Category Archives: Spotlight Series

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Fan of the blues? Punk? Jazz? Gospel? Then you’ve got to check out Seratones, closing out the Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series this coming Sunday. This genre-bending band formed in 2013, and just two years later, Seratones signed to indie label Fat Possum, which boasts an impressive roster of blues and rock artists, including The Black Keys and Al Green. Continue reading

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In anticipation of Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2017 debut, Levitteers from the Mile-High City will be treated to the rootsy folk music of Levitt veteran performer John Fullbright tonight at Civic Center Park. This free concert will complete Levitt Denver’s teaser series, which featured five shows headlined by acclaimed musicians.

At just 28-years-old, Fullbright has already received numerous accolades for his music, including a GRAMMY Award nomination (Best Americana Album) for his album, From the Ground Up (2012), that put him alongside high-profile names like The Avett Brothers and Bonnie Raitt. The prodigal singer-songwriter began playing the piano at the age of five, and by his senior year in high school, Fullbright was slotted to play the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in his hometown of Okemah, Okla.  Continue reading

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The blues laid the foundation for so much of the music we enjoy today, which is why you’ll find blues musicians performing on Levitt stages across America, year after year. This week, we’re spotlighting one of the genre’s most innovative artists. Enjoy these 12 fun facts about Mississippi’s ‘Champion of Blues’—GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Grady Champion: Continue reading

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Pop power trio Eternal Summers brings the warmth of summer to audiences all year round with their bright, gritty and upbeat rock anthems. This acclaimed talent—that has wowed audiences across the U.S., Europe and the U.K.—has been praised by music critics in Pitchfork, New Noise Magazine and Paste Magazine and featured on Rolling Stone’s May 2015 list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” Continue reading

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Legendary tenor saxophonist George Coleman returns to his hometown of Memphis this weekend and will grace the Levitt Shell Memphis stage with the Rhodes College Jazz Band. Coleman has toured and collaborated with music’s most celebrated players, including Miles Davis, BB King and Ray Charles. His decades-long career in music started just two years after picking up the alto saxophone at the age of 17, inspired by influential bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker.  Continue reading

Tomorrow night at 7:30 pm, The Young Dubliners will bring the 2016 Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks concert season to an electric finish! And next Friday, the Celtic rockers will head to Civic Center Park in Denver, Colo., to take part in Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2016 preview concert series. These musical veterans are no strangers to Levitt stages, with past performances at Levitt Pavilion Arlington (2014), Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (2014), and Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks (2011) under their belts! Continue reading

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Tonight, Levitt AMP Asbury Park will host an inspirational show to close out its free music series headlined by Vy Higginsen’s Harlem Teens Choir. The choir is part of the Gospel for Teens program, founded by New York radio personality Vy Higginsen and her daughter Ahmaya Knoelle, with the purpose of preserving the gospel music genre.  “[Gospel is] a story of a people in song, created out of an American experience,” said Higginsen in an Emmy Award-winning segment of “60 Minutes” that documented the music education program.  Continue reading

08_22_16_Terrance SimienTwo-time GRAMMY Award winner and three-time Levitt performer Terrance Simien brings a vibrant splash of New Orleans culture to Levitt AMP Utica tonight. His lively musical gumbo will have the whole family movin’ and groovin’ in no time! Continue reading

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Cynthia Sayer, one of the world’s greatest jazz banjoists, will grace the Levitt Pavilion Westport stage on Sunday night. Sayer breaks the mold as a female instrumentalist in a traditionally male-dominated genre by putting the banjo, usually a rhythm section instrument in jazz, front and center in her performances. Continue reading