During the summer of 2014, Levitt Pavilions launched a dynamic national project—the inaugural Levitt National Tour featuring the critically acclaimed World music sensation Playing For Change.

Playing for Change



The Levitt National Tour was made possible by the generous support of
the National Endowment for the Arts and Remo.

About the tour


During the summer of 2014, Levitt Pavilions presented the critically acclaimed World music sensation Playing For Change as part of the inaugural Levitt National Tour.

Taking place over a three-week period, the tour stopped at six Levitt locations—including Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif.; Memphis; Arlington, Texas; Bethlehem, Pa; and the future site of Levitt Pavilion Denver (where audiences received a taste of what's to come when the venue opens in 2017). Levitt audiences across the country were treated to Playing For Change's high energy show while they grooved to the band's soulful jams. In addition, audience members of all ages were invited to join drum circles on the Levitt lawn before each concert and the first 250 people at each venue received a Sound Shape mini drum, thanks to Levitt Tour sponsor Remo! Capping off each event, on-stage conversations with the musicians gave insight into the band's world movement for peace through music and the artists' inspiring personal journeys.

About Playing For Change

The critically acclaimed Playing For Change is dedicated to positive social change through the universal language of music. Comprised of musicians hailing from six countries, representing four continents, the Playing For Change sound is a fusion of global influences.

The band's “Songs Around the World” videos catapulted them to the international stage in 2009. Playing For Change recordings feature the talents of hundreds of artists including U2’s Bono, Keb Mo’ and Manu Chao, among others. The band has appeared in concert and on recordings with such celebrated artists as Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Patti Smith and Vusi Mahlasela.  

With over 150 million YouTube views, Playing For Change has performed at legendary venues and festivals in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, Japan, Latin America and Africa.

Read more about the inaugural Levitt National Tour in reVerb, the Levitt blog.