Night Of Strings With Levitt AMP Utica
Here's the FREE Levitt AMP Utica concert lineup for Monday, July 8th. Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair and join us for this (free) family-friendly event!
The free Levitt AMP Utica Summer Concert Series starts at 6 pm in Kopernik Park, located at 317 Genessee Street (stage in DeSales parking lot) in Utica.
Opener: Nick and Jay
Intermission Act: Nayeli Delgado and Mira Barnard - violinists from Proctor H.S.
Headliner: Sons of Mystro
Features of all concerts:
• no alcohol
• Dogs must be on leashes
• no smoking at the park (people need to do so 25 feet away)
• family -friendly
• bring your own chairs or blankets
• Weekly sponsor is Homeownership Center
• The Kids Art Circle will have the Homeownership Center running it this week - kids can learn a bit of financial literacy and then paint their own piggy banks to take home and start their savings.
• Artist Mario Colon will be working with audience members on a community art project upcycling old Levitt stage banners and making them into custom, collaborative art for the fence.
• Fun for kids including chalk, jump ropes, hula hoops, bubbles and more
• Food trucks
Headliner Info: Sons of Mystro from Hollywood, Florida
Classically trained violin virtuosos Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system. Their dad saw potential in what they could do after the duo performed at a middle school talent show and orchestrated the creation of the group, calling them “Sons of Mystro” as a way to carry on the family legacy of music, since he went by DJ Mystro in his early years.
They use their violins to interpret over 10 genres of music including reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by beats, and sometimes a DJ & guitarist. They are winners of the Emerging Artist under 21yrs Old award at International Reggae and World Music Awards.Mentored by Black Violin, appearing on the Steve Harvey Show and performing at TEDx Youth Miami, these artists are on the rise. They have opened for reggae artists Marcia Griffiths and John Holt, Latin artist Tito Puente, Jr., singers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Fantasia and rapper Common.