Older Levitt on the Lawn Events

May 2, 2017

Levitt on the Lawn: The Dustbowl Revival

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 […]

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August 1, 2016

Levitt on the Lawn: The Leftover Cuties

 “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 […]

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May 5, 2016

Levitt on the Lawn: The Railsplitters

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 […]

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Scripps Presents Summer 2016

The Art of the Tough: A Conversation with Barbara Boxer Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 4 pm Garrison Theater 241 E. 10th Street Claremont, CA 91711 Levitt on the Lawn: The Railsplitters Thursday, June 16 @ 7 pm Bowling Green 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA 91711

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March 2, 2016

Conversations Spring 2016

The Katharine Miller Endowed Speakers Series: Danielle Dutton Tuesday, March 29, 7pm Hampton Room Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay Thursday, March 31, 7pm Garrison Theater Citizen: A Reading and Conversation with Claudia Rankine Thursday, April 21, 7:30pm Garrison Theater Levitt on the Lawn: Joan Shelley Tuesday, April 26, 7pm Bowling Green

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Levitt on the Lawn: Joan Shelley

“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 […]

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August 21, 2015

Levitt on the Lawn – Mariachi Divas

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 […]

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January 9, 2015

Levitt on the Lawn Spring 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.

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August 7, 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.

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June 25, 2014

The Wild Reeds

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.

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