The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park (The Friends) is a non-profit organization founded to revive the historic band shell in MacArthur Park. The Friends is committed to building a strong community, celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles, inspiring youth, and enriching lives through presenting an annual summer concert season of 50 performances featuring entertainment of the highest artistic caliber, free of charge to the community. In 2007, the band shell which stood dormant for nearly a decade was transformed into the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Over 23,000 attended the inaugural concert season in 2007, recapturing the vibrant energy of MacArthur Park from decades past. Season highlights included Grammy Award winners and nominees, critically acclaimed performers, and international talent representing over 20 countries from 5 continents. It is anticipated that over 50,000 will attend the 2008 summer concert season.
The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park has proven to be a tremendous asset for the community by providing positive programming in a park once vulnerable to high crime and social distress. The Friends is comprised of community and business leaders whose goal is to sustain the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park through corporate and individual giving. A true public/private endeavor, the Levitt Pavilion greatly contributes to the positive change seen in MacArthur Park in recent years. Please visit www.levittla.org to learn more about the organization and view a video highlighting the 2007 summer concert season at the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.