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, September 20, we welcome welcome Jason Eskridge Music to Chattanooga! Tennessee-based troubadour Jason Eskridge’s smoky vocals and magnetic stage presence will soothe your soul and lift your spirits. With groovy rhythms that glide between funk, R&B and gospel, his soulful originals and inspired covers of artists including Sam Cooke, Prince and Sly and the Family Stone are sure to get you dancing. Born and raised in rural Rockwood, Tenn., Eskridge attended college at Tennessee Tech University, where he played football and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Although he accepted a post-graduate engineering position at NASA in Huntsville, Ala., he couldn’t shake his passion for music. So, he waited until his job’s 401k was vested, packed up, left Huntsville, and moved to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a full-time career in music. Eskridge quickly secured a wide array of background vocalist work and a reoccurring role as the host of “Sunday Night Soul” at local favorite venue The 5 Spot—now in its fourth year and firmly solidified as Music City’s “place of choice for the area’s most talented soul singers and instrumentalists” where “folks are pulled out of their seats and onto the floor, heeding the call of the concentrated, constantly changing grooves and beats” as described by local outlet The East Nashvillian.
Admission is FREE!
Food and beverage vendors on site.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information, visit: http://concerts.levittamp.org/chattanooga.