Discover Downtown Middlesboro is continuing to provide free musical entertainment to the downtown area through an Arts Access Assistance Grant they acquired through a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state’s art agency. The agency is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Levitt AMP Music Series is supported in part by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free outdoor concert series in America.
This Saturday’s show with Jeni Carr marked four consecutive Saturdays where DDM has provided the entertainment throughout the program and the shows are scheduled to continue for the next six weekends. Carr spent the evening performing for several hundred people at the family friendly event.
Concert goers can bring a chair, blanket and picnic to the new concert venue located at 20th Street and Cumberland for the next six Saturdays and see a plethora of musical acts from numerous parts of the country.
This weekend provides entertainment from Lauren Shera. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter recently released her third album – a musical farewell to her home state of California. Shera’s songs have been listened to over a million times on Spotify and she is currently on tour
The Levitt is said to be dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of communities and partners with cities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free live music. In 2015, free Levitt concerts will take place in 16 cities across 14 states, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent.
Middlesboro is the only community in Kentucky and one of ten nationally selected to put on these concerts through Levitt Pavilions and with support from the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation.
There are six Saturdays left in the series. The show begins at 7 p.m. DDM encourages folks to come out and give her a warm eastern Kentucky welcome.
Upcoming shows include the Whiskey Shivers, Sept. 5, Appalatin, Sept. 12, Annandale, Sept. 19, Erica Blinn, Sept. 26 and the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival, Oct. 3.
For more information and full biographies of the upcoming performers, like Discover Downtown Middlesboro on Facebook.
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