Charlie Levy of Crescent Ballroom: 2014 Urban Legend Award, Performing Art
|Levy's already got plans for the next Viva PHX.|
Of course, he won't be taking it easy for long. Levy is already planning for next year's festival, slated for March 14, 2015, and he knows the ways he wants to expand it and streamline it to improve the experience for everyone. His ideas include everything from hosting live classical music in an old church to making ticketing lines more efficient and limiting the distance between stages for a more walkable festival. While he hopes it gets "bigger and better" next year, he says his main goal isn't to have the festival grow out of control like South by Southwest has.
Instead, he says he's trying to make something "special for Phoenix, uniquely Phoenix."
Artopia will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 25, at Bentley Projects in downtown Phoenix. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event. See more at www.phoenixnewtimes.com/bigbrainawards.