(Left to Right) Top Row: Lucy Kalantari, Wood & Wire, COASTCITY, Cedric Burnside, Cha Wa; Middle Row: Seun Kuti, Orrin Evans, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Bombino; Bottom Row: Victor Wainwright, Danielle Nicole, Elio Villafranca, Los Texmaniacs, Tim Kubart
Earlier this morning, The Recording Academy announced the full list of nominees for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards—and we’re thrilled to share that 15 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 the 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.
Earthy blues singer-songwriter and masterful guitarist, Samantha Fish, takes the stage at the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series stage tonight at 6PM! With two more Levitt AMP appearances on the horizon at Levitt AMP Galva this Sunday, July 29, and Levitt AMP Middlesboro on August 16, read on to learn more about with the prolific, Billboard chart-topping output of this charismatic blues storyteller, recently heralded by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know!”
Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba’s sugar-sweet voice and infectious Latin-pop repertoire is set to wow audiences at two permanent Levitt venues in the days to come. Having first performed at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena back in 2013, in the coming days he’ll perform a free show at Levitt Pavilion Arlington on Sunday, September 10, and another at Levitt Shell Memphis on Thursday, September 14, Levitteers in these cities are in for a treat with this four-time Latin GRAMMY-winning artist and past collaborator with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Corinne Bailey Rae and more!
West African Percussion group Umoja celebrating MakeMusicDay in Rochester, NY. Image courtesy of @makemusicroc.
Local musicians bringing music to a local storefront in celebration of Make Music Day in Edmonton, Canada. Image courtesy of @jamaracing.
Celebrating Make Music Day in the great outdoors of Madison, WI. Image courtesy of @jpchip.
Celebrating Make Music Day in front of the breathtaking Niagara Falls. Image courtesy of @FQH_official.
Enjoying a multi-generational celebration of Make Music Day from the comfort of home. Image courtesy of @KFBLaw.
Young musicians from Farlington, Slinfold CofE and St. John’s Cof E Schools celebrating Make Music Day in the United Kingdom.
Check out these recently released photos from the Levitt Pavilion Denver construction site—it’s coming to life!
Next month, Levitt Pavilion Denver will open to the public, making it theseventh permanent outdoor music venue in the Levitt network. Levitt Pavilion Denver is being heralded as the centerpiece to Ruby Hill Park’s revitalization, an expansive yet underused 83-acre park located in Southwest Denver. Next month, this formerly underused public space will become a communal hub where Denverites can come together on lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy free, live music under the stars.
We’re thrilled to share this new video about the Levitt mission, featuring our favorite stills and live footage from free Levitt concerts across the country. Want to learn more about the overarching goals behind the 450+ free concerts attracting over 600,000 music lovers of all ages and backgrounds? Watch now!
The Levitt AMP grant applications are in—and soon, you will be able to help decide which towns and cities will have the chance to win $25K in matching funds to present their own free outdoor concert series! This year’s applicants span the entire country, from Vermont to Washington state, and all have the goal of revitalizing an underused public space in their communities through free, live music.
Because community involvement is the key to all Levitt programs, your votes make each Levitt AMP Music Series possible. Online public voting opens next Tuesday, November 1, so rally your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues now to sign up to vote!
Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the Mississippi Delta’s own Kate Campbell—a country/folk singer-songwriter who uses music and storytelling to preserve memories from her childhood in the small town of Sledge, Miss. and who will be taking the Levitt AMP Cleveland stage in her home state tonight. Continue reading →