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Levitt AMP Ocala: Bette Smith w/ Ecliff Telford

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series presents Bette Smith with opening artist Ecliff Telford on Friday, June 10 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex.
The performance is free. Please bring your chairs and blankets. Food is available from The Smoked Biscuit Company and Kona Ice Ocala. Fun field games and activities with the Ocala Recreation and Parks recreation vehicle.
Each concert in the series features a local non-profit organization working to create art accessibility in our community; tonight’s featured non-profit is Ocala Calligraphy Guild.
More information is available at www.ocalafl.org/levittamp or contact Ocala Cultural Arts at 352-629-8447 or [email protected]
HEADLINING ARTIST: Bette Smith
Wild rock & soul singer Bette Smith traces elements of her life-affirming new album “The Good, The Bad & The Bette” to her childhood in Brooklyn, NY. Musically, it connects to the gospel music she heard in church and the soul music on the corners. This injection of soul and gospel into rock & roll powered a breakout in 2017’s “Jetlagger,” which received raves from NPR, Paste, American Songwriter, Billboard, MOJO, and a feature in the New York Times. Now, “The Good, The Bad & The Bette” on Ruf Records is garnering equal praise with “All Things Considered” calling it “A stompin’ good time!” and landing on legendary critic Jim DeRogatis’ (“Sound Opinions”) “Best Albums of 2020” list. In 2021, Living Blues and Blues Blast magazines respectively nominated Bette and her album for “Blues Artist of the Year (Female)” and best “Soul Blues Album.” In summer 2021, Bette opened for the Drive-By Truckers and Kenny Wayne Shepherd across the Northeast and Midwest, and performed at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (main stage) among others.
OPENING ARTIST: Ecliff Telford
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Levitt Foundation
Marion Cultural Alliance
Ocala Recreation and Parks
Ocala Electric Utility
Downtown Billiards
T-Mobile
Kona Ice Ocala
Angie Lewis State Farm
Two Men and a Truck
The Martial Arts Academy of Ocala
Rasmussen University
TJM Promotions
Mojos Grill and Catering
Production by Oniram Productions, Inc.
The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with towns and cities across America to activate underused public spaces through the power of free live music, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations. Presenting a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt venues and concert sites are community anchors where families, friends and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together. Learn more at levitt.org.

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Date:
June 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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