Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose has one mission: Build community through free, all-ages, high-quality live music shows and performances in historic St. James Park.

Remembering Rick Holden – November 2, 1944 – April 10, 2024

Rick Holden was a champion of the proposed Levitt Pavilion San Jose venue at St. James Park since its inception. Rick served on the Exploratory Committee, then the Steering Committee, and ultimately chaired the newly formed Board of Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose from 2016 – 2020. Rick was active at every level of the board from Board Development to Fundraising to support the annual Levitt Pavilion San Jose Concert Series at St. James Park. Rick’s vision and enthusiasm for bringing free live music to San Jose continues to inspire those who have joined our mission of building community through music. Rick will be missed by all. He was an exceptional member of the San Jose community, Levitt’s greatest advocate, and a dear friend.

The Levitt Pavilion San Jose will join the community of permanent Levitt venues across the country, where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to create connections and moments of joy through the power of free, live music.

The Levitt Foundation has a track record of partnering with cities and local organizations to create welcoming, open lawn venues that reflect the character, traditions and residents of their city. Coupled with an annual series of free concerts featuring acclaimed, award-winning local and national talent, Levitt Pavilion San Jose will create shared community experiences that are essential to building equitable, thriving and sustainable communities.


Support a music stage & free live music at St. James Park