The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series presented by Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced its lineup of artists who will perform at the Mountain Heritage stage in Whitesburg each Thursday at 6 p.m. from May 31 to August 2.
Sponsored in part by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, the Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series will present 10 free, family friendly concerts to the public this summer at the Mountain Heritage Village. The series will span genres such as bluegrass, classical and rock.
The series is also sponsored by Double Kwik, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation and Appalachian Groundswell.
Kicking off the series at 6 p.m. on May 31 are David Adkins and Larry Cordle, who will perform individual hits and recent collaborations that put them at the top of the bluegrass charts.
Others scheduled to perform are Grammy nominees Shannon McNally on June 7, Appalatin on June 14, Grammy winner Dave Eggar Band on June 21, the Local Honeys on June 28, the Nasty Nati Brass Band on July 5, the Lexington Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra on July 12, Drivin n Cryin on July 19, Tee Dee Young on July 26 and Nicholas Jamerson and Friends on August 2.
The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts. Local restaurants will also have booths at each show.
Last January, Whitesburg was named one of the 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Award. The Whitesburg grant award of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free concert series at the Mountain Heritage Stage in 2018. The Cowan Community Action Group submitted the Levitt AMP proposal and is presenting the concert series.