Something Exciting to Vote for Now! Concerts on the Lawn Competing for a LevittAMP Grant

Concerts on the Lawn Competing for a LevittAMP Grant

Traverse City, MI – November 1, 2016 –The Grand Traverse Pavilions is in the running to win $25,000 to support the 2017 “Concerts on the Lawn” series. Concerts on the Lawn are free and attract thousands of music lovers to our Pavilions property every week all through the summer. The Concerts on the Lawn are about bringing community together to relax and celebrate.  

The grant is sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation - a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music. Grand Traverse Pavilions hopes to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing nationally for the Levitt AMP Grant Awards.

Up to fifteen nonprofits will receive $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring fabulous musicians. The Concerts on the Lawn Series are free to attend and the only concert series from Michigan in the running for the grant this year.

This grant would allow for sound and stage enhancements to support the thousands that come every week to enjoy the performances with the Pavilions residents and their families. Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation submitted the proposal for Traverse City, looking for funds to enhance the Concerts on the Lawn Series held on the Grand Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions every summer.

Grand Traverse Pavilions’ proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting,

“Last year’s Concerts on the Lawn Series was the biggest and best we’ve ever produced,” said Kory Hansen, Administrator/CEO Grand Traverse Pavilions. “We had solid support from the community and an incredible line-up, making it a great season. This grant is an opportunity to expand on last year’s season and to enhance the experience for both the community and engage an ever growing roster of talented performing artists.”   

What do we need from you? A successful campaign for Grand Traverse Pavilions depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to win $25,000. Community support is measured by the number of online votes received.

The Concerts on the Lawn needs you to vote!! Go to to register and vote. Online public voting is open now and ends November 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. The Levitt Foundation will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and will select up to 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on January 5, 2017.

“Please spread the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors,” said Deb Allen, Foundation Director. “Send it to everyone you know through every social media and contact you have. Help us to rally the community to sign up and vote for Grand Traverse Pavilions’ proposal for Concerts on the Lawn.”

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About Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation
Established in 1997, The Foundation oversees the development and fundraising endeavors of The Pavilions.

Contributions to the Foundation are directed at those programs and services that are not funded by traditional reimbursement.  Monies raised, for example, provide assistance for individuals on fixed incomes to access our varied multi-aged programs and services, including adult day and overnight respite, rehabilitation, assisted living, and long-term skilled nursing care.

Regardless of ability to pay, Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation strives to ensure that there is full access to the programs and services of the Pavilions.  The Foundation provided more than $4.7 million last year in benevolent care to members of our community.