Levitt AMP Ocala seeking volunteers


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Posted January 31, 2022 | By James Blevins
james@ocalagazette.com

Levitt AMP Ocala is looking for volunteers to interact with attendees, take surveys and have fun at the fifth annual 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.

Presented by the Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc. (MCA) in a joint partnership with the City of Ocala, the event is taking place on Fridays, April 22-July 1 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex’s Webb Field located at 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.

The event begins roughly at 6 p.m. with a preshow. The main show starts around 8 p.m. and runs for about an hour. There will be no concert on May 27.

If inclement weather were to occur, the concert series would move indoors to the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center located at 1510 N.W. 4th St. in Ocala.

Trish Kilgore, a former chair for the MCA, who has been volunteering with Levitt for several years, said many attendees find themselves exposed to new music they may not have been previously familiar with.

“They really seem to enjoy the opportunity to hear something new,” Kilgore said. “And you see lots of people, some you may know, coming each year. It’s amazing and really a lot of fun.”

Kilgore said she is especially impressed every year with the level of talent in and around Marion County that the event attracts, adding, “It really is incredible to see all the different shows that the folks produce.”

Each 10-week series provides 10 shows with up to 20 performing artists, offering attendees access to over seven genres of music from national, regional and local artists, as well as short plays, dramatic readings, and other miscellaneous vignettes of various kinds.

“And we have food trucks,” said Kilgore. “There’s lots of food available, but you can also bring a picnic. Music and food: it’s a complete evening.”

For more information about Ocala’s Levitt AMP Music Series, including COVID-19 safety protocols and volunteer options, contact Grants and Outreach Manager Jennifer Normoyle at jnormoyle@ocalafl.org.