Berea Arts Council
July 6 - September 7, 2018
*2017 Levitt AMP winner
The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series returned for a second year to Berea’s historic “Old Town” Artisan Village, fostering an inclusive environment where all were invited to enjoy a diverse range of music styles, and building upon the previous 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.
Friday, July 06, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, August 03, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:30pm
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.