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The Levitt AMP Music Series has officially kicked off! Whether it’s classic, down-home blues, big band cumbia, singer-songwriter folk or electro-funk, the 2017 Levitt Amp Music Series has a culturally diverse range of genres featuring emerging and established talent

With Levitt AMP concerts having begun in Denison and Santa Fe, and just around the corner for the 13 other AMP towns and cities, enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist of Levitt AMP artists taking the stage this summer and fall! You’ll hear something from each town and city – the vintage roots music of Guitar Shorty, the frenetic rockabilly of The Trip Daddys and the hit ballad “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, among many more. Here’s to a great season of free music under the stars!

Check out each city’s artist lineup and schedule here. And be sure to tag your Instagram and Twitter posts with #musicmoves for a chance to win an iTunes Gift Card! 

The inspiration for Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto’s music is rooted in tradition; technically, the band started 77 years ago. As they share in this Meet the Artist video, their music narrates their experiences growing up, “the villages, the farmers, and the men who work the land” in their native Colombia. That’s why it was such an honor for them to take the stage at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles back in 2012 on Colombian Independence day.

Dedicated to preserving their culture, and encouraging the practice of traditional Colombian Cumbia – a genre that has become less ubiquitous as generations pass by – the GRAMMY-winning Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto is recognized as one of the most important musical groups from their native country. They have even recorded music on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a label that continues to press decades-old songs from the traditional North and South American songwriting canon.

The new generation of Los Gaiteros are passionate about bringing their music to the world, and spreading the joy of their music to cultures that aren’t typically exposed to Colombian Cumbia. Having an opportunity to perform at a community-building space like a Levitt Pavilion, for families from near and far, is a great joy for the group.

Meet more artists who have performed on Levitt stages on our website!

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Check out the official dates for Levitt venues and Levitt AMP Music Series this summer! Across the country, free concerts will activate public spaces through the power of music and community building. Audiences will be thrilled by the exciting range of artists spanning a wide range of genres and styles! Scroll down to check out Levitt concert series dates in your community.

Permanent Levitt Venues
Each permanent outdoor Levitt music venue presents 50 free concerts every year and is managed, programmed and supported by a Friends of Levitt nonprofit partner, with Levitt Los Angeles run by the Foundation.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington: May 19 – July 23; September 1 – October 22
Levitt Pavilion DenverJuly 20 – September 23
Levitt Pavilion Los AngelesJune 17 – September 10
Levitt Shell MemphisJune 1 – July 16; September 7 – October 28
Levitt Pavilion PasadenaJune 29 – September 3
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks: May 25 – September 9
Levitt Pavilion WestportJune 25 – August 27

Levitt AMP Sites
The Levitt AMP Music Series will take place in 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities at pop-up sites in public spaces, each presenting 10 free concerts throughout the summer or fall.

Berea: July 7 – September 8
Carson City: June 23 – September 2
Chattanooga: August 24 – October 26
Denison: May 26 – July 28
Greensboro: June 3 – August 5
Hattiesburg: July 7 – September 22
Jacksonville: June 2 – August 4
Middlesboro: August 3 – October 4
Ocala: May 19 – July 21
Santa Fe: May 27 – August 12
Sheboygan: June 22 – August 24
St. Johnsbury: July 9 – September 17
Stevens Point: June 1 – August 3
Trenton: June 29 – August 31
Utica: July 3 – September 4