Q&A – Levitt Pavilion Brings Free Concerts & Community Haven to Denver

Q&A – Levitt Pavilion Brings Free Concerts & Community Haven to Denver

By 303 Magazine

Levitt Pavilion opens summer 2017, and with it comes a variety of free live shows for Denver. The nationwide organization is constructing its next community music amphitheater in the massive 83-acre Ruby Hill Park. The South Denver park was historically a mill town along the South Platte River. Now, it’s mostly known for winter sledding and skiing—but not for long. It’s quickly becoming a haven for Denver’s community arts and so much more with Levitt Pavilion raising its foundations and the recent openings of both a children’s park and a bike park.

Working with local and national artists alike, the venue will enhance accessibility and outreach for many artists with no-cost summertime spotlights. Levitt Pavilion kicked off a preview concert series with Colorado natives Flobots, with the free concerts continuing through October with various musicians and comedians in Civic Center Park.

Comedy Line-up Added to Civic Center Concert Series

DENVER —Levitt Pavilion Denver and Sexpot Comedy have collaborated to add five talented and up-and-coming comedians to this year’s Civic Center Concert Series. The series is a teaser concert series featuring five FREE concerts in Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. It is an exciting prelude of what’s to come when Levitt Pavilion Denver formally opens in 2017 at its permanent location in Ruby Hill Park.

Levitt Pavilion Denver unveiled the five headlining musical acts last month and are now pleased to announce the partnership with Sexpot Comedy and the addition of the comedians to the shows.

Sexpot Comedy is responsible for more than 35 live shows each month in Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. In 2015, Sexpot Comedy was named one of the five funniest nights in America by GQ Magazine and have received numerous other awards and accolades nationwide.  

The public is invited to bring their picnic blankets and lawn chairs to the free concerts—reflecting the casual, family-friendly atmosphere of all Levitt concerts.

Levitt Pavilion Denver announces free concert series

The Denver Post, Hey Reverb

Ruby Hill Park’s Levitt Pavilion Denver has announced a run of free concerts in anticipation of the venue’s unveiling next year.

The five concerts will be held on Fridays at 6 p.m. in Civic Center Park from August to October. Denver’s Flobots will kick it off on August 12, and Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright will close the series on October 7.

The concerts are meant to preview Levitt Pavilion Denver, which aims to host 50 free concerts every year from its projected launch in 2017.

The venue has not announced which artists it plans to book for its inaugural year.

“The artists were selected to appeal to a wide range of tastes, and they reflect the high caliber of talent that will be presented every year on the Levitt Pavilion stage beginning next summer,” said Levitt Pavillion executive director Chris Zacher in a release.

Ruby Hill Park amphitheater has architect, will open in 2017

By Joe Vaccarelli
YourHub Reporter

Denver has selected an architect to design an outdoor music venue in Ruby Hill Park, but it will open one year later than originally planned.

Denver-based Studiotrope Design Collective was picked by a design review committee to design Levitt Pavilion Denver on the north side of the 88-acre Ruby Hill Park in southwest Denver. The state-of-the-art amphitheater will host 50-plus free concerts each year consisting of national and local acts.

"We were kind of blown away by the work (Studiotrope) had done," said Chris Zacher, CEO of the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Denver. Zacher will book the bands to play at the venue. "It's an opportunity to work with a great team.

WIN TICKETS TO SOLD-OUT GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT

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DENVER - Colorado Harvest Company presents a fundraiser for Levitt Pavilion Denver, featuring live music, a crayfish boil, silent auction and the opportunity to win two tickets to the sold out July 4th Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” show in Chicago, with travel package.

The event takes place Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12 p.m. at The Park House, 1515 Madison Street, Denver, Colorado. $20 donation at the door is requested. All proceeds benefit the Levitt Pavilion Denver project. Tickets can be purchased at www.imbibe-events.com/crayfish

Each $20 donation includes one event ticket and one chance to choose the winning balloon containing two tickets to the sold out July 4th Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" show in Chicago. Travel package includes two round-trip plane tickets courtesy of Southwest Airlines, one night in a downtown Chicago hotel, and two tickets to the official after-party.

The event also features a silent auction to be held both online and as a live event. A link to the online auction will be posted at www.levittdenver.org on May 9, 2015.

Silent auction highlights include: VIP Red Rocks for Trampled by Turtles and Elephant Revival (VIP backstage tour and private backstage dinner for two), Live Nation tickets, massage and spa services, UMS tickets, a signed hockey stick from the Colorado Avalanche, fine art and jewelry, gift baskets and certificates, one week at a resort in Kauai, and more to be announced at the event.

Live music begins at 1 p.m., featuring: Chris Dismuke Music, Whiskey Treats, Zydecoasters , Dover Prose (headlining inside at night), with special guests the Colorado Blues Society Youth All-Stars


Chris Dismuke Music
Whiskey Treats
Zydecoasters 
Dover Prose

With special guests the Colorado Blues Society Youth All-Stars

Purchase tickets here: http://www.imbibe-events.com/crayfish

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