Levitt at the Falls announces CEO

June 29, 2018

Nancy Halverson has been named the new CEO of Levitt at the Falls, the outdoor music venue opening in 2019 at Falls Park West.

Halverson will be returning to Sioux Falls from Greenville, S.C., where she is the president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the seventh-largest children’s museum in the country.

She first came to Sioux Falls in 1999 when her husband, Bruce, was named president of Augustana University. Before that, she was a high school performing arts director in Phoenix and a professor of theater at the University of Chicago. She also founded and led The Children’s Theatre Company of Sioux Falls from 2001 to 2008.

“We are thrilled to have Nancy lead Levitt at the Falls and lead the preparations for our first concert season in 2019. She has the skills to build a solid nonprofit, along with the experience to ensure that we have high quality programming. We will be in phenomenal hands with Nancy at the helm,” said Jennifer Kirby, board president of the Friends of Levitt Shell Sioux Falls.

Halverson will begin her new role Aug. 15.

Levitt at the Falls also is preparing for the first free outdoor concert. That performance is set for Aug. 3 at the 8th & Railroad Center at 7 p.m. It’s a musical collaboration between Southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his five-piece band and Grammy-winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama.

Construction is under way on the city-owned Levitt Shell on the east side of Phillips Avenue.

 

Levitt at the Falls announces CEO

Nancy Halverson has been named the new CEO of Levitt at the Falls, the outdoor music venue opening in 2019 at Falls Park West.

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