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Vote Now for ArtsGreensboro to Receive Levitt AMP Grant for Live Music Series

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Fifteen small-to-mid-sized cities will receive funds to

produce their own 10-week, outdoor Levitt AMP Music Series in 2017

Online voting is open through November 21, 2016

Greensboro, N.C., November 7, 2016 — ArtsGreensboro is vying with 55 other cities to bring a 10-week, live, outdoor music series to Barber Park in Greensboro in 2017. The only way for ArtsGreensboro to emerge as one of the 15 winners is for people across our community to vote online for ArtsGreensboro’s proposal.

Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards will provide up to $25,000 in matching funds to 15 nonprofits (or municipalities partnering with nonprofits) to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

Following the success of the first Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series in 2016, ArtsGreensboro’s newest Levitt AMP proposal, supported by the City of Greensboro, envisions a second series of free concerts highlighting a variety of genres at Barber Park. Located in East Greensboro, Barber Park—with its expansive, bowl-shaped lawns—is one of the best facilities of its kind in the region. The park is easily accessible and has benefited in recent years from over $3 million in improvements and from the nearby development of Gateway Gardens, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and the new Hayes Taylor YMCA.

ArtsGreensboro’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website (levittamp.org) for public voting. To be successful, ArtsGreensboro must rally community support and garner as many online votes as possible. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received for each proposal, will be one of the key factors the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation takes into consideration when selecting the 15 winners.

ArtsGreensboro supporters should visit grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page to register and vote. Online public voting is now open; it will close on November 21 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Twenty-five finalists will be selected through online voting. The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation will then review the finalists’ proposals and choose 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on January 5, 2017.

“Last year’s series was a beautiful success,” noted ArtsGreensboro CEO Tom Philion. “The free concerts really showed how the power of music and diverse programming can build community and celebrate our shared humanity. It was yet another example of how this community works together to make exciting projects happen. Kudos to the City and everyone who helped make it possible.”

ArtsGreensboro encourages supporters to spread the word about the Levitt AMP Grant opportunity by using the hashtags #LevittAMPgso on social media.

 Learn more at levittamp.org.

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 About Levitt AMP Awards: The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by Levitt Pavilions, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 Levitt AMP to bring the joy of free, live music to people of all ages and backgrounds living in small-to-mid-sized towns and cities, transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations. levittamp.org

About ArtsGreensboro: With an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its ArtsFund-supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, the Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series, and other opportunities including the National Folk Festival and the soon-to-be-opened Van Dyke Performance Space, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org

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