Check out the 15 towns and cities that won Levitt AMP grants in 2018!

2019 Winners 2017 Winners 2016 Winners 2015 Winners

Berea | Kentucky

Berea Arts Council

July 6 – September 7, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series returned for a second year to Berea’s historic “Old Town” Artisan Village, fostering an inclusive environment where all were invited to enjoy a diverse range of music styles, and building upon the previous year’s momentum to transform Old Town into a hub for art, food and community gatherings.

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, in partnership with Ali Blair, the City of Berea, and Berea College.

Carson City | Nevada

Brewery Arts Center

June 23 – August 25, 2018

**2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner

Returning for the third year, the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series once again elevated the Brewery Arts Center’s summer concert series, filling the Minnesota Street Stage with free, live music and transforming a once underused street in the heart of downtown Carson City’s Historic District into a vibrant gathering place and lively regional arts destination.

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

Chattanooga | Tennessee


August 23 – October 25, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.

Presented by Jazzanooga, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using jazz to transcend cultural barriers and addressing the lack of arts and cultural programming in the Chattanooga area, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Chattanooga.

Escondido | California

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido

August 25 – November 3, 2018

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series is bringing new life to the ‘Great Green Lawn’ at Grape Day Park—the oldest park in the city— filling the sprawling, centrally-located green space with family-friendly entertainment to highlight its potential to serve as a gathering place for the city’s diverse communities.

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a nonprofit arts center that brings people together to discover, create, and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, in partnership with the Escondido Chamber of CommercePalomar College and the San Diego Music Foundation.

Galva | Illinois

The Galva Arts Council

May 27 – August 5, 2018

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series transformed Wiley Park’s large underused lawn into a dynamic community hub where friends, families and neighbors could come together and enjoy a wide range of music genres, making Wiley Park a point of local pride that invigorated the local community and its surrounding areas.

Presented by the Galva Arts Council, a nonprofit network of volunteers dedicated to bringing local residents in and around Galva together to promote and participate in the arts, in partnership with John Taylor of Cà d’Zan House Concerts.

Middlesboro | Kentucky

Main Street Middlesboro

July 19 – September 20, 2018

***2015, 2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returned for the fourth 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—building upon the momentum of the previous three years, augmenting the community-driven revitalization of the city’s downtown and promoting Middlesboro as a cultural destination.

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

Ocala | Florida

Marion Cultural Alliance

June 15 – August 17, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series returned for a second year in a row and once again elevated the Webb Field at the Ocala Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex—an underused space located in the once-thriving neighborhood of West Ocala—capitalizing upon the momentum built the previous year, and bringing awareness to the neighborhood’s rich history and ongoing revitalization efforts, while providing a dynamic space for the community to come together.

Presented by the Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for cultural impact in the Ocala community in partnership with the City of Ocala.

Santa Fe | New Mexico

AMP Concerts

May 26 – August 25, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

For the second time, the Levitt AMP Santa Fe Music Series supported 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 in conjunction with the iconic Railyard venue’s 10th anniversary—positioning the iconic outdoor space to reach its potential by 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 21 – August 23, 2018 

***2015, 2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner

After flourishing for three years—sparking significant investment in the area and bringing people together in the heart of downtown—the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series returned this summer to energize the city’s beautiful new City Green, connecting the Mead Public Library and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. For the fourth year in a row, the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series used free outdoor concerts as a vehicle to boost community pride, drive the local economy and revitalize a formerly dormant public space.

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 the City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Squared (Business Improvement District (BID)/Harbor Centre).

St. Johnsbury | Vermont

Catamount Arts

July 1 – September 16, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

For the second year in a row, the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series activated the green space surrounding the Stephen Huneck Gallery at Dog Mountain—a bucolic, dog-friendly, 150-acre space in the center of a former industrial area that is now a center for joy and healing—driving economic activity, bringing the community together, and elevating community pride.

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 Dog Mountain, the Town of St. Johnsbury, the Northeast Chamber of CommerceKingdom County Productions and Lyndon State College.

Stevens Point | Wisconsin

Create Portage County

May 31 – August 2, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series returned for the second year in a row, injecting new life into Pfiffner Pioneer Park—a historically rich green space along the Wisconsin River—and helping Pfiffner Park to realize its potential to become a thriving city center with a vibrant and inclusive cultural scene in the historic neighborhoods in the heart of the city, while spurring economic activity and strengthening the local community.

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 28 – August 30, 2018

***2015, 2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner

For its fourth year, the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series activated Mill Hill Park—an easily-accessible, underused park in the state capital’s historic downtown core—building upon the progress of the previous three years, spurring economic activity and community participation, giving people of all backgrounds a place to connect and enliven their community through free, live music.

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

June 25 – August 27, 2018

**2016 and 2017 Levitt AMP winner

For the third year, the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returned 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—and fueled the city’s social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local and refugee residents to reenergize an underused gathering space and realize its potential as a hub for cultural engagement to create 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, the Cornell Rust to Green Urban Studio (Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County), the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI), and the DeSales Center.

Whitesburg | Kentucky

The Cowan Community Center

May 31 – August 2, 2018

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series invigorated the small rural town of Whitesburg with ten free concerts on the Mountain Heritage Festival Stage—once home to a closed school and vacant storefronts, now a place for hope and celebration—bringing residents of all ages and backgrounds together to experience the power of free, live music and participate in the continued rejuvenation of their downtown.

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

Woonsocket | Rhode Island

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

June 29 – August 31, 2018

The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series reinvigorated the scenic and underused River Island Art Park, drawing neighbors back into the once bustling public square at the heart of the city to enjoy free and accessible art, serving as both a cultural gathering center where community ties are strengthened and an economic catalyst to the surrounding area.

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 Office of Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Adam Brunetti and Michael Martin.