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Turner Center Launches Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series with $90K Matching Grant

By August 9, 2023No Comments

10 Weekly Outdoor Concerts, Free to the Community, Aug. 17-Oct. 26

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will launch the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 7-9 p.m., in the Turner Center Art Park. The Aug. 17 concert will kick off several weeks of outdoor music events, free for the community, as a result of a $90,000 matching grant the Turner Center received from the Levitt Foundation in November 2022. The grant is matched by the Price-Campbell Foundation for the 2023 season.

The Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series features exceptional talent from across the region and nation that will take place on Thursday nights from Aug. 17-Oct. 26, with the exception of Oct. 5—which is the first performance in the Center’s 2023-2024 Presenter Series season.

The 2023 Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series includes:

Aug. 17            Tanner Fussell

Aug. 24            Leon Timbo

Aug. 31            Julie Williams

Sep. 7              B2Wins

Sep. 14             Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

Sep. 21             Alyssia Dominguez

Sep. 28             Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Oct. 5              (No concert: Presenter Series Show)

Oct. 12             Aaron Vance

Oct. 19             Tara Strickland

Oct. 26             Color The Night

“The Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission and the Turner Center for the Arts are so excited to launch our first of three consecutive years of the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series, which we won in part due to a nationwide voting contest,” said Executive Director Sementha Mathews. “Our committee has put together an impressive and diverse lineup of performers, preshow activities, food vendors, and other event details to make this concert series truly a celebration of art and life. We hope all will embrace these opportunities to gather as friends, family, and community.”

For more information, call 229-247-2787, visit the artist info page, or follow the Turner Center on social media to receive updates on the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series.

About the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a private family foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. Through its commitment to creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation supports the activation of underused public spaces—such as neglected parks, vacant downtown lots, and former brownfields—into welcoming, inclusive destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together to create more equitable, healthy and thriving communities. The Foundation’s primary funding areas include Levitt venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Both of these programs present free concerts in outdoor, open lawn settings featuring high-caliber talent in a broad array of music genres and cultural programming. Levitt venues and Levitt AMP concert sites attract people of all ages and backgrounds and reflect the character of their town or city, while benefitting from the framework and best practices of the Levitt program.

The Levitt Foundation invests in community-driven efforts that harness the power of partnerships and leverage community engagement. Levitt venue nonprofits and AMP grantees partner with other local nonprofits and community groups to inform programming, outreach and engagement, embodying the Foundation’s funding philosophy and core values to support projects that are inclusive, catalytic and dynamic, and create connectedness and joy. Reflecting its ongoing commitment to self-reflection and contributing to the creative placemaking field, the Levitt Foundation invests in research to evaluate the social impact of Levitt programs in communities, which in turn informs the Foundation’s evolving philanthropic practice. Learn more: and follow us @levittfoundation on Facebook and Instagram and @levittfdn on Twitter