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Carson City music series to continue with Thee Commons, Whatitdo

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Thee Commons, of Los Angeles, Calif., is performing Saturday following a performance by opening band Whatitdo.
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The Brewery Arts Center will continue an unforgettable season of free concerts under the stars in Carson City. Having started out strong with Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, and continuing with awesome music from The Novelists, Athena McIntyre, Guitar Shorty, Grace Hayes, Gene Evaro Jr., Silver, La Misa Negra, Drinking with Clowns and Southern Drawl Band. It’s time again to grab your family, friends and neighbors and head on down to Brewery Arts Center, Carson City’s newest community treasure, and enjoy this week’s family-friendly free outdoor concert, Thee Commons.

Sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers communities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music, the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series presents 10 free, family-friendly concerts to the public currently at Minnesota Street Stage. The series still has a diverse lineup of high caliber talent left to present spanning genres like Reggae, Southern Rock, Cumbia, Bluegrass and much more.

This week’s show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday (but remember to get here early to get a good seat). We start with local band called Whatitdo.

Whatitdo takes the listener on a funk voyage. It’s a sonic journey through a variety of music and at the same time the music is compulsively danceable.

Headlining this week is Thee Commons. This East LA band unites its myriad influences from psychedelia, cumbia and punk music for a highly energetic, intoxicating live set that is taking the nation by storm. At the same time, the music is compulsively danceable.

“This show will be different than anything else we have had on the Minnesota Street Stage. Thee Commons is really hot right now, coming to us fresh off Coachella and a Levitt Pavilion stage in Los Angeles. The sound is really unique,” said Brewery Arts Center Executive Director Gina Lopez Hill. “Also, due to overwhelming need, we have created more handicap parking spaces for easy access for our audiences in the weeks to come.”

The concert series continues Aug. 12 with reggae royalty Marla Brown with and the Mo’z Motley Blues Band opening. Five-piece electric bluegrass group Dusty Green Bones will take the stage on Aug. 26 with the Cherry Pickers opening. Irish Rockers and Young Dubliners will end the series on Sept. 2.

The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn and lot setting. Food trucks, libations and kids activities will be available at each of the shows. Pets on leash are welcomed as well.

The Levitt AMP concert series is located at 449 W. King St. at the corner of King and Minnesota streets. Admission is free.

Visit http://levittamp.org/carson_city for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.