April 8, 2019
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is designated a Great Public Space in Texas by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association and its Great Places in Texas program. The designation recognizes exemplary character of lasting value with characteristics that include architectural features, accessibility, functionality and community involvement.
May 17, 2019
The Levitt’s 11th concert season opens with home-grown Texas music by Deryl Dodd.
May 23, 2019
John Oates, of Hall & Oates fame, plays a ticketed concert at the Levitt.
June 27, 2019
The Levitt hosts its first book-signing when local New York Times bestselling author, Julie Murphy, autographs books during Family Movie Night’s presentation of Dumplin’ based on her book of the same name.
June 29, 2019
Latin Grammy-winning sensations, Flor de Toloache, all-female mariachis, perform as part of the Levitt National Tour.
July 21, 2019
Summer concert season ends with a performance by Nakia & the Blues Grifters.
July 22, 2019
Construction begins on the Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic & Spine Hospitality Center. The addition includes permanent, accessible bathrooms, a hospitality suite and concert viewing deck, and storage. J. Hutcherson Construction is the contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 concert season.
Aug. 24, 2020
Levitt Pavilion Arlington unveils a new logo in blue and green reflecting the pavilion architecture. The logo was designed by BrandEra Marketing.
Aug. 30, 2019
In keeping with tradition, Brave Combo, opens the fall concert season.
Sept. 5, 2019
Executive Director Patti Diou receives the Downtown Arlington Dream Builder Award at the Downtown Arlington Management Corp. annual dinner.
Sept. 16, 2019
The Texas Commission on the Arts grants $250,000 in Cultural District funding to the Levitt’s hospitality center construction project that will improve and enhance the Arlington Cultural District.
Sept. 19, 2019
Levitt Pavilion Arlington hosts the Arlington Gives! rally for North Texas Giving Day showcasing Arlington nonprofits and featuring Indie artist, Daphne Willis.
Sept. 28, 2019
The Levitt Pavilion Board of Directors honors Executive Director Patti Diou with a retirement dinner at Shady Valley Country Club. Patti announced her retirement during the summer concert season.
Oct. 5, 2019
38 Special performs for the Levitt’s annual benefit concert.
Oct. 13, 2019
The Dirty River Boys close the Levitt’s concert season. The season concludes with 54 free performances attended by 73,265 music lovers from three countries, 23 states and 123 cities.
Nov. 15, 2019
Patti Diou retires as the Levitt’s first executive director. She began her career with the Levitt in April 2008 during the pavilion’s construction.
Nov. 18, 2019
Arlington native, Letatia Teykl, begins as the Levitt’s executive director.
The official Arlington Christmas tree is installed near the Levitt Pavilion stage for the first time with a dedication ceremony Dec. 2 and official tree-lighting on Dec. 14 after the annual Holiday Lights Parade.
March 12, 2020
The Levitt Pavilion Arlington staff joins others across the nation in relocating to work from home as COVID-19 sweeps the globe.
The Levitt makes the difficult decision to cancel its summer concert series due to the pandemic.
April 21, 2020
In response to the continuing global pandemic, the Levitt presents its first livestreamed concert from its Facebook page featuring Fort Worth artist, Brad Thompson.
April 23 through Aug. 25, 2020
The Levitt continues providing free music with livestreamed concerts every Tuesday.
The Levitt lawn is covered in American flags on display to honor the health care workers and first responders working through the pandemic.
May 5, 2020
The Levitt participates in an emergency North Texas Giving Day Now event of raising funds for organizations hit hard by the pandemic. The Levitt livestreams a full day of music, featuring Sara Hickman.
The Levitt helps during the pandemic by serving as the site for four outdoor high school graduations with socially distanced seating and limited capacity.
The Levitt is named Best Live Music Venue by Living magazine readers.
June 22, 2020
Grammy-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin films a video on the Levitt lawn to be included in a national livestream event by The Roots.
Arlington Today readers choose the Levitt Pavilion as Best Place for Live Music in their annual Readers’ Choice All-Stars issue.
Aug. 28 through Oct. 18
The Levitt resumes in-person concerts on Friday and Saturday nights with limited capacity. Concertgoers are seated in first-come, first-served designated squares on the lawn and required to wear face masks. The Levitt continues to livestream all of their onstage performances. The Styx concert scheduled for October is rescheduled for May 2021.
Sept. 17, 2020
The Levitt is chosen as the premiere location for North Texas Giving Day with a day of free livestreamed music featuring Radney Foster. Giving day raises a record amount of money, and the Levitt wins the 2 to 7 p.m. time slot with the most donors for an additional $5,000.
The Levitt Center, with permanent restrooms, a catering kitchen, a hospitality suite and concert-viewing deck, is complete.
Oct. 10, 2020
Country artist Randy Rogers performs a ticketed concert to a limited capacity, sold-out crowd of 720.
Oct. 27, 2020
The Levitt, in partnership with City of Arlington, the Arlington Convention & Visitors’ Bureau and the University of Texas at Arlington, hosts the first workshop to become designated as a Texas Music Friendly Community.
Nov. 14, 2020
The Levitt hosts a Cowboy Concert, a free afternoon of country music in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo.
Nov. 21, 2020
The Arlington Margarita Society moves its annual Margarita Ball and Charity Toy Drive to the Levitt.
Dec. 4, 2020
The Levitt is the site for its first full-scale wedding reception.
Dec. 6, 2020
The Levitt hosts Boots & Blessings, a cowboy church event, in conjunction with the Professional Bullriders Association and competition.
Dec. 18, 2020
Arlington becomes the 20th city in 2020 to be designated a Texas Music Friendly Community by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
The Levitt concludes its hybrid in-person/livestream concert season as the only Levitt in the national network to return to the stage during the pandemic. The season ends with 63 artist contracts fulfilled, 28 weeks of livestreamed music with more than 307,000 views in 41 countries and 35 states, and 43 live performances attended by 4,500.