LEVITT AMP UTICA CONCERT ON JULY 23rd IS MOVING INSIDE TO MWPAI

Due to the impending rain in the forecast for Monday, the coordinators of the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series have announced that Monday, July 23rd's concert will move indoors to Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI).

Weekly Sponsor for the Levitt AMP Concert Series is Express Employment.

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Tonight's lineup includes country singer John King who takes the stage at 7:30.

Drive, paired with raw talent and business savvy took this young man out of a little mountain town in Georgia and into the spotlight opening for award-winning artists, writing number 1 songs, and touring over 150 dates a year.

King grew up working with his hands, “I started off working rock construction, putting in fireplaces, and walkways at about 14 or 15. Citing his parents as the main reason he got into music, John credits them for their influence. “They are the only reason why music was introduced at an early age.” John’s musical tastes were formed early on by the southern rock sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Black Crowes. As country music took a huge leap forward in the 1990s, John found himself in awe of one of country music’s greatest entertainers, Garth Brooks.

In a short time, King has been making a name for himself in Country Music. John's debut radio single, “Tonight Tonight,” earned him his first Top 40 hit and was heard by millions of NFL fans and used to highlight CBS network’s Thursday night football throughout the 2014 season.

 

  • He was signed to a worldwide publishing agreement this past Monday (7/16/18) with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
  • He earned his first ASCAP songwriter Award in 2016 for the No. 1 hit “We Went” recorded by Randy Houser.
  • His debut single “Tonight, Tonight” as featured on CBS’ Thursday Night Football during the 2014 NFL season
  •  His recent single “I Still Pick UP” has earned more than 1 million streams
  • He also recently became a dad!

Please spread the word! Due to rain, the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series has been moved to the MWPAI’s auditorium, located at 310 Genesee St, Utica, across the street from Kopernick Park. Audience members should arrive early for seating and please remember food and drink are not permitted. 

The Blarney Rebel Band

The Blarney Rebel Band will open the concert at 6:00 pm.

They're releasing a brand new CD featuring a tune called “Devil’s Ditch. “ It's about two Irish immigrants working on the Erie Canal, written to commemorate the 200th anniversary where the first shovelful of dirt on the canal was dug in Rome NY.

The Blarney Rebel Band plays rousing renditions of all types of traditional Irish music, from rollicking pub tunes, lively sea songs, moving ballads and stirring rebel songs to hand-clapping jigs and reels, they are sure to achieve that aim.  It's all on display by a group of talented musicians boasting virtuoso musicianship and perfectly blended harmonies, sure to please old and young alike.

Once again: Please spread the word! Due to rain, the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series has been moved to the MWPAI’s auditorium, located at 310 Genesee St, Utica, across the street from Kopernick Park. Audience members should arrive early for seating and please remember food and drink are not permitted.