Work on Levitt Pavilion amphitheater underway in Ruby Hill Park

Work on Levitt Pavilion amphitheater underway in Ruby Hill Park

By Joe Vaccarelli | jvaccarelli@denverpost.com
The Denver Post

City breaks ground on amphitheater that will bring in 50 free concerts each year

It’s been an idea nearly five years in the making, but the Levitt Pavilion amphitheater at Ruby Hill Park will soon be a reality and should be open in July 2017.

The city and Levitt Pavilion Denver officially broke ground on the project Thursday at the southwest Denver park that will bring a state-of-the-art music venue to the city that will offer 50 free concerts and 60-70 other events each year.

“This is for the community. It’s a game changer for local musicians,” said Chris Zacher, CEO of Levitt Pavilion Denver, a nonprofit that raised money to build the amphitheater.

Levitt Pavilion Denver Breaks Ground Next Week, Seeks to Boost Local Musicians

By Mariah Taylor, Westword

They say that 80 percent of success is showing up, but what if you can’t afford a ticket? The cost of entertainment today can be high, and sometimes seeing live music — especially big-ticket national touring acts — can seem like a pastime for the wealthy only. In Denver, a nonprofit is seeking to remedy that disparity with the opening of a large new venue. On Thursday, November 10, Levitt Pavilion will celebrate the groundbreaking of its newest concert venue in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park — one that will showcase fifty free concerts a year, as well as local beer and food trucks in a custom-made, open-seating facility. The venue will be operational sometime after July 15, 2017.

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Colorado Music Collective Forges Connections and Faces the Challenges of Denver's 'Cultural Renaissance'

By Katie Moulton, Westword

On Monday, October 3, a motley crew gathered at Syntax Physic Opera for happy-hour drinks and industry talk. But this wasn’t your typical after-work wind-down: It was the ninth installment of the Colorado Music Collective. The room was filled with members of Denver’s independent music community, including bookers, publicists, festival organizers, sound technicians, writers, musicians and, on this night, several students from the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies department at the University of Colorado Denver.

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Enjoy Some Incredible Musicians While Supporting A Colorado Nonprofit

By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com

DENVER (CBS4) – Coming to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival next week? Well the fun doesn’t stop there. It’s only a short walk from the Colorado Convention Center to the Summit Music Hall to see some great musicians and support a Colorado nonprofit organization.

“The Voice” runner up, Laith Al-Saadi, along with Colorado’s rising star Brent Cowles and Garrett Lebeau from Austin, Texas, will be performing on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. to benefit Levitt Pavilion Denver.

Nonprofit Puts On Free Concerts To Build ‘Community Through Music’

Nonprofit Puts On Free Concerts To Build ‘Community Through Music’

By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com

DENVER (CBS4) – A nonprofit organization in Denver dedicated to building community through music is putting on a series of free concerts this year.

Levitt Pavilion Denver began its string of free concerts this summer. The nonprofit is working to get its new venue in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park operational by July 2017, but the organization has been putting on the free shows in Civic Center Park this year in advance of that.

“We believe in embracing the local, including the musicians, architects, construction company, staff, artists and sponsors. Levitt Pavilion Denver is more than just another music venue — it is a nexus for local nonprofits and arts groups across the Rocky Mountain region.”