Avery Sunshine To Headline The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series This Thursday

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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

Review of Avery Sunshine:

Avery Sunshine is a Chester, Pa. based singer, songwriter, and pianist known for a signature sound that weaves soul, gospel, jazz, and R&B. Ms. Sunshine’s brand of optimistic, message-driven R&B—coupled with her vibrant, charismatic vocals—has wowed audiences across the globe. Respected by her peers, this multi-talented artist has made a number of high-profile appearances throughout her career, including performing as an opening act for Babyface at Madison Square Garden, performing for Smokey Robinson at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute and singing at Aretha Franklin’s birthday party.

Ms. Sunshine states, “If you work at anything long enough, the universe will see and hear that and things will start to happen.”

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will be held on Thursday nights on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center from Aug. 24 through Oct. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

"This series will invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage," officials said.

Food and Beverage
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.

The 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

Want to win a $100 iTunes gift card? Share how #musicmoves you when the free #LevittAMP #CHA Music Series starts tomorrow. levitt.org/musicmoves

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, visit the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's Facebook page.

Love free, live music in a community setting? Volunteer for the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series. We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who would like to use their love of music and people to enhance the Levitt AMP experience. Help make the 10 weeks of free concerts at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center a huge success. Contact Shane Morrow at Jazzanooga, shane@jazzanooga.org, for more information.

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