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Happy National Picnic Month!

Temperatures are rising and early summer showers are (hopefully!) on their way out. This time of year, public parks across the country are filled with families and friends enjoying the outdoors, so what better time to pack a picnic? In celebration of National Picnic Month, we’ve created a mouth-watering slideshow of picnicking Levitteers across the nation!

  • Memphis picnickers munching on healthy crackers and dip, and getting ready for a music-filled night at Levitt Shell.

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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! 

Misc. local Levitt AMP opening performers

Levitt AMP stages across the country feature a wide range of talent, from acclaimed emerging artists like celebrated rockers, Low Cut Connie—featured on President Obama’s 2015 POTUS playlist—to seasoned musical veterans like GRAMMY Award-winning zydeco sensation Terrance Simien.

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Featured Levitt AMP Music Series artists, by column, left to right: (Levitt AMP Carson City) SambaDá, Whitney Myer and Incendio; (Levitt AMP Denison) John Fullbright, Danielle Nicole and Billy Joe Shaver; (Levitt AMP Greensboro) Gate City Divas, Carolyn Malachi and The Suffers; (Levitt AMP Jacksonville) Benton Blount, Radio Birds and Old Salt Union; (Levitt AMP New Albany) Dee-1, Marcella & Her Lovers and Pala Mali; (Levitt AMP Sheboygan) Flor de Tolache, Synthian and the Rebirth Brass Band.

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2016Winners_Email_smallerToday, 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

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Nothing says ‘summer fun’ like youngsters running across a lawn hand-in-hand with free, live music in the background! @catebayles, thanks so much for capturing this joyful moment.

The 2015 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series wraps up this Thursday, September 3 with a lively performance by Afro-pop musician Matthew Tembo, so be sure to come and join the fun if you’re in the area!

Keep sharing your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—there will be a winner every month through October 31! See the #musicmoves July winner.

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Sometimes, when dancing just isn’t enough, #musicmoves us to sing out at the top of our lungs—just like the three lovely ladies in the video below!

@kristilourich thanks so much for sharing this awesome video from last week’s Biz Markie show at Levitt AMP Sheboygan! What a fun night!

Keep sharing your Levitt concert pics on Twitter and Instagram with #musicmoves for your chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card—there will be a winner every month through October 31! See the #musicmoves June winner.

Spotlight_Series_BizTomorrow night, Sheboygan is in for a real treat! At the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series, presented by the John Kohler Arts Center, audiences will enjoy an evening of extreme printmaking, Zumba and hip-hop dance lessons and a performance by legendary hip-hop artist Biz Markie.

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Levitt-AMP-Header_smallWith 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

Drumroll please…

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!

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