The Y Block in Downtown Springfield will be the site of 10 free music concerts in summer 2019 thanks to the announcement that Springfield will receive a $25,000 matching grant from the Levitt Foundation.
Downtown Springfield was chosen as a recipient after a nationwide vote with 41 communities vying for the music matching grant. Thanks, Springfield, for your votes!
The Levitt AMP [Your City] grant program has several criteria:
1) to activate an underutilized space;
2) to provide a variety of music and performers;
3) and to bring a community together through music.
The application was submitted by Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Springfield Area Arts Council with a support letter from the City of Springfield.
Are you in a band or know of a band that you’d like to see play on the Y Block next summer? Email us at levittamp@downtownspringfield.
We will launch an RFP process to find organizations who want to partner with us to program an evening, as well as bands, in January or February.
We expect to announce the lineup by April 1, 2019.
Concerts will be held on Thursday evenings from May 30 – August 1.
We’re also looking for corporate and family sponsors to help us match the grant! Contact us to find out the benefits of sponsoring free music for our community.