SambaDá is scheduled to open the Levitt AMP concert series on June 25.
The Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series presented by The Change Companies announced its lineup on Monday for the coming summer concerts.
The free concerts will take place each Saturday from June 25 to Aug. 27.
Kicking off the series on June 25 is headliner SambaDá.
While Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of Afro-Brazilian song and dance, the entire band has developed a type of samba-reggae-funk with a universal appeal. SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central America, and blends it with that good old funk and reggae back beat so familiar to crowds of North America.
“SambaDá is always a crowd favorite,” said Brewery Arts Center Executive Director Gina Lopez in a news release. “It’s been four years since they have performed in Carson City and we are excited to bring them back as they are sure to get the entire crowd on their feet. The whole night will be an interactive experience as accomplished performer and educator Liz Broscoe will be leading the crowd in an interactive drum circle before SambaDá takes the stage.”
On July 2, the Brewery Arts Center is proud to present international music star and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni who is currently up for a Grammy award for Best Global Music Album.
“To have a Grammy nominee of this magnitude playing a free show in Carson City this summer is pretty special and we hope the whole community gets behind him to root for a Grammy win on Sunday night,” said BAC Director of Operations Mikey Wiencek. “We love being able to continually bring this caliber artist our city.”
Also slated to perform:
• Young Dubliners on July 9
• Whitney Myer on July 16
• Tropa Magica on July 23
• The Vindys on July 30
• Bad Mother Nature on Aug. 6
• Past Grammy nominee for Best Blues Album Danielle Nicole on Aug. 13
• Eddie 9V on Aug. 20
• High Step Society on Aug. 27.
Each night begins at 7 p.m. with a local band opening the show and the headliner taking the stage at 8 p.m.
The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open setting. There will be food trucks, drink vendors and kids activities at every concert.
The Levitt AMP concert series is located at 449 W. King St., at the corner of King and Minnesota streets. Admission is free.
Visit breweryarts.org for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.
The Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with towns and cities across America to activate underused public spaces through the power of free live music, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations. Presenting a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt venues and concert sites are community anchors where families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together. Learn more at levitt.org.