Tank And The Bangas To Headline Final Levitt AMP Music Series Concert Thursday

Monday, October 23, 2017
Tank and the Bangas
Tank and the Bangas

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will feature headliner Tank and the Bangas at the final concert of the series on Thursday.  The concert will be held on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Review for Tank and the Bangas: 

Fresh off their 2017 performance at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, Tank and the Bangas will bring their unique brand of hip-hop to Levitt AMP Chattanooga. Tank and the Bangas combine R&B with hip-hop's poetry and roller-coaster storytelling, with a flair that could only come from New Orleans. The group has had the privilege of opening for acts such as LiAnne LaHavas, Big Freedia and The Revivalist, and recently gaining the title as the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner. 

Unpredictable, theatrical and full of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, gospel and spoken word, Tank and the Bangas’ unique sound makes for an energetic, memorable show. The headline performance begins at 7 p.m.

Review for Voices of TheCreativeUnderground:

Local act Voices of TheCreativeUnderground will open the evening with a performance at 5:45 p.m. Founded in 2007, The Voices of TCU was created as an African American community ensemble that sings and performs an eclectic array of music at the highest artistic levels, and to communicate to their audiences through compelling and musical performances. 

Food for purchase will be provided by Dipped Fresh, Chew Chew Chattanooga, Chatter Box Cafe, Taqueria Jalisciense, Choo Choo Ice, and Bruster’s Ice Cream.  Beverage for purchase will be provided by Oddstory Brewing Company and Barley Chattanooga. 

he Series Lineup
There will be a wide variety of genres, some familiar and some new…including local, regional and national talent. Although every performer’s genre will vary, each artist will tie into the history and heritage of the Big Nine, continuing to enhance the MLK neighborhood as a cultural destination. See the full lineup here. 

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has 70 parking spaces in its lot available. After 6 p.m., there is free street parking located along MLK Blvd and Houston Street. After 6 p.m., there are various public parking lots near the property that are available. 

For concert schedule updates related to weather, please visit the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's Facebook page.




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