Category Archives: Concerts

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July is here with new opportunities to enjoy free virtual Levitt concerts! Check out this month’s roundup of free shows presented by permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP grantees across the nation, featuring artists like Drew Angus, The Greyhounds,  Kat Wright, Allison Grace and Levi Platero. Discover new music and welcome in the sounds of summer with this month’s lively and electric selection of virtual concerts.

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As we kickoff the month of June, virtual music, arts and cultural experiences continue to serve our communities with opportunities for connection, healing and creativity. In this spirit, check out a new round of free virtual concerts presented by permanent Levitt venues featuring artists like Jackie Venson, The City Champs and Gina Chavez. Celebrate the start of summer with these diverse performances you can stream from the comfort of your home.

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The war and treaty spotlight

Today on our Spotlight Series we’re featuring The War and Treaty, a husband/wife duo whose visceral blend of gospel-steeped vocals and classic Americana trappings has been making waves across the country. Tonight, you can catch them performing for free at Levitt Shell Memphis – recently named “Best Place to See Live Music” by the Memphis Flyer!

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Nomadic MassiveToday we’re sharing 10 fun facts about Nomadic Massive, the Montreal-based hip-hop collective bringing their global beats and socially conscious lyrics to Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury this afternoon at 3pm. Comprised of musicians from across the globe, the six-piece activist group busts rhymes in English, French, Haitian, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, melding multiculturalism and hip-hop together for an explosive live performance. Learn more about this worldly hip-hop supergroup in the fun facts below:

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Sister Sadie

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know that we at Levitt love talented, award-winning all-female musical powerhouses. It’s no surprise, then, that we’re huge fans of Sister Sadie, the GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass supergroup that brings together “some of the best women bluegrass music has ever claimed.” Full of intricate vocal harmonies and hard-driving five-string banjo licks, Sister Sadie’s music is a masterful display of bluegrass prowess that purists and casual listeners alike can delight in. Tonight, Sister Sadie is performing in the heart of bluegrass country, at the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series, and we couldn’t be more excited! Continue reading

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Tonight, noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker and musician, Reverend Osagyefo (oh-sah-GG-fo) Uhuru (ooh-WHO-roo) Sekou (SAY-koo) wraps up the 2019 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series with his Nashville blues band The Freedom Fighters—and next week, they’ll take their fiery fusion down to Chattanooga, Tenn. (9/12) and Berea, Ky. (9/13). Born in St. Louis, and raised in the rural Arkansas Delta, Rev. Sekou’s fervent anthems weave together Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis soul, 1970s funk and gospel. Drawing upon his background in music, ministry and advocacy, Rev. Sekou preaches high-energy messages of hope and empowerment, steeped in Southern soul. Continue reading

The Brevet_3Today’s entry in our Spotlight Series features SoCal folk-rock outfit The Brevet, who will be headlining the final concert of the 2019 Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series tomorrow night in Carson City, NV! The band’s sound, which they describe as “epic Americana,” is an expansive musical experience perfectly suited for a late-summer performance on the Levitt stage. 

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In today’s Spotlight Series we’re featuring the LowDown Brass Band, a Chicago-based ensemble that takes the traditional sounds of the Big Easy to new heights with infusions of jazz, blues, funk and hip-hop. The group’s hard-hitting horn section, groovy sousaphone and funkified drums create an atmosphere that fans describe as “an absolute party,” and the recent addition of ferocious poet MC Billa Camp’s energizing rhymes has made their live performances even more explosive. After lighting up Levitt AMP Sheboygan earlier this month, the LowDown Brass Band will be bringing the funk to Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks tonight for another pumped-up performance.

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It’s that time of year again! Last month marked the beginning of free Levitt concerts nationwide, with a show-stopping performance by country crooner Deryl Dodd at Levitt Pavilion Arlington. This summer and fall, more than 550 free concerts will take place in 26 towns and cities across America, both at permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP sites.  We love seeing friends, families and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together on Levitt lawns to enjoy free music under the stars (many showing off their #musicmoves on our feed!). With concerts in full swing, read on to check out all the great places free Levitt concerts are taking place in 2019!

Permanent Levitt Venues

Each permanent outdoor Levitt music venue presents 50 free concerts every year and is managed, programmed and supported by a Friends of Levitt nonprofit partner, with Levitt Los Angeles run by the Foundation. This year marks the opening of the stunning Levitt Shell Sioux Falls, which launches its inaugural free summer concert series June 14! Click on a venue to see artist lineups and more!

Levitt Pavilion Arlington: May 17 – July 21; August 30 – October 20
Levitt Pavilion Dayton: May 30 – September 21
Levitt Pavilion Denver: May 24 – September 15
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles: June 1 – September 1
Levitt Shell Memphis: May 30 – July 21; September 6 – October 14
Levitt Shell Sioux Falls: June 14 – August 10
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks: May 24 – September 7
Levitt Pavilion Westport: June 25 – August 23

Levitt AMP Music Series

Every year the Levitt AMP Music Series takes place in small to mid-sized towns and cities, each presenting at least 10 free concerts throughout the summer or fall. Click on a venue to see artist lineups and more!

Berea, KY: July 19 – October 4
Carson City, NV: June 22 – August 24
Chattanooga, TN: August 23 – October 25
Earlham, IA: June 2 – August 11
Galva, IL: June 2 – August 4
Green Bay, WI: June 18 – August 27
Middlesboro, KY: July 18 – September 19
Ocala, FL: May 31 – August 8
Santa Fe, NM: June 8 – August 27
Sheboygan, WI: June 20 – August 22
Soldotna, AK: June 5 – August 21
Springfield, IL: May 30 – August 1
St. Johnsbury, VT: July 14 – September 22
Stevens Point, WI: June 6 – August 8
Trenton, NJ: June 27 – September 5
Utica, NY: June 24 – August 26
Whitesburg, KY: May 30 – August 8
Woonsocket, RI: June 14 – August 23

So if you haven’t already, pack your picnics and lawn blankets and get ready to enjoy a season of free, live music with friends, family and neighbors. And be sure to share your #musicmoves!