Free Summer Concert Anyone?
Day 39: of 365 Things to do in Pasadena™ brings us to the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena.
Beginning June 23rd and lasting through August 29th you are invited to join in on the summer night fun and festivities.
The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents an annual summer series of 50 free music concerts under the stars, at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. This year marks their eighth season! To date, they have provided the community with 350 outstanding concerts, bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy a shared evening of great music, beautiful weather, and a true feeling of community. Designed to appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes, this summer festival entertains audiences of over 50,000 each year.
Concerts are held Wednesday – Sunday evenings, children’s entertainment is usually offered on the Wednesday evening performances.
Please visit the Levitt Pavilion website for a complete list of the Summer Concert Series.
Here is a little MLF history information:
The Mortimer Levitt Foundation (MLF), created in 1966 by New York humanitarians Mortimer and Mimi Levitt, their mission was to donate funds in support of the performing arts venues that support diversity and enhanced access to the arts. Mortimer Levitt, who had a lifetime love affair with outdoor music, grew up in an era when almost every community had a Sunday afternoon concert on the village green. Enjoying outdoor music under the stars felt extremely magical to him and on his 90th birthday, Mortimer sold the company he had owned for 60 years and decided to replace his 82 custom shirt shops with Levitt Pavilions around the country.
Mortimer Levitt passed away in 2005 at the age of 98. The foundation lives on to support music and the performing arts that Mortimer so deeply enjoyed and started, the Friends of the Levitt Foundation also aid in carrying on his traditions. His wife Mimi Levitt is now president of the Mortimer Levitt Foundation and his daughter, Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch, serves as vice president and develops the expansion of the program.
We can’t wait to hear about your favorite concert experiences this summer! If you know of any other musical events taking place feel free to share them with us.
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