Levitt AMP series concerts to start Thursday
For Stevens Point News
STEVENS POINT – CREATE Portage County will kick off the second year of its Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series this Thursday, May 31 with a concert featuring Chicago jazz vocalist Lili K.
Supported by a grant from the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, these free, family-friendly concerts will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Thursdays from May 31 to August 2 at the Pfiffner Bandshell.
This year’s series builds on the diverse line-up that was a highlight of the 2017 series. Following Lili K, the line-up includes rising Milwaukee hip hop artist Emmitt James on June 7, Denver rock group Strange Americans on June 14, Celtic folk and American rock fusion act Lehto & Wright on June 21, featured Riverfront Rendezvous performances The Original Wailers (June 29, 9 PM) and Snowbirds (June 30, 7:15 PM), folk rock musician Elvis Thao and the Creatives on July 5, Madison-based Afro funk band Immegré on July 12, Roaring 20’s pop act the Sweet Shieks on July 19, 2017’s Independent Blues Female Musician of the Year Samantha Fish on July 26, and the Occidental Brothers International Dance Band closing out the series on August 2.
Levitt AMP Stevens Point will also feature local food trucks, Central WI Craft Collective beverages, a night farmers’ market, children’s activities, dance lessons, spoken word poetry, photovoice challenges, and other activities and conversations designed to build community and celebrate Portage County. For more information visit concerts.levittamp.org/stevenspoint.
The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2018, nearly 500 free Levitt concerts will take place in 26 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.
The Stevens Point series is a feature of CREATE Portage County’s investments in placemaking and experiences, which showcase the thriving creative culture at the heart of both our economy and our quality of life in Portage County. To learn more about CREATE, visit www.createportagecounty.org.