Levitt Amp Sheboygan

Sheboygan | Wisconsin

The Accidentals and Radio Free Honduras

June 29, 2017 at 6pm


Billboard's Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016 and Yahoo Music’s Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017; these are just some of the accolades under The Accidentals' belt. From 2012-2014, The Accidentals recorded three original albums, were guest artists on fifteen others, scored two films, and landed song placements in commercials, documentaries, and music compilations while playing over 700 live shows. 

After graduation from world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, The Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, Michael Dause, as drummer. They opened for musical greats Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man), Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ben Sollee, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Martin Sexton, and Joan Baez.

In 2015, they scored original pieces for a 72-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux, and a smaller 30-piece string ensemble while touring the US extensively. In 2016, they released a self-produced EP titled Parking Lot, from which the single “Michigan and Again” went viral. They’re kicking off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album in the second quarter of the year.


Radio Free Honduras is a diverse collective of Chicago musicians, all united under one goal—supporting the artistry of Charlie Baran and bringing this tremendous talent into the spotlight where it belongs. Founded by Dan Abu-Absi, longtime guitarist for JT and the Clouds and Birds of Chicago, Radio Free Honduras plays mostly Baran originals, but their live shows often feature a variety of reimagined cover songs. This revolving collective of some of Chicago’s most talented musicians; lively percussion, eclectic instrumentation, and rich harmonies all provide the backdrop, allowing Charlie to do what he does best…stunning guitar work, tapping into what seems a limitless supply of energy and enthusiasm for music.

Charlie Baran has lived a life of music. Before moving the United States he was a founding member of the legendary Honduran musical group Banda Blanca, whose song “Sopa de Caracol” became the #1 Billboard Top Latin Songs hit in 1992. Now a maintenance man at a Catholic grade school by day, Charlie has kept his musical flame glowing largely through acoustic solo performances around the Chicago for the past ten years.


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Location Info

The Arts Center’s Festival Green is an open lawn venue. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their seating comfort. Grounds, food, and beverages open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site at a cash bar and food trucks. No Alcohol Carry-Ins Allowed.

All proceeds from beverage sales at the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series support the concerts’ continued success by helping to offset the high costs of production. Please support this series with your purchases. 

Why aren’t alcohol carry-ins allowed this year?

This year, all concerts are on JMKAC’s property. We carry our own liquor license and carry-ins are not allowed because they jeopardize our license. All proceeds from beverage sales at the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series support the concerts’ continued success by helping to offset the high costs of production. Please support this series with your purchases. 

Are pets allowed?

Yes, but please keep them monitored at all times.

Can I bring food and nonalcoholic beverages?


Where are restrooms located?

Portable restrooms are located on the corner of N. 7th Street and Wisconsin. In addition, you may use the restrooms located inside the Arts Center.


Parking for this series is available on N. 7th Street, New York Avenue, and N. 8th Street; after 5 p.m., parking on the streets is free. There are also two municipal parking lots, Lot 14 to the South and Lot 15 to the North. These lots are reserved parking from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., but offer free parking evenings and weekends. Parking availability adjacent to the concert space and within a two block area accounts for approximately 500 stalls.  

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