Since 2017, the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, presented by the Marion Cultural Alliance, has inspired an exciting new chapter for the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex’s Webb Field, a once-forgotten three-acre green space that has now become a vital part of West Ocala’s cultural and economic development. Home to just over 60,000 residents, Ocala has witnessed an improvement to park infrastructure and community involvement, as well as the creation of a cultural corridor supporting the historic Ocala Black History Mural, a prized local gem. The 2023 series will continue to deepen local partnerships to create inclusive multi-layered arts experiences that amplify community leaders’ efforts to create ‘One Ocala’ after decades of disinvestment in the city’s historically Black neighborhoods.
Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc., whose mission is to champion, convene and create opportunities for artists and arts organizers, in partnership with the City of Ocala’s Cultural Arts and Sciences Division.
Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex
April 14-June 23, 2023
Blues-steeped indie songstress delivering a modern twist on roots music
Samba-reggae-funk sensation uniting the Americas with danceable grooves
Funk-inspired Syrian-American group weaving the Syrian experience into Midwest soul
Old-school gospel-soul trio delivering bold and uplifting anthems of resilience
Global-esteemed soul-jazz vocalist traversing musical genres
Playful ‘retrobilly’ brother duo delivering fresh takes on classic country styles
Internationally acclaimed troubadour inspiring empathy through soulful musical storytelling
Multilingual Afro-beat artist weaving together Haitian funk, reggae and hip-hop
Cutting-edge Cuban soulstress with a fresh take on her African American and Caribbean roots
Celebrated New Orleans-based jazz vocalist and trumpeter blurring the musical spectrum