New Albany, MS- Due to the likelihood of rain this weekend, event organizers may be moving the concert to the old Cine Theater in the Magnolia Civic Center located at 127 E Bankhead (across from Regions Bank) in Downtown New Albany.
This weekend’s concert, which features bassist Scott Mulvahill and his band with an opening show by the local bluegrass gospel group, the Grass Skirts, will begin at 7:30 on Saturday night, July 16th.
Leading weather sites are forecasting up to a 60% rain chance from Thursday through Sunday.
“We’ve been really lucky so far,” says Sean Johnson, one of the organizers of the event. “Rain has threatened at a couple of the concerts, but we’ve not had any problems with the concerts themselves as the rain has either quit or moved away from us before production. This weekend we had the opportunity to have a rain plan at the Cine, so we just want everyone to know.”
Organizers emphasize, however, that if the forecast changes and precipitation is downgraded, the concert will go on at the Park Along the River.
“Luckily, we can move with as little as a day’s notice.”
The concert his week promises to be a good one. Scott Mulvahill, who is a full-time band member with country super-star Ricky Skaggs who has shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Barry Gibb, Bruce Hornsby, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton and more, will be bringing his own brand of Americana Music to New Albany this Saturday.
“He’s one of those musicians that a lot of people have heard, but not heard about,” says Johnson. “He’s still young and my bet is that he’ll be breaking out in the next few years.”
Check out Scott Mulvahill and his bass here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVNuPsTl5S8
Opening for Scott will be the Grass Skirts, an all-female bluegrass gospel quartet. The group, which heralds from Northeast Mississippi has been touring fairly extensively lately around the southeast with bluegrass bands such as The Isaacs and Grascals as well as Contemporary Christian artists like Adam Crabb and The Steeles.
Last year the group took home honors at the Down from the Hills State Bluegrass Championships in New Albany.
Whether or not the weather puts the show at the park or the theater, it will be a good night filled with quality music. All Levitt AMP shows are FREE, family-friendly shows and organizers encourage everyone to bring their friends, family and church groups to this one, especially.
For more information about all the Levitt shows, visit: www.visitnewalbany.com/summerofmusic.
Rain decision will be made on Saturday morning. Check out the series Facebook page for updates. The link to the Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/LevittAMPNewAlbany/?fref=ts