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Concert Lineup Announced for Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Post Date:04/24/2017 4:04 PM

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2017) – The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in partnership with the City of Ocala, is excited to announce the lineup for the 2017 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. Sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national funder of creative placemaking that empowers communities to inject new life into underused public spaces through free, outdoor concerts, the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will present ten free, family-friendly concerts to the public this summer in West Ocala. 

Performances will take place at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW 4th St. Concerts will take place every Friday, May 19 through July 21 from 8 to 10 p.m. 

Free dinners will be provided to those ages 18 and under and will be available for adults to purchase for $5 each. The events will feature additional novelty food vendors, craft and non-profit booths, local performers, and regionally or nationally recognized headlining artists. The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will feature a diverse lineup of high caliber talent spanning musical genres such as blues, jazz, doo-wop, R&B and even ska. Kicking things off at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19 is Beebs and Her Money Makers. 

“You may have seen their colorful, high-energy show at Harvest Fest in 2015,” said Janie Pope, City of Ocala Marketing and Communications Manager. “I can’t think of a more perfect way to kick off a summer of fun and free music.” 

2017 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series Lineup:
• May 19 - Beebs and Her Money Makers
• May 26 -Boukou Groove
• June 2 - Evan Taylor Jones Band
• June 9 - La Calle Band
• June 16 - Dana Fuchs
• June 23 - Solomon Jaye
• June 30 - Marcus Anderson
• July 7 - Albert Castiglia
• July 14 - Banditos
• July 21 - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

For artist bios and concert information, please visit To learn how to become a vendor or sponsor at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series events, please contact Jennifer Normoyle, City of Ocala Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at or 352-629-8220. 

About the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series: 

In January 2017, Ocala was named one of 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a “Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award” of $25K in matching funds to present a free concert series at Webb Field in 2017. The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in partnership with the City of Ocala, 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


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