May 29, 2009
First benefit concert, An Evening with B.J. Thomas & the Levitt Pops Orchestra. Summer Concert Series opening night, kicking off first full year of 50 free concerts. Artist: Melissa Lawson, Arlington winner of season six of NBC’s Nashville Star, with record attendance at 2,600.
Levitt Pavilion and Founders Plaza were chosen as the 2009 Public Works Project of the Year in the $2 to $10 Million category by the Texas Public Works Association.
July 3, 2009
The first Summer Concert Series concludes with more than 36,000 people attending.
The lawn seating area is named the Brock-Saxe Great Lawn in recognition of a generous gift made by Dr. Allan Saxe and Ruthie Brock.
Sept. 24, 2009
The Levitt Pavilion opens its second Fall Concert Series and marks the completion of its first year of free music under the stars.
Sept. 26, 2009
New attendance record set with 3,000 people to see Texas legend Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Oct. 25, 2009
The Levitt’s first full year of concerts concludes with more than 48,000 in attendance.
May 28, 2010
The 2010 Summer Concert Series opens with the timeless pop/rock music of Firefall.
June 2, 2010
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Chesapeake Energy, the Levitt begins Children’s Concerts on Wednesday mornings for children in youth organizations, summer camps and day cares.
June 26, 2010
Grammy winners, Three Dog Night, perform for the Levitt Pavilion’s second benefit concert.
July 3, 2010
Melissa Lawson closes the 2010 Summer Concert Series, which concludes with more than 50,000 in attendance.
Sept. 2, 2010
Brave Combo opens the 2010 Fall Concert Series.
Sept. 18, 2010
The Levitt participates in Ecofest, presented by Arlington Parks & Recreation, and presents two concerts for the event.
Oct. 2, 2010
Bronze public art sculpture, The Gift, is unveiled at the Levitt. Donors are Debbie Duncan and Randy Jordan. Asleep at the Wheel concludes the 2010 Fall Concert Series, playing to the biggest concert audience to date with 7,000. The 2010 Concert Season ends with more than 93,000 people visiting the Levitt for 50 free concerts and more than $25,000 in audience donations.
May 27, 2011
The 2011 Texas Power Concert Season opens with its first title sponsor, Texas Power, and 4,000 people to hear the timeless soft rock of Ambrosia.
June 4, 2011
The Grammy-winning Charlie Daniels Band performs for the Levitt’s third annual benefit concert.
July 3, 2011
During a summer that brought record-breaking heat (72 days of 100+ temperatures), the 2011 summer concerts conclude with Radney Foster, fireworks, 35,000 people downtown for Light Up Arlington! and no rainouts!
Sept. 1, 2011
The Levitt’s fall tradition, Brave Combo, opens the 2011 Fall Concert Series.
Oct. 1, 2011
The Levitt’s 2011 Concert Season closes with Deryl Dodd & the Homesick Cowboys, 98,800 people in attendance for the year and only one rainout for the entire season.
Jan. 24, 2012
During An Evening with Danny Wright, the Levitt Pavilion presents its first Volunteer of the Year awards to Lyn Shimmin and Christine Guiterrez.
April 14, 2012
The Levitt Pavilion hosts a tornado relief benefit concert with the Salvation Army to raise funds for those affected by tornados in Arlington on April 3. More than 2,000 people came to hear the Salvation Army Band, Tony Award-winning star Betty Buckley and Nashville Star winner Melissa Lawson. A total of $9,500 was raised for tornado victims.
May 25, 2012
The Texas Power 2012 Summer Concert Series kicks off as part of the first Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. Eleven musical artists performed over three days, and art vendors had booths along South Street. Headliners were Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Asleep at the Wheel. Approximately 20,000 people attended the festival.
June 23, 2012
Eddie Money, Grammy-nominated rocker from the ’70s and ’80s, performed for the annual benefit concert.
July 3, 2012
The summer concert series ends with Pure Prairie League and fireworks. More than 72,600 people attended summer concerts.
Aug. 30, 2012
The fall concert series opens with Brave Combo.
Sept. 2, 2012
An estimated 12,000 people come out to hear a cappella sensations and winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix, setting a new single concert attendance record.
Sept. 29, 2012
Fall concerts end with a rainout. Total attendance for 2012 is 108,925.
Oct. 6, 2012
The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Board of Directors has its first board retreat to plan the pavilion’s future as it approaches its five-year anniversary.
Oct. 11, 2012
Executive Director Patti Diou is honored with the Legacy of Women Award for the Arts, and Levitt volunteer and donor, Carol Zimmer, receives the same honor for Volunteerism.
Jan. 29, 2013
Sara Hickman performs for the Levitt Pavilion’s annual dinner, and Patty Murphy is named 2012 Volunteer of the Year.
The Levitt Pavilion launches a new website to kick off its fifth anniversary season.
Thanks to a sponsorship by WFAA, the Levitt’s Summer Concert Series is promoted with television PSAs.
May 24, 2013
The Levitt Pavilion opens its fifth season of free music under the stars with the second annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. Headliners for the three-day event are Sarah Jaffe, The Polyphonic Spree and Old 97’s.
June 19, 2013
More than 3,000 watch the Lone Star Circus perform, the largest audience for a Children’s Concert in Levitt history.
The Levitt Pavilion extends its Summer Concert Series to July 14.
Aug. 30, 2013
Brave Combo opens the Fall Concert Series and concerts shift to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Sept. 14, 2013
The Levitt Pavilion has its first sold-out benefit concert with 2,500 rockers to see Foreigner.
Sept. 27, 2013
Multi-Grammy-winner Ronnie Milsap performs a free concert thanks to the generosity of Diane and Tom Cravens, who sponsored the evening to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by giving a concert to the community.
Sept. 29, 2013
Popular artists, Mingo Fishtrap, close the fifth anniversary season, which concludes with 61 free performances and 123,425 in total attendance, representing 82 cities and 19 states.