Public support can help bring a free concert series to Tacoma next summer

Dune Peninsula at Pt Defiance Park

Update 11/20/19

Thank you for voting! The votes have been counted and Tacoma is one of the 25 finalists! The Levitt review process is now underway, and the Levitt AMP grant winners will be announced on December 20. In the meantime, you can read more at levittamp.org.


Public support can help bring a free concert series to Tacoma next summer

Metro Parks Tacoma is in the running to bring a 10-week free, live music series to Tacoma’s Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park next summer.

Each year, the Levitt Foundation awards $25,000 matching grants to U.S.-based nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities to present the Levitt AMP Music Series, 10 free concerts that inject new life into public spaces and create vibrant community destinations.

The public is asked to visit levittamp.org/vote to register and vote. Each person may cast one vote, so we ask supporters to spread the word to family, friends and colleagues to rally community support for a concert series on the Cambia Legacy Lawn at Point Defiance Park’s Dune Peninsula.

Online public voting opens Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.

Proposed concert venues throughout the U.S. are posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting at levittamp.org/vote. Tacoma is the only city in Washington State vying for a Levitt AMP Grant Award.

Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors considered when the Levitt Foundation determines the 2020 Levitt AMP Grant Award winners.

Once the Top 25 finalists are selected through online public voting, the Levitt Foundation will review their grant proposals and select the 2020 Levitt AMP winners—which will be announced on December 20, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Levitt AMP Grant?

Each year, the Levitt Foundation awards $25,000 matching grants to U.S.-based nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities to present the Levitt AMP Music Series, 10 free concerts that inject new life into public spaces and create vibrant community destinations.

How many times can I vote during the online public voting period?

An individual may vote for up to five different Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series proposals but can vote for each proposal only once.

How do I vote?

To vote for a Levitt AMP proposal, log-in on the Levitt AMP website using either Facebook, Google, or your username and password, and click on View Proposals. To find your favorite Levitt AMP proposals, you can sort by top votes, alphabetical order, or city and state. When you see the proposal you would like to vote for, click the VOTE NOW button to automatically place your vote.

levitt amp grant - voting guide

Once the online public voting period begins, will votes be tallied online so that we can see our progress?

Yes. Throughout the online public voting period, a leaderboard will be visible on the Levitt AMP website which will display each organization’s ranking based on votes received. The leaderboard will be updated on a regular basis throughout the online public voting period. Those who sign up to vote may find your Levitt AMP proposal by searching the leaderboard by your organization’s name or by your city and state.

I am having trouble voting. What do I do?

Please contact the Levitt Foundation at amp@levitt.org before the end of the online voting period and they will troubleshoot the specific issue you are experiencing. In your email, please provide as much detail as possible including your name, method of logging-in (username and password, Facebook, or Google), a description of the issue you are experiencing, and a contact phone number where you can be reached. Because there are varying email providers, web browsers, and online security systems (such as firewalls, anti-virus, ad-blockers, etc.), it is not always possible to avoid log-in or voting issues, though the Levitt Foundation will provide assistance to anyone who has registered to vote and has contacted us to ensure that your issue is addressed and that your vote is cast for your favorite Levitt AMP proposals.

Who can vote?

All voters for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards must have a valid email address, Facebook or Google account; be residents of the United States and its territories; and be at 18 years of age or older at the beginning of the online public voting period. Levitt Foundation employees, board members, and interns are prohibited from voting for any Levitt AMP proposals during the public voting period.

When is the online public voting period?

Online public voting for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards opens November 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and ends November 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

How do I sign up to vote for a Levitt AMP proposal?

To vote for a Levitt AMP proposal, you must first sign up to vote on the Levitt AMP website. To create your Levitt AMP voter account, you will need an active email address or you can log-in using Facebook or Google. Captcha security is used to prevent spam and ensure that your email, Facebook, or Google account is valid. Once you create an account, you will then be able to log-in and vote for your favorite Levitt AMP proposals.

If I registered to vote for a Levitt AMP proposal in the past, do I have to register again?

No. If you registered to vote for a Levitt AMP proposal in the past, you do not need to register again. Simply log-in with your user name and password from last year to submit your vote. If you do not recall your password, you may reset your password and then vote for your favorite Levitt AMP proposals.

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