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Free Music Alert! New Albany to have free concerts every weekend this summer!

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.

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

The Dukes, at 2006 Reunion

The Dukes, at 2006 Reunion

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!

https://www.facebook.com/LevittAMPNewAlbany/?fref=ts

And check out videos of all the acts at www.visitnewalbany.com/summerofmusic

Who are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!

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