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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city has won a $25,000 grant to host a 10-week series of free outdoor concerts at Barber Park this year.

Greensboro was among 15 cities and towns nationwide to receive $25,000 in matching funds to present its own Levitt AMP music series, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announced Tuesday.

The city and ArtsGreensboro, the local arts marketing and fundraising organization, made the proposal for the new concert series at Barber Park, located on Dans Road near Gateway Gardens, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Hayes-Taylor YMCA.

In July, the Levitt Foundation invited nonprofits and municipalities partnering with a nonprofit to submit proposals to amplify community pride and the city’s unique character; enrich lives through the power of free, live music; and illustrate the importance of vibrant public places.

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