Masego To Headline Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series Thursday

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is in full swing with 10 weeks of free, live music on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center featuring local, regional and national talent. This Thursday features headliner Masego. 

Review for Masego: 

Masego (pronounced Muh-Say-Go) is an artist out of Norfolk, Va. and has completely transformed the music game, combining hip hop and jazz with his family’s Jamaican roots to create what he likes to call “TrapHouseJazz.” His music is cool, it’s fun and it makes you want to stop being the wallflower you are at parties and actually dance. One listen and you’ll have his music on repeat. 

Review for DjDee Beats and Zowie and Kay B. Brown:

Opening for Masego is the dynamic duo DjDee Beats and Zowie (5:40-6:10 p.m.), followed by local hip hop artist Kay B. Brown (6:15-6:45 p.m.). DjDee and Zowie have a neo-soul meets hip hop sound. They were both born and raised in Chattanooga and began working together on original music while in high school. Local artist Kay B. Brown is one of Chattanooga’s rising hip hop stars. Brown has always had a passion for music dating back to the late 90's when he was in elementary school.  He has developed the skill of writing and storytelling over rap instrumentals which ultimately made him want to pursue a career in music. 

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will be held on Thursday nights on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center from Aug. 24–Oct. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  This series will shine a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage. 

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. 

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

To be entered to win a $100 iTunes gift card share how #musicmoves you when the free #LevittAMP #CHA Music Series starts. 

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 Boulevard 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. 

Volunteer for the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series by contacting Shane Morrow at Jazzanooga, shane@jazzanooga.org. 

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring an array of music genres and talent. Learn more at levitt.org.  

This series is a community collaboration presented by Jazzanooga, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. It is funded by the Levitt Foundation, Lyndhurst Foundation and Benwood Foundation. Sponsors also include Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Staybridge Suites Chattanooga, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, and Brewer Media Group.



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