Jan. 27, 2014
Downhome diva, Ruthie Foster, performs for the annual dinner, and Karen Casey is named 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
May 23, 2014
Texas singer/songwriter Bob Schneider opens the Summer Concert Series and the sixth Levitt Concert Season. The first weekend of music is also the third Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival featuring Schneider, Jimmie Vaughan and Cody Canada & the Departed.
The Levitt experiences two firsts during the Summer Concert Series. On June 20, friends and family gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Martin High School photography teacher, Dan Regalado. Michele and Louis Cyr got married July 7 at the Levitt, where they had their first date.
Arlington Today magazine names the Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Favorite Live Music Venue.
Aug. 29, 2014
Brave Combo opens the Fall concert series.
Sept. 28, 2014
Marcia Ball, the queen of Southern Boogie, closes the Levitt Concert Season, which ends with total attendance of 127,530 from eight countries, 45 states and 67 cities. The most attended concert was 10,000 for area blues guitar legend, Jimmie Vaughan.
Oct. 4, 2014
The Levitt moves its annual benefit concert to College Park Center and welcomes four-time Grammy winners, The Doobie Brothers. The concert sets the record for most attendance at the Levitt benefit concert.
Dec. 8, 2014
At the annual holiday party, Anna Gant is named 2014 Volunteer of the Year.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington receives a generous grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation with matching funds from Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation to upgrade all of the sound and light equipment and add a digital video screen.
The Levitt Pavilion’s 2015 Concert Season is covered by all of the area glossy print magazines, including D magazine, 360 West and FW magazine.
Construction begins on the new video screen structure.
May 22, 2015
Prolific Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll opens the 2015 Concert Season.
Texas experiences record-breaking storms and flooding, resulting in cancelled and relocated concerts at the beginning of the season, affecting Levitt Pavilion attendance numbers.
July 12, 2015
The Voice finalists Dawn & Hawkes, featuring Arlington’s own Chris Hawkes, close the Summer Concert Series after scheduled performers Jamestown Revival had to cancel just days before their concert.
Arlington Today magazine names the Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Favorite Live Music Venue for the second year.
Sept. 4, 2015
Brave Combo opens the Fall Concert Season.
Sept. 5, 2015
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Board joins the Levitt to officially dedicate the new video screen, which makes its debut.
Sept. 17, 2015
Levitt Pavilion Arlington hosts the Arlington Gives Rally for North Texas Giving Day for the second year.
Oct. 3, 2015
Grammy Award-winner Kenny Loggins plays to a sold-out crowd at the Levitt for the benefit concert.
Oct. 11, 2015
Levitt favorites, Mingo Fishtrap, close the 2015 concert season, which ends with more than 115,150 audience members from seven countries, 38 states and 109 cities enjoying 61 performances. The Levitt has reduced attendance for the first time in its history due to an unusually rainy Texas summer.
Dec. 5, 2015
The Levitt gives the community its first Family Movie Night with a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol following the annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Arlington, More than 1,200 people attend.
Dec. 7, 2015
At the annual holiday party, Diane and George Bartulevicz are named 2015 Volunteers of the Year.
Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington signs on as title sponsor for the 2016 Concert Season.
March 4, 2016
Listing the Levitt as an example of what there is to do, TripAdvisor lists Downtown Arlington on its list of 11 Awesome Urban Districts Exploding with Character.
April 4, 2016
The Levitt launches a free mobile app, Levitt Arlington.
May 27, 2016
The 2016 Summer Concert Season opens with the fifth Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. Headliners are The Polyphonic Spree, Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, and Bowling for Soup.The festival involves eight venues around the Levitt for performances by 26 bands over the three-day festival.
June 2, 2016
Thanks to colorful country artist, Dale Watson, Levitt Pavilion Arlington gets its first mention in Rolling Stone magazine.
June 10, 2016
A peaceful protest interrupts the Humming House concert. The band handled the incident smoothly.
July 17, 2016
Summer concert season ends with 1980s rockers, Deep Blue Something, known for their hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Arlington Today readers name the Levitt Best Live Music Venue for the third straight year.
Downtown Arlington is named an official Cultural District by the state of Texas with the Levitt at its heart.
Sept. 2, 2016
As is tradition, Brave Combo appears on the Levitt stage for the ninth time to open the 2016 Fall Concert Season.
Sept. 17, 2016
Citing the Levitt Pavilion as a factor, Money magazine names Arlington among the nation’s Six Best Big Cities.
Sept. 22, 2016
Luke Wade, area artist who made the top five on NBC’s The Voice, performs a free concert for North Texas Giving Day. It was the Levitt’s third time to host the Arlington rally.
Sept. 23, 2016
Popular Celtic rock band, The Killdares, performs one of their last three concerts at the Levitt before retiring after 20 years. The Killdares performed at the Levitt during its first mini-season in 2008.
Oct. 2, 2016
Fall Concert Season concludes with Bart Crow. The Levitt ends its free concert season with attendance by 118,350 music lovers from seven countries, 25 states and 70 cities.
Oct. 8, 2016
The B-52s perform their hits to a sold-out crowd for the Levitt’s annual benefit concert. The 2016 benefit is the most successful benefit in Levitt history in raising funds for free music.
Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital at Arlington signs on for its third year as title sponsor of the concert season.
April 19, 2017
Kat McCollum is named 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
May 19, 2017
Rebirth Brass Band opens the 2017 Concert Season and the Levitt’s ninth year with a new format that features concerts on three nights a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Family Movie Night on Thursday, eliminating the Wednesday Children’s Concerts.
June 9, 2017
Grammy Award winners, Reckless Kelly, kick off the sixth Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival, which includes Orleans and classical/hip-hop artists Black Violin.
June 18, 2017
Living Tejano legend, Flaco Jimenez, joins Max Baca and Los TexManiacs on the Levitt stage.
June 23, 2017
The Levitt introduces a second paid-ticket concert with a sold-out crowd to see Texas favorite, Robert Earl Keen with special guest, Cory Morrow.
July 15, 2017
The Suffers return to the Levitt stage as part of the Levitt National Tour.
The Levitt is named Favorite Outdoor Music Festival by Arlington Today magazine.
Sept. 1, 2017
Brave Combo opens the Levitt Pavilion Fall Concert Season for the ninth time.
Sept. 14, 2017
The Levitt hosts the annual Arlington Gives! rally for North Texas Giving Day with a free concert by Josh Weathers Band. The Levitt wins a $5,000 grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation for the most donors during the 2 to 7 p.m. time slot.
Sept. 23, 2017
After a last-minute cancellation by Kansas (a band member was hospitalized), the Levitt continues with its annual benefit concert with Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, expanding its opening set to play the concert.
Oct. 14, 2017
At the Jack Ingram concert, Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital and the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation both present checks for $500,000 each to Levitt Pavilion Arlington and launch a capital campaign to build permanent restrooms and a hospitality suite with a viewing deck estimated at $1.5 million. The project is scheduled for 2018.
Oct. 22, 2017
Rock maverick, Alejandro Escovedo, closes the 2017 Concert Season.
Jan. 16, 2018
Levitt Pavilion Arlington officially kicks off a more than $2 million capital campaign to build the Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospitality Center, adding permanent, accessible restrooms and a hospitality center with an outdoor viewing deck to enhance its free music experience. The kick-off is at the home of original board member, Stephen Zimmer, and includes donors from the original capital campaign who helped build the Levitt in 2007/2008.
The Arlington Cultural Tourism Council awards the Levitt a $55,000 grant for a 2018 paid-ticket concert.
Feb. 6, 2018
Communities Foundation of Texas asks Levitt Pavilion Arlington to present their successful North Texas Giving Day event at a breakfast at the Fort Worth Club. The Arlington Gives! rally in partnership with Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is the most attended North Texas Giving Day rally in the Metroplex.
March 15, 2018
Levitt Pavilion Arlington launches a website redesign for its 10th anniversary. The new design features a 10th anniversary logo for 2018.
April 11, 2018
The Levitt launches its first crowdfunding campaign, Potty On!, to help raise money for the new bathrooms. The campaign attracts the attention of local television affiliates from CBS, NBC and WFAA as well as the Star-Telegram and radio station KRLD.
April 18, 2018
The Levitt hosts its 2018 Volunteer Kick-Off. Jane Wright is chosen 2017 Volunteer of the Year.
April 19, 2018
The John Ryan Foundation awards a $100,000 grant to the Levitt’s capital campaign for the hospitality center.
May 18, 2018
Award-winning Americana artist and legendary Texas troubadour, Ray Wylie Hubbard, opens the Levitt’s 10th anniversary concert season of “greatest hits,” featuring audience and Levitt favorite artists from the previous nine seasons. Proclamations are presented by the Texas Governor’s office, the Tarrant County Commissioners’ office and the Office of the Mayor. Three original Levitt staff members, Executive Director Patti Diou, Communications Director Cathy O’Neal and Production Manager Richard Treat, are recognized for 10 years of service in providing free music to Arlington and the surrounding area.
May 19, 2018
The Levitt announces that Barenaked Ladies will headline the Levitt’s ninth benefit concert on Oct. 13.
June 8-10, 2018
The Downtown Arlington Music Fest features Texas State Musician Joe Ely, Bowling For Soup and Delta Rae. Teen girl-power group, Not Ur Girlfrenz, opens for Bowling For Soup, becoming the youngest artists to perform on the Levitt stage during its concert season. Bowling For Soup’s concert was the most attended concert in 2018 at 6,200.
June 22, 2018
The Amon G. Carter Foundation awards the Levitt a $50,000 grant for the hospitality center.
July 1, 2018
Grammy Award-winners, Blind Boys of Alabama, perform at the Levitt with Paul Thorn as part of the Levitt National Tour.
July 12, 2018
The Adeline and George McQueen Foundation awards the Levitt a $100,000 grant for the hospitality center.
July 22, 2018
Texas singer/songwriter Cory Morrow closes the Levitt’s summer concert season in near record-breaking summer heat that affects audience attendance for the last weekends of the summer season.
Arlington Today magazine readers choose the Levitt as Best Place for Live Music in their annual Readers’ Choice All-Star issue.
Aug. 19, 2018
My Abram Street construction is completed on the Levitt’s side of Abram Street with fencing removed and new sidewalk and pavers installed just in time for the fall concert season.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington officially celebrates its 10th birthday with a Birthday Bash that features Brave Combo opening the fall concert season for the 10th time. Everyone at the concert gets birthday cake!
The Union Pacific Foundation awards the Levitt $25,000 for the hospitality center.
Sept. 14-15, 2018
Levitt Pavilion Arlington participates in the first Downtown Arlington Brewing Arts Festival.
Sept. 18, 2018
The Center for Nonprofit Management names Levitt Pavilion Arlington one of four finalists for Nonprofit of the Year in their annual Night of Lights Awards. In addition, Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital is also one of four finalists for Nonprofit Partner of the Year.
Sept. 20, 2018
Texas State Musician and blues guitar legend, Jimmie Vaughan, performs a free concert for the Arlington Gives! North Texas Giving Day event at the Levitt. The annual event is a partnership with Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. A pop-up rain storm doesn’t dampen the event, and more than 3,500 people attend, the biggest North Texas Giving Day attendance to date. At the event, the Levitt wins a $5,000 bonus grant for the most donors in the 2 t0 7 p.m. time slot for the fourth year in a row!
Oct. 7, 2018
African performance artists, Cirque Zuma Zuma, conclude the 10th anniversary concert season. The season ends with 103,840 in attendance from five countries, 24 states and 134 cities despite challenges with construction and limited parking, record-breaking summer high temperatures, and unusually high levels of fall rain forcing four concert cancellations.
Oct. 11, 2018
Massive rains and a bleak forecast force the Levitt to move its Barenaked Ladies concert indoors to Texas Hall and its VIP dinner and auction to the Arlington Museum of Art.
Oct. 13, 2018
Those who persevered the move indoors were treated to a high-energy performance by Barenaked Ladies for the Levitt’s ninth annual benefit concert.
Nov. 8, 2018
Levitt staff and board members and representatives from Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital attend the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Night of Lights Awards at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Both organizations were finalists for awards, but left the ceremony honored to have been named among the finalists.
Nov. 11, 2018
The Levitt thanks its concert sponsors, capital campaign donors, volunteers and North Texas Giving Day donors with an invitation-only dance party featuring The Party Machine. Guests enjoyed fajitas, wine and beer, music, dancing, and a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospitality Center, which will begin construction in 2019.