Location: Founders Plaza
Season: May-June; September-October
100 W. Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76010
The story of Levitt Arlington begins with a dormant downtown in desperate need of revitalization. Despite having a population of over 350,000 residents, Arlington had always been a bedroom community serving nearby Dallas and Fort Worth. Locals often headed to these cities for their dining, arts and cultural experiences.
Eager to revive its downtown core, city leaders and engaged citizens came together with the national Levitt organization to bring the Levitt program to Arlington. There was no band shell in the downtown, so Levitt Arlington was constructed on the grounds of the new Founders Plaza, directly across the street from City Hall. Since opening in 2008, Levitt Arlington has experienced record-breaking crowds, growing to more than 100,000 people each year, and has helped transform the area into a popular community destination. Nearly a dozen restaurants have opened in the vicinity, with more on the way. Levitt Arlington has also served as a catalyst for major investment from the University of Texas at Arlington, which agreed to focus its $300 million expansion into the downtown area with new residences, shops, restaurants, parking and an indoor performance venue. Today, Levitt Arlington is considered the "crown jewel" of revitalization efforts in the city’s downtown.
Past performers on the Levitt Arlington stage include a range of emerging and renowned artists, including Pentatonix, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Kildares, multiple GRAMMY-winning Asleep at the Wheel, The Polyphonic Spree, The Quebe Sisters and The Band of Heathens.