Trenton receives $75,000 for Levitt AMP concert series

Members of the Hardwork Movement, a Philadelphia-based band, perform at the Levitt AMP concert series in Trenton in 2018. 

The Trenton Downtown Association has won a multi-year grant to continue the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series. The $75,000 matching-grant will fund 10 free outdoor concerts in Mill Hill Park for three summers. Trenton will receive funding through 2021. 

Trenton is one of three cities across the United States to receive a multi-year grant from the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation for the Levitt AMP Music Series. The capital city has receive Levitt AMP grants for the past four years. 

“We are thrilled to announce Trenton as a multi-year Levitt AMP grant award winner,” says Sharon Yazowski, executive director of the Levitt Foundation. “During the past four years, the Trenton Downtown Association has shown tremendous impact in the community through Levitt AMP, bringing people together of all ages and backgrounds through the power of free live music, while creating a meaningful community gathering space in the state capital’s historic downtown core. We’re proud to continue our support of this inspiring community.” 

“The TDA is extremely grateful and very excited to have the Levitt Foundationrecognize Trenton with this incredible opportunity, says Tom Gilmour, executive director of the Trenton Downtown Association, said the concert series has helped build a sense of community among attendees. “The multi-year grand provides us a new opportunity to leverage our success and continue to host this amazing event in the heart of downtown Trenton for three more years,” Gilmour said. “Thank you to the hundreds of individuals and sponsors who make this happen.” 

The three goals of the Levitt AMP concerts are to build community pride and a town or city’s unique character; enrich lives through the power of free, live music, and illustrate the importance of vibrant public places.

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