This time next year those bands will have a permanent place to perform their music.
The Levitt at the Falls shell is currently under construction and Friday board members, city leaders and Levitt representatives all got a sneak peak at the progress.
There are all kinds of sounds blaring from the future site of Levitt at the Falls, but this time next year you’re only going to hear music.
The new executive director, Nancy Halverson toured the site with board members, park officials and others to show them how far the project has come.
When it’s finished it’ll be a state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, spanning from downtown’s 5th Street north to beautiful Falls Park.
Even though it’s not complete, Levitt at the Falls is hosting its first free outdoor concert, here at 8th and Railroad a few blocks away, where the five time Grammy winning band Paul Thorn and the Blind Boys of Alabama are getting ready to play.
“Tonight’s concert is just the kickoff to an incredible incredible opportunity for Sioux Falls,” Halverson said.
Despite all the construction currently in downtown, Halverson says there’ll still be plenty of places to park.
“So there’s lots of level parking and most of the businesses will be closed around that time so it’ll be alright to park in the lots and LSS has their parking lot just a couple of minutes away and of course there is always the ramp at 10th and Phillips which is a great place to park,” Halverson said.
Once the Levitt opens next year, you’ll be able to enjoy 50 free concerts every year.