Ten weeks of free, family-friendly outdoor concerts return this summer at Kopernik Park in the Oneida Square Arts District in Utica. Concerts will take place on Monday nights from 6-9pm, June 20 – August 29 (no concert of the 4th of July).
The 2022 season will feature headlining artists from New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Iowa, Virginia, Rhode Island, Canada and right here in New York State. The concerts also feature opening local and regional acts and youth intermission acts. The diverse lineup of high-caliber talent spans genres like pop, soul, country, R&B, hip hop and more.
6:00pm: opening bands
7:00pm: youth intermission acts
7:30pm: headliner bands
View the full line up at: www.levittamputica.org
The series welcomes the most diverse audience in the city, in a family-friendly, non-alcoholic, joyful, welcoming environment. It is a space where social bonding can happen week to week and the community can share a common experience with free live music as the vehicle. The concerts help increase communal well-being and connectedness and add a quality of life enhancement that compliments the many economic development projects that are happening in Utica.
The concerts are sponsored in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national funder of creative placemaking that empowers communities to inject new life into underused public spaces through free, outdoor concerts. Utica is one of 18 cities throughout the country which received the grant and the only one in New York State.
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is a presenting sponsor for the sixth season of live concerts. Partners in the series include Rust 2 Green Utica, DeSales Center, the City of Utica and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Utica Monday Nite is a partner and the fiscal sponsor for the series. Premier season sponsors include Empire Recycling, the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund, Bank of Utica and The Fountainhead Group.
The public is invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts. The series will also offer art activities for young concert-goers and food trucks will be on site.
Kopernik Park is located at 317 Genesee Street at the corner of Eagle Street and Park Avenue near DeSales. Admission is free and all are welcome.