Here's the FREE Levitt AMP Utica concert lineup for Monday, Aug 12th. Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair and join us for this fantastic family-friendly event!

The Levitt AMP Utica Summer Concert Series starts at 6 pm, Monday, in Kopernik Park, located at 317 Genessee Street (the stage is in DeSales parking lot) in Utica. You'll be wowed this week with the following top-notch acts.

Opener: Ladies of Soul and their Gentlemen

Levitt AMP Utica
Levitt AMP Utica

The Ladies of Soul and their Gentlemen – Zainep “Zz” Abdelaal, Astena Smith and Tracy Bowens along with Grady Faulkner. You may have seen these amazing local singers lately singing with the “Night of Soul” production –a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Intermission Act: Jacob Ferdula

Levitt AMP Utica
Levitt AMP Utica

Jacob is a youth singer from The House of the Good Shepherd.

Headliner: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Levitt AMP Utica
Levitt AMP Utica

Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by singer, guitarist, percussionist and Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta, originally from the West African country of Benin Republic and who lived in Nigeria as an adolescent. He got his start in the late 1970s playing in church and since has played with two titans of popular music in West Africa: Fela Kuti and King Sunny Adé and someone you may be more familiar with – Lauryn Hill.

Since taking the helm of Super Yamba in 2017, Kaleta and his band have erupted onto the stages and video screens of major music festivals, rock clubs, and music publications across the United States.

Audiences will hear Kaleta sing in several different languages native to West Africa including Fon, Goun, Yoruba and Ewe, along with French and Pidgin English, "the official language of Afrobeat". Afropop Worldwide fell in love with Kaleta, saying “his James Brown grunts have got to be some of the best in the business!”

Other features:

  • Weekly sponsor is The Community Foundation
  • Made In Utica will have a table set up with our local merch for sale
  • Utica Children’s Museum will be on-site with giant checkers, Connect 4 and Jenga
  • Artist Cathy Marsh of Oneida Square Public Art & Design will be running the Kids Art Circle
  • Fun for kids including chalk, jump ropes, hula hoops, bubbles and more
  • Food trucks

Features of all concerts:

  • FREE
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking at the park (people need to do so 25 feet away)
  • Family-friendly
  • Bring your own chairs or blankets

Rain Date location will be at the Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at RCIL at 1607 Genesee Street - Tune into Cindy McMullen at 96.1 The Eagle, the official radio station of Levitt AMP Utica, for the Levitt AMP Monday Minute at 2:20 as she'll pass along any last-minute details for the show. 

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