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Remember Jones with Swing Theory: Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series
June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2019 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series presents Remember Jones with opening band Swing Theory on Friday, June 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex.The performance is free. Please bring your chairs and blankets.
A food truck will be serving food for purchase. Kids 18 and under eat free with the Summer BreakSpot Program. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Kona Ice Ocala will be serving your favorite flavored ice. Visit local vendors and have fun at the Ocala Recreation and Parks recreation vehicle.
Parking is available at the CF Hampton Center (1500 W Silver Springs), MLK Jr. Aquatic Center (255 NW 16th Ave) and E.D. Croskey. More information is available at www.levittamp.org/ocala or contact Ocala Cultural Arts at 352-629-8447.
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 Boys & Girls Club of Marion County, Florida
Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy. Collaboratively supported by a large ensemble of musicians (often featuring female backing vocalists, a horn section, and a six-piece rhythm section), the band has played to countless packed and sold-out ballrooms, clubs and theaters throughout the country.
Remember Jones’ debut album, Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!, was created after raising close to $19,000 through nearly 300 small donations via IndieGoGo, and created in front of a live studio audience with a 25-piece band. Their subsequent release, Tranquilizer!, was recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, under the production of Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim). Remember Jones was named one of Paste Magazine and Daytrotter’s Top 10 R&B/Soul Artists of 2017.
In addition to touring and supporting two albums worth of original material, Remember Jones presents and fronts multiple productions which have also gained wide popularity. back to BACK TO BLACK, a recreation of the entire Amy Winehouse album with an orchestra of 12, and Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen in a 20-piece arrangement, have helped Remember Jones develop a diverse audience as the band opens each performance with a set of original music. The company has performed Jeff Buckley’s Grace album in its entirety as a collaboration with Grammy-nominated guitarist and Grace co-writer Gary Lucas, a 50th Anniversary concert experience of the musical HAIR, and a live revival of Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak with a 25-piece orchestra. Recently, the company has performed songs of Queen during their production of Yas Queen to a sold out crowd in Red Bank, NJ.
Remember Jones has shared stages with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Buster Poindexter, Nigel Hall, The Hip Abduction, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and more. In the vein of putting their spin on others’ material, Remember Jones released Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?!, a single in celebration of Dean Martin’s 100th birthday, sharing studio time with Dean’s daughter, Deana Martin.
Whether you see him fronting a piano, a four-piece band, or with a soul orchestra of 25, Remember Jones evokes the energy of the great front men and women, with one of a kind song styling and expert storytelling that keep audiences on their toes and emotions in the moment.
Swing Theory is a seven-piece group performing swing, jazz standards and Latin dance favorites.
SHOW US HOW #MUSICMOVES YOU!
Don’t forget to show us how #musicmoves you by dancing and you may receive a 2019 Levitt AMP Ocala t-shirt. Use the hashtag on Instagram and you could win $100 gift card from the Levitt Foundation. Also, show your support by stopping by our tent and completing a brief survey to tell us what you thought of the series.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Levitt Foundation, Marion Cultural Alliance, 98.5 KTK, TriEagle Sales, Island Grove Wine Company, The Mojo Grill & Catering, Kona Ice Ocala, David and Lisa Midgett Foundation, Ocala/Marion County, Florida, Summer BreakSpot Program, and Ocala Electric Utility. Production by Oniram Productions, Inc.
The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at levitt.org.