Levitt AMP
Whitesburg | Kentucky

The Cowan Community Center

May 31 - August 2, 2018

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series invigorated the small rural town of Whitesburg with ten free concerts on the Mountain Heritage Festival Stage—once home to a closed school and vacant storefronts, now a place for hope and celebration—bringing residents of all ages and backgrounds together to experience the power of free, live music and participate in the continued rejuvenation of their downtown.

Presented by the Cowan Community Center, a nonprofit organization providing cultural, social educational, and recreational experiences in an economically distressed area of east Kentucky, in partnership with the City of Whitesburg.

Past Events

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7pm

Larry Cordle and Dave Adkins

Experience the soaring fiddles and blazing banjos of East Kentucky bluegrass at its best when GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and Kentucky Hall of Fame inductee Larry Cordle joins forces with emerging singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins.

With opening act Sunrise Ridge at 6pm.

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Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 7pm

Shannon McNally

Rising blues and Americana star Shannon McNally effortlessly weaves earthy vocals around soulful melodies and striking Fender Stratocaster tones, creating songs that will move your spirit and feet.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7pm


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 Zoe Speaks at 6pm.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7pm

Dave Eggar Band

As a former childhood musical prodigy—who has since collaborated with icons like Coldplay, Beyoncé and The Who—Dave Eggar’s impeccable piano and cello playing has wowed audiences across the globe.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7pm

Local Honeys

Layering silky harmonies over bluesy fiddle licks and driving banjos, bluegrass powerhouse Local Honeys will have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet.

With opening act Brett Ratliff at 6pm.

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Thursday, July 05, 2018 at 7pm

Nasty Nati Brass Band

Drawing inspiration from the soulful sounds of New Orleans brass bands, marching bands of historically black colleges and classic R&B funk bands, nine-member Nasty Nati Brass Band delivers an explosive combination of jazz, funk, blues and R&B.

With opening act Ron Short and the Possum Playboys at 6pm.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7pm

Lexington Philharmonic

Currently in its 56th season, the world-class Lexington Philharmonic performs a mix of classical and contemporary music under visionary Maestro Scott Terrell.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7pm

Drivin' N Cryin'

Celebrating its 32nd Anniversary together, folk-rock act Drivin’ N Cryin’ delivers electrifying live shows that fuse honky-tonk melodies with searing hard-rock guitar riffs.

With opening act Laid Back Country Picker at 6pm.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7pm

Tee Dee Young

Heralded as ‘a blues legend in his own time,’ master guitarist Tee Dee Young is a force to be reckoned with, known for his dynamic stage presence and exciting live shows that will put you in the mood for dancing.

With opening act Bek and the Starlight Revue at 6pm.

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Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 6pm

Nicholas Jamerson

With his dreamy acoustic picking and a voice that runs molasses-thick, old-soul Nicholas Jamerson writes songs that are filled with heart.

With opening act Wayne Graham at 6pm.

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