I learned a lot today about the Levitt that I wasn’t aware of. Did you know;
â€¢ Levitt (Halverson) must raise approximately $605K a year locally to stay afloat.
â€¢ There will be no more Sunday concerts (it was too hot for them) they may do the family concerts on Friday mornings.
â€¢ At the Kory & the Fireflies concert the SFPD used it as a training exercise for a possible active shooter. There was a sharp shooter on top of the Lloyd building during the concert.
â€¢ JJ’s sold $41K in alcohol at the concerts. I want to applaud JJ’s, they did an excellent and professional job. I still think we should be able to bring our own 6-Pack.
â€¢ Approimately 58K attended the concerts this season.
â€¢ The city is planning on prepping the land North of Levitt for event space that will be tied into the Sioux Steel Development.
â€¢ Sanford wanted to be the leading major sponsor and Halverson had to explain to them that isn’t Levitt policy. In other words, Sanford wanted to pay more for corporate sponsorship then anyone else (and wanted more recognition of course). Halverson told them that ‘All corporate/major sponsors are treated the same and pay the same’. I thought that was refreshing.
It ended with Q & A, and I told Halverson she ‘Knocked it out of the park!’ and I encouraged everyone to go. I added, ‘Even if you don’t like the band playing, guess what, you can leave, you are NOT out of anything!’