From late spring, throughout summer and into fall, Levitt venues present upwards of 40–50 free concerts each year. Featuring local, national and international emerging talent and acclaimed, award-winning artists in a broad range of music genres, Levitt venues present stellar performances for everyone to enjoy, regardless of economic circumstance. The lineup each season also includes community programming and cultural performances that are an authentic reflection of the community, honoring the unique character, history and traditions of its city. As an anchor community space, Levitt venues are used by other nonprofits, community groups and schools and more for a range of performances, events and celebrations.
Friends of Levitt organizations are actively engaged in the arts & culture ecosystem in their city, and Levitt venues regularly serve as platforms to showcase the offerings of other nonprofits and community groups onstage and on the lawn. Their collaborations throughout the community inform and guide Levitt programming, outreach and community engagement. Beyond the free concerts presented at each venue, Friends of Levitt extend their programming into different city neighborhoods to broaden access to arts experiences.
While representing significant investments for the Foundation, Levitt venues receive the majority of their annual funding from the community—donors, sponsors, as well as grants from other foundations. Engaged volunteers, key stakeholders and community partners also play an instrumental role in bringing the concert series to life.
The impact of a Levitt venue is far-reaching and elevates the overall well-being of a community: reclaiming green space; building social capital; sparking additional investments in surrounding areas; deepening community attachment; and amplifying local pride.
To learn more about the Levitt Venue program, visit our FAQs. If you’re interested in bringing the Levitt program to your city, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.