The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series, presented by First Friday Berea, is fostering an inclusive creative economy in a small Appalachian town with abolitionist roots.

 

Since 2017, the Levitt AMP Berea Music Series has infused new life and energy into the city’s Old Town Artisan Village district. With close to 16,000 residents and home to Berea College, one of the country’s oldest racially integrated liberal arts colleges, Berea has seen the positive impact of the Levitt AMP Music Series, cultivating engaging and insightful conversations between locals and college students, creating a more unified community. Presented by First Friday Berea, the series celebrates the town’s abolitionist roots, creating an inclusive, family-friendly destination while enlivening the Berea City Park Expansion. The 2022 series will continue to fuel Old Town’s economic recovery and realization as a welcoming hub for art, food and community gatherings.

Presented by First Friday Berea, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring radical hope, encouraging camaraderie and building an enlivened community in Berea, Kentucky, in partnership with the Mountain Association.

 

 

Location

Berea City Park Expansion
400 N. Broadway
Berea, KY 40403

Website

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Season

August 5 – September 3, 2022

Launched

2017

Series/Booking Inquiries

Ali Blair
Board Chair
levittampberea@gmail.com
(423) 794-8632

 

 

The Jesse Lees

AUGUST 5 AT 7PM

Psychedelic rock and soul meet hip-hop in this energetic Kentucky four-piece

Vox Sambou

AUGUST 6 AT 7PM

Multi-lingual songwriter fusing reggae, Afrobeat, and hip-hop

Joslyn & the Sweet Compression

AUGUST 12 AT 7PM

Dynamic songstress delivering a hook-filled mix of funk and soul

The Sofia Goodman Group

AUGUST 13 AT 7PM

Modern jazz ensemble fusing American, Afro-Latin and Middle Eastern sounds

The Local Honeys

AUGUST 19 AT 7PM

Traditional Appalachian mountain music by local musicians/educators

Driftwood Gypsy

AUGUST 20 AT 7PM

A jam funk fusion adventure that lifts your spirt and moves your feet

Bee Taylor

AUGUST 26 AT 7PM

Nashville-based singer/songwriter layering poignant lyrics over danceable grooves

Cody Lee Meece & The Poor Excuses

AUGUST 27 AT 7PM

Acclaimed Kentucky singer/songwriter delivering a mix of blues, rockabilly, Motown, country and folk

Toubab Krewe

SEPTEMBER 2 AT 7PM

Vibrant instrumental powerhouse swirling rock, African traditions and more

Big Maracas

SEPTEMBER 3 AT 7PM

Returning Levitt AMP Berea artist bringing local Latino rhythms steeped in Cuban and Brazilian influences