy or girl in your life and show them some Levitt birthday love!
Summer is coming to an end—that means earlier sunsets, fall foliage and students back in school. But before the season turns, moms, dads, siblings, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles across the country are outdoors soaking up the sun together enjoying this Labor Day holiday.
Whether you’re cooking up a delicious barbecue, picnicking at a park, or grooving to the sounds of Funky Blu Roots on the Levitt AMP Utica lawn, we wish you and your family a fun holiday!
With barbecues and fireworks happening all across the country, Independence Day just isn’t complete without festive music and the American flag! Check out this photo from Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks’ opening weekend in 2011, with Old Glory displayed for the 4th of July holiday. Local group Allentown Symphony Orchestra performed an exciting night of patriotic music, followed by fireworks lighting up the Bethlehem sky.
Levitt concert series continue to delight audiences’ eyes and ears this Independence Day. Tonight, Levitt AMP Utica kicks off its concert series with Los Angeles jazz-funk fusion band Groove Legacy while Doug Wimbish of GRAMMY-winning Living Colour rocks Levitt AMP Asbury Park as Wim-bash.
Wishing you a fun and memorable night of Independence Day festivities!
This past Sunday marked the first official day of spring—which means that the 2016 Levitt concert season will be here before we know it!
Stay tuned for concert updates and get ready for another season of free, live music in your community!
Have you ever conducted a stage full of professional musicians? This young lad has! Young audience members were invited up onto the stage to get a taste of what it’s like to conduct an orchestra during the Pasadena Symphony’s 2014 performance of Peter & the Wolf at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. You never know when a dream might be sparked. Perhaps one day we’ll see him take the stage again!