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HuDost to Perform at the 2024 Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host Folk Americana band HuDost, beginning at 7pm, at the Turner Center Art Park, 605 North Patterson St., Fri., May 10, 2024.

The concert is the ninth of 10 free, live performances in the 2024 Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series, sponsored by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation and the Price-Campbell Foundation.

Showcasing the musical talents of Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade “JW” Hines, HuDost has become an internationally recognized band with a unique sound inspired by Eastern mysticism, Persian poetry, and transcendental spirituality, as well as deeply personal life experiences. Their music, which they describe as a “powerful voice for life’s journey and discovery,” combines elements of classic rock with exotic instrumentation and Sommer’s “lush, expressive alto” vocals.

The band’s career has seen the release of nine studio albums since 2005, with high-profile live performances at events like Bonnaroo. They have worked with Grammy Award-winning producers Malcolm Burn, Oz Fritz, and Vance Powell, and have collaborated with musicians like Jars of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine, who contributed to multiple tracks on the band’s 2019 album Of Water + Mercy. Their work with Haseltine has also enabled them to advocate for Haseltine’s charity Blood:Water, which tackles health and environmental challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. They are also regular performers for benefits supporting the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for cancer patients, and both Sommer and Hines are Kentucky Congressional District leaders for the ONE Campaign, an organization dedicated to combating poverty and preventable disease.

HuDost’s participation in the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series is just one of many performances that the band has contributed to the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, which has publicly recognized the band for their “one-of-a-kind sound” and “impeccable musicianship,” promising “an unforgettable experience that will leave audiences spellbound.”

Community members are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to this family-friendly and pet-friendly event and experience the power of free, live music right here in Valdosta! Be sure to capture your concert experience using the hashtag #MusicMoves.

Patrons who need special assistance may contact the Center, 229.247.2787, to make necessary arrangements. Further information regarding the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and the 2024 Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series can be found at

About the series: The Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with changemakers and nonprofits across the country to activate underused outdoor spaces through the power of free, live music—bringing people together, fostering belonging, and invigorating community life. Presenting high-caliber talent and a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt concerts are welcoming and inclusive destinations where people of all ages and backgrounds come together. 

In 2024, the national Levitt network of music venues and concert sites is presenting 650+ free concerts in 45 towns and cities, with audiences over 750,000. In addition to supporting free concerts, the Levitt Foundation is dedicated to advancing equitable music ecosystems through research and partnerships.