The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council - in partnership with the city of Stephenville and Tarleton State University - has been selected as a finalist in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards, which would bring a 10-week live music series to Stephenville next year.

“Last year our local grant was ranked 19th and was not chosen,” CTFAC executive director Julie Crouch said. “We came so close last year and this year we hope to win.”

The CTFAC is asking supporters to vote by visiting Voting is now open through Nov. 21.

After voting, the top 25 finalists will be selected through the online voting and then the Levitt Foundation will review the proposals picking up to 15 winners. The winners will be announced on Jan. 5.

“We are thrilled to partner with the city of Stephenville and Tarleton State University on this exciting opportunity,” Crouch said. “It would mean so much to our community to have the 10-week live music series at the Birdsong Amphitheater.”

The winners will receive $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own music series - a free, outdoor concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

The awards are sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation - a private family foundation created in 1963 to support the arts, culture and education.

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