Levitt Pavilion Arlington Celebrates 10 Years of Free Music with Its ‘Greatest Hits’
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 23, 2018, March 23, 2018


It's hard to believe that Levitt Pavilion Arlington has been bringing free concerts to Downtown Arlington for 10 years! Since its official opening night on Oct. 10, 2008, the Levitt has averaged more than 100,000 people on its lawn each year to see more than 200 professional artists each concert season - music legends, pioneers in music genres like Tejano, Americana and Texas country; Grammy winners and nominees, and of course, artists seen on American Idol and The Voice.

The Levitt Pavilion kicks off its 10th season on May 18. This year's Baylor Orthopedic & Spine 10th Anniversary Concert Season will feature mostly artists who have performed at the Levitt before and who are audience favorites. Starting the season is Texas' own master storyteller, Americana Music Award winner and brand-new inductee into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Opening weekend continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with Pure Prairie League, the country/rock artists known for "Amie," "Falling In and Out of Love" and "Let Me Love You Tonight." On Sunday, May 20, Arlington crowd-pleaser, Ruthie Foster, brings her powerhouse blues back to the Levitt stage at 8 p.m.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington's 2018 Summer Concert Season includes free concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights May 18 through July 22. Concerts through July 3 are at 8 p.m., then start at 8:30 p.m. through July 22.

Family Movie Nights are on Thursday, June 7 through July 5 and include two sing-a-longs, Frozen and Mamma Mia, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Early Man.

Artists returning to the Levitt to celebrate the pavilion's 10th birthday include The Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Hayes Carll, The Peterson Brothers, Vocal Trash, Prophets and Outlaws, Jaime y los Chamacos, The O's, Radney Foster, Marcia Ball, Trout Fishing in America, Little Joe y la Familia and Spoonfed Tribe. Cory Morrow, Texas music artist who opened for last year's Robert Earl Keen concert, will close the summer concert season with his own concert on July 22. The summer season includes the Downtown Arlington Music Fest, June 8-10, featuring Texas State Musician Joe Ely, Bowling For Soup and Delta Rae as well as Light Up Arlington! with music by The Roomsounds and the Chris Watson Band amid the city's Independence Day celebration events and fireworks.

The summer concert season also includes the Levitt National Tour with Paul Thorn & Blind Boys of Alabama on July 1. Acclaimed Southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his five-piece band teams up with five-time Grammy-winning gospel legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, for a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration of exhilarating, soulful shows blending old-school gospel with rock, blues and country.

For more information, visit Levitt Pavilion Arlington's website.

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