How to see Levitt Pavilion’s 50 free summer concerts at Denver’s Ruby Hill Park
Why Levitt Pavilion Beat Red Rocks as Denver's Best Outdoor Venue
Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series — which returns this summer to south Denver’s Ruby Hill Park (1380 W. Florida Ave.) — is unusually robust for no-cost seasonal programming.
While the nonprofit venue offers a handful of ticketed concerts, including Rob Thomas (June 10), Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World (June 22), and Tower of Power (Aug. 3), the vast majority of its shows require no tickets, only an advance RSVP at levittdenver.org.
Best of Denver 2019 - Levitt Pavilion Denver - Best Outdoor Venue
The diversity of the past season — with an emphasis on Spanish-language and bilingual bands — makes Levitt a spot for discovering emerging groups as well. If finding out about new music is your passion, there's no better place to do so without shelling out your paycheck...while also taking comfort in the fact that artists are being paid industry standards.
If You Build (Or Upgrade) It, They Will Come: 20 Venues To Watch
In Levitt Pavilion, we get two of Denver's greatest assets in one: a beautiful public park and a music venue. The nonprofit-operated outdoor stage is nestled in southwest Denver's Ruby Hill Park, a lovely, accessible green space offering access by car, bus, bike or foot. Fifty free concerts a year means that Levitt is economically approachable, too, giving audiences a chance to check out local, national and international musicians that fill the venue's summer calendar. Bring a blanket and your own picnic, or purchase food from the local food trucks that set up shop during concerts. Enjoy beverages from Levitt's own concession stand and you'll put money right back into the programming that makes this outdoor amphitheater a welcome, all-ages addition to an already bustling live-music scene.
Nathaniel Rateliff Knows There Could Be Backlash for His Gun Stance -- Not That That Will Stop Him
Levitt Pavilion Denver completed its first full year of outdoor programming in 2018 as the latest permanent venue funded in part by the Levitt Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to reinvigorating public spaces through the performing arts. Denver-based architects Joseph Montalbano and Jared Floyd designed the pavilion -- with tilt-up concrete side wings, a protruding steel roof canopy and an intertwining ribbon of metal mesh -- to resemble an unwrapped present when viewed from above. The gift of the foundation to the city of Denver is now hosting 50 free concerts a year and additional admission-based shows produced by Levitt partner Emporium Presents, now majority-owned by Live Nation.
Levitt Pavilion in Denver's Ruby Hill Park prepares to celebrate one year of bringing great free music to the neighborhood.
Nathaniel Rateliff moved to Lakewood, Colo., from Missouri in 1998, shortly before April 1999's Columbine High School massacre outside Denver. Rateliff was 20 years old at the time; its devastating impact on the community has stayed with him.
Levitt Pavilion Making Good On Promise To Promote Denver-Area Artists
Our Associate Director, Andy Thomas talks with Denver 7 about Levitt Pavilion Denver's One Year Anniversary and BandStart Program.
Top of the Town 2018: Music Venue That’s Not Red Rocks
DENVER (CBS4) – A year after opening in Denver’s Ruby Hill neighborhood, the Levitt Pavilion is going strong and keeping its promise to be a venue focused on local artists.
Murry Mercier and Michael John McKee are in the band Strange Americans. They’ve performed at the pavilion twice and say it’s an experience unlike any other.
“To have such a big stage, to give artists an opportunity to play on a stage they might not have performed on before with a large sound system and a full light rig and cameras on you… it’s a different experience, and it’s awesome,” Mercier told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.
The 20 Freshest (And Refreshed) Venues To Watch In 2018
This outdoor amphitheater, which embarked upon its first full season this summer, offers something even Morrison’s iconic stage doesn’t: ease. No traffic, no costly concessions, and, for the better part of the summer, no tickets.
Five of the Greatest People in Denver's Music Scene: December 2017
2/16/2018 by Thom Duffy, Billboard
If you build it -- or renovate it -- they will come. That remains the mantra of venue operators seeking their slice of the $25 billion global touring business. From theaters to arenas to stadiums, investment in development or refurbishment of facilities draws higher ticket grosses. Here are 20 of the most notable new or renovated live-music venues in North America competing for the top shows on the road.
LEVITT PAVILION DENVER | Concert capacity: 7,500
Run by a nonprofit foundation, the Levitt Pavilion Denver opened in mid-2017 to offer some 50 free concerts a year...
Levitt Pavilion Denver Nominated by Pollstar as Best New Concert Venue
Levitt Pavilion is among the greatest venues to arrive in Denver in the past decade.
Ten Killer Colorado Bands That Should Play Levitt Pavilion ASAP
Denver’s clout as a music city is growing, and Pollstar, a national music industry trade publication, is taking notice.
Talklaunch - Chris Zacher, Levitt Pavilion Denver
The best things in life are free, and the same is true for Denver's newest outdoor music venue. Levitt Pavilion opened in Ruby Hill Park this summer with the express purpose of "building community through music," and part of that initiative involved paying local luminaries to play free shows for the public. Slim Cessna's Auto Club played the grand opening of the Colorado Music Series, and concerts by SHEL (September 21) and Dragondeer (September 23) are still coming up. This got us thinking: What other hometown heroes should help build Colorado's music scene by playing at Levitt?
Music Buzz Live Podcast with Levitt Denver's Chris Zacher and Chase Wessel
Levitt Pavilion Denver's Executive Director, Chris Zacher, sit's down with Ryan Estes to talk about the new Levitt Pavilion amphitheater.
Listen to the podcast here
Ruby Hill's Big Chance: It Could Be Denver's Next Music Hub -- If Promising Pieces Come Together
Listen to this informative podcast featuring Levitt Pavilion Denver Executive Director Chris Zacher and Production Director Chase Wessel talk about all things Levitt.
Levitt Pavilion Announces First Round of Thirty Free Concerts in 2017
Ruby Hill has some interesting ingredients to emerge as an unexpected hub for Denver music: Levitt Pavilion Denver opens in July, the city rezoned Colorado Public Radio's land atop the hill and a big music festival at adjacent Overland Golf Course is moving forward. Could the city leverage these developments into a greater whole?
10 Things to Know About the New Levitt Pavilion
“Levitt Pavilion Denver began as a dream five years ago. Since then, we’ve been working diligently to turn this dream into a reality,” says Chris Zacher, founder and executive director of the nonprofit behind Levitt Pavilion Denver, in a statement. “We’re incredibly excited to begin presenting free music to the community, ensuring access to high quality performances for people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.”
The Denver Podcast - Interview with Chris Zacher
One of the most exciting projects in Colorado’s music scene is set to be publicly unveiled soon. Levitt Pavilion, a non-profit outdoor music venue featuring 50 free concerts a year has been erected on the rapidly redeveloped Ruby Hill Park in South Denver and plans to officially launch this summer. Featuring a myriad of local and national talent, Levitt Pavilion seeks to become a family and budget friendly entertainment hub just outside the city. As opening day lingers on the horizon, we have compiled a list of everything you need to know about the new venue coming to town.
South West Denver is about to come alive, and it all leads back to Chris Zacher. Chris is one of the most intriguing people I've met in a long time. After managing & growing City Park Jazz to very unexpected quality and attendance levels, The city of Denver tapped him to - from scratch -organize, plan, design, find funding for, and build what will be the most community focused big league music venue in the Denver Metro area: Ruby Hill's new Levitt Pavilion. In this personal, revealing interview, Chris shares the vision, struggles and heart behind this 5 year labor of love for our community.