UTICA – Local music lovers will once again get the chance to attend a series of free concerts in the city of Utica this summer.
The lineup for this year’s Levitt AMP Utica Music Series was announced Monday by Utica Monday Nite and Rust2GreenUtica.
The Levitt AMP Grant Awards were created in 2014 to provide free live music to people of all ages and backgrounds in small to mid-sized cities throughout the U.S. This is the third year that the city of Utica has been a recipient of the grant, which was awarded to 15 different cities.
Concerts will be held each Monday night from June 25 to Aug. 27 in Kopernik Park in Utica. Concerts will be 6-9 p.m., and they are all family-friendly and free to attend. If it rains the evening of a scheduled concert, it will be held inside Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.
Each of the concerts will feature a local opening band, a regional or national headliner and local youth performances during intermission.
Here is the full lineup for this summer’s Levitt AMP series:
Sub-Radio (Indie Rock)
Opener: The Paul Case Band
The Laurie Dapice Quintet (Straight ahead jazz)
Opener: “Doc” Woods Quintet
Sophistafunk (Funk Hip Hop)
Opener: Our Common Roots
Sultans of String (World Music)
Opener: Cincinnati Creek
John King Band (Country)
Opener: Blarney Rebel Band
Flo De Toloache (Female Mariachi Band)
Opener: Opus Black
Slambovian Circus of Dreams (Surreal Americana)
Opener: Joie Grimaldi
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (Prog Rock)
Opener: Fritz’s Polka Band
Biscuit Miller and the Mix (Blues)
Opener: Nate Gross Blue Band
Opener: Realtime Dixieland Band