The members of GRAMMY-winning Chicano rock group Quetzal (who have performed multiple times at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena) are no strangers to activism. Formed over 20 years ago, the band was born out of the East Los Angeles Chicano music scene with a mission to use music for social change. Quetzal has taken its heartfelt, genre-fusing music to venues of all kind, from small clubs to large arenas—and even to detention centers. Continue reading →
What genre of music gets you showing off some moves? For the folks at Levitt AMP Greensboro’s second concert of its series, it was salsa played by Latin dance band Bio Ritmo! Check out this North Carolina city’s #musicmoves in the video below! Continue reading →
“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” by Canvas by Canvas (2015), created as part of the Star of Texas citywide art exhibition in Arlington, Texas; Levitt Pavilion Arlington/Founders Plaza (Image courtesy of the City of Arlington, TX)
This spring, 20 six-foot fiberglass stars will be brightening up Arlington, Texas, home to Levitt Pavilion Arlington, as part of the Star of Texas public art project. The stars—designed by local artist Chris Cunningham—each feature a different Texan artist’s depiction of the city’s new moniker, “the American Dream City.” Continue reading →
Alex Hwang of Run River North performs at Levitt Los Angeles in 2015
Asian Americans make up the fastest growing population in the U.S. and have been involved in the American music scene since the early 20th century during the Jazz Age. While a few artists, like Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma, have become household names, many others left the U.S. to create music for Asian markets due to American media’s lack of acceptance for Asian American musicians. That’s starting to change with the rise of social media and popularity of indie music, which has helped springboard acts who were once considered outsiders in mainstream entertainment.
Over the years, Levitt concerts have featured Asian American artists performing an array of genres for music lovers nationwide and will continue to do so this concert season. In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, here are five Asian and Pacific-Islander American artists who have performed on or are about to grace Levitt stages. Check out the videos below to hear some new and fan favorite songs! Continue reading →