Chattanooga, Are You Ready? It's BACK!
The Levitt AMP CHA Music Series returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.
On Thursday, October 11, we welcome Ingrid Woode & The Woode Tribe Orchestra! Soulstress Ingrid Woode delivers powerful anthems of resilience, accentuated by the impeccable musical arrangements and lush soundscapes of the 11-piece Woode Tribe Orchestra. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Woode is a classically trained violinist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who draws upon her diverse musical background to inform her smooth and funky soul jams with a dreamy orchestral flourish. A graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Science and a minor in chemistry, Woode began working as a chemist straight out of college, investing here earnings in recording equipment. The musical chemist worked in a lab by day and honed her music production, composition and performance chops night. While committed to both worlds over the next several years, she was able to develop an impressive catalogue of original soulful tunes. In 2009, her song “Fair Weather Friend” won the People’s Choice Award for songwriting and earned her the opportunity to meet Dana “Queen Latifah” Owens, who also included Woode’s piece as a bonus track on her album Persona (2009). Since then, Woode has amassed a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, but what she “loves the most is that she gets to do what she loves with people who are like family.”
Admission is FREE!
Food and beverage vendors on site.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information, visit: http://concerts.levittamp.org/chattanooga.