Saturday, June 07, 2003
Ray Charles Highlights Levitt Pavilion Summer Fare
Westports Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts kicks off its summer season this month along the banks of the Saugatuck River and has announced the annual fundraiser will be a benefit concert by Ray Charles.
The July 31 event highlights the two-month season of the open-air performances—a Westport summer tradition for almost three decades.
Tickets for the benefit are $50 with preferred seating for $75. A gala pre-concert dinner on Jesup Green is additional.
Foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, individual support, and a select number of special ticketed events provide the necessary funding for 52 nights of free programming.
The season opens June 23 with “Dynasty’s Caribbean Fiesta” featuring island music, calypso, limbo dancers, and stilt-walkers and ends Aug. 24 with “Fairfield Counts,” a night of big band sound and swing.