Levitt AMP
Berea | Kentucky


Berea Arts Council

July 19 - October 4, 2019

2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series will return for the third year to Berea’s "Old Town" Artisan Village, bringing added momentum to the resurgence of this historic cultural district in the heart of Berea. The 2019 series will continue to solidify "Old Town" as a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive hub for art, food and community gatherings.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, which presents community arts experiences that ignite creativity, strengthen community ties and enhance the quality of life in Berea, in partnership with Ali Blair and the City of Berea

For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit First Friday Berea's Facebook or Instagram pages.

Past Events

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

Ho Etsu Taiko

Ho Etsu Taiko delivers a fresh, energetic take on the traditional art of Japanese taiko drumming.

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Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Sofia Goodman Group

With smooth, layered saxophone, guitar, piano, bass and drums, the Sofia Goodman Group puts a fresh twist on traditional jazz.

With opening act The New Developments at 6pm.

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Friday, August 02, 2019 at 7:30pm

Singing Bird Music School Teaching Artists

Getting its name and philosophy from the refrain of an old traditional Irish song that sings, “there’s none of them can sing so sweet, my singing bird as you,” the Berea-based Singing Bird Music School strives to build a gathering space where community members can learn, play and enjoy old time Appalachian music.

With opening act by Singing Bird Music School students at 6pm.

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Friday, August 09, 2019 at 7:30pm

Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe

Delivering energetic and dynamic gypsy swing and baroque pop tunes from Grand Rapids, Mich., Olivia Mainville and The Aquatic Troupe are sure to win over audiences everywhere with their multifarious and enthusiastic delivery and performances.

With opening act Rainbow Star at 6pm.

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Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

Chris and Jenn Shouse

A husband and wife songwriting team, Chris and Jenn Shouse create deep and melodic songs that are inspired by the couple’s past, present, and time spent living in a cabin in the middle of the woods.

With opening act Sparrow Hawks at 6pm.

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Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Angela Perley

Perley’s sultry, twangy vocals are accentuated by guitarist Chris Connor’s electric-fuzz wizardry, creating an enduring classic-rock sound that is appropriately road-weary, timeless and building steam.

With opening act Anything But Sue at 6pm.

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Friday, September 06, 2019 at 7:30pm

La Misa Negra

Hailing from Oakland, Calif., this seven-piece powerhouse delivers an electrifying blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music to create infectious dance grooves with punk rock energy.

With opening act CornMaiz at 6pm.

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Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Rev. Sekou

Theologian and activist Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou & The Freedom Fighters storm the heavens with incendiary gospel songs that boldly tackle social issues.

With opening act Jack Herranen & the Little Red Band at 6pm.

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Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30pm

Jecorey "1200" Arthur

Earning his nickname after teaching himself how to use a KORG D-1200 digital recording studio at the young age of 12, Jecorey “1200” Arthur uses his natural musical talents to break down genre barriers and create positive change in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. and beyond.

With opening act Melody Youngblood at 6pm.

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Friday, October 04, 2019 at 7:30pm

Pine Mountain Sessions: Daniel Martin More & The Other Years

With pensive, engaging and deeply calming folk melodies, Cold Spring, Ky. native Daniel Martin Moore delivers the best of Appalachian acoustics.

With opening act The Other Years.

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