Check out the 18 towns and cities that won Levitt AMP grants in 2019!

2018 Winners 2017 Winners 2016 Winners 2015 Winners


Berea | Kentucky

Berea Arts Council

July 19 – October 4, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series returned for the third year to Berea’s “Old Town” Artisan Village, adding momentum to the resurgence of this historic cultural district in the heart of Berea. The 2019 series continued to solidify “Old Town” as a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive hub for art, food and community gatherings.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, which presents community arts experiences that ignite creativity, strengthen community ties and enhance the quality of life in Berea, in partnership with Ali Blair, and the City of Berea.


Carson City | Nevada

Brewery Arts Center

June 22 – August 24, 2019

2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series returned for the fourth year to the Brewery Arts Center, enlivening The Change Companies Stage (formerly the Minnesota Street Stage) and transforming a once abandoned corridor in the heart of downtown Carson City’s Historic District into a thriving cultural destination. With a dynamic and eclectic lineup, the 2019 series energized downtown Carson City, fostering deeper community cohesion and bolstering local pride.

Presented by the Brewery Arts Center, a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the quality of life by cultivating arts and culture for all.


Chattanooga | Tennessee

Rise

August 22 – October 24, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series energized the Bessie Smith Cultural Center lawn for the third year in a row. Situated at the core of Chattanooga’s Historic Martin Luther King District—a formerly vibrant hub for African American community life known as the Big Nine—the 2019 series celebrated the area’s rich heritage while fueling its revitalization through the power of free, live music.

Presented by Rise, a nonprofit organization that provides an array of cultural arts programming to create new opportunities for creative experimentation and community empowerment in Chattanooga, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.


Earlham | Iowa

Earlham Chicks With Checks

June 2 – August 11, 2019

The first Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series marked the beginning an exciting new chapter in the community-driven effort to transform Earlham City Park into a vibrant, music-filled community hub in the center of the city. The Levitt AMP Music Series elevated and expanded upon the existing Earlham Summer Music Series, creating new opportunities for residents to connect with each other and enliven an underused public space while experiencing high-caliber live music and entertainment.

Presented by Earlham Chicks with Checks, a group of women who make charitable contributions to organizations and projects that promote the betterment of the Earlham community, in partnership with the City of Earlham, Earlham School District and the Earlham Freedom Fest Committee.


Galva | Illinois

Galva Arts Council INC

June 2 – August 4, 2019

2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series returned for the second year to enliven Wiley Park in Galva’s city center, further transforming the underused green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression and global, live music experiences. Building upon the previous year’s success, the 2019 series deepened community engagement, expanded local partnerships and brought the community a weekly celebration of the best Galva has to offer.

Presented by Galva Arts Council Inc, a nonprofit network of volunteers dedicated to bringing together residents in and around Galva to promote and participate in the arts, in partnership with John Taylor, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, and WVIK, Quad Cities National Public Radio (NPR).


Green Bay | Wisconsin

On Broadway, Inc.

June 18 – August 27, 2019

The first Levitt AMP Green Bay Music Series infused the joy of free, live music into Leicht Memorial Park, an underused riverfront park in the heart of Green Bay’s downtown area. The series transformed this three-block, open green space into a welcoming, community-wide destination for concertgoers to come together and enjoy an eclectic lineup of music, celebrating the city’s increasingly rich diversity.

Presented by On Broadway, Inc., an organization that promotes the revitalization of the historic Broadway District in Northeast Wisconsin by hosting many exciting events that contribute to a sustainable and thriving urban community.


Middlesboro | Kentucky

Middlesboro Main Street

July 18 – September 19, 2019

2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

After four years of tremendous impact, the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music series returned for the fifth year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park—once a gravel lot, now a vibrant gathering place complete with a volunteer-installed lawn and a permanent stage. The 2019 series augmented this community-driven revitalization while positioning the series for an even wider impact.

Presented by Middlesboro Main Street, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing downtown Middlesboro, in partnership with Bell County Tourism.


Ocala | Florida

Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc. (MCA)

May 31 – August 2, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The third Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series took place on the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex’s once forgotten three-acre, Webb Field. The 2019 series returned to this sprawling West Ocala Historic District landmark, building upon the momentum from previous years and further solidifying Webb Field’s role as a vibrant gathering place where community members of all ages and backgrounds can come together to enjoy art, recreation and community.

Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc., whose mission is to champion, convene and create opportunities for artists and arts organizers, in partnership with the City of Ocala.


Santa Fe | New Mexico

AMP Concerts

June 8 – August 31, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Santa Fe Music Series returned for the third year to the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, a formerly vacant historic railyard that’s growing into an exciting and eclectic hub of restaurants, performance art spaces, shops, art galleries and park space. The 2019 series continued to elevate and expand the array of musical talent, creating a powerful weekly celebration of Santa Fe’s past, present and future while establishing a vibrant point of pride for the entire community.

Presented by AMP Concerts, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of Northern New Mexico through musical experiences and community events.


Sheboygan | Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

June 20 – August 22, 2019

2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The fifth Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series took place in the city’s beautiful new City Green—once a dormant space, now an expansive urban green space with a permanent stage at the core, that connects the Mead Public Library and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The 2019 series built upon the transformative momentum of the past four years, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to further energize downtown Sheboygan’s newly created Arts, Culture and Food District.

Presented by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), a nonprofit art museum that gives visitors a place to experience critically acclaimed world-class exhibitions, performances and programs, in partnership with City of Sheboygan and Harbor Centre Sheboygan.


Soldotna | Alaska

Vision Soldotna

June 5 – August 21, 2019

The first Levitt AMP Soldotna Music series took place in Soldotna Creek Park on the banks of the stunning Kenai River, energizing a scenic green space and celebrating a community-driven effort to transform a maintenance yard into a welcoming, downtown hub for family-friendly public gatherings. The Levitt AMP series elevated and diversified Soldotna’s existing Music in the Park Series, bringing the community together to enjoy a wide range of high-caliber talent.

Presented by Vision Soldotna, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing community engagement and quality of life in Soldotna by providing cultural, educational and economic opportunities for community members and visitors alike, in partnership with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and the City of Soldotna.


Springfield | Illinois

Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation

May 30 – August 1, 2019

The first Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series brought new life to a large, vacant lot in Springfield’s historic business district. Located in the same district where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his historic “House Divided Speech,” the series reignited civic engagement and pride, while bringing residents together to envision a future direction for a space that has lacked activation since 1978.

Presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, which promotes and preserves the historic, architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of Springfield through education, preservation and beautification, in partnership with Downtown Springfield Inc. (DSI) and Springfield Area Arts Council (SAAC).


St. Johnsbury | Vermont

Catamount Arts

July 14 – September 22, 20198

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series returned for the third year to Dog Mountain, a breathtaking 150-acre, dog-friendly destination in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Zone. Through vibrant and diverse arts programming, the 2019 series re-animated this formerly industrial area, bringing together “St. Jay” residents of all walks of life to support the growth of a sustainable, year-round local creative economy.

Presented by Catamount Arts, a nonprofit full-service arts center dedicated to promoting the arts throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire, encouraging appreciation, participation and cultivation of the arts as an integral part of community life, in partnership with Friends of Dog Mountain, Town of St. Johnsbury/St. Johnsbury Police Department, St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, KCP Presents and Northern Vermont University – Lyndon.


Stevens Point | Wisconsin

Create Portage County

June 6 – August 8, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The third Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series took place along the Wisconsin River in the lush, historically rich Pfiffner Pioneer Park, cultivating a deeper sense of neighborhood identity and strengthening the social and economic fabric of the community. Through free, live music, the 2019 series empowered residents of all ages and backgrounds to come together to envision and shape the direction of Steven Point’s downtown and riverfront.

Presented by CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit that leads community development efforts through continued arts advocacy and creative placemaking, in partnership with the City of Stevens Point.


Trenton | New Jersey

Trenton Downtown Association

June 27 – September 5, 2019

2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Trenton Series enlivened the historic Mill Hill neighborhood for the fifth year, filling Mill Hill Park with multi-dimensional arts experiences and the joyous sounds of free, live music. The 2019 series brought together a richly diverse group of people to enjoy the arts in this underused neighborhood gem, while spurring economic activity and building a culture of community engagement.

Presented by the Trenton Downtown Association, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting economic growth and development as well as arts and cultural activities in the capital city of New Jersey.


Utica | New York

Utica Monday Nite

June 24 – August 26, 2019

2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returned for the fourth year to Oneida Square’s Kopernik Park, a green space within walking distance of the city’s community gardens, the Utica Public Library and Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Through lively, layered arts experiences, the 2019 series deepened partnerships with the city’s underserved refugee communities, helping Kopernik Park realize its potential as a vibrant gathering place that fosters intercultural exchange and the creation of a stronger, more unified community.

Presented by Utica Monday Nite, a nonprofit that promotes a regional arts economy by making the arts and humanities available and accessible to all Utica residents and visitors from the wider region, in partnership with the City of Utica, Rust2Green Utica, Inc. (R2G), Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI), Made in Utica (MIU) and The Desales Center.


Whitesburg | Kentucky

Cowan Community Center

May 30 – August 8, 2019

2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The second Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series took place on the Mountain Heritage Festival Stage—further transforming the site of an unused railyard and shuttered high school into a place for hope and celebration. Through inclusive, high-quality arts experiences, the 2019 series fueled the continued revitalization of Whitesburg’s downtown core, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to enjoy free, live music while strengthening the social and economic fabric of their community.

Presented by the Cowan Community Center, a nonprofit organization providing cultural, social, educational and recreational experiences to east Kentucky, in partnership with the City of Whitesburg.


Woonsocket | Rhode Island

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

June 14 – August 23, 2019

2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series returned for the second year, enlivening River Island Art Park—an urban green space within steps of the city’s Main Street—and reinvigorating what was once a scenic and bustling public gathering place in the heart of the city. Through engaging, family-friendly concerts that brought residents and local businesses together, the 2019 series continued to catalyze cultural, community and economic growth in the center of Woonsocket.

Presented by the NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a nonprofit community development corporation that works to enrich neighborhood life throughout Northern Rhode Island, in partnership with the City of Woonsocket Office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, St. James Baptist Church and College Ready Communities.