Levitt on the Lawn

Levitt on the Lawn at Scripps College is an outdoor concert series presented in conjunction with Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Scripps alumna Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74. Like all Levitt concert events, the series seeks to build community through music; however, the Scripps College series is unique among the other Levitt venues in that it primarily features female artists and women-led musical groups.

Concert Information

The Wild Reeds · June 25, 2014

The Wild Reeds are made up of three front women – playing a variety of instruments, such as guitar, harmonium, banjo, and auto harp – and two gents on drums and bass. Their harmony-driven indie folk has a sound of its own, but has been compared to Fleet Foxes, Jenny Lewis, and classics such as Fleetwood Mac. Their live performances will transport you to somewhere timeless, all the while painting a picture of the perils of this generation.

Blame Sally · April 25, 2014

Blame Sally is a San Francisco folk-rock quartet with an attitude, combining acoustic textures with Americana harmonies and an independent spirit. In 2011, Blame Sally rose from "Bay Area phenom" (Santa Cruz Sentinel) to "a remarkable success story" (San Luis Obispo New Times) with the release of "Speeding Ticket and A Valentine," Alternate Root Magazine's People's Choice Awards "Best Album of the Year."

Martha Redbone · September 27, 2013

Martha Redbone's music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. The Roots Project is Redbone's tribute to her heritage and reflects a deep communion with the spirits of her ancestors. Her music resonates with the influence of her southeastern roots, echoing an earlier time/space through elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday pickin'.

The Adanfo Ensemble · June 19, 2013

The Adanfo Ensemble is made up of highly experienced and talented dancers and musicians who have been performing together since 2003. The group's founder, David Etse Nyadedzor, was born and raised in Ghana where he played with many local African groups as a young man.

Trio Ellas · April 26, 2013

This free event is part of the Levitt on the Lawn concert series presented by Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and sponsored by alumna Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74. Since 2005, Levitt on the Lawn has brought eighteen diverse musical performances to the Scripps College campus. The nineteenth event will feature the group Trio […]

Celtic Spring · September 14, 2012

Celtic Spring's music hails from Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While immersed in traditional music, the band has developed a unique style and a repertoire that includes numerous original compositions. A depth of expression is evident in their stunning arrangements — from haunting airs to hard-driving dance tunes.

Quetzal · April 20, 2012

From the ashes of Los Angeles' 1992 rebellion/riots arose a collective of East Side musicians committed to respectfully continuing the legacy of over 70 years of Chicano Rock. Standing on the shoulders of giants like Lalo Guerrero, Ritchie Valens, Cannibal and The Headhunters, The Brat, Los Lobos, and many others, Quetzal has created a path that has earned them the title of "one of Los Angeles' most important bands" (LA Times).