Whitesburg, KY

 

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series, presented by the Cowan Community Center, is reenergizing the rural Appalachian town’s downtown core to build a stronger and healthier community.

 

Since 2017, the Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series, presented by the Cowan Community Center, has reenergized the site of a former Appalachian railroad yard and shuttered high school to create a thriving gathering place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to envision and create a stronger and healthier community. With a population of 2,000 people, Whitesburg sits on a mountainous span sometimes called “the fertile crescent of country music.” Located at the heart of downtown Whitesburg, the site of this AMP series has seen a burst of energy and engagement with local shops, restaurants, art galleries, and the city’s farmers market, creating a place where community members could transcend ideological divides through a shared affinity for quality music. The 2022 series will once again bring a wide range of world-class talent to the Mountain Heritage Festival Stage, creating a local point of pride and lively hub for creative and enterprising collaborations.

Presented by the Cowan Community Center, a nonprofit that provides cultural, social, educational and recreational experiences to east Kentucky, in partnership with the City of Whitesburg, the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee, Appalshop, Inc., Whitesburg Farmers Market & CANE Kitchen and Letcher County Tourism

 

 

 

Location

Cowan Community Center
81 Sturgill Branch
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Website

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Season

June 2 – August 4, 2022

Launched

2018

Contact

Valerie Horn
President
valerieisonhorn@gmail.com
(606) 634-9468

 

 

49 Winchester

JUNE 2 AT 6PM

Appalachian country soul meets acoustic folk band

HuDost

JUNE 9 AT 6PM

Electric-folk, world-rock musical duo

Empire Strikes Brass

JUNE 16 AT 6PM

Brass/funk/rock band with chock-full of thumping grooves

The Local Honeys

JUNE 23 AT 6PM

Traditional Appalachian mountain music by local musicians/educators

Suzy Bogguss

JUNE 30 AT 6PM

CMA, ACM and GRAMMY-winning country music singer/songwriter

Aaron Lee Tasjan

JULY 7 AT 6PM

GRAMMY-nominated artist delivering indie folk grit

Sistah Lala

JULY 14 AT 6PM

Healing gospel and spirituals with classically trained contralto

Rob Ickes/Trey Hensley

JULY 21 AT 6PM

Electrifying bluegrass and jazz by two-piece acoustic firestorm

Adia Victoria

JULY 28 AT 6PM

Gothic indie blues singer-songwriter

Down to the River

AUGUST 4 AT 6PM

Vibrant rock and R&B five-piece