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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

Mission: Levitt Pavilions exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We partner with cities to transform neglected outdoor spaces into thriving destinations where the power of FREE, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.

Results: 1 pioneering network 6 cities and growing 300+ free concerts annually nationwide Over half a million people served every year

Target demographics: You. Me. Everyone! The Levitt program is for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Geographic areas served: Currently, there are six Levitt venues across the U.S.: Arlington, TX; Bethlehem, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Pasadena, CA; Westport, CT More pavilions are in the works, so stay tuned!

Programs: The Levitt program connects the public and private sectors using free, live music as a vehicle to create vibrant public spaces. Each local Levitt venue is managed and programmed by a local Friends of Levitt nonprofit organization. Each Levitt venue features 50+ free concerts annually; an open lawn setting; acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning artists; a rich spectrum of music genres; state-of-the-art sound and lighting; an easily accessible location; and a family-friendly environment.

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Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Levitt Pavilions are a superlative example of the bringing together of community in a prosperous, communicative alliance through music and the arts.
The structures that they build, on relatively underused properties, are gorgeous to behold and are equipped with all the functional production materials for performers to showcase their music in a setting, under the open sky and rolling green lawns, for the cultural expansion of the communities they are in. The non-profit financial infrastructure of Levitt Pavilions enables performers a fair fee while offering free entertainment to all visitors.
It’s impossible to quantify the great value of community bonding and how it affects the health of the individual and the collective resonance of a town, city, state, country, and our world. The Levitt Pavilions offer a sanctuary of acceptance, connection, freedom and joyful expansion for all people regardless of race, financial status, or faith.
The volunteer program fosters educational opportunities for it’s participants with an attitude of enthusiasm and purpose, and they all rise to the occasion with a zeal for the enrichment of the community.
It’s an honor for me to be a part of this ever-blossoming vital Jewel that is the Levitt Pavilions.

Steve Vai

Donor

Rating: 5

Levitt Pavilions is an extraordinary organization whose multidimensional approach to enriching communities, entertains in the present, plants seeds of inspiration in generations that will manifest positively in the future, all while recycling underutilized and abandoned spaces from the past. It is an exceptional demonstration of transforming and uniting communities, socially and geographically, through the power of music. The Levitt Pavilions non-profit model of providing "free" concerts removes economic restrictions, empowering all within each community to enjoy a smorgasbord of musical sound in a variety of genres. It breaks down social barriers of every kind, as each year countless numbers of people spanning all industries, income brackets, cultures and ages, come together on lawns across the country united by their love of music. Additionally the impressive volunteer program that is an integral part of the Levitt Pavilions model teaches practical skills and builds character in those who participate, leaving a socially conscious imprint that continues to grow year by year. It's an honor to be part of the magic that is Levitt Pavilions and support them in continuing their life-changing mission.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Levitt Pavilions creates magic - it brings incredible world-class music to communities, free of charge. These shows are amazing; I always have a wonderful time and so does the audience!! Be doing a series of free concerts, Levitt weaves the fabric of the community together, making it stronger; it brings joy to adults and children, makes the world a much better place. Changing the world, one city at a time!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Levitt Pavilions is an exceptional, solid, and wonderful national non-profit organization that sincerely exceeds their mission to "...strengthen the social fabric of America..." Words cannot express the dynamic power and transformation Levitt Pavilions generates in the outdoor environment, of bringing people together with the beautiful sounds of "free" music and building community togetherness. With the "free" music performed, coupled with the Levitt Pavilions non-profit model -- the world is a happier place for all. There should be a Levitt Pavilion in every city, as it stands on its own merit. We are long-term supporters and love the Levitt Pavilions! Kudos to Liz and her entire team!

Review from Guidestar