Can local and nonprofessional artists perform as openers during our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?

Yes. Although all Levitt AMP headliners must be professional and include a variety of local, regional, and national talent, opening acts may be programmed to celebrate the talent of your community by featuring local and nonprofessional artists, bands and performance groups.

Can one or more of the 10 concerts of our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series be part of a festival or other event?

Yes. Your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series may incorporate a festival or other event as part of your 10 Levitt AMP concerts. However, the entire concert series must be called Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, it must meet all of the Levitt AMP Eligibility Criteria, and it must comply with Levitt AMP Official Rules. Note: your Levitt AMP Music Series must have a minimum of 10 concerts presented over a minimum of 10 to 12 consecutive weeks. One concert must be presented each week of the concert series, though you may skip one or two weeks during the series to accommodate your town or city’s local traditions and annual events.

Is it required that musicians presented during our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series be local to our community?

No. You should book your Levitt AMP Music Series so that it includes a variety of local, regional and national talent featuring a range of music genres, from acclaimed, emerging musicians to seasoned, award-winning artists.

Does the Levitt Foundation provide a list of talent from which we select artists to book for our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?

No. The Levitt Foundation does not provide a list of talent for Levitt AMP grant recipients to book for their Levitt AMP Music Series. For ideas regarding professional, high caliber entertainment to book for your concert series, you are encouraged to review the artist lineups of permanent Levitt venues and current and past Levitt AMP grantees. The Levitt Foundation does provide Levitt AMP grant recipients with a list of talent managers and music agents from across the country who represent artists with performance fees ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. This list is provided as part of the Levitt AMP Toolkit, however you are not required to book artists represented by these managers and agents.

Who books the talent for our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?

Each Levitt AMP grant recipient is responsible for booking all talent for their own Levitt AMP Music Series. As part of the Levitt AMP Toolkit, Levitt AMP grant recipients will receive a list of talent managers and music agents from across the country who represent artists with performance fees ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Are we required to include the artist lineup for our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series in our application?

No. In Section 4: Narrative Questions of the application, you are asked to provide information about how you will program your Levitt AMP Music Series according to Levitt programming guidelines. You are encouraged to include certain artists and music genres that you plan to make part of your concert series, though a complete artist roster is not required as part of your application. Levitt AMP grant recipients must submit their complete artist roster to the Levitt Foundation for approval approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their Levitt AMP Music Series.

How do we find professional, high caliber entertainment to be presented during our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series that fall within our established talent fee range?

The Levitt Foundation will provide Levitt AMP grant recipients with technical assistance and resources including the Levitt AMP Toolkit. The toolkit will include a list of talent managers and music agents from across the country who represent artists with performance fees ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. If your organization does not have prior experience with booking high caliber artists, it is highly recommended that you partner with an organization or individual who does. For ideas regarding professional, high caliber entertainment to book for your concert series, you are encouraged to review the artist lineups of permanent Levitt venues and current and past Levitt AMP grantees.

What is considered to be professional, high caliber entertainment?

Professional, high caliber entertainment is an artist or band who is an established musician, or group of musicians, who creates original music that is sold to the public via digital downloads or CDs, has a website or similar online presence, has representation such as a manager or agent, and regularly performs for the public in a variety of venues.

Can some of our Levitt AMP concerts be designated as 21 and over?

No. Every concert which is part of your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must be inclusive of all ages and family-friendly.

Are Levitt AMP concerts required to take place only in the evenings?

No. Your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series may take place any time of the day. It is recommended that your concert series be scheduled at a time that allows for the participation of as many community members as possible. You may also schedule your Levitt AMP concerts at different times or days of the week within the 10 to 12-week period to ensure you are including as many groups from your community as possible. Note: if the concerts are scheduled at different times and days of the week during your Levitt AMP Music Series, it is recommended that there be some consistency within the overall schedule to help build your audience and create continuity.