Shining the spotlight on the final batch of Levitt AMP lineups!


Throughout the summer, we’ve highlighted the incredible talent invigorating small and mid-sized towns and cities nationwide through the 2018 Levitt AMP Music Series—and today is no exception! While many students across the country are already heading back to school, there are many festive evenings of free Levitt concerts left to enjoy. The Levitt AMP Music Series is still in full force with dozens of concerts to look forward to in communities across the country, including St. Johnsbury, Vt., Berea and Middlesboro, Ky., Chattanooga, Tenn. and Escondido, Calif. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on this last batch of Levitt AMP lineups and celebrating the many evenings of free, live music under the stars ahead. Scroll down to learn more about the rising stars and award-winning talent filling these five towns and cities with the free, live music!

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series
Dog Mountain | July 1 – September 16, 2018
Sundays at 4pm

  • Myra Flynn | 7/1 at 4pm - Burlington, Vt.,-based singer/songwriter Myra Flynn blends danceable beats with emotionally nuanced lyrics that sooth the soul and draw audiences to the dancefloor like a magnet. With opening act Kingdom All Stars.
For the second year in a row, the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series is invigorating Dog Mountain—a bucolic, dog-friendly, 150-acre space in the heart of a former industrial area that is now a center for joy and healing—driving economic activity, bringing the community together and elevating community pride. Presented by Catamount Arts.

Levitt AMP Berea Music Series
Berea “Old Town” Artisan Village | July 6 – September 7, 2018
Fridays at 8:30pm

  • Brett Ratliff & John Haywood | 7/6 at 8:30pm - Folk masters Brett Ratliff and John Haywood team up for a night of fiery bluegrass and Americana goodness, drawing upon East Kentucky’s rich music traditions to speak to a new generation. With opening act Jack Herranen & the Little Red Band at 7pm.
The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series has returned for a second year to Berea’s historic “Old Town” Artisan Village, fostering an inclusive environment where all are invited to enjoy a diverse range of music styles, furthering last year’s efforts and transforming Old Town into a hub for art, food, and community gatherings. Presented by the Berea Arts Council.

Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series
Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park | July 19 – September 20, 2018
Thursdays at 7:30pm

  • Devon Gilfillian | 7/19 at 7:30pm - Soulful rocker Devon Gilfillian fuses sweltering blues guitar riffs with rich gospel vocals for velvet-smooth jams that pack a punch. With opening act Joslyn & the Sweet Compression.
The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series has returned for the fourth year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park—formerly a gravel lot, now a vibrant gathering place with a volunteer-installed lawn and donated permanent stage—building upon the momentum generated throughout the past three years and augmenting the community-driven revitalization of the city’s downtown, while promoting Middlesboro as a cultural destination. Presented by Discover Downtown Middlesboro.

Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series
Bessie Smith Cultural Center | August 23 – October 25, 2018
Thursdays at 6pm

  • The Pedrito Martinez Group | 8/23 at 6pm - Described by The New York Times as “a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration,” GRAMMY-winning percussionist Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez’s dynamic mix of traditional Cuban rumba, Afro-Latin jazz, and Spanish flamenco music will leave you spellbound.
The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again bringing community members of all backgrounds together to celebrate the area’s renowned musical heritage and solidify it as a thriving cultural destination. Presented by Jazzanooga.

Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series
‘Great Green Lawn’ at Grape Day Park | August 25 – November 3, 2018
Saturdays at 4pm

  • Run River North | 8/25 at 4pm - With arena-ready feel-good jams built on lush soundscapes, powerful vocals and orchestral flourishes, Indie-rockers Run River North delivers vibrantly emotive music that will make your spirit soar. With opening act Coral Bells.
As a first year grantee, the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series will bring new life to the ‘Great Green Lawn’ at Grape Day Park—the oldest park in the city—filling the sprawling, centrally-located green space with family-friendly entertainment to highlight its potential to serve as a gathering place for the city’s diverse communities. Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Whether you’re enjoying free Levitt AMP concerts in one of these five communities or elsewhere, we hope you’ve been enjoying the 2018 Levitt concert season and making memories filled to the brim with vibrant live music shared with friends, family and neighbors. 

Be sure to RSVP for your favorite shows, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy some fantastic free, live music!

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