Tonight audiences at the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series, presented by Jacksonville Main Street, are in for a truly eclectic night of music with Portland big band Dirty Revival. Their kaleidoscopic take on funk, jazz and gritty soul is thrilling audiences around the country on an ongoing tour – and they’re making a stop in Jacksonville to welcome Levitteers at Central Park joining in on the fun!
Along with July being National Picnic Month, this month is also National Park and Recreation Month, which makes sense considering that picnics and parks go hand in hand! We love this infographic created by National Recreation and Park Association that shares some fun facts about community spaces boosting positive attitudes toward cultural diversity, how playing outside enhances vision and that half of exercise in America takes place at parks.
This week, we’ve launched the 2017 Levitt AMP Music Series website—your go-to resource for lineups, artist bios and all things Levitt AMP—and the 2017 Levitt AMP artist lineups have started rollin’ in!
Artists pictured above (L to R, from top to bottom): Vandoliers, Unifyah and Mathias & The Pirates, Waterloo Revival, Old Salt Union, Curley Taylor, The South Austin Moonlighters, Ptah Williams, The Trip Daddy’s, Dirty Revival, and Marquise Knox ft. Renee Smith.
Starting June 2 with the Vandoliers, an alt-country band with punk roots, the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Central Park—fueling the city’s efforts to revitalize the formerly neglected historic central business district and bringing the joy of free, live music back to Central Park. See the full lineup, featuring Dirty Revival, Curley Taylor, Marquise Knox and more.
Featured Levitt AMP Music Series artists, by column, left to right: (Levitt AMP Carson City) SambaDá, Whitney Myer and Incendio; (Levitt AMP Denison) John Fullbright, Danielle Nicole and Billy Joe Shaver; (Levitt AMP Greensboro) Gate City Divas, Carolyn Malachi and The Suffers; (Levitt AMP Jacksonville) Benton Blount, Radio Birds and Old Salt Union; (Levitt AMP New Albany) Dee-1, Marcella & Her Lovers and Pala Mali; (Levitt AMP Sheboygan) Flor de Tolache, Synthian and the Rebirth Brass Band.
Artists pictured above (L to R, from top to bottom): Benton Blout, Marina V., David Gerald, Sarah Ross, Radio Birds, Fivefold, Rapture Ruckus, Aaron Kamm and The One Drops, Angela Perley and The Howlin Moons and Old Salt Union.
Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $375,000 in matching grants to 15 nonprofits serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to produce free outdoor concerts, as part of the second annual Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s commitment to creative placemaking projects generating community support, once again the Foundation opened the AMP selection process to the public to choose the Top 25 Finalists. Continue reading →