GREEN BAY, Wis. — On Broadway, Inc. is now in the running to bring a free outdoor music series to Green Bay starting in 2023.
Supported by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact funder at the intersection of music and public spaces, On Broadway, Inc. hopes to qualify as one of the Top 20 finalists in the public voting phase of the Levitt AMP Green Bay Grant Awards. The public is urged to support On Broadway, Inc.’s proposal by participating in the public voting process, via online or text, taking place from September 12–21, 2022, at levitt.org/vote.
The Levitt AMP Green Bay Grant Awards are an exciting, multi-year matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 250,000. Nonprofits will receive a total matching grant of $90,000 over three years (2023, 2024, and 2025 at $30,000/year) to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians that reimagines an underused public space to create an inclusive destination for people of all ages and backgrounds.
On Broadway, Inc. submitted the proposal for Green Bay to present the free music series in Leicht Park. Green Bay’s proposal will be posted on the Levitt Foundation website, starting on September 8, where the public can vote and learn more about the 36 communities from across the country that have advanced to the voting phase. An individual may vote for up to five proposals but may vote for the same proposal only once. There are two easy ways for the public to cast their vote: online at levitt.org/vote or via text to 866-AMP-2023 (866-267-2023) with the keyword GREENBAY.
Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s mission that all Levitt projects are community-driven, the voting phase of the Levitt AMP Green Bay Grant Awards is an important way to measure community support. The number of online and text votes received for On Broadway, Inc. will be one of the key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects the grant recipients this November.
On Broadway, Inc. was awarded the LevittAMP Grant in 2019 and brought ten free concerts to Leicht Memorial Park with the support of community partners. As the downtown area continues to grow with business activity and additional housing options, the return of this event series will have a positive impact on our increasingly diverse community.
Public voting opens September 12, at 12:00 p.m. and ends September 21, at 7:00 p.m. The Top 20 finalists will be selected through the online and text-to-vote public voting phase. The Levitt Foundation will then review the top proposals and will select up to 10 Levitt AMP grant recipients, which will be announced on November 15, 2022.
“We are so grateful to be moving into the public voting round of the LevittAMP Grant Awards. A music series like this really adds something special and new for our community to experience,” said Chelsea Kocken, director of special projects for On Broadway, Inc. “The partnerships it strengthens with other community organizations and the experiences it provides for our entire community are such an important piece of our organization’s mission.”
On Broadway, Inc. asks supporters to spread the word to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors and rally the community to vote for Green Bay’s proposal to bring a free concert series to Leicht Park beginning in 2023. Learn more at levitt.org/vote.