Irene Diaz To Headline Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series Thursday

Monday, October 16, 2017
Irene Diaz
Irene Diaz

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series presents 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 Irene Diaz at 7 p.m. 

Review for Irene Diaz: 

Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern day ‘torch’ (sentimental love song) singer/songwriter. This self-taught singer captivates audiences with her heartfelt lyrics, beautiful guitar strumming and soothing piano playing. Her confident, natural transitions make it clear that she has been singing since she was a young child. Believing that "love is a beautiful thing,” Diaz draws upon personal relationship experiences when writing music. She opens up with the hope that her music will encourage people to fall in love and create a better world. Diaz's powerful voice and authenticity will make audiences fall in love with every note she hits. 

Local act East Lake Expression Engine will open the evening with a performance at 5:45 p.m. East Lake Expression Engine is working through the New City Fellowship tutoring and mentoring program East Lake Every Child Taught, partnered with the YMCA of Chattanooga. Throughout the school year and summer, students participate in daily morning music classes such as choir, bucket band, musicianship, and orchestra. The Engine is inspired by the musical ideals of the El Sistema movement, that music is an effective avenue for developing children’s creativity and problem solving skills, and building up a strong community. The Engine also supports the church’s presence and work through gospel-centered relationships with children in the greater East Lake neighborhood. 

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 is designed to 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. 

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 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.



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