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.

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Past Levitt on the Lawn Concerts

Levitt on the Lawn: The Dustbowl Revival · June 19, 2017

Big, brassy, upbeat: The Dustbowl Revival’s vintage soul-meets-country blues has wooed critics and audiences alike. Named the best live band in LA by the LA Weekly, this octet, replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, and mandolin, cruises eastward for summer fun on Scripps’ Bowling Green. This program is part of an ongoing series supported by Levitt […]

Levitt on the Lawn: The Leftover Cuties · September 9, 2016

 “Jazz-pop that’s sweet as pie, but strong as whiskey.” — Featuring the sultry vocals and lilting ukulele of Shirli McAllen, this Los Angeles–based quartet is beloved for its retro-infused tunes backed by upright bass, horns, and the occasional accordion. Picnic on the lawn with local food truck fare and end-of-summertime treats and then make your way […]

Levitt on the Lawn: The Railsplitters · June 16, 2016

Adventurous, eclectic, and genre defying, The Railsplitters are reshaping Americana music for the 21st century. The Boulder, Colorado– based quintet’s unconventional bluegrass, with its amalgamation of exquisite instrumentation, trip-hop, and even electronica, has seduced audiences and critics alike, taking first place in the RockyGrass Best New Band Competition. They bring their lively tunes to Bowling Green for a […]

Levitt on the Lawn: Joan Shelley · April 26, 2016

“Liquid arrangements drift beneath melodies, pulling them into darkened corners.” —Los Angeles Times With a poetic prowess and songwriting skill that has summoned comparisons to Joni Mitchell, guitarist Joan Shelley embraces familiar Appalachian and Celtic folk traditions with a verve that is absolutely contemporary. Along with her musical partner, Nathan Salsburg, she plumbs the natural […]

Levitt on the Lawn – Mariachi Divas · September 18, 2015

Directed and founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, the Mariachi Divas continue to lead the way in the mariachi genre. A two-time GRAMMY Award-winner, with a total of six GRAMMY nominations and two Latin GRAMMY nominations, the Mariachi Divas are a multicultural, all-female ensemble, imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles. The […]

Levitt on the Lawn Spring 2015 · April 24, 2015

Free concert on the lawn sponsored by Levitt Pavilions and Scripps Alumna Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74. Picnic dinners are welcomed or purchase snacks and desserts at the event. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

SHEL · September 19, 2014

Four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza - SHEL), raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.

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'.