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Levitt at the Falls returns with first live concert since 2019

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:35 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Levitt at the Falls concert series hosted the first live, in-person concert since 2019. To open the concert season, Levitt hosted Grammy award-winning band Ranky Tanky.

Due to the pandemic, the Levitt Shell was unable to host live music last year, but the organization was able to put on “Levitt in Your Living Room” so music fans could still listen to concerts in some way.

Those involved with the Levitt say the virtual option is just not the same as having the fan and musician interaction from in-person shows.

“There’s a lot of pent-up interest, people have been trapped inside for a long time, so what we’re going to ask is people come, join us on the lawn, be kind, be patient with one another, and lets in joy this beautiful day, this wonderful music and the opportunity to be together again,” said Nancy Halverson, Executive Director for Levitt at the Falls.

Levitt at the Falls’ goal is to bring the community together through music, something organizers are excited to get back to this year.

“This year to get back on the lawn, to be back with our community is what it’s about for us, we can’t wait to welcome people back to the Lloyd lawn at the Levitt,” said Halverson.

Those in attendance Friday tonight have been eagerly awaiting the return of live music at the Levitt Shell and making memories with friends and the community.

“I have been counting down the days and I am so excited to be back at the Levitt, I loved when it first opened, it’s a really unique experience, you can bring your own food, bring your friends, you can relax and hang out and have great music on top of that,” said Mahli Garry, concert attendee.

Friday’s season opener was the first of 43 planned concerts for the summer, a full list of artists and what dates they will play can be found by clicking here.

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