The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and all across the country communities are getting ready to present another exhilarating season of free music under the stars. This year, more than 650+ free Levitt concerts will be presented in 41 towns and cities—strengthening our social fabric, amplifying local pride, injecting joy into underused public spaces and fostering more equitable, healthy and thriving communities. Stretching from Alaska to North Carolina, Florida to Vermont, and numerous places in between, Levitt venues and AMP sites are located in 31 states, and this year, the national Levitt network has expanded to include 15 nonprofits presenting a Levitt AMP Music Series for the first time!

Audience members taking in live music at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Next month also marks the return of the Levitt National Tour, featuring the captivating, high-energy music of GRAMMY-winning La Santa Cecilia. Veterans of Levitt stages including Los Angeles, Denver and Arlington, the acclaimed band combines elements of cumbia, rock, bolero, bossa nova, jazz, tango, and ranchera into an electrifying and signature style. Marking its 15th anniversary this year as a band, La Santa Cecilia will stop at six Levitt venues throughout the summer, so mark your calendars!

Blue skies and a free, live show at Levitt Pavilion Denver

In addition to presenting GRAMMY-winning artists and acclaimed, emerging talent in a broad range of music genres, Levitt venues and AMP sites are also planning a range of cultural celebrations and events while deepening partnerships to more authentically engage communities that comprise their population. Levitt Pavilion Arlington, for example, is presenting DreamFest on April 29 as part of its opening weekend festivities, a citywide celebration sponsored by the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau that will feature Tejano and other Latin music as well as vendors and kids activities. In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Levitt at the Falls will play host to the daylong Festival of Cultures on June 10: a partnership with refugee services nonprofit the LSS Center for New Americans & Multicultural Center, the event will encompass music, art and educational opportunities reflecting Sioux Falls’ cultural diversity. On July 1, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks will present the 2nd Annual One Earth ReggaeFest, in partnership with the BIPOC-led Promise Neighborhoods of Lehigh Valley, to celebrate the global impact of reggae music. And in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park, Levitt Pavilion Denver will inaugurate the All My Relations Celebration on August 10, a partnership with the Denver Indian Center to honor Indigenous artistry through music, dance, and art.

An enjoyable evening of music and community at Levitt AMP Whitesburg

Levitt AMP communities have likewise planned dynamic programming to further expand their reach and broaden the overall impact of their music series. Levitt AMP Ocala, which kicked off its series with an April 14 show featuring Veronica Lewis, will celebrate Black Music Month throughout June, with each concert featuring a Black artist, and will host a Juneteenth Celebration featuring Afro-Cuban artist Yusa. In Wisconsin, Levitt AMP Sheboygan will help bring more exposure to local musicians, with its “Get the Gig” battle of the bands contest giving homegrown acts a chance to compete for an opening slot at one of its summer concerts. Levitt AMP Stevens Point will add a layer of well-being to its series by offering yoga on the lawn before all concerts. And Levitt AMP Whitesburg in Kentucky will close its series the last weekend in July with a special event that recognizes the community’s resilience in recovering from last summer’s devastating floods.

Summertime music in the park at Levitt AMP Utica

And that’s just a sampling of the amazing lineups, exciting programming, cultural experiences and opportunities for joy and social connection the upcoming concert season has in store. Collectively, Levitt venues and AMP sites are fueling the movement to build equitable, healthy and thriving communities through the power of free, live music at the intersection of public space and community building, reflecting Levitt’s mission to strengthen the social fabric of America. Stay tuned for more as the 2023 Levitt season kicks into high gear, and scroll down for concert series dates and links for all 41 Levitt communities.

Levitt Venues

Levitt Pavilion Arlington (Founders Plaza): April 28-July 3; Sept. 1-Oct. 14

Levitt Pavilion Dayton (Dave Hall Plaza): June 1-Sept. 16

Levitt Pavilion Denver (Ruby Hill Park): May 6-Sept. 26

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (MacArthur Park): June 10-Sept. 3

Levitt Pavilion San Jose (St. James Park)*: May 21-June 18; Oct. 1-22

Levitt Shell Sioux Falls (Falls Park West): June 2-Sept. 9

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks (SteelStacks Arts Campus): May 19-Sept. 9

Levitt Pavilion Westport (Saugatuck River Banks): TBA

*Developing Levitt venue


Levitt AMP Grantees

Levitt AMP Batesville (Presented by Main Street Batesville at Riverside Park in Batesville, Arkansas): May 18-Aug. 3

Levitt AMP Baton Rouge (Presented by Scotland Saturdays at Scotlandville Plaza in Baton Rouge, Louisiana): May 13-July 15

Levitt AMP Berea (Presented by First Friday Berea at Berea City Park Expansion in Berea, Kentucky): Aug. 4-TBA

Levitt AMP Carson City (Presented by Brewery Arts Center at Brewery Arts Center Campus in Carson City, Nevada): June 17-Aug. 19

Levitt AMP Clinton (Presented by Scissortail Productions at McClain-Rogers Park in Clinton, Oklahoma): June 2-Aug. 4

Levitt AMP Colusa (Presented by Colusa County Arts Council at Veterans Memorial Park in Colusa, California): June 15-Aug. 24

Levitt AMP Cumberland (Presented by Allegany Arts Council at Festive Grounds at Canal Place in Cumberland, Maryland): June 1-Aug. 3

Levitt AMP Earlham (Presented by Chicks with Checks at Earlham City Park in Earlham, Iowa): June 4-Aug. 13

Levitt AMP Flint (Presented by Jazz on Wheels at Totem Books in Flint, Michigan): June 13-Aug. 22

Levitt AMP Fort Pierce (Presented by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at Museum Point Park in Fort Pierce, Florida): Sept. 13-Nov. 5

Levitt AMP Fort Smith (Presented by 64.6 Downtown at Riverfront Amphitheater in Fort Smith, Arkansas): May 11- Sep.30

Levitt AMP Gallup (Presented by Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District at McKinley County Courthouse Square in Gallup, New Mexico): June 3-Aug. 12

Levitt AMP Galva (Presented by Galva Arts Council at Wiley Park in Galva, Illinois): May 28-Aug. 6

Levitt AMP Green Bay (Presented by On Broadway, Inc. at Leicht Memorial Park in Green Bay, Wisconsin): June 25-Aug. 27

Levitt AMP Hana (Presented by Hana Arts at the grass lot below Hana Ranch Restaurant in Hana, Hawaii): May 5-Oct. 6

Levitt AMP Harrisonburg (Presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance at Turner Pavilion in Harrisonburg, Virginia): July 12-Sept. 20

Levitt AMP Littleton (Presented by Lakeland Cultural Arts Center at Lakeland Amphitheater in Littleton, North Carolina): June 24-Aug. 26

Levitt AMP Middlesboro (Presented by Middlesboro Main Street at Levitt Park in Middlesboro, Kentucky): June 22-Aug. 24

Levitt AMP Ocala (Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance at Webb Field in Ocala, Florida): April 14-June 23

Levitt AMP Selma (Presented by Black Belt Community Foundation at Riverfront Amphitheater in Selma, Alabama): May 27-Sept. 30

Levitt AMP Sheboygan (Presented by John Michael Kohler Arts Center at City Green in Sheboygan, Wisconsin): June 22-Aug. 17

Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction (Presented by Jefferson County Parks and Recreation at The AMP at Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia): June 1-Aug. 3

Levitt AMP Soldotna (Presented by Vision Soldotna at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska): June 7-Aug. 30

Levitt AMP Springfield (Presented by Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation at “Y Block” or North Mansion Block in Springfield, Illinois): June 1-Aug. 3

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury (Presented by Catamount Arts at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont): June 30-Aug. 27

Levitt AMP Stevens Point (Presented by CREATE Portage County at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin): June 1-Aug. 24

Levitt AMP Trenton (Presented by Trenton Downtown Association at Mill Hill Park in Trenton, New Jersey): Aug. 5-Oct. 13

Levitt AMP Utica (Presented by Utica Monday Night at Kopernik Park in Utica, New York): June 19-Aug. 28

Levitt AMP Valdosta (Presented by Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at Turner Center Art Park in Valdosta, Georgia): Aug. 17-Oct. 26

Levitt AMP Waco (Presented by Creative Waco at Bridge Street Plaza in Waco, Texas): April 22-July 1

Levitt AMP Whitesburg (Presented by Cowan Community Center at Mountain Heritage Festival Stage in Whitesburg, Kentucky): May 25-Jul. 28

Levitt AMP Wilmington (Presented by Cityfest, Inc. at the Urban Artist Exchange Amphitheater in Wilmington, Delaware): June 7-Aug. 16

Levitt AMP Woonsocket (Presented by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket, Rhode Island): June 16-Aug. 8