Sioux Falls, SD (September 14, 2021) Levitt at the Falls has successfully concluded the 2021 concert season and a return to the Levitt lawn for 40 free,
professional, outdoor summer concerts. The 2021 concert season was presented by Sanford Health and featured free outdoor concerts from June 11th – September 11th at the Levitt Shell in Falls Park West. Over 66,000 people attended concerts on the Levitt lawn this summer (an average of 1,788 audience members per show) and over 50,000 viewers live streamed the concerts online.
Executive Director Nancy Halverson is celebrating a successful return to the lawn. “Levitt at the Falls was able to take our pivoted digital and neighborhood programming from 2020 and build on the success of the 2019 inaugural concert season to bring an integrated, robust programming approach to 2021. We were able
to welcome our community back to live concerts outdoors on the lawn and also serve our online audience through a partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting that allowed us to live stream each of our concerts. We saw in-person audience numbers grow from our record-breaking 2019 season and were able to significantly increase our impact online through live streaming as well as increase our artist outreach in the community. We are grateful that our community has continued to embrace the Levitt and our mission to build community through music. We look forward to continued growth in 2022.”
The Levitt was able to employ over 300 musicians as a part of the 2021 season. Over 118 volunteers contributed over 2,000 hours of community service to make the concert series a reality. The Levitt held 37 free concerts in the 2021 season. 3 of the 40 free shows planned were cancelled due to either severe weather or artist illness. In 2022, Levitt at the Falls will be back with 50 free concerts.
Levitt at the Falls is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through music. In 2019, their inaugural season welcomed over 58,000 concert-goers to the Levitt Shell for 30 free concerts. In 2020, their concert series went dark due to the pandemic, but pivoted to Levitt In Your Neighborhood outreach and Levitt In Your Living Room digital activities. Levitt Shell Sioux Falls is part of a national network of outdoor Levitt music venues and concert sites dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of communities. Presenting a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt venues bring together families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds.