Josh Lovelace and his band will play an outdoor children’s concert starting at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport.
Update, Wednesday, 5:32 p.m. — The Levitt Pavilion still plans to host the concert outdoors, despite forecasted rain.
— an announcement from the Levitt Pavilion
Josh Lovelace, a Knoxville, Tennessee native and member of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, has been making music his entire life.
His grandparents loved folk songs, especially Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, both of whom wrote songs for children. Lovelace shared that love of folk music and as a young kid, would sing songs and put on shows for his family and friends.
That love for music helped inspire him to become a professional musician. Now, a parent with two kids of his own, he is reliving the spirit of those early years creating and performing original music the whole family can enjoy.
His debut family album Young Folk was honored with a 2018 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a 2018 NAPPA Award.
Lovelace has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Southern Living, & SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live and praised by HuffPost, School Library Journal, Zooglobble, The Rock Father and more.
The Melissa & Doug Hospitality Tents for Children, activities and concession open at 6!
About Levitt Pavilion’s Concerts
The Levitt Pavilion offers about 50 outdoor concerts each summer at its outdoor venue along the Saugatuck River in downtown Westport.
Here’s a note from the Levitt describing some of their rules:
—The lawn and the ice cream concession are open to the public one hour before show-time.
—Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check.
—Picnics are welcome.
—The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area.
—Pets are not allowed.
In case of inclement weather, check the Levitt website or call their concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4:30 p.m. on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!
The Children’s Concert Series
Here are all of the upcoming concerts in the Melissa & Doug children’s concert series:
- July 17: JOSH LOVELACE
- July 24: JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
- July 31: SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO
- Aug. 7: THE NOT-ITS!
- Aug. 14: SUZIE SHELTON & BAND
- Aug. 21: JOJO & THE PINECONES