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Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation
Springfield, IL

June 3 – August 5, 2021

Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation will present the second Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, furthering the renewal of an underused space in Springfield’s historic business district where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his pivotal “House Divided” speech in 1858. The 2021 series aims to expand outreach to Springfield’s underserved communities and foster meaningful connections through interactive on-site experiences.

Presented by the Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, which promotes and preserves the historic, architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of Springfield through education, preservation and beautification, in partnership with Downtown Springfield Inc. (DSI), Springfield Area Arts Council, City of Springfield and Springfield Park District.

For more information about Springfield’s Levitt AMP Music Series, including COVID-19 safety protocols, click below.

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2021 Concerts

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Kaleb Mitchell

Gospel Hip-Hop

KALEB MITCHELL began his career by releasing two mixtapes and multiple singles for free online between 2015 & 2016. Kaleb quickly began gaining traction on platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

V8 Vast Change

Gospel Hip-Hop

Dominique Stevenson is a Christian hip-hop artist with a just-released album under his stage name V8 Vast Change. He is a change-generator.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Esmé Patterson

Indie Folk

ESMÉ PATTERSON is songwriter, gambler, singer, lover, thinker and explorer.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Nelly’s Echo

R&B

Nelly’s Echo is based on the premise that music is a two-way street; “It’s a give and take.” Nelly refers to the musician’s creating the ambiance and Echo refers to the audience’s response to, and appreciation of, that ambiance. Nelly’s Echo’s captivating storytelling and high energy performances have made him a sought-after musician all across the United States and overseas.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Brandon Alexander Williams

Spoken Word/Rap

“Wordsmith and MC, Brandon Alexander Williams will deliver a high energy spoken-word performance, accompanied with original music via beatbox and looper pedal. Williams is the most recent recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship and subsequently named the first “Professor of Hip-Hop” at the University of Iowa’s School of Music where he teaches courses in Hip-Hop Studies and Culture. As an active MC and DJ, he has performed and taught throughout the country, produced nine albums, published three books, and given several guest lectures and keynotes centered around art-integrated education.”

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Henhouse Prowlers

Bluegrass

In the thirteen years since HENHOUSE PROWLERS’ inception, this Chicago bluegrass powerhouse has forged its own path through music and across the globe.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

New Orleans Jazz Ramblers

Jazz

Famous in the Crescent City for their musicianship and performance history, the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ RAMBLERS are “the real deal.”

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Tito Puente, Jr.

Latin Jazz

TITO PUENTE, JR. has become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past 5 years.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Gizzae

Reggae

Gizzae is truly a band of the world. With musicians hailing from the four corners of the earth, Gizzae has been playing for crowds across the country for over 35 years! Their musical experiences have collectively earned them Grammy® awards and Chicago Music Awards, and they have opened for some of the biggest names in reggae. Gizzae creates a unique blend of roots reggae.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Fulanito

Latin Dance

FULANITO is an American musical group that combines traditional merengue with elements of other genres such as house, hip hop, and bachata.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bassel and the Supernaturals

Funk and Soul

BASSEL AND THE SUPERNATURALS tell the story of Bassel Almadani’s experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ratboys

Rock

RATBOYS are an American indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois.

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