By Megan Zinger, Staff Writer —
The Levitt AMP Foundation is hosting its second-annual music series Aug. 23- Oct. 25 at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center on East Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The Levitt AMP Foundation is a matching grant program, located in several cities throughout America, which provides grantees $25k in matching funds to host up to 10 free concerts over an extended period of time.
According to The Levitt AMP Foundation, their three goals are to amplify a city’s character, provide live, free music to enrich lives and demonstrate the importance of vibrant places.
“[The concert series] is a great way to celebrate through some great music and be able to enjoy free music,” Shane Morrow of The Levitt AMP Foundation in Chattanooga said.
On September 6th, Jazzanooga, a non-profit promoter of music education and performance, presented Big Freedia, the “Queen of Bounce,” at the concert series.
Big Freedia, a rapper and ambassador of high-energy, is a New Orleans-based performer who made her way to Chattanooga, TN.
According to Jazzanooga, Big Freedia brings upon a vibrant twist of hip-hop and upbeat dancing to concertgoers within her performances.
The Levitt AMP Foundation Concert Series is free to the public. For more information visit http://concerts.levittamp.org.