Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau partnering with the YMCA and RAVE in hopes of bringing free concerts to Davis Park in 2016, public vote to help decide winners. 

Rockford is now in the running to host a 10-week live music series in downtown Rockford during the summer of 2016, and the community will help play a role in making it happen.

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with its grant application partners the YMCA of the Rock River Valley and the Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority, hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America.

A successful campaign for Rockford 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.

Online public voting ends Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Central 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.

Help bring free, live music to Rockford! Vote Rockford for a #LevittAMP grant award, which will provide up to $25K in matching funds to produce an outdoor concert series at Davis Park in Rockford in 2016. Voting ends November 30, so sign up at and help us win this great prize for the community.

Vote now here.