Levitt Announces Summer Plans — And A Big Name

Social distancing, capacity limits and masks are on tap for the upcoming Levitt Pavilion season.

So is Bruce Hornsby.

For 45 years, the downtown complex offered over 50 nights of free entertainment a year. Funding comes primarily from sponsors, and one or two big-name ticketed concerts.

COVID knocked out last summer’s schedule. But the Levitt plans to be back this year. Schedules and precise policies will be announced on a rolling basis.

For now, here’s an event you can pencil in (and buy tickets for): Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. The show is set for Monday, June 14 (7:30 p.m.).

The Noisemakers are the pianist’s newest group. He’s been a major figure on the music scene since 1986, when his band The Range’s “The Way It Is” went multi-platinum.

Bruce Hornsby (2nd from left) and the Noisemakers.

Since then Hornsby played keyboard for the Grateful Dead, wrote music for Spike Lee, and recorded jazz, bluegrass and contemporary classical music albums.

Tickets go on sale at noon on April 30, at the Levitt Pavilion website. They’ll be sold in pods of 2, 4 and 6.

That’s the way it is. Welcome back, Levitt!

The Levitt Pavilion. (Photo/Claire Bangser)

5 responses to “Levitt Announces Summer Plans — And A Big Name

  1. What a welcome sight! Love the Levitt, can’t wait to get back

  2. Sherri Wolfgang

    I’m so excited the Levitt is coming back this summer! I’ve been going for 45 years:) ♥️

  3. Mary Ruggiero

    Outdoors masking? When will that end?

  4. One has to assume this will be a sell out, so how about selling tickets for a telecast using the town’s TV channel, or as Library sponsored program, using its audio-video capabilities?