Polish up your two-step and dig out your bell bottoms: The Levitt Pavilion is bringing country music star Chase Rice and disco legends KC and The Sunshine Band to Downtown Arlington this fall, as headline acts for a pair of ticketed fundraiser concerts benefiting the popular outdoor venue’s signature free live music series.
Chase Rice will ride into town on Sat., Sept. 10, along with special guests Scooter Brown Band and Palmer Anthony. KC and The Sunshine Band will shake their booties onto the Levitt stage on Sat., Sept. 24, following an opening performance from special guests Retrophonics. (More below about each act.) Tickets for both shows are available now.
Rice and KC are the latest entries to the roster of A-list artists to headline a Levitt ticketed show, typically offered two-three times each season. (Other Levitt fundraiser concert alumni include 38 Special, Barenaked Ladies, the Doobie Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, and Styx.) The Levitt’s first ticketed performance for 2022 happened on June 25, helmed by Boston lead vocalist Tommy DeCarlo.
Ticket sales for both September shows will support the Levitt’s annual series of 50 free concerts, which happen May-October and feature a genre-diverse mix of local favorites, emerging artists, Grammy-winning globe trotters, and popular regional/indie artists.
Highlights from the 2022 season have included/will include live shows headlined by Josh Weathers, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Little Joe Y La Familia, as well as a Juneteenth performance from Ron Artis II and the Truth (R&B powerhouse group). Here’s more about the 2022 season.
“The Levitt continues to be a live music destination where something exciting happens each weekend, and it’s always different from the weekend before,” said Letatia Teykl, the venue’s executive director. “One night, you might find yourself waltzing to Tejano music; the next night, you might find yourself grooving with powerhouse jazz. In September, you’ll have the chance to boogie with pop royalty and two-step with one of the hottest performers in contemporary country music. We anticipate tickets will sell quickly for both events, so don’t miss out!”
Speaking of tickets: General admission and reserved seating tickets ($45/$85-$110) are available now for both shows at levittarlington.org. The Levitt is also offering VIP concert experiences ($150 per person) that include premium seats and come-and-go access at the Levitt Center, where credentialed guests will enjoy complimentary hospitality and sweeping views of downtown Arlington. Food and beverage concessions, including alcohol service, will be available on site for all attendees. Free parking is widely available throughout Downtown Arlington on all sides of the Levitt.