Starting June 3 with country gospel group Joshua Creek, the 2016 Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music on the Midvale Outdoor Stage in the Park—elevating the existing series and building upon the city’s efforts to revitalize Midvale City Park and the adjacent community by providing all residents a place to gather and enjoy high quality arts experiences. See the full lineup, featuring Incendio, Alex Boyé, Taylor Hicks and more.Read more
Starting June 4 with roots rock band Mumbo Gumbo, the 2016 Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music on the Minnesota Street Stage at Brewery Arts Center—transforming an underused street in downtown Carson City's Historic District into a vibrant community gathering place. See the full lineup, featuring Incendio, Whitney Myer, SambaDá and more.Read more
Starting June 16 with GRAMMY-nominated, all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, the 2016 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in downtown Sheboygan’s new, green, walkable Arts & Culture Plaza. See the full lineup, featuring Sierra Hull, Rebirth Brass Band, Funkadesi and more.Read more
Starting June 3 with country singer Benton Blount, the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Central Park—fueling the city’s efforts to revitalize the formerly neglected historic central business district and breathing new life into the culturally rich Central Park. See the full lineup, featuring Sarah Ross, Fivefold, Old Salt Union and more.Read more
Starting June 4 with rock and blues trio Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory, the Levitt AMP New Albany Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in The Park Along the River—giving residents of all ages and backgrounds a reason to gather in this recently renovated green space adjacent to the city’s downtown area. See the full lineup, featuring Marcella & Her Lovers, the Cedric Burnside Project, Sam Mosley and more.Read more
Starting May 27 with local newgrass/progressive roots band Santa Fe Line, the Levitt AMP Denison Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Heritage Park—further elevating the Music on Main series. See the full lineup, featuring Big Joe Walker, John Fullbright, Billy Joe Shaver and more.Read more
Starting May 1 with Greensboro's own Gate City Divas, the Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Jimmie I. Barber Park—introducing residents to this newly renovated yet underused green space in East Greensboro while bringing the city’s diverse populations together to enjoy a broad range of musical styles. See the full lineup, featuring Carolyn Malachi, The Broadcast, The Suffers and more.Read more
Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $375,000 in matching grants to 15 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to produce free outdoor concerts, as part of the second annual Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s commitment to creative placemaking projects generating community support, once again the Foundation opened the AMP selection process to the public to choose the Top 25 Finalists.Read more
After a very close public voting competition, we’re thrilled to announce 2016’s Top 25 Levitt AMP finalists! A huge thank you to the thousands of voters who participated—bringing their towns and cities one step closer to a $25K Levitt AMP matching grant! Meet this year's Top 25 finalists and learn more about the public spaces they're looking to revitalize through the Levitt AMP Music Series (listed in alphabetical order by city name):Read more
What a difference a year can make! During the past year we’ve watched 10 Levitt AMP sites come to life—transforming underused public spaces into vibrant, music-filled community hubs. With the inaugural Levitt AMP Music Series coming to a close this week, we’re celebrating some of the many ways this free, community-driven outdoor music series has impacted the 2015 Levitt AMP grantees’ hometowns.
Although the first Levitt AMP chapter is about to conclude, the next is already underway! The application period for the 2016 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards has just ended and the applicant pool has nearly doubled from 2015.
Which brings us to some fantastic news! Recognizing our nation’s growing need to come together as communities, we're thrilled to announce that we've expanded Levitt AMP to 15 grants to be awarded across the country in 2016! That's right, 15!Read more