Audience members relishing the joy of free, live music outdoors at Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Daylight savings, denim shorts, and summery, feel-good tunes are all back in rotation—and with them, free Levitt concerts across the country. The 2024 Levitt concert season, already underway in a handful of communities, is as exhilarating as it is monumental: As the Levitt Foundation spends down, we are supporting more towns, cities, and neighborhoods throughout the country than ever before as we ramp up our support for free, live music experiences that foster equitable, healthy, and thriving communities.

This season, over 40 vibrant Levitt venues and Levitt concert sites (including AMP, VIBE, and BLOC locations) are collectively bringing 650+ free, high-caliber music performances to public spaces nationwide—amplifying local pride, creating joy and connections, and building community through music, one concert at a time. From Alaska to Hawaii, the West Coast to the East Coast, Southwest to the Midwest, and Appalachia to the Great Plains, the Levitt network spans the country. And the Levitt concert season now runs from early spring to mid-fall—which means eight joyous months of singing, dancing, and connecting alongside neighbors, families, and friends old and new!

Clear skies over a full lawn at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

2024 marks the introduction of two pilot programs: the Levitt VIBE and Levitt BLOC Music Series, which will be presented by five different community nonprofits hailing from Chicago, Indianapolis, and Oakland to Chattanooga and Trenton, NJ. Each Levitt VIBE (Vibrant Inclusive Beats for Everyone) concert will bring the joy of free, live music to underused public spaces in a specific city neighborhood that may have limited access to arts experiences. Levitt BLOC (Building Layers of Community) concerts will inject new energy into multiple public spaces across diverse neighborhoods within the same city.

In addition to GRAMMY-winning artists and acclaimed, emerging talent in a broad range of music genres—from Americana, folk, gospel, blues, jazz, and Zydeco to Afrobeat, Latin fusion, soul, hip-hop and beyond—gracing Levitt stages, we’re also thrilled for the return of the Levitt National Tour, this year featuring the magnetic country-soul vocal duo The War and Treaty, who recently earned two nominations at the 2023 GRAMMYs (including one for the esteemed Best New Artist category). Comprising wife and husband Tanya and Michael Trotter, the critically acclaimed Nashville pair is set to captivate audiences at Levitt venues in Arlington, Texas; Bethlehem, Pa.; Sioux Falls; Dayton; and Denver with their lionhearted blend of country, blues, gospel, soul, and bluegrass.

Sunshine and summer sounds in the park at the Levitt AMP Waco Music Series

As always, this year’s concert season features Levitt venues and communities presenting an array of cultural programming and events, many of which are the fruitful efforts of cross-cultural and cross-sector partnerships and collaborations that authentically foster unity and inclusion within communities. For instance, in April, Levitt Pavilion Arlington presented DreamFest, a family-friendly civic celebration (sponsored by the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau) jam-packed with youth activities, food vendors, and live music featuring the sounds of country, soul, Tejano, and Latin rock; in June, Levitt Arlington will once again commemorate Juneteenth weekend at Founders Plaza with performances from celebrated Black American artists like the Sensational Barnes Brothers and others. Over in Ohio, Levitt Pavilion Dayton will once again partner with the community to celebrate Juneteenth, Pride Month, and concerts honoring veterans and the area’s Indigenous communities (the latter in celebration of World Indigenous Day).

In the expansive Ruby Hill Park, Levitt Pavilion Denver is presenting My Body My Voice, a musical showcase in support of bodily autonomy and reproductive justice, which will feature both the Denver Women’s Chorus and Phoenix, Colorado’s transgender community choir, in June; Levitt Denver is also presenting its annual Dashiki Fest, a celebration of Africana, in partnership with the Colorado African Cultural Center in August.

Beyond Levitt venues, Levitt AMP sites are also presenting dynamic programming that features award-winning regional, national, and international talent—bringing Levitt communities sounds they love while introducing them to new styles of music, too. For instance, this year’s Levitt AMP Waco Music Series features Larry & Joe, who are set to energize the central Texas community with their enchanting, bilingual blend of Venezuelan folk and American roots. In rural Illinois, the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series will invigorate community members with a lineup featuring everything from Creole and Zydeco music (performed by Creole Stop and Blackcat Zydeco) to traditional Irish shows (like STEAM Irish Quartet and Blame Not the Bard, both acts taking the Galva stage the same evening).

Community members of all backgrounds gather and unwind on the Levitt AMP Colusa Music Series lawn

Levitt AMP concerts are also highlighting homegrown talent: Levitt AMP Whitesburg in Kentucky will showcase the town’s very own Cowan Creek Mountain Music School youth performers, and, in Georgia, the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series is featuring numerous local acts as opening talent—including Valdosta High School drama and choir student-performers (who performed as part of the season’s opening concert this past March), as well as the Valdosta State University Trombone Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet. And the Baton Rouge community is also creating enriching opportunities for next-generation performers, having recently held an open call for youth artists—from vocalists and musicians to dancers and more—to seize the spotlight as opening performers on the Levitt AMP Baton Rouge stage throughout concerts in May and June. Plenty of exciting programming will come to life on Levitt VIBE and Levitt BLOC stages, too, so stay tuned!

Wow is right—from lineups of award-winning talent to exciting free festivals and cultural programming in between, the 2024 Levitt concert season will certainly be one to remember, creating joy and social connections with every inclusive gathering on Levitt lawns coast to coast. Collectively, Levitt venues and Levitt AMP/VIBE/BLOC sites come to life at the crossroads of live music and social impact, inspiring pride of place, fostering belonging, and building social capital in communities—ultimately leading to better health, public safety, and economic outcomes that strengthen our country’s social fabric! Keep reading for concert series dates and links to info for all Levitt communities. And be sure to share your #MusicMoves on Instagram for a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro!

Levitt Venues

Levitt Pavilion Arlington (Founders Plaza): April 26-July 3; Sept. 1-Oct. 12

Levitt Pavilion Dayton (Dave Hall Plaza): May 30-Sept.14

Levitt Pavilion Denver (Ruby Hill Park): May 17-Oct. 5

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (MacArthur Park): June 22-Aug. 31

Levitt Pavilion San Jose (St. James Park)*: May 26-Oct. 20

Levitt Shell Sioux Falls (Falls Park West): May 31-Sept. 14

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks (SteelStacks Arts Campus): May 23-Sept. 14

Levitt Pavilion Westport (Saugatuck River Banks): May 25-Aug. 17

*Developing Levitt venue

Levitt AMP Music Series

Levitt AMP Batesville (Presented by Main Street Batesville at Riverside Park in Batesville, Arkansas): May 16-Oct. 3

Levitt AMP Baton Rouge (Presented by Scotland Saturdays at Scotlandville Plaza in Baton Rouge, Louisiana): May 25-Oct. 25

Levitt AMP Berea (Presented by First Friday Berea at Berea City Park Expansion in Berea, Kentucky): May 3-Sept. 7

Levitt AMP Carson City (Presented by Brewery Arts Center at Brewery Arts Center Campus in Carson City, Nevada): June 22-Aug. 24

Levitt AMP Clinton (Presented by Scissortail Productions at McClain-Rogers Park in Clinton, Oklahoma): May 10-Aug. 16

Levitt AMP Colusa (Presented by Colusa County Arts Council at Veterans Memorial Park in Colusa, California): June 13-Aug. 22

Levitt AMP Cumberland (Presented by Allegany Arts Council at Festive Grounds at Canal Place in Cumberland, Maryland): June 6-Aug. 8

Levitt AMP Earlham (Presented by Chicks with Checks at Earlham City Park in Earlham, Iowa): June 2-Aug. 11

Levitt AMP Flint (Presented by Jazz on Wheels at Totem Books in Flint, Michigan):
June 11-Aug. 13

Levitt AMP Fort Pierce (Presented by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at Marina Square and Moore’s Creek Linear Park in Fort Pierce, Florida): June 7-Oct. 19

Levitt AMP Fort Smith (Presented by 64.6 Downtown at Riverfront Amphitheater in Fort Smith, Arkansas): May 9-Aug. 27

Levitt AMP Gallup (Presented by Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District at McKinley County Courthouse Square in Gallup, New Mexico): June 8-Aug. 10

Levitt AMP Galva (Presented by Galva Arts Council at Wiley Park in Galva, Illinois): May 26-Aug. 4

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

Levitt AMP Hāna (Presented by Hāna Arts at the grass lot below Hāna Ranch Restaurant in Hāna, Hawaii): June 7-Oct. 18

Levitt AMP Harrisonburg (Presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance at Turner Pavilion in Harrisonburg, Virginia): June 2-Aug. 4

Levitt AMP Middlesboro (Presented by Middlesboro Main Street at Levitt Park in Middlesboro, Kentucky): June 20-Aug. 22

Levitt AMP Ocala (Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance at Webb Field in Ocala, Florida): March 15- May 17

Levitt AMP Selma (Presented by Black Belt Community Foundation at Riverfront Amphitheater in Selma, Alabama): June 8-Oct. 27

Levitt AMP Sheboygan (Presented by John Michael Kohler Arts Center at City Green in Sheboygan, Wisconsin): June 20-Aug. 15

Levitt AMP Shenandoah Junction (Presented by Jefferson County Parks and Recreation at The AMP at Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia): May 30-Aug. 8

Levitt AMP Soldotna (Presented by Vision Soldotna at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska): June 5-Aug. 28

Levitt AMP Springfield (Presented by Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation at “Y Block” or North Mansion Block in Springfield, Illinois): May 31-Aug. 1

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury (Presented by Catamount Arts at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont): July 7-Aug. 30

Levitt AMP Stevens Point (Presented by CREATE Portage County at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin): June 6-Aug. 22

Levitt AMP Utica (Presented by Utica Monday Night at Kopernik Park in Utica, New York): June 17-Aug. 19

Levitt AMP Valdosta (Presented by Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at Turner Center Art Park in Valdosta, Georgia): March 15-May 17

Levitt AMP Waco (Presented by Creative Waco at Bridge Street Plaza in Waco, Texas): April 13-Oct. 2

Levitt AMP Whitesburg (Presented by Cowan Community Center at Mountain Heritage Festival Stage in Whitesburg, Kentucky): May 30-July 26

Levitt AMP Wilmington (Presented by Cityfest, Inc. at the Urban Artist Exchange Amphitheater in Wilmington, Delaware): July 1-Sept. 11

Levitt AMP Woonsocket (Presented by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket, Rhode Island): June 14-Aug. 23

Levitt VIBE Music Series

Levitt VIBE Oakland (Presented by the Black Cultural Zone CDC at Liberation Park and Arroyo Viejo Park in the East Oakland neighborhood of Oakland, California): June 22-Sept. 21

Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin (Presented by International Latino Cultural Center at Riis Park in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois): June 15-Aug. 17

Levitt VIBE Indianapolis (Presented by Big Car Collaborative at Garfield Park in the Near Southside neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana): Sept. 1-Oct. 20

Levitt BLOC Music Series

Levitt BLOC Trenton (Presented by African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County at Mill Hill Park and various public spaces in Trenton, New Jersey): Aug. 3-Oct. 7

Levitt BLOC Chattanooga (Presented by RISE Chattanooga at various public spaces throughout neighborhoods of Chattanooga, Tennessee): TBA