Check out the 15 towns and cities that won Levitt AMP grants in 2017!

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Berea | Kentucky

Berea Arts Council

July 7 – September 8, 2017

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series will reinvigorate an existing music series in Berea’s “Old Town” Artisan Village, a historic site with a rich musical tradition, while fostering an inclusive environment where all can enjoy a diverse range of music styles.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, which presents community arts activities to inspire a passion for the arts and enhance the Berea community’s quality of life.


Carson City | Nevada

Brewery Arts Center

June 23 – September 2, 2017

*2016 Levitt AMP winner

Returning for the second year, the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series will once again elevate the Brewery Arts Center’s existing summer concert series, filling the Minnesota Street Stage with free, live music and transforming an underused street in the heart of downtown Carson City’s Historic District into a vibrant gathering place for the surrounding community.

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

Chattanooga | Tennessee

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga

August 24 – October 26, 2017

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage while reestablishing it as a thriving cultural destination.

Presented by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, a local affiliate of the National Urban League that enables community members to secure economic self-reliance.

Denison | Texas

Denison Main Street

May 26 – July 28, 2017

*2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP winner

This summer, the Levitt AMP Denison Music Series returns for the third year to the centrally located Heritage Square Park to further elevate the Music on Main series—revitalizing downtown Denison and strengthening the city’s social and economic fabric by celebrating inclusivity, engagement and accessibility through music.

Presented by Denison Main Street Inc., which produces events and activities in downtown Denison.

Greensboro | North Carolina


June 3 – August 5, 2017

*2016 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series will return for the second year, attracting residents to the once underused yet expansive Jimmie I. Barber Park in East Greensboro, and bringing the city’s diverse populations together to enjoy a broad range of musical styles.

Presented by ArtsGreensboro, a nonprofit catalyst for innovation that supports Greensboro’s arts scene through grants, marketing support and other impactful initiatives and services.

Hattiesburg | Mississippi

USM Mass Communication & Journalism

July 7 – September 22, 2017

The Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series will transform Chain Park into the city’s cultural gateway and position the space as the focal point for community enrichment, strengthening the relationship between the University, the city’s residents and the arts.

Presented by the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication & Journalism, which offers Mississippi’s only comprehensive mass communication education program.

Jacksonville | Illinois

Jacksonville Main Street

June 2 – August 4, 2017

*2016 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series returns for the second year to fuel the city’s efforts to revitalize the formerly neglected historic central business district, bringing the joy of free, live music back into Central Park—once the vibrant center of downtown community life.

Presented by Jacksonville Main Street, a nonprofit which enhances the social and economic health of Jacksonville by working to revitalize the city’s downtown district.

Photo by Kyla Hurt

Middlesboro | Kentucky

Discover Downtown Middlesboro

August 3 – October 5, 2017

**2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the third year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park—formerly a gravel lot, now a vibrant gathering place with a volunteer-installed lawn and donated permanent stage—to build upon the momentum generated throughout the past two years, augmenting the community-driven revitalization of the city’s downtown and promoting Middlesboro as a cultural destination.

Presented by Discover Downtown Middlesboro, Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing downtown Middlesboro.

Ocala | Florida

Marion Cultural Alliance

May 19 – July 21, 2017

The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will breathe new life into Webb Field at the Ocala Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex—an underused space located in the once-thriving neighborhood of West Ocala—bringing local residents and visitors from nearby areas into West Ocala by building awareness of the neighborhood’s rich history and ongoing revitalization efforts.

Presented by the Marion Cultural Alliance, a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for cultural impact in the Ocala community.

Santa Fe | New Mexico

AMP Concerts

May 27 – August 12, 2017

The Levitt AMP Santa Fe Music Series will bring momentum to the revitalization efforts put into motion by the existing AMP Concerts series at The Santa Fe Railyard—a centrally-located community gathering space built in the midst of the city’s historic Santa Fe Railyard—positioning the iconic outdoor space’s existing concert series to reach its potential by elevating the mix of talent presented, connecting the city’s diverse communities and increasing civic pride.

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

Sheboygan | Wisconsin

Kohler Arts Center

June 22 – August 24, 2017

**2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP winner

After flourishing for two years—sparking significant investment in the area and bringing people together in the heart of downtown—the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will return to John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Festival Green for a third year to further increase community pride, drive the local economy and revitalize formerly dormant public spaces.

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.

St. Johnsbury | Vermont

Catamount Arts

July 9 – September 17, 2017

The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series will activate The Stephen Huneck Gallery at Dog Mountain—a scenic, dog-friendly, 150-acre space for joy and healing, located in the center of a region that has been largely underserved—to build bridges across socioeconomic divides, provide cultural access, and restore community pride to this formerly industrial area.

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.

Stevens Point | Wisconsin

Create Portage County

June 1 – August 3, 2017

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series will inject new life into Pfiffner Park—a historically rich green space along the Wisconsin River—with the aim to strengthen the local community by helping to create a thriving city center that welcomes people of all walks of life to experience the cultural scene in the historic neighborhoods surrounding the city’s core.

Presented by Create Portage County, a nonprofit that leads community development efforts through continued arts advocacy and creative placemaking.

Trenton | New Jersey

Trenton Downtown Association

June 29 – August 31, 2017

*2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP winner

For its third year, the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series will activate Mill Hill Park—an easily-accessible, underused park in the state capital’s historic downtown core—building upon the progress of the past two years, spurring economic activity and community participation, and bringing cultural and community activities to this green space.

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.

Utica | New York


Utica Monday Nite

July 3 – September 4, 2017

*2016 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returns for the second year to Kopernik Park—a green space within walking distance of the city’s community gardens, the Utica Public Library and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees—to fuel the city’s social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local and refugee residents to reenergize an underutilized gathering space.

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.