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Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations Coordinator
May 26, 2016 Sheboygan, WI
The countdown to an unforgettable season of free, weekly open-air concerts is underway! The Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series opens Thursday, June 16, with an impressive lineup of performers and activities beginning at 6 p.m. on the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Festival Green at the corner of Seventh Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Headlining the show is the Grammy-nominated, all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache from New York City. Group members originally hail from around the globe. The result of this cultural coalescence is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music with a mixture of traditional and modern mariachi music.
Their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Ranchera Album of 2015. The band’s live performances have been praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine and The New York Times. They have also been featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” and have appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The group has recently been performing as an opener for The Arcs on a West Coast tour, including an appearance at the Coachella Festival.
The evening starts with a launch party featuring Tim Dolfin of On Cue Mobile DJ Service spinning pop tunes with Kidd Nems.Sheboygan North High School Drumline will add to the entertainment. Information about this and other concerts in the series is available at concerts.levittamp.org/sheboygan or at the Arts Center (608 New York Ave.).
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 levitt.org. 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) and Sheboygan County Tourism.
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 jmkac.org.
Admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is by voluntary donation. Arts Center members receive a discount on performance and other event tickets, classes and camps tuition, purchases at ARTspace gift shops, and free or discounted admission to many special events. Memberships are available at the Arts Center, by visiting jmkac.org, and/or by calling 920-458-6144.
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.