Utica_Graphic_for_Online_2017_Levitt_AMP.pngStarting July 3 with Lao Tizer, a contemporary jazz keyboardist and composer, the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series will present 10 weeks of free, live music in Kopernik Park—fueling the city’s social, physical and financial resurgence by bringing together its diverse local and refugee residents to reenergize an underutilized gathering space. See the full lineup, featuring Rolling Nectar, HuDost, Matuto and more.


July 3

Lao Tizer

This noted contemporary jazz keyboardist and composer has established himself as an innovator in the world of contemporary jazz fusion.

July 10

Root Shock 

Root Shock’s positive dance music layers mindful lyrics above a lively fusion of reggae, heavy drum & bass, American roots and soul.

July 17

Rolling Nectar

Boston-based Rolling Nectar delivers a stylish mix of vintage heavy rock 'n' roll, soulful British blues and americana, with psychedelic overtones.

July 24

The Lustre Kings

This Albany-based rockabilly band brings audiences across the globe a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, while weaving in elements of country, blues and R&B.

July 31


Syracuse-based Sophistafunk combines spoken word artistry, 'old-school' hip-hop and funky rhythms, creating dynamic and eclectic live performances.

August 7


This progressive americana 'newgrass' string band brings audiences a taste of the Adirondack Mountains with their playful blend of traditional bluegrass, jazz and hard rock licks.

August 14


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

August 21

Davina and the Vagabonds

This jazz blues band hailing from Twin Cities, Minn., brings a new twist to an old sound—enchanting audiences across this globe with their high-energy live shows and strong sense of musicality.

August 28

Alternate Routes

This guitar-forward rock duo pushes musical boundaries, exploring the intersection of pop, folk and country.

September 4


Bluegrass meets Brazil in these musical ambassadors' lively, dance-friendly music.

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