Rocking the City: Levitt AMP Ocala Concerts Return!

At TJM, we love to support our local community. This year, we’re proud to be one of the sponsors of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.

This great program brings free concerts to our community over 10 Fridays this spring and summer. Co-sponsored by the Marion Cultural Alliance and the City of Ocala, the concerts celebrate music of all genres in an outdoor setting open to everyone.

Ocala, our home base, has been a Levitt AMP site since 2017. Audiences have flocked to Webb Field on the west side of the city to hear bands ranging from jazz and blues to zydeco, mariachi, country, rock and whatever it is that Squirrel Nut Zippers play.

“This series has re-imagined and injected new life into the historic Webb Field with 10 weeks of free concerts,” said Jaye Baillie, Marion Cultural Alliance’s executive director, in 2019.

A project of the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, the Levitt AMP series funds matching grants to provide music and increase use of underused open spaces in small and medium-sized cities. The foundation pairs with local organizations to promote community participation.

Headlining acts are nationally known, often rising acts on their way to stardom. Openers are local artists from our own community, including high school players.

The concerts also feature area non-profit organizations that present special programs in the intermission between the opening acts and the headliners. Food trucks ring the field, making a full, Friday Date Night dinner-and-a-show possible.

We had the privilege of providing the t-shirts that will be worn by city officials and given away to audience members at the concerts this year. Here’s the front and back of the shirts:

 

We are happy to support these concerts that bring residents of our city together for a good time. We can’t wait for 10 weeks of great music and fun to begin!

For more information, including the 2022 full concert lineup:

City of Ocala

For more information about the Levitt AMP Concert Series, and the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation:

Levitt AMP

(Top Photo: City of Ocala)