Over the course of Marshall Crenshaw’s recording career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums and hundreds of songs, the Michigan-bred artist’s musical output has maintained a consistently high level of artistry, craftsmanship and passion, endearing him to a broad and loyal fan base and drawing comparisons to Buddy Holly. After getting an early break playing John Lennon in a touring company of the Broadway musical, Beatlemania, Marshall began his recording career with the now-legendary Indie single, “Something’s Gonna Happen.” His growing notoriety in his adopted hometown of New York City helped him win a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. That collection established Marshall as one of the era’s preeminent rock ‘n’ rollers, confirmed by his subsequent albums, Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, Good Evening, Life’s Too Short, Miracle of Science, #447, What’s in the Bag? and Jaggedland. Marshall’s compositions have been covered by artists that include Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and The Gin Blossoms, who co-wrote with him the Top 10 single “Til I Hear It From You.” He’s also provided music for several film soundtracks, appeared in the films La Bamba (as Buddy Holly) and Peggy Sue Got Married, and was nominated for a Grammy and a Golden Globe for writing the title track for the comedy film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Since 2011, Marshall has hosted his own radio show, The Bottomless Pit, on New York’s WFUV. His eclectic resume aside, songwriting and record-making remain at the center of Marshall Crenshaw’s creative lifeLevitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are family friendly and free! If a concert requires a ticket, it will be indicated. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email [email protected].