The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington provides more than 50 free concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of original music by professional musical artists from world music to jazz and country to Indie artists. The Levitt Pavilion’s concerts provide our community with an accessible, safe gathering place for free music and performing arts open to everyone – all ages, ethnicities, neighborhoods and income levels, especially those who could not afford to enjoy and benefit from live music and the performing arts in any other way.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St. in Arlington, Texas
The pavilion is an outdoor concert venue with open lawn seating. Patrons bring lawn chairs and blankets, coolers, and picnics. No glass containers are allowed.
The Levitt Pavilion lawn can hold about 3,500. There is room for people to spill over all around the pavilion and into the Dream Sculpture lot west of the pavilion.
All Levitt Pavilion concerts are free except for a few concerts that require a ticket. Concerts that require ticket purchases are clearly indicated.
2021 Summer Concert Season: May 7 through July 18
2020 Fall Concert Season: Sept. 3 through Oct. 17
Summer: Concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. with local opening artists at 7 p.m.
Thursday Family Movie Nights at 8 p.m. June 24 through July 15.
Concerts and movies after July 3 are at 8:30 p.m.
Fall: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Levitt restrooms are located under the new Levitt Center on the southwest corner of the Levitt lawn and include a family restroom and handicapped accessible facilities.
J. Gilligan’s grills burgers, veggie burgers, chicken quesadillas and Irish nachos every night and sells beer and wine on concert nights (no alcohol sales on Family Movie Night). Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard has delicious frozen treats. On some nights, we have gourmet popsicles from Steel City Pops and gourmet cotton candy from Spun. On concert nights when we anticipate a large crowd, there may be food trucks.
Professional artists perform in culturally diverse musical genres, including World Music, Americana, country, Indie, jazz, blues, Tejano, gospel and many more.
Pre-COVID, the Levitt averaged 100,000 people every concert season. The Arlington Police Department helps estimate the crowd numbers.
The Levitt Pavilion installed all new sound equipment in 2015. The Levitt’s lights and sound are similar to the system that country star Kenny Chesney uses on tour. The Levitt’s equipment is state-of-the-art for outdoor concert venues.
Four full-time employees. Seasonal technical crew, including professional sound engineer.
Eight to 10 volunteers per concert fulfill a variety of jobs, including staffing the information table, collecting donations, answering questions and greeting patrons.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington's Board of Directors is made up of business professionals and dedicated civic volunteers. Josh Hankins is the board chair. The Levitt Pavilion’s Advisory Board members include: Betty Buckley, 16-time Grammy winning gospel singer, Kirk Franklin; award-winning Americana singer/songwriter Michael Martin-Murphey, B.J. Thomas, five-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter; and Jim Douglas, former WFAA news reporter.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. The Levitt also has a free mobile app, Levitt Arlington.