‘More than just another music venue': Levitt Pavilion officials opens in Denver

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 19:25:20-04

DENVER – Red Rocks is cool and all, but we all know the drive back after a concert or movie night can be quite the nightmare. The solution? A new music venue not too far from downtown.

Levitt Pavilion Denver, located in Ruby Hill Park, will host its opening celebration starting at 6 p.m. with a free concert – one of just 50 the venue plans to hold annually.

But owners said the amphitheater is more than just another music venue.

“We believe in embracing the local, including the musicians, architects, construction company, staff, artists, and sponsors – it is a nexus for local non-profits and arts groups across the Rocky Mountain region,” the pavilion’s website states.

Hoping to draw more Denverites to spots they usually don’t migrate to, the Levitt Pavilion will offer 50 free concerts annually featuring local, regional, national and international acts ranging from R&B to rock music.

So far, there are only four ticketed concerts scheduled: UB-40 (Friday), 311 in August, the Josh Abbott Band in September and Cody Johnson in October. There will be a beer festival at the pavilion next month as well.

Outside of the Levitt Pavilion Denver concert series, the state-of-the-art amphitheater will be available for use by schools, arts organizations, outside promoters and other nonprofits. 

For more information on the Levitt Pavilions, check out their website here