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Vote your support to get New Albany into the final round for Levitt Music grant.

The former Overton Park Shell Ampitheater in Memphis has been a Levitt Music Series mainstay for several years.

NEW ALBANY, MS – Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the City of New Albany hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards.

What is the grant about?

The Levitt AMP Grant Awards are an exciting matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities up to 400,000 people. Fifteen nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians. New Albany’s series, if selected, will be held at Park Along the River beginning in late spring and ending mid-summer.

What can I do to help New Albany be one of the 15 winners?

New Albany was selected as one of 40 applicants allowed to compete in the final stages of the grant process. Of the 40 competitors, 25 will become semi-finalists based upon community participation and support.  Then judges will use the cities’ proposals to choose the 15 winners.

A successful campaign for New Albany depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions selects the 15 winners. As of the evening of November 12th, New Albany was in the 6th position by number of votes.

Online public voting is now open and ends Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and the 15 Levitt AMP winners will be announced on January 5, 2016.

Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/ to register and vote. Then share this article with your friends and encourage them to vote for New Albany.

For more details, see: New Albany is in the Running

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