Get ready, Chattanooga. This fall the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is coming back!!!
Ten weeks of free, live music on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center featuring local, regional and national talent.
August 22 - October 24, 6:00pm-8:30pm.
So What Exactly is a “Levitt AMP Music Series?”
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national creative placemaking funder dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of free, live music is bringing communities together in small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country.
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are specifically designed to meet the needs and capacity of small to mid-sized towns and cities.
Since 2015, the Foundation has awarded $1 million total to 25 communities across America through the Levitt AMP grant program.
This is Chattanooga's second year in a row to be awarded!!!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 AT 6PM
Celebrated rapper and ambassador of the high-energy, New Orleans-based bounce movement, Big Freedia—the ‘Queen of Bounce’—is a dual force of jubilance and resilience, bringing hip-hop with a vibrant twist, teeming with danceable rapid-fire beats, bold call-and-responses and a healthy dose of empowerment for concertgoers of all ages, backgrounds and genders.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT 6PM
Renowned vocalist and younger brother of GRAMMY-winning jazz saxman Kirk Whalum, Kevin Whalum’s joyful jazz and R&B tunes are sure delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2018 AT 6PM
Self-described as “an organic public intellectual bluesologist,” Chattanooga-native Deaconbluz and his Holysmoke Band’s lively take on traditional blues dance music will have you dancing the night away with loved ones, friends and neighbors.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018 AT 6PM
Soulstress Ingrid Woode delivers powerful anthems of resilience, accentuated by the impeccable musical arrangements and lush soundscapes of the 11-piece Woode Tribe Orchestra.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 AT 6PM
Legendary emcee, songwriter and producer JohnBoy, the mind behind V.I.C’s 2008 hit single “Wobble,” is joined by the 15-piece Surround Sound ensemble to serve up infectious jams that are guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 AT 6PM
Fusing poetry with dynamic melodies and a joyous message, Seaux Chill bridges the gap between jazz, gospel and hip-hop for an unforgettable sound that will lift your spirits and leave you inspired.