Left to right: BettySoo, Dumbfoundead, Ruby Ibarra, River Run North, Lyrics Born
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrating the significant yet sometimes overlooked role of AAPIs to the fabric of American culture and society. With the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violence, it’s more important than ever to amplify the diverse AAPI voices, cultures and traditions that have helped shape American culture.
Today on our blog, we’re excited to share a fun new playlist that highlights the contributions of AAPI artists to contemporary music across a wide range of genres, featuring songs from five past Levitt performers like Lyrics Born, Ruby Ibarra and Run River North. Listen to folk, rock, rap, EDM and more from AAPI musicians across the country—scroll down or head over to our Spotify to listen!
Top row: Fiona Apple; S+C+A+R+R; Alicia Keys; Middle row: PJ Morton; Dua Lipa; Stormzy; Adrianne Lenker; Bottom row: BTS; Chloe x Halle; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2020, we took a look back on some of the songs that brought our team joy and comfort throughout this year. Although the conventional concert experience was sorely missed by all, listening to music at home brought us inspiration and rejuvenation when we needed it most. Featuring a selection from each member of the Levitt team, our 2020 Staff Picks playlist includes both new releases and old favorites alike, bringing together sounds and moods from across the musical spectrum. With everything from upbeat pop productions, perfect for living room #MusicMoves, to slower, sentimental songs, suited for quiet evenings in, we hope you enjoy this quick, eclectic mix, created collectively by all of us. Head over to Spotify to listen now, or read to see each team member’s selection!
A new decade is on the horizon, and before it gets here, we’re taking a moment to look back at some of our favorite songs of 2019! Music is close to all of our hearts here at Levitt, and these Staff Picks reflect the diverse array of sounds and artists that helped inspire our work this year. Read on to discover some of our team’s favorite sonic flavors, or jump straight into our Staff Picks playlist on Spotify! Continue reading →
You know that feeling when October rolls around and your favorite summer songs just don’t feel right anymore? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with a new playlist of seasonally-appropriate tunes selected by our staff! From musical horror stories to danceable tracks that will keep your body temperature up even in sweater weather, there’s something for everyone on Levitt’s Fall 2019 playlist. Dive into the music now and read on to learn more about our favorite fall songs!
Summer is in full swing, and there’s nothing like a fresh playlist packed with amazing music to soundtrack this season of road trip jam sessions, sizzling backyard BBQs and long, sunny days. Across the country, permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP sites are hosting a wide variety of genre-spanning talent, from soothing singer-songwriters to dance floor-igniting indie rock bands. Whatever your taste in music, you’re sure to find something you love (or something you didn’t know you’d love!) on our “Levitt Summer ’19” playlist, featuring tracks by artists performing on Levitt stages this season. Continue reading →
Here at Levitt, we love summer—a season that brings sunshine, barbeques and the sweet sounds of free, live music emanating from outdoor Levitt stages across the country, including 15 Levitt AMP sites! Continue reading →
Cozy weather, leaves turning red and orange, quality time with friends and family – there’s so much about the fall season we’re looking forward to! And with more free, outdoor concerts continuing into the new season, we’re not winding down from the thrill of live music just yet. Get ready for more shows through the fall with this curated playlist of artists playing upcoming shows at the Levitt AMP Music Series in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Middlesboro, Ky., as well as Levitt Pavilion Arlington and Levitt Shell Memphis. This mellow, soothing collection of acoustic folk, R&B, indie and more is the perfect companion for the first week of fall – enjoy!
With spring just around the corner, an abundance of green has been sprouting and leafing out here in southern California, but we’re especially seeing a lot of green today for St. Patrick’s Day! For centuries, the color green has been associated with Ireland, and thanks to Irish diaspora, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world with plenty of green attire and décor, public festivities and Irish music. Continue reading →
Believe it or not, Halloween is already upon us! There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, and in just three days’ time, the streets will be filled with costume-clad trick-or-treaters.
There’s no need to wait until Monday to get into the Halloween spirit! This weekend—whether you’re carving a pumpkin, putting the finishing touches on a fabulous costume or getting ready to cozy up with some hot apple cider and your favorite Halloween flick—set the mood for fun with Levitt’s Spectacularly Spoooooky playlist. Whether you’re looking for ghosts, ghouls or just some great music, we’ve got you covered!
Wishing you a safe and spoooooky Halloween weekend!
It’s officially holiday season! Whether you’re cooking, working, throwing a party or dancing around your house, we’ve got the perfect playlist to get you in a festive mood, featuring some of our favorite artists who have performed at Levitt venues across the country. Continue reading →