about the levitt pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion® is a trailblazing organization that produces one of the largest and longest-running outdoor performing arts series in the nation, including the Levitt Pavilion's signature “50+ Free Shows under the Stars” series (free-ticket shows) and its "Stars-on-Tour Series" (paid-ticket events).

The Levitt Pavilion presents acclaimed and award-winning artists across all genres - including GRAMMY Award winners and nominees, rising stars, local favorites, and international touring sensations.

Programming features music, dance, comedy, film, theatre, circus, a dedicated series for children - and so much more - there’ s something for all ages and tastes!

Established in 1973 by the Westport community, and presenting our first season in 1974, the Levitt Pavilion in Connecticut remains an independent and unique 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that exists to:

* Provide abundant free access to the performing arts; * Present and support a diverse and dynamic spectrum of artists from around the world – all of whom are compensated; and * Preserve and cultivate a premier cultural hub and outdoor community destination where people of all ages and backgrounds are always welcome and encouraged to get to know the arts, nature, and each other.

In 2014, the Levitt Pavilion cut the ribbon on its new home, representing its $9.5 million comprehensive capital campaign, including an all new stage and soaring roof, world-class sound (by Jaffe-Holden) and lights, a sloped lawn, hospitality building, and completion of the portion of the RiverWalk surrounding the venue and accessing beautiful views of the Saugatuck.

The Levitt Pavilion’s on-site outdoor programs run between April and October, welcoming 75,000+ patrons each year to its iconic amphitheater on the banks of the Saugatuck River in Downtown Westport.

The Levitt Pavilion produces spectacular concerts and special events and series throughout the year, on site and off.

We fundraise throughout the year and your contribution in any amount will directly support our programming and operations.

The only way to support us is directly. THANK YOU!

“Undoubtedly the most ambitious and entertaining free festival in the Northeast”

– The New York Times


“Pleasantly adventurous!”

– The New York Times


“The Pavilion can always be counted on to serve up a smorgasbord of musical treats to please every age and taste.”

– Westport Magazine / Moffly Media


“Westport is indeed fortunate to be home to the Levitt Pavilion… a gem in our own backyard.”

– Brooks Community Newspapers


“Summer doesn’t officially begin until the Levitt Pavilion opens.”

– Westport Patch




Take a look at our schedule of events this season.


Enjoy all the benefits of the Levitt Pavilion with a seasonal membership.


Your donation here helps support our free summer programming that is the hallmark of the Levitt Pavilion.