Community leaders' input sought in branding campaign

The campaign will reach its intended national audience next year, said Cari Broderson, GHP's vice president of marketing. For now, she is sharing details and getting input locally.

Last week, she was met with enthusiasm and advice from Brays Oaks area leaders at a community breakfast.

"I'm all for the organizations in our community having a bigger representation within the city," said Marcy Williams, president of the Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood 36.

Williams ticked off multiple improvements taking place in the community, such as the Levitt Pavilion proposed for the 290-acre Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, plans for a new HCC Southwest campus along West Bellfort Avenue and Riceville School Road and coming improvements related to Houston Baptist University's new stadium.

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Community laying foundation for Levitt Pavilion Houston

Southwest Houston residents are rolling up their sleeves to seat a board of directors and launch a $10 million capital campaign to build the nation’s eighth Levitt Pavilion at the 280-acre Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve.

The Levitt model sets up a public-private partnership between the newly-formed Friends of Levitt Pavilion Houston, the city of Houston and the nonprofit Levitt Pavilions/Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation to build and maintain a state-of-the-art outdoor music venue that will annually stage 50 concerts free to the public. Local leaders are hoping it can open as early as 2017.

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Levitt Pavilion Coming to the Willow Waterhole

After a stellar sales pitch on behalf of the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, Council Member Green, the Brays Oaks Management District, and the City of Houston Parks Dept., the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation and the Levitt Pavilions announced a commitment to develop a Levitt Pavilion within the Willow Waterhole Detention Basins.  

The Levitt Program brings communities together through the experience of music. The pavilion is a catalyst for professional concerts, which are free to the public, to revitalize underused parks and public spaces and provide a place for neighborhoods to connect. Thus, the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation and the Levitt Pavilions chose the Willow Waterhole as an ideal site for a Levitt Pavilion where families, neighbors, and all age groups and backgrounds will gather to enjoy "music under the stars."

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Levitt Pavilions:Transforming America’s Cities Thru Music

Bi-Monthly Breakfast – BOMD & SW Houston 2000
Guest Speaker:  Sharon Yazowski, Executive Director – Levitt Pavilions

Learn about Levitt Pavilions
Come listen to Sharon tell how Levitt Pavilions provide support to cities to turn underutlized public spaces into welcoming community desitnations.  We welcome you to join us to learn more about the local effort to bring a Levitt Pavilion to our city.  Breakfast Invite (PDF)

Music and a Sustainable Future to Shine at Levitt Pavilion Houston

Eighth Levitt venue to open in 2017

Levitt’s vision for an America filled with thriving public spaces is one step closer to reality with recently announced plans to bring the Levitt program to Houston!

Houstonians will soon have a unique place in their city to experience free music under the stars. Levitt Pavilion Houston will be the first Levitt venue on a site dedicated to natural resource conservation. The new music venue will be part of the city’s 280-acre Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, a public park that provides needed flood relief, offers recreational amenities and, with the establishment of the Levitt program, will provide free access to the performing arts for all.

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