Levitt Pavilion Announces Summer Concert Lineup and New Executive Director

Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill Park.
Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill Park. Joel Rekiel, @joelrekiel
Levitt Pavilion announced the appointment of a new executive director today, March 14, after an international search led by Arts Consulting Group Inc., the same group that Swallow Hill Music used to find its new president and CEO, Aengus Finnan.

Meghan McNamara will officially start at Levitt on April 3, bringing fifteen years of experience in arts management and nonprofit leadership, including managing programming, marketing and partnerships for the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater in Chicago.

"I am excited to join Levitt Pavilion Denver as executive director and to work alongside the exceptional team and board to support the mission of building community through music," says McNamara in the Levitt announcement. “With its commitment to free, accessible programming, Levitt is uniquely positioned as a space to experience the arts and find connection — I can't think of a better time to start than heading into the 2023 season, and look forward to getting to know the Levitt community and Denver's rich cultural scene."

And Levitt has quite the 2023 season to look forward to. For the past six years, Levitt Pavilion has hosted free concerts on the sprawling, lush green grass of Ruby Hill Park, and it's become a major summer destination for music lovers.
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Meghan McNamara
Levitt Pavillion
Last week, the nonprofit also announced the lineup for the 2023 Free Summer Concert Series, as well as its roster of ticketed concerts for the summer. Tickets for those shows as well as RSVP and limited VIP tickets for Levitt's Free Summer Concert Series are on sale now.

Here's the lineup (so far) for the summer (* indicates support to be added; ^ indicates the artist performs in Spanish):

May 6

May 11

Son Little*
May 19

The Slackers*
May 20

Son Rompe Pera*^
May 27

Central City Opera*
June 4

Strange Famous Fest, featuring Sage Francis and SFR labelmates
June 17

Brazilian Day, featuring Ginga and Bateria
June 25

The Wailing Souls*
June 7

Lineup for ticketed concerts:

Violent Femmes: performing debut album Violent Femmes with Jesse Ahern
May 21

Garbage and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with special guest Metric
June 15

June 23

Bittersweet Daze, with Cavetown, mxmtoon, Ricky Montgomery and grentperez
June 26

Yellowcard, with Anberlin, This Wild Life and Emo Nite Brooklyn
August 8

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley with Mavis Staples and Robert Randolph Band
August 8

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season
August 20

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