WESTPORT, Conn. -- No tickets remain for the upcoming Jose Feliciano grand opening concert and ribbon-cutting at Westport's Levitt Pavilion, organizers announced.
"We are delighted by the community’s enthusiastic response and ask you to help us make sure this event launches the Levitt Pavilion’s inaugural summer season in the best possible way," said Carleigh Welsh, marketing and communications director for the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the newly reconstructed Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road.
Welsh offered the following important reminders:
- No tickets will be available at the site.
- The lawn will open to ticket-holders at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20. No advance entry will be permitted.
- A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
- Feliciano takes the stage at 7 p.m.
- A wait list has been established to redistribute any tickets that may be returned in advance. Organizers do not expect tickets to become available this way, but to join the wait list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do not attempt to enter the facility without a ticket on or before July 20.
"Feliciano’s talent and generosity have already made this very special event an off-the-charts success in advance," Welsh said.
This September Feliciano will release his latest album "Jose Feliciano with the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra Live in Tel Aviv." In addition, Feliciano will release a new single, "Please Don't Go Away," a collaboration with Serbia's popular singer and recording artist Dragana Mirkovic.
The Levitt Pavilion will unveil its $7 million renovation with a newly graded and lush lawn welcoming the public.
The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion and the town of Westport broke ground on the new pavilion last October. This is the first full renovation of the pavilion since it was first built.
The new Hospitality Center holds the concession stand and box office. The stage was almost completely torn down to make way for a more state-of-the-art structure, with backstage areas for performers and a more high-tech sound system.
The Levitt Pavilion will become an “instantly recognizable landmark” for Westport with its metal structure and cover that mimics the sails of the Sydney Opera House, organizers said.
The group has also completed a $1.1 million renovation of the riverwalk area around the pavilion.