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[November 10, 2014] — The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam Parks and Recreation Department are now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Putnam during the Summer of 2015.

Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, Putnam Arts Council and Putnam Parks and Recreation hope to qualify as one of the 10 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Putnam] Grant Awards.

The Levitt AMP [Putnam] Grant Awards are an exciting, new matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities up to 400,000 people. Ten nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam Parks and Recreation Department submitted the proposal for Putnam. The proposed venue site is Putnam’s Rotary Park and Main Street in Downtown Putnam.

The proposal for Putnam is now posted on the Levitt Pavilions website for public voting.

A successful campaign for Putnam 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 10 winners.

Supporters are asked to visit to register and vote. Online public voting is open now and ends Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 20 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the Top 20 in December and the 10 winners will be announced December 15, 2014.

“The Putnam Arts Council is very excited to collaborate, once again, with Putnam Parks and Recreation to provide free, quality musical performances to the residents of the Not-So-Quiet Corner.”

The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam Parks and Recreation asks supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for Putnam’s proposal.

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