VOTE FOR FREE CONCERTS
Springfield is competing against 40 other communities across the nation to win a $25,000 matching grant to host 10 free concerts in downtown next summer. There are two key aspects of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series grant. One is to activate an underutilized space – so if Springfield should win, Downtown Springfield, Inc., the Arts Council and the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation plan to host free Thursday night concerts on the Y Block next summer. Diversity is also important, so the planning organizations hope to work with local music producers of all genres to produce the series should Springfield be selected. The catch? Winners are partially determined by the number of votes they receive by the public before Nov. 20. You can vote for Springfield at www.levittamp.org.