Ruby Hill Park – Levitt Pavilion
This new outdoor concert venue in Ruby Hill Park will seat up to 7,500 people and will host 50 free shows a year which will be mostly family based events. There will be a limited number of paid events also held at the venue. The venue will be natural grass seating with a building that will contain offices, dressing rooms and the performance stage, plus an adjacent plaza offering concessions, restrooms, and space for food trucks.
Half of the project funding will come from the Bond program which is funding $2,000,000 of the project. The other half of the funding is from private funding that Friends of Levitt Denver will need to raise for construction. The Levitt Denver website has more information.
**Update October 7, 2015** Studiotrope Design Collective has released design concepts for the amphitheater. A Denver Business Journal article describes the concepts and the ongoing fundraising effort.
**Update September 3, 2015** An article in the Denver Post announces that an architect has been selected. “Denver-based Studiotrope Design Collective was picked by a design review committee to design Levitt Pavilion Denver on the north side of the 88-acre Ruby Hill Park in southwest Denver.” The article reaffirms the July 1, 2017 open date.
**Update July 14, 2015** From the Executive Director of Levitt Pavilion Denver: The architectural design selection process took longer than anticipated, which has shifted the opening of the Levitt Pavilion Denver. This in turn also shifts the start of construction from the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2016. The building is expected to be open and holding its first concert on July 1, 2017. Read more in this BusinessDen article.