The Brewery Arts Center recently announced the lineup for the 2023 Levitt AMP Concert Series. Ten concerts are scheduled for every Saturday from June 17-Aug. 19 in Carson City. Admission is free and the public is invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. The concerts start at 7 p.m. and take place at 449 W. King St., at the corner of King and Minnesota streets.
Executive Director Spike McGuire put together the lineup for the first time.
“I’m really excited about how much sonic groundwork we’re covering this year,” he said.
The lineup brings diversity in genres as part of the core principles of the Levitt Foundation: To have a different representation of different cultures and different genres and really celebrating all the different members of the community. The community-driven projects bring in nationally touring bands and supports local musicians for opening spots.
This year the schedule is:
June 17 — Las Cafeteras, opener: TBA
June 24 — Collectivity, opener: TBA
July 1 — MarchFourth, opener: TBA
July 8 — Noah Vonne, opener: Kat Heart
July 15 — Tha Exchange, opener: TBA
July 22 — Indigenous, opener: Jason King Band
July 29 — Las Chikas; opener: TBA
Aug. 5 — Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; opener: Rachael McElhiney Band
Aug. 12 — The Peelers, opener: The Deadly Gallows
Aug. 19 — Shamarr Allen, opener: Jenes & The Juice
For full artists bios, visit: www.breweryarts.org/2023
While highlighting a few bands, McGuire said he’s excited for MarchFourth on July 1.
“They’re definitely somebody we’ve been trying to get at the Brewery Arts Center since the first year we did Levitt,” McGuire said. “The stars finally aligned this year, and I’m thrilled we get to have them on stage.”
The band is known for their big brass section and lots of excitement on stage.
“They’re one giant party,” McGuire said. “We really lucked out being able to get them.”
Trumpet player from New Orleans Shamarr Allen has been nominated for a couple of Grammys with bands that he has worked with over the years.
Indigenous is a Native American blues band that has toured all over and features guitar player Mato Nanji.
“As far as guitar players go, he is one of the best touring guitar players in America,” McGuire said.
Another band McGuire said the community will enjoy is The Peelers.
“I know Carson City loves their Celtic music, and they are a great Celtic punk band based out of Montreal, Canada.”
The Deadly Gallows are booked to open for that show, who has many members who grew up in Carson City and Gardnerville.
The concerts come in part from a grant through the Levitt Foundation. The foundation awards a grant to the BAC, and then the BAC must match the donation. The non-profit first won the grant in 2016 and has hosted free concerts for the community every year.
The Brewery Arts Center works with several local companies as sponsors to help make it all work. This year the event will be presented by Connections Central. They’ll also be using KD Sound for all their audio needs. McGuire said there are still a few sponsorship opportunities available, and they are always looking for volunteers.
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