Image courtesy of the Funkadesi.


Levitt AMP Music Series

Image courtesy of the Funkadesi.


Levitt AMP Music Series

Image courtesy of the Funkadesi.

JMKAC Festival Green

Levitt AMP Music Series

Funkadesi to perform a musical mix of Bollywood, reggae, and funk at the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series, Aug. 18

August 11, 2016

Chicago-based band Funkadesi will headline at the free Thursday, Aug. 18, Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series concert at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The band blends Indian music—bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk—with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. Their one-world sound and positive vibe makes the band a unique and compelling musical force. Known as a party band, they also spread a message of togetherness.

A six-time winner of the Chicago Music Awards, Funkadesi has been hailed by Time Magazine, and even caught the attention of President Barack Obama who said, “Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd fired up! There’s a lot of funk in that desi!”

Opening the evening is The Electra Color, an indie dance pop group out of Appleton, WI, influenced by 80's new wave as well as UK indie pop music.

Information about this and other concerts in the series is available at or at the Arts Center, located at 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs as seating is not provided. Food trucks and a cash bar will be on site. No alcoholic carry-ins allowed.

The Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private family foundation that empowers towns and cities across American to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Presenting partners are the City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Squared. Major support was provided by ACUITY, Travel Wisconsin, The Sheboygan Press, Sargento, HSA Bank, Lakeland College, The Point (Midwest Communications), Sheboygan County Tourism, Laura Kohler and Steve Proudman.

Shown above (left to right): Catch Funkadesi at the free Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series concert, Thursday, August 11, at 6 p.m. at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center on the Festival Green. Photo: Pavi Val Lloyd.

Funkadesi will headline the August 11 Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series concert. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)

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About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from artists and academics to families and youth of all ages. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center’s collections focus primarily on works by vernacular-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.

Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors, government grants, and its many members. The Arts Center is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at


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Arts Center Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Arts Center is open at other times for special events.