New Albany, Mississippi-
What’s happening? This year New Albany was one of only 15 communities nationwide to win a Levitt AMP grant that will bring a 10-week music series to the Park Along the River in downtown. Along with support from the city, Main Street Association, sponsors like Sugarees Bakery, A2H Architects, BNA Bank, ASI and others, as well as generous local donors, this summer-long musical event will begin this Saturday, June 4, and last all the way through August 6.
In addition to the Levitt AMP show, New Albany’s Freedom Fest will take place on Saturday, June 25, with music all day, headlined by a Confederate Railroad show. A midway carnival will be on site and the festival will conclude with a professional fireworks show sponsored by Barnes Crossing GMC.
All events are family friendly and outside food and drink are allowed, although food vendors are available as well. Check out this year’s lineup, get those picnic baskets ready, and go enjoy the music.
Where: Park Along the River
Cost: 100% Free
Time: Openers begin around 7pm; Headliners between 8 and 8:30
And here’s the lineup:
Saturday, June 4: Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory with The Dukes
Saturday, June 11: Dee-1 with Shaunzy
Saturday, June 18: Marcella & Her Lovers with Hanna Star
Friday, June 24: Sam Mosley with Grace Askew
Saturday, June 25: Confederate Railroad with Melissa Lee, with day music by assorted artists
Saturday, July 2: Cedric Burnside Project with Cadillac Funk
Saturday, July 9: Drivin’ N Cryin’ with Billy Pettinger
Saturday, July 16: Scott Mulvahill with The Grass Skirts
Saturday, July 23: Papa Mali with the Bonfire Orchestra
Saturday, July 30: Young Valley with The Paul Tate Trio
Saturday, August 6: Holy Ghost Electric Show with The Eisenhauer Band
Concerned about parking? Free parking is available at the Farmers Market area and at the public parking lot by the Library, as well as throughout downtown. Handicapped parking and drop off will be available at Park Along the River parking (near the playground)
Connect with the New Albany Levitt AMP Series on Facebook for updates!
And check out videos of all the acts at www.visitnewalbany.com/summerofmusic