John Michael Kohler Arts Center
June 20 - August 22, 2019
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levitt AMP Winner
The fifth Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will take place in the city’s beautiful new City Green—once a dormant space, now an expansive urban green space with a permanent stage at the core, that connects the Mead Public Library and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The 2019 series will build upon the transformative momentum of the past four years, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to further energize downtown Sheboygan’s newly created Arts, Culture and Food District.
Presented by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), a nonprofit art museum that gives visitors a place to experience critically acclaimed world-class exhibitions, performances and programs, in partnership with City of Sheboygan and Harbor Centre Sheboygan.
*Multi-year funding recipient
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7pm
With the rhythmic and melodic pulse of cumbia fused with electronic, experimental and psychedelic soundscapes, Viento Callejero creates an original sound that is irresistible to the ears, hips and feet.
With opening act The Shebeegeebees at 6pm.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 7pm
2017 Levitt National Tour headliner, The Suffers, is an 8-piece powerhouse who celebrates the rich diversity of their hometown of Houston—masterfully melding classic American soul with genres as wide-ranging as rock, Latin ska, Cajun, hip-hop, country and R&B into what they call 'Gulf Coast Soul.'
With opening act Lil Rev with Jim Eannelli and special guests, The Sheboygan Uke Club, at 6pm.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7pm
An Americana folk band hailing from the Hudson Valley area of New York, The Mammals’ live-performances are propelled forward by just the right amount of guitar grit, soothing harmonies, barn-burning fiddle, retro grooves and storytelling savvy.
With opening act Caley Conway at 6pm.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:30am
'Cajun swamp rockers' Copper Box return for their fourth Levitt AMP Sheboygan performance with their dynamic fusion of rock, polka, blues and zydeco.
Hailing from Oakland, Calif., La Misa Negra is a seven-piece powerhouse that delivers an electrifying blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music to create infectious dance grooves with punk rock energy.
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11am
With intriguing lyrics, rich harmonies and excellent musicianship, Chicken Wire Empire blends new with old to create high-energy “jamgrass” musical experiences.
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.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6pm
Described by the Austin American Statesman as an “astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace,” rising blues guitar and vocal star Jackie Venson’s electrifying live shows bring the house down and leave audiences wanting more.
Austin, Texas resident rocker Emily Wolfe delivers strong and crisp vocals accompanied by soaring guitar riffs.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7pm
With a band name that translates to “heart” or “soul” in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, this female-fronted contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz band blends pure Cuban traditional music with jazz, Afro-Cuban style and worldly rhythms into a sophisticated and inspiring sound.
Opening act TBA.