Artist Lineup for Levitt AMP Berea Announced

Berea_Graphic_for_Online_2017_Levitt_AMP.pngStarting July 7 with Ben Sollee, a classically trained cellist, composer and storyteller, the Levitt AMP Berea Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Berea’s “Old Town” Artisan Villagea historic site with a rich musical tradition, while fostering an inclusive environment where all can enjoy a diverse range of music styles.. See the full lineup, featuring Cheick Hamala Diabate, Roots of a Rebellion, HuDost and more.

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July 7

Ben Sollee

Kentucky born and raised, Ben Sollee is a classically trained cellist, composer and storyteller.

With opening act Grits & Soul, and youth opening act Daisy Helmuth.

July 14

Driftwood Gypsy 

Based out of Lexington, Ky., Driftwood Gypsy is a sonic adventure rooted deep in the soul of jam funk fusion. 

With opening act The Blue Crawdads, and youth opening act PointSeven.

July 21

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate celebrates his heritage by sharing the oral history, music and song of West African culture.

With opening act The Local Honeys, and youth opening act Madison Lewis.

July 28

Cumberland River Band

Hailing from Harlan, Ky., the Cumberland River Band pays tribute to tradition, while carving out their own unique style in the bluegrass world.

With opening act Blind Ricky, and youth opening act Parallel.

August 4

Indighost

Indighost is a psychedelic rock band from the Appalachian Highlands area.

With opening act Johnny Conqueroo, and youth opening act Sour Cream.

August 11

Roots of a Rebellion

This Nashaville group from Nashville, Tenn., Roots of a Rebellion brings reggae-rock-dub music for the soul. 

With opening act The Jeff Richey Experience, and youth opening act Turning Age.

August 18

Four Leaf Peat

Experience East Tennessee’s premier traditional Irish band, presented in partnership with the Berea Celtic Festival.

With opening acts Justin Bridges & Jeremy Wade, and youth opening acts Alan Copley & Josh Bailey.

August 25

Lowdown Brass Band

Lowdown Brass Band, hailing from Chicago, is a horn-driven ensemble with strong roots in the ‘New Orleans second line’ tradition.

With opening acts Fritz Schindler Band and The Handshake Deals.

September 1

HuDost

HuDost’s ‘neo folk world rock’ crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey they will never forget.

With opening acts Hudson K and Anything But Sue.

September 8

The Jean Ritchie Nieces

Featuring Donna and Lewis Lamb, The Jean Ritchie Nieces, David and Delois Sherman with songs of the Carter Family, and Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves carrying on the tradition.

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