Rick Holden, president, believes that Levitt Pavilion will be a catalyst for the arts in Silicon Valley. Rick has served San Jose in many roles — director of the Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership program, a San Jose Arts commissioner and a San Jose Jazz board member. You can find him at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest every year, dragging his lawn chair and umbrella drink between the salsa stage and the blues stage.
Kelly Kline, board secretary, embraces the idea of Levitt Pavilion as a heartbeat for all of San Jose in the spirit of famous, historic enclaves, such as Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia and Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. She is a longtime resident of Downtown San Jose, an economic development professional and a civic innovation enthusiast. Her formative music moments can be traced back to ’80s concerts at San Jose venues like the Cactus Club, Oasis and One Step Beyond.
Fil Maresca, vice president/treasurer, envisions Levitt Pavilion as a premier venue for live outdoor concerts in Downtown San Jose. Fil is an event planner, comic book collector, former night club owner and public space programmer. Levitt won’t be his first turnaround story either — as the owner of F/X in the SoFA District, he transformed a former adult theater into an iconic entertainment destination for live alternative music, hosting bands such as No Doubt, SmashMouth and hundreds of others.