The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2019, more than 550 free Levitt concerts will take place in 26 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high-caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org. #MusicMoves
The HamilTones – Aug. 22
With their uplifting, groovy style and soothing harmonies, the GRAMMY-nominated HamilTones deliver a soulful treat for all audiences. Singing together as the official backup singers for GRAMMY-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton, the talented trio has developed a rich sound and air-tight vocal blend.
Valerie June – Aug. 29
Blending folk, soul, blues and traditional Appalachian elements, Valerie June crafts a refreshing, timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era.
Josè Valentino – Sept. 5
An EMMY Award winner, multi-Latin GRAMMY Award winner, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and expert in Latin jazz and funk fusion, José Valentino is one of today’s most sought-after commercial music instrumental artists. While Valentino is best known for his fluid expression on the flute, the versatile musician is also well-versed in saxophone, bass, piano and Latin percussion. Holding an impressive four degrees—in arts, music, philosophy and ministry.
Rev. Sekou & The Freedom Fighters – Sept. 12
Theologian and activist Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou & The Freedom Fighters storm the heavens with incendiary gospel songs that boldly tackle social issues. With his long dreadlocks and booming voice, Reverend Sekou cuts a distinctive figure, and his energetic stage presence gives his shows a revivalist air.
Stout and The Revolution – Sept. 19
Stout’s electrifying persona and fresh house meets neo soul fusion are the product of a lifelong relationship with music. Her talent for singing gospel and soul music continued to blossom later in life, when she had the opportunity to tour with Alicia Keys for three years.
Jyemo Club – Sept. 26
Jyemo Club is a genre-bending, culture-crossing supergroup on a mission to get audiences dancing and celebrating life. Hailing from Denver, Colo., this new project brings together musicians from five different countries, each serving up their own flavor to the group’s eclectic vibes.
B. Slade – Oct. 3
A three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist, B. Slade is known for his unmatched vocal range and unapologetic exploration of genres from gospel to funk to punk. For over a decade, the artist cultivated a strong presence as a gospel vocalist, before rebranding himself as indie R&B glam pop artist, B. Slade.
Louis York and The Shindellas – Oct. 10
Louis York is the creation of the multi-GRAMMY-nominated songwriting and production duo Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. After successful careers writing and producing for chart-topping artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus, the seasoned duo decided to create their own label and step behind the mic for the first time in 2015.
Frank Bumpass – Oct. 17
A native Chattanoogan, Frank Bumpass is a skilled saxophonist with local flair. After spending years developing his craft and exploring new genres, Bumpass settled into his own style by the time he was 21: jazz with a distinct R&B edge.
Eric Roberson – Oct. 24
A pioneer of the independent movement in soul and R&B, Eric Roberson makes waves in an industry dominated by mainstream radio and major labels with timeless, boundary-pushing music. Today, the singer takes on the role of songwriter and producer, creating songs that shed light on modern topical issues.