Music brings community together

Melanie of Sirsy


Bumper Jacksons

Bumper Jacksons

The Levitt AMP Music Series selected Utica as one of the cities to host the summer concert series which kicks off Monday, July 4 with Groove Legacy at the Kopernik Park located in Downtown Utica’s Oneida Square Arts District (corner of Genesee and Eagle Street – across from Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Rain location is at The DeSales Center. Their mission is to bring the community together through music. One of the cool features of the music series is the diversity in music including:  R&B, country, rock, Latin, jazz, children’s, World and beyond. Listeners will be in for a treat with some of the some of the most acclaimed, to up and coming musicians to award winning artists. With local favorites Sirsy performing July 25.
The heart of Utica will be bustling not only with music but you can take a short walk and check out the city’s community garden, Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees or grab a bite to eat any one of the restaurants located in Downtown Utica. Make sure you bring a blanket or lawn chair for this free concert. Please be advised that pets and alcohol are not permitted; so please plan accordingly. Music will be filling the airways from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is presented by Cornell’s R2G Utica Urban Studio, which unites and enables the community by bringing skills, research and action to a wide variety of community projects.

So, come out an experience the beauty of Downtown Utica, listen to some music and mingle with your neighbors in the community.



Groove Legacy  – July 4
Bumper Jacksons – July 11
Incendio – July 18
Sirsy – July 25
One Red Martian – Aug. 1
Tumbleweed Highway – Aug. 8
Jane Monheit – Aug. 15
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – Aug. 22
The Chronicles – Aug. 29
Funky Blu Roots – Sept. 5


[symple_box color=”blue” text_align=”center” width=”” float=”none”]Information on Levitt
At Levitt, we’re passionate about reinvigorating America’s public spaces through creative placemaking and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the performing arts. The need for more third places has become increasingly clear in today’s world and guides us in our community-driven efforts. In 2016, free Levitt concerts will be presented in 22 towns and cities across America. Permanent Levitt venues are located in six cities, each presenting 50 free concerts every year featuring acclaimed artists in all music genres. The Levitt AMP Music Series is taking place in 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities this summer and fall, each presenting 10 free concerts. Every year, more than half a million people of all ages and backgrounds gather to mingle, relax or dance in Levitt’s beautiful green settings. What makes the free concerts into celebrations and Levitt outdoor venues into favorite gathering spots is the spirit of community at the heart of our mission. Through the innovative venture philanthropy model of the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, we offer grants, resources and support to build and help sustain permanent Levitt music venues and to present the annual Levitt AMP Music Series.[/symple_box]


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