Sunday, August 4, 2013

Levitt Pavilions offer free concerts through Aug. 25

The final month of the Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series includes celebration of Radiotron and the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s album, Dark Side of the Moon

WHO:             The Levitt L.A. and Levitt Pasadena
WHAT:           Highlights of August’s free concert series
WHEN:           July 26 – August 25
WHERE        Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena in Memorial Park
WHY:              Upcoming shows:
                        Los Angeles  
August 1 –Nomadic Massive – 8 p.m. A truly multicultural hip-hop drop, they perform in 5 languages! Their most recent album was recorded between Montreal & Havana and has hints of jazz, reggae & more.
August 8 –Garifuna Collective – 8 p.m. An ensemble of musicians from Afro-Ameridian Garifuna areas in Latin American, their music is filled with rich & soulful melodies that preserve the rich Garifuna culture.
August 9 –Double G’s String Quartet – 8 p.m. Led by saxophonist/composer/conductor “Double G”, you can enjoy an array of contemporary classical string quartet compositions.
August 11 Radiotron – 8 p.m. An old-school b-boy/b-girl organization created to encourage creativity & healthy competition, Radiotron hosts competitions to preserve authentic hip hop dance & culture. 
August 15 –Christian Scott – 8 p.m. This young Grammy-nominated trumpet player has a mature perspective on the world of jazz. Filled with deep meaning, his songs are both emotional and enlightening.
August 25 Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon retrospective – 8 p.m.Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, experience the classic rendition of the greatest hits from this monumental record.
            Pasadena Concerts
August 2 –Black Mahal – 8 p.m. This 9-piece band, ft. Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, is a global mash up. With drums, DJ's, hip-hop MC's & horns they fuse Punjabi styles with hip-hop, funk, reggaeton & more!
August 8 –Whiskey Shivers – 8 p.m. They've taken folk & bluegrass to a whole new level tearing up the stage, rocking out on the fiddle & banjo. Expect a high energy &"hardcore" music experience!
August 11 –David and Devine – 7 p.m. With Grammy award-winning songwriter David Yaden on the piano and singer Candace Devine leading on vocals this dynamic duo is a fun and upbeat pop-soul powerhouse.
August 16 –Limelight Steel Orchestra – 8 p.m. Feel the groove of the island of Trinidad, the birthplace of Calypso, with this steel drum ensemble. Have a "lime", or a good time moving, to the rhythms of their sweet sounds.
August 24 –Quetzal – 8 p.m. Grammy winners of the 2013 Best Latin Alternative Album their music is filled with passion & emotion. Merging Latin Folk & American roc elements, it's a musical journey.

About Levitt L.A. and Levitt Pasadena
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena are both 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, sharing the common goal to inspire the best of American city life by bringing people together in beautiful, open green spaces to enjoy free, live music. Both Levitt Los Angeles and Levitt Pasadena are part of a growing national network of outdoor Levitt venues presenting free concert series across America. Locations also include Arlington, Texas; Bethlehem, Pa.; Memphis; Westport, Conn, and plans are underway for a Levitt venue in Denver. Each celebrates its own community and presents 50+ free concerts every year featuring a rich array of music genres. Attracting families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds, Levitt venues are coveted anchors of community life. For full concert details:

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