The Levitt AMP Foundation Concert Series, Big Freedia Jazzes Up Chattanooga

The Competitive Tinillik Dance Team for inner city youth holds one of the dancers in the air for a choreographed dance at the annual Jazzanooga nonprofit festival on Thursday, September 7, 2018. The Tinillik Dance team showed the Chattanooga community a creative form of art and dance at the Jazzanooga festival. (photo by Justin Sisk)

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.

Logan Garrett

Logan Garrett

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Logan Garrett hails from Vonore, Tennessee and was named Editor-In-Chief of the University Echo in May 2018. He is a communication major with a psychology and Spanish double minor. Logan is also an associate editor for UReCA, an undergraduate research publication journal. You can reach him at Logan-Garrett@mocs.utc.edu or on twitter @LoganGarrett__.

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