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Levitt Amp Music Series: Welcome

LEVITT AMP
FORT SMITH MUSIC SERIES 2024

JOIN US FOR 10 WEEKS OF FREE MUSIC ON THE RIVERFRONT IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH

Thursdays May 9 to June 6 and 

Fridays August 30 to September 27

6pm to 9pm

Riverfront Amphitheater // 121 Riverfront Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and pets!  

Levitt Amp Music Series: About

GENINE LATRICE PEREZ

MAY 9

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With heavy roots in gospel, Genine Latrice Perez is a jazz and blues singer with a booming voice. With elegance and excitement, Genine will keep you entertained with a journey back in time to the sounds of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Ottis Redding, and a touch of Chaka Khan.

B2WINS

MAY 16

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Pronounced B-Twins, this high energy group continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique renditions of crowd favorites and engaging, uplifting live shows. Led by charismatic Twin brothers from Brazil, they combine genres into a feel good performance that is equal parts rock concert, dance party, jam session and vacation for the soul. Growing up in the violent, impoverished slums of Rio De Janeiro, the Twins began playing classical music on violins their father handmade. They used music as an escape from their reality and began teaching others in their neighborhood to do the same. After being featured on NPR, the Twins were invited to the US on full ride music scholarships in 2008. B2wins continue to cultivate a loyal fan base wherever they perform. Using music as the tool, the B2wins are on a mission to make the world smile.

CURLEY TAYLOR & ZYDECO TROUBLE

MAY 23

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Curley Taylor’s bluesy, soulful vocals and his band’s hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley’s music is true to its roots in Louisiana Zydeco, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers. With seven CDs of original music, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble play their own style of Zydeco, infused with old school R&B, Blues and Southern Soul.

MARIACHI AMERICA

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Mariachi America is a group of talented musicians who specialize in traditional Mexican music and culture. With a wide range of music options, from classic mariachi songs to contemporary hits, Mariachi America brings a vibrant energy and soulful rhythm of mariachi music!

KINGS & ASSOCIATES

JUNE 6

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Formed in Adelaide South Australia in 2014 Kings & Associates first made waves across Australia and New Zealand being nominated in every category of the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards on the back of their 2nd album Tales of A Rich Girl, and ultimately picked up 3 gongs. It received incredible reviews and had a stellar run on the charts hitting no.1 on the Australian Blues Music Charts, and no.15 on the International Roots Review. Peter Salzony from Blues Blast Mag wrote “You are left emotionally drained after this soulful experience has concluded.......expert musicianship and top notch production propel this effort into greatness. Hearing is believing!”

NADJAH NICOLE

AUGUST 30

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Nadjah Nicole is a dynamic and soulful artist on a mission to bring back the authenticity and power of soul music to the forefront of the music industry. With a voice that resonates with depth and emotion, Nadjah Nicole is making waves as a contemporary soul artist who is both inspired by and committed to honoring the rich traditions of the genre.

ERIC JOHANSON

SEPTEMBER 6

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Eric Johanson is a roots-rock innovator and modern-day guitar hero who uses blues as a springboard for an edgier, broader sound. Offering everything from roadhouse roots-rock to dark, bluesy Americana, Eric is a musician who's never been afraid of the grey area between traditional genres.

LA 45

SEPTEMBER 13

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Tradición, Música, Cultura is what La 45 delivers in a symphony of sound with a 10-piece musical ensemble. With a lineup featuring a powerhouse four-piece horn section, captivating three-part vocal harmonies, mesmerizing lead vocals, masterful accordion play, and a full-throttle rhythm section, La 45 is the embodiment of musical excellence in Tejano.

LOLA KIRKE

SEPTEMBER 20

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Born in London and raised in New York, Lola Kirke may not be *exactly* who you picture when you imagine a vital voice in Country, but she's about to change your mind. Expanding upon the playfulness, depth and unique voice she established through her critically acclaimed 80s Country inspired sophomore LP "Lady for Sale," released last year on Jack White's Third Man Records, she'll also keep the fans she's already won, including those she made while touring the world with Elle King, Margo Price and First Aid Kit.

LARRY & JOE

SEPTEMBER 27

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Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, Larry & Joe are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce.

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The Levitt AMP Fort Smith Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with changemakers and nonprofits across the country to activate underused outdoor spaces, creating welcoming and inclusive destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together, fosters belonging, and invigorates community life. www.levitt.org

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Thank you to our 2024 series sponsors! We are fortunate to have such generous donors and we can never thank you enough for all the support you've shown us!

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