CONCERT LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR LEVITT AMP ASBURY PARK MUSIC SERIES
The first FREE music series on the West Side of Asbury Park in over FOUR DECADES.
JUNE 16, 2016—The countdown to an unforgettable season of free concerts under the sun on the West Side of Asbury Park is underway! Today the Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series announced its impressive lineup of artists who will perform at the new Springwood Park each Monday at 6:00pm from June 27th to August 29th. So grab your family, friends and neighbors and get ready to head on down to Asbury Park’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 Asbury Park Music Series will present 10 free, family-friendly concerts to the public this summer at Springwood Park, between Atkins and Union Avenues. The series will feature a diverse lineup of high caliber talent spanning genres like soul, doo-wop, funk and rock.
The Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series is supported by Interfaith Neighbors, working to meet basic needs, build community, and increase the self-sufficiency of residents of Monmouth County. The series is sponsored in part by the Asbury Park Press, and New Jersey Natural Gas.
Kicking off the series at 6pm on Monday, June 27th is Gedeon Luke & The People. Hailing from the streets of Memphis, Gedeon Luke conquered childhood poverty by focusing on music, family and faith. Growing up, Luke was weaned on the gospel-infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and deeply inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Together with his nine-person band—The People—Luke brings immense energy and heart to every show, spreading a message of love, peace and soul with the world.
The Full Schedule:
|6/27/16||6:00 pm||Gedeon Luke & The People|
|7/4/16||6:00 pm||WimBash (Members of Living Color) & Lakehouse Pro’s|
|7/11/16||6:00 pm||The Mayor’s Players (Kevin Sanders Band) & DP Ensemble (Dorian Parreott)|
|7/18/16||6:00 pm||JT Bowen & The Mighty Kings of Soul & (Nicky Addeo)|
|7/25/16||6:00 pm||Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why & Asbury Park High School Band|
|8/1/16||6:00 pm||Dr. Cheeko & The Island Sound & Random Test|
|8/8/16||6:00 pm||MonteRosa Band & Karen Lee|
|8/15/16||6:00 pm||The F.L.O.W & Hip Hop Institute|
|8/22/16||6:00 pm||Gary U.S. Bonds & PS4 (Patsy Siciliano)|
|8/29/16||6:00 pm||Harlem Teens Choir & Trinity Church Choir|
The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open patio and lawn setting. There will also be food available for purchase at the event via multiple food vendors. The Levitt AMP concert series is located at Springwood Park on Springwood Avenue between Atkins and Union Avenues, directly across from the Springwood Community Center (Kula Café). Admission is free.
Last January, Asbury Park was named one of 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Asbury Park Grant Award of $25K in matching funds to present a free concert series at Springwood Park in 2016. Asbury Park Music Foundation submitted the Levitt AMP proposal and is presenting the concert series. In an effort to inspire and engage communities across the country around the power of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation invited the public to choose the Top 25 Finalists through online voting. Learn more about the winners and the 150 free Levitt AMP concerts across America at http://levittamp.org