The Midvale Arts Council presents the Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series
Jun 10, 2016 10:35AM
● By Bryan Scott
The countdown to an unforgettable season of free concerts under the stars in Midvale is underway! The Midvale Arts Council presents the Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series with an impressive lineup of artists who will perform at the Midvale Outdoor Stage in the Park each Friday at 6:30 pm from June 3 to August 6. So grab your family, friends and neighbors and get ready to head on down to Midvale’s newest community treasure!
Sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers communities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music, the Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series will present 11 free, family-friendly concerts to the public this summer at the Midvale Park.
We are excited to announce our remaining concerts:
July 1 is the return engagement of local favorite The Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, in addition to being a group of musicians, the 23rd Army Band is a group of U.S. Army Soldiers. They maintain readiness with a full training schedule including an annual weapons qualification, a semiannual physical training test, basic Soldier training, and training in many other skills required of Soldiers and members of the Utah National Guard.
July 8 is Latin Roots a unique mix of musicians of diverse styles, from different parts of the world--here to bring you a new sound, a new way of experiencing the Latin Culture.
July 15 will feature Dunmore Lasses at 6:30. They fuse traditional Irish/Scottish music with the infectious energy of rock and will be followed by Edison at 8:00 pm. Edison is an alt/folk trio hailing from Colorado known for layered harmonies, tribal drumming and mandolin, fronted by Sarah Slaton, with multi-instrumentalist, Dustin Morris, and grammy nominated guitarist, Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers),
July 22 brings the Salt City Saints (authentic New Orleans Jazz from the early 1900s) at 6:30 pm and City Jazz (Utah’s professional fabulous Jazz orchestra) at 8:00 pm.
July 29 features singer/songwriter, Susie Brown at 6:30 pm and last year’s crowd favorite, Caleb Chapman’s Super Crescent Band at 8:00 pm. This talented group of young musicians has been frequently hailed as one of the best professional bands in the world.
We are thrilled to announce the final two nights of concerts will be held in conjunction with Harvest Days. Friday, August 5th will feature The Five Strings, a family violin group ranging in age from 6 – 16 years old, at 6:30 pm and they will be followed by Alex Boyé at 8:00 pm. Embracing his rich heritage after years of successful recordings as a gospel artist, the charismatic, London born, U.S. based vocal powerhouse is having a breakthrough year as a mainstream pop artist. His concert will feature “pop music with an African twist”.
The Levitt AMP Midvale Music Series will culminate with American Idol winner Taylor Hicks at 7:30 pm on Saturday, August 6th. From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country and blues.
The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Food trucks will be on site each night. Additional activities will include sports, art, music & dance for the whole family. The Levitt AMP concert series will be presented at the Midvale City Park, 455 West 7500 South. Admission is free.
Visit http://levittamp.org/midvale for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.