Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $375,000 in matching grants to 15 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to produce free outdoor concerts, as part of the second annual Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s commitment to creative placemaking projects generating community support, once again the Foundation opened the AMP selection process to the public to choose the Top 25 Finalists. Continue reading →
Music was definitely moving the Cville Sabroso Festival dancers last month during Charlottesville’s Latin American Arts Festival! Thanks @richtarbell for capturing the color and energy of the festival in this great shot. Cville Sabroso—Charlottesville’s annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month—brought live folkloric, traditional and fusion music, dance and visual/performance art to the IX Art Park lawn and Levitt AMP Charlottesville stage. Levitt AMP audiences were treated to festive music by 10-piece Latin jazz/salsa band Conjunto Sason, Norteño group Agave and opening Mexilachian duo Lua.
There’s still time to share your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—image submissions will be accepted through October 31! See the #musicmoves September winner.
With the first Levitt AMP Music Series launching soon, we’re thrilled to announce our new Levitt AMP website, your destination for all things Levitt AMP—from concert schedules to artist biographies to information about the unique places where each concert series will take place.
Which brings us to the topic of today’s post: place. Some people are born to a place. Others create it. The winners of the 2015 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards fall into this second category. They are creators and activators, transforming underused sites—like a neglected horse farm in Lafayette, La., and abandoned railroad tracks in Cleveland, Miss.—into lively, music-filled community hubs as part of the inaugural Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series. Continue reading →
The votes have been tallied and the review process has come to an end. The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived!
Today Levitt Pavilions and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $250,000 in matching funds to 10 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized cities across America to present free outdoor concerts as part of the first-ever Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. A new chapter of Levitt history has begun!