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Spotlight Series: Marcella and Her Lovers

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Growing up with GRAMMY-winning zydeco artist Terrance Simien as her father, Marcella René Simien always knew she wanted to be on stage. By the age of 14, she was performing and touring with her father’s band, appearing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Festival International de Louisiane and the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, among others. 

Now a professional musician in her own right, Marcella wowed audiences in her hometown of Lafayette, La., at the Levitt AMP Music Series earlier this summer. And in the coming week, she will play two more Levitt stages with her band, Marcella and Her Lovers: Levitt Shell on September 13 and the Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series on September 16. 

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Spotlight Series: Low Cut Connie

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This Saturday, Low Cut Connie—a rock ‘n’ roll force whose music has been described as “pathologically fun” by The New York Times—heads to Levitt AMP Trenton.

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Spotlight Series: Jimmy Rose

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Saturday night, Marine Corps veteran and America’s Got Talent finalist Jimmy Rose will take the stage at the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series, playing a free show in partnership with Freedom Fest 2015. The festival, presented by nonprofit organization Veterans Serving Veterans, celebrates the service of veterans and helps spread awareness about PTSD.

Learn more about Rose before his free show!

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Spotlight Series: Five Alarm Funk

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Ready for monster horns, shredding guitars and songs about giant robots?

Tonight, the Canadian rockers Five Alarm Funk will bring more than funk to the Levitt AMP Bellingham Music SeriesPrepare to experience an eclectic mix of gypsy rock, Latin, ska and progressive metal by this nine-piece Vancouver-based band, which brings an intense dance party wherever it performs!

Want to learn more about Five Alarm Funk? Check out some band trivia!

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Spotlight Series: Danny and the Red Pants Band

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This week, GRAMMY-winning artist and longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants (TMBG)Danny Weinkauf, teams up with the Red Pants Band to bring audiences at two different Levitt locations pop tunes that are loads of fun for the whole family. Weinkauf and his band kick off the party tonight at Levitt AMP Frederick and continue the family-friendly fun tomorrow at Levitt Westport.

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Artist Lineup for Levitt AMP Cleveland Announced

Cleveland_Levitt_AMP_Graphic.pngBringing free, live music to the Green Space on the Crosstie Walk at College Street, the Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series runs August 20 through October 22. See the full lineup, featuring Adam Craig, The Weeks, The Memphis Dawls and more.

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2016 Levitt AMP Grant Award applications are now open!

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Calling all small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country: America’s largest free outdoor concert series is, once again, putting the spotlight on you!

New communities are invited, as well as current Levitt AMP grantees, to bring the joy of free, live music to their hometowns through the 2016 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards!

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Spotlight Series: Biz Markie

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Tomorrow night, Sheboygan is in for a real treat! At the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series, presented by the John Kohler Arts Center, audiences will enjoy an evening of extreme printmaking, Zumba and hip-hop dance lessons and a performance by legendary hip-hop artist Biz Markie.

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Artist Lineup for Levitt AMP Trenton Announced

Trenton_Levitt_AMP_Graphic.pngThe Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series kicks off at Capital Green on July 25! See the full lineup, featuring Low Cut Connie, Blondes, Danielia Cotton and more.

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Spotlight Series: Pine Leaf Boys

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Beloved internationally and in their hometown of Lafayette, La.—where the band was formed in 2005 and where members Drew Simon and Thomas David were born and raised—the Pine Leaf Boys performed tonight at the Park at the Horse Farm at the Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series, bringing their neo-traditional music to a space considered one of the last undeveloped properties in Cajun country. Learn more about the band!

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