Levitt AMP
Berea | Kentucky

Berea Arts Council

July 6 - September 7, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP winner

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series returns for a second year to Berea’s historic “Old Town” Artisan Village to continue to foster an inclusive environment where all can enjoy a diverse range of music styles, building upon the past year’s momentum to transform Old Town into a hub for art, food, and community gatherings.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, which presents community arts activities to inspire a passion for the arts and enhance the Berea community’s quality of life, in partnership with Ali Blair, the City of Berea, and Berea College.

For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit First Friday Berea's Facebook page and website.

Past Events

Friday, July 06, 2018 at 8:30pm

Brett Ratliff & John Haywood

Folk masters Brett Ratliff and John Haywood team up for a night of fiery bluegrass and Americana goodness, drawing upon East Kentucky’s rich music traditions to speak to a new generation.

With opening act Jack Herranen & the Little Red Band at 7pm.

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Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8:30pm

Hudson K

Delivering infectious electro-rock with danceable beats, Hudson K explores the intersection of swirling electronica and classical music in exhilarating live shows that have thrilled dedicated audiences across the east coast.

With opening act Grits & Soul at 7pm.

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Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:30pm

Johnny Conqueroo

The electric rockers of Johnny Conqueroo dish out high-octane jams that intertwine the wisdom and soul of the blues with the reckless, youthful spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, drenched in the heritage of their Appalachian homeland.

With opening acts Clint Roberts at 7:45pm and Sour Cream Band at 7pm.

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Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:30pm

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are known for their explosive live shows teeming with danceable rhythms and a vivacious energy that brings out the boogie in audiences from all walks of life.

With opening act Donovan Howard at 7pm.

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Friday, August 03, 2018 at 8:30pm

McLain Family Band

Direct from the hills of Berea, Ky., world-renowned bluegrass group The McLain Family Band has enchanted audiences across the globe for over 50 years with their joyous contemporary Appalachian bluegrass music.

With opening act Singing Bird Music School Students and Teaching Artists at 7pm.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:30pm

Bella's Bartok

Self-dubbed ‘circus punk’ rockers Bella’s Bartok enthrall concertgoers with a passionate kaleidoscope of sound that gets listeners of all ages and backgrounds moving their feet and clapping their hands.

With opening act Handshake Deals at 7pm.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:30pm

Cloigheann

Cloigheann is a one-of-a-kind traditional Irish and bluegrass music ensemble from Louisville, Ky., that has been delighting audiences for more than 25 years.

With opening act Davey Mathias & Turlach Boylan at 7pm.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:30pm

Jecorey "1200" Arthur

Award-winning music educator, producer, composer, performer, community organizer and Kentucky native, Jecorey "1200" Arthur brings audiences a thoughtful, genre-defying fusion of hip-hop meets classical.

With opening act RYVOLI at 7pm.

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Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:30pm

The Hooten Hallers

Renegade roots band The Hooten Hallers serve up high-energy hillbilly rock ‘n’ roll laced with bluesy melodies and punk sensibilities that make for a guaranteed good time.

With opening act Buck the Taxidermist at 7pm.

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Friday, September 07, 2018 at 8:30pm

Appalatin

Appalatin fuses foot-stomping Appalachian folk with high-energy Latin rhythms to create a genre-bending sound that is sure to make you dance.

With opening act Big Maracas at 7pm.

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