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Mozart in the Jungle, The Get Down, Vinyl, Nashville, Roadies, Empire

Clockwise: Mozart in the Jungle, The Get Down, Vinyl, Nashville, Roadies, Empire

Missing Glee

The popular musical dramedy concluded its sixth and final season last year, but there are plenty of television shows about music currently airing or coming soon!  Continue reading

xoxo: a Levitt Valentine's Day playlist

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still looking for the perfect playlist to serenade your sweetheart with, check out 16 of our favorite love songs by artists who’ve graced Levitt stages across the country!  Continue reading

Three-time Levitt Shell Memphis performers St. Paul and The Broken Bones in 2014.

Last year, over 6,000 undiscovered musicians from across the country submitted entries for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. The prize? A gig at one of music’s most unlikely concert venues: the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Since its start in 2008, the Tiny Desk Concert Series has become an online phenomenon, with nearly 500 performances boasting millions of viewers who tune in to see old favorites and up-and-coming artists alike nearly every week. Musicians across a wide range of genres have visited the Tiny Desk, including Adele, T-Pain, Yo-Yo Ma and over 40 artists who’ve performed on Levitt stages across the country. 

As passionate advocates of music and reimagined spaces, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Tiny Desk concerts featuring Levitt artists. Check them out!  Continue reading

Update Jan. 11, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.: We are sad to report David Bowie’s passing on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Rest in peace to this musical pioneer and legend.

Today, legendary musician David Bowie celebrates his 69th birthday with the release of an experimenal jazz album, (pronounced Blackstar). The 25th studio album in a long and storied career, ★ is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Next Day.

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Lawn adventures_snow Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Even when covered in a blanket of white, Levitt lawns continue to serve as community gathering places.

We’re reminded time and again that Levitt venues are so much more than places to experience free, live music. They’re centers for community life—places where soccer fans can come together and cheer on their favorite teams, places where blind and visual impaired youth can hunt for Easter eggs, places where community members can bundle up and master their sledding skills…the list goes on and on! 

Click here to learn about more of the fun and unexpected ways Levitt venues are being used both during and following the concert seasons, illustrating their role as year-round destinations.

LevittStaffPicksCollage2015 has been a fantastic year for music, from the largest Levitt season yet bringing free, live music to 16 towns and cities across the country, to a number of excellent releases by acclaimed, emerging talent and seasoned, award-winning artists alike. It was hard to choose our favorite songs of the year, but here is a selection of what we loved in 2015!

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In just a few weeks, 2015 comes to a close, ending another standout year for the signature Levitt program! Check out some of their awards and accolades!

Levitt Shell Arlington
Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Winner, “Favorite Place for Live Music”
Arlington Today Magazine



Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Record-breaking attendance



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Shell Memphis
Winner, Innovation Awards
Inside Memphis Business



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Winner, “Best Live Music Venue”
Pasadena Weekly



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Winner, “Best Free Entertainment”
Lehigh Valley Style



Levitt Shell Memphis
Levitt Pavilion Westport
Winner, “Best Live Music Spot”
Best of the Gold Coast, Connecticut




Hearty congratulations to the Friends of Levitt organizations for these achievements and the incredible work they do!