Free Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series Concert

Take a trip down a two-tone memory lane with The Skatalites, one of Jamaica’s original heavy-hitting ska and rocksteady bands.

With opening act TaQsem.

Special thanks to Concert Sponsor Dumb Records.

The Official After Party is at The Alamo.

This free concert series is made possible by a competitive matching grant from the Levitt Foundation, plus matching local support from presenting sponsor PNC Bank, plus Isringhausen Imports, City of Springfield, Springfield Park District, Radio Matters Partnership: Midwest Family Broadcasting-Capitol Radio Group -Neuhoff Media, Wyndham City Centre, US Bank, Levi Ray & Shoup, Springfield Convention & Visitors Center, Illinois REALTORS, Central Baptist Church, Evan Lloyd Architects, Illinois National Bank, HISO Music, Star Graphics, Conn’s Hospitality, Recycled Records, Kerber Eck & Braeckel, Heartland Coca-Cola, Alderman Kristin Dicenso, WUIS’ Nightsounds, Cavanagh & OHara LLP, Foamed Up, Alderman Joe McMenamin, Arch Coal Viper Mine, Springfield Jaycees, Springfield Sliders, Catalano Creative, and UAct.



  • Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic!
  • Site will be open to public prior to 6 pm start time (excepting where marked)
  • Bring your own food and beverages (no glass containers)
  • On site food and beverage concessions will be available (alcohol purchase will require I.D.)
  • Check out downtown restaurants before or after the performances!
  • Please clean up your area at the end of the evening (garbage bins will be provided)
  • Service dogs are always welcome
  • To ensure a safe and welcoming experience for all concertgoers, other dogs are only allowed if: they are well-behaved; they are kept by owner’s side on a short (6 ft. or less), non-retractable leather or nylon leash; their owners pick up after them; and their owners agree to cover any damage, should it occur. Concert organizers reserve the right to ask that owners remove pets from the concert, if needed.


Free parking is available at downtown street meters after 5 pm on weekdays (and all day Saturday and Sunday).

For nearby parking garages, might we suggest:

  • INB Parking Garage: adjacent to Levitt AMP concert site, at 4th and Capitol (suggested $5 donation to support three non-profits activating Levitt AMP concerts
  • Herndon Parking Garage: adjacent to the Hoogland Center for the Arts, at 6th and Capitol ($5 fee)

Free Concert: Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series

Help us kick off Springfield’s first Levitt AMP Music concert presented by PNC on the Y Block! This summer, we’re taking you on a musical adventure — for free! All you need to bring are your lawn chairs and blankets, and we’ll take care of the rest. Bring your family, friends & neighbors as our community experiences the power of free, live music. It’s a citywide neighborhood block party on the Y Block every Thursday from May 30 – August 1!

Kicking off the series on May 30 is gospel artist Damon Mitchell, a singer, pianist and songwriter from Madison, Illinois whose love for hymns, jazz, soul, and traditional gospel music have led to a unique sound. The opening act will be Ntegrity, who calls himself a “spiritual hip hop” artist.

6:00-6:40pm Ntegrity (See Band Bio & Links in the Discussion)
6:40 – 7:00pm Free Kids Activities by the Springfield Park District
7:00-8:15pm Damon Mitchell (See Band Bio & Links in the Discussion)

Free. Family Friendly.
Lightning location is Central Baptist Church if needed. Follow Levitt AMP Springfield on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and weather changes.
Grab takeout from a downtown restaurant —  from one of our food vendors on site or pack a picnic.

Visit for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.

The Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series presented by PNC Bank 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

Springfield was named one of 18 Levitt AMP Grant Awards winners for 2019 by the Levitt Foundation, a grant presented to small and mid-sized towns and cities across America. Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Springfield Area Arts Council submitted the Levitt AMP proposal and are co-presenting the concert series. The Springfield Park District is sponsoring children’s activities before the concerts and during intermissions.

Other series sponsors include Isringhausen Imports, U.S. Bank, Levi Ray & Shoup, Visit Springfield, and Illinois Realtors. In-kind series sponsors include the Office of the Mayor – City of Springfield, Illinois, the Radio Matters partnership with Mid-West Family Broadcasting – Springfield, IL, Capitol Radio Group, and Neuhoff Communications the Springfield Park District, Wyndham Springfield City Centre, Central Baptist Church, Evan Lloyd Architects, Illinois National Bank and HISO Music.

Concert sponsors include Conn’s Hospitality, Recycled Records, Dumb Records, Heartland Coca-Cola, Kerber Eck & Braeckel, WUIS’ Nightsounds, Alderman Kristin DiCenso, Alderman Joe McMenamin and Cavanagh & O’Hara Law Firm.

In-kind concert sponsors include the Springfield Jaycees and Viper Mine for fireworks after the performances on July 4th; the Springfield Sliders; Catalano Creative; and UAct.

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