Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series: Sidewalk Chalk at the Center
Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. As The Chicago Tribune says, “While many bands strive hard
Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. As The Chicago Tribune says, “While many bands strive hard for originality, it’s unlikely that any of them could best Sidewalk Chalk.” The Lyrical Groove will be opening for this band. They are formed of San Diego natives who combine cohesively crafted spoken word and live instrumentation to inspire and entertain.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is excited to announce the 20 musical acts (10 opening acts/10 headlines), that will be performing for the first-ever Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series this summer. The event will include food, a makers market with interactive crafts, and a wine and craft beer garden.
This is a free event! Food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and kids activities will also be available during the music series.
Escondido was selected by the Levitt Foundation as one of the 15 mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Music Series Grant to present a “Concert Series in the Park.” While the program has been transforming cities across the nation since 2015, Escondido is the first city in California to be granted an award. AMP stands for Amplify community pride and the city’s unique character; to enrich lives through the power of free, live Music and to illustrate the importance of vibrant Public Places. Escondido’s Grape Day Park certainly meets this criteria!
About California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Center was chosen as one of fifteen cities from all over the country to be awarded a grant known as the Levitt AMP [Your City] grant. The Center received $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series, which is a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2018.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm