SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

The Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, is ushering in a lively new era for a vacant space with historic significance.

 

Since 2019, the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, has fostered meaningful connections and transformed the formerly vacant “Y Block” into a community-wide destination all summer long. After witnessing the success of the Levitt AMP series in nearby Jacksonville, Ill., community members of the 120,000-populated Springfield worked to reimagine the downtown public space and inspire local residents to visualize the historic site’s potential. The Levitt AMP grant has enabled the local community to create a space into something usable for all and attract a broad range of the community to share in a celebrated experience. In 2022, the music series will continue to bridge historic divides by gathering community members from all walks of life to enjoy free, live music and build a shared vision for this long-dormant public space in the heart of downtown Springfield.

Presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, which promotes and preserves the historic, architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of Springfield through education, preservation and beautification, in partnership with Downtown Springfield Inc, the Springfield Area Arts Council, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Park District and Springfield Jaycees.

 

 

 

Location

Y Block
S 4th St &, E Jackson St
Springfield, IL 62701

Website

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Season

June 2 – August 4, 2022

Launched

2018

Contact

Lisa Clemmons Stott
Levitt AMP Springfield Coordinator
lisaclemmonsstott@gmail.com
(217) 331-2926

Soul Message Band

JUNE 2 AT 6PM

Long-lasting jazz band with an irresistibly soulful swing

Aaron Lee Tasjan

JUNE 9 AT 6PM

GRAMMY-nominated artist delivering indie folk grit

Natu Camara

JUNE 16 AT 6PM

Spirited soul meets Afro-rock singer-songwriter

Davina and the Vagabonds

JUNE 23 AT 6PM

Sassy Americana soulstress with jazz blues quartet

Charanga Tropical

JUNE 30 AT 6PM

Dynamic nine-piece with sizzling Latin rhythm section

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

JULY 7 AT 6PM

Multi-cultural GRAMMY-winner bringing his groovy zydeco sounds

Orchestra Saregama

JULY 14 AT 6PM

Energetic fusion of Bollywood, Hindustani classics and American pop

Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band

JULY 21 AT 6PM

Chicago Blues Hall-of-Famer performing lively rockin’ soul

Arlo McKinley

JULY 28 AT 6PM

Gifted singer-songwriter crafting romantic, melancholy country music

Harlem Gospel Travelers

AUGUST 4 AT 6PM

Modern, edgy quartet rooted in 50s and 60s gospel