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Ground-breaking meld of classical strings
with heart-pounding hip-hop
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist, Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The band released their major label debut, Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch), on Universal Music which debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and number four on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names, including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach and have performed for more than 100,000 students in North America and Europe in the last 12 months, including the featured musical act for the Blue Ribbon Festival at the Music Center in Los Angeles, where they performed for 19,000 fifth-grade students from the Greater Los Angeles area over a three-day period. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.
Join us on the lawn!
There is limited seating available for this concert. To attend, you can reserve one space by clicking here. You may two to eight people in your space (the people in your square should be family members). You must show proof of your reservation with your printed ticket or your ticket on your phone at the gates to enter the lawn. Everyone in your square must also have proof of your reservation to be admitted. Seating is in socially distanced squares marked on the lawn. Squares are first-come, first-served. You can reserve one square only. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Opening artists begin at 7 p.m., followed by the headliners at 8 p.m. You must wear a mask to enter the lawn. Once you are in your square, you can remove your mask to eat and drink. You must wear a mask any time you leave your square. Once the concert is over, please leave the lawn as quickly as possible. While at the Levitt, please stay a socially distanced 6 feet away from Levitt crew, staff, artists and volunteers. Please bring your own food, beverages, chairs and blankets. No glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.
For your health and safety
The Levitt has taken required health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to the virus. Thank you for following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing a mask. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is up to all of us.