Ray LaMontagne and More Continue AMP's 'Music at The Downs' Series

Ray LaMontagne and More Continue AMP's 'Music at The Downs' Series

July was an interesting month for AMP. The debut of the Music at The Downs series was a great success, with many new people discovering the fun of seeing an outdoor concert on the infield of the track. And you couldn't ask for a better show to start with than Michael Franti's groove-heavy Soulshine tour. AMP will be back again on August 5 with the next show in the series - Ray LaMontagne. Check out their brand new website for people to find out info about shows at The Downs - www.musicatthedowns.org.

Also in August is AMP's near-annual visit from the remarkable husband/wife duo Over the Rhine. They are touring behind their new double CD Meet Me At The End Of The World, which is chock full of the kind of moving, passionate songwriting we all expect from Over the Rhine.

August also welcomes a landmark anniversary - AMP's 100th Library show. Since debuting on September 9, 2009 (9/9/9!) with Australian singer Wendy Rule, AMP has hosted regular events at libraries all over the county with a diverse range of artists ranging from Native American to Breton, from the modern string stylings of the Portland Cello Project to the whimsical playfulness of Jeez LaWeez. AMP has featured local performers, artists from around the world and even a bit of theater. Over 7500 people have attended these free shows, which provide a great opportunity for people to see diverse, challenging and fun programs in their own neighborhoods.

Our 100th show will be one of AMP's regular and best attended library events - the ever popular Mala Maña performing on the lawn at the Ernie Pyle Library on August 9 at noon. Gauchito Argentinian Grill will be on hand to provide yummy lunchtime options. Thanks to the ABC Library and the Friends of the Public Library for the ongoing support of this series since AMP brought the idea to them in 2009.

Scroll down for more details, including the full schedule of AMP's confirmed shows to date (which can also be found at www.ampconcerts.org).

AMP Concerts August/September Schedule:

August 2: Over the Rhine - National Hispanic Cultural Center's Bank of America Theatre
August 5: Ray LaMontagne / The Belle Brigade - The Downs of Santa Fe
August 9 &12: Mala Maña - Ernie Pyle and Cherry Hills Libraries
August 13: Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maine - The Cooperage

September 13: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band - The Downs of Santa Fe
September 19 & 20 - ¡Globalquerque! - National Hispanic Cultural Center


AUGUST

Over The Rhine

Saturday, August 2

National Hispanic Cultural Center - Bank of America Theatre

1701 4th St SW

8pm

Tickets: $27 (plus applicable service charges for on-line purchases)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and the NHCC Box Office.

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AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/169881-Over-the-Rhine

"There may be no more soothing voice in music than Karin Bergquist's," observed Entertainment Weekly. Native Ohioans Linford Detweiler and Bergquist launched Over the Rhine in 1989, naming the ensemble after the historic, bohemian Cincinnati neighborhood where they lived and first wrote and recorded together. Over the past 25 years, OtR has continued to build a musically and emotionally potent catalogue. Their latest release, "Meet Me at the Edge of the World," explores challenging new musical territory while featuring some of the duo's most compelling songs and performances to date.


AMP Concerts & Heath Concerts presents MUSIC AT THE DOWNS

featuring

Ray LaMontagne

with The Belle Brigade

Tuesday, August 5

At The Downs of Santa Fe

(Between Exits 271 and 276 off I-25, south of Santa Fe)

6:30 pm

Advance tickets are $43 and $65. Kids 13 and under are $14. (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

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AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/167078-Ray-LaMontagne

For more information on events at The Downs, visit www.musicatthedowns.org.

Since leaving his job in a Maine shoe factory to pursue his calling as a musician, Ray LaMontagne has released four studio albums and two live EPs, won awards and topped critics' polls internationally, and established himself as one of the most distinctive talents of his generation. His album "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise" won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and its hit single "Beg Steal or Borrow" was nominated for Song of the Year. Sibling duo The Belle Brigade will open the show.


Mala Maña (Our 100th Library Show!)

Two free library shows

Saturday, August 9

Ernie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE

12pm (noon)

- and -

Tuesday, August 12

Cherry Hills Library

6901 Barstow NE

6pm

Tickets: Free, but reservations are recommended.

Info is available from ampconcerts.org, 505-232-9868

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AMP Show Page: www.ampconcerts.org

In celebration of AMP Concerts and the Friends for the Public Libraries 100th Free Community Library show! - Mala Mana Harmoniously fuses traditional rhythms and songs with a modern flair, Mala Maña uses music as a medium for healing, empowerment, and entertainment. Mala Maña is built upon a deep love and respect for music and each other, with a shared passion for social truths and justice. Food from Gauchito's Argentinian Grill food truck will be available for purchase on site.


Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

Wednesday, August 13

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE

7:30pm

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

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AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/172935-Terri-Hendrix-Lloyd-Maines

Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), she dodges musical pigeonholes alongside legendary producer Lloyd Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own.


SEPTEMBER

AMP Concerts & Heath Concerts present MUSIC AT THE DOWNS

featuring

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Saturday, September 13th

At The Downs of Santa Fe

(Between Exits 271 and 276 off I-25, south of Santa Fe)

7 pm

Tickets: $48 and $79, and $12 for kids under 13 (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/175321-Lyle-Lovett-and-his-Large-Band

Additional Info at http://musicatthedowns.org/downs-info.html

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music's most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.


AMP Concerts and Avokado Artists
present
¡Globalquerque! - New Mexico's 10th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture

Friday, September 19th
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW
Gates open at 4 pm, with music starting around 6 and running until 11:30 pm.

- and -

Saturday, September 20st
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW

Gates open at 10:30 am for the free Global Fiesta. Evening ticketed concerts start at around 6 and run until 11:30 pm.

Tickets: $19 to $69, with 2-day discounts and half-priced children's tickets. See web site for full details.

Tickets are available from www.globalquerque.org and the NHCC Box Office.

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For full details, visit www.globalquerque.org

¡Globalquerque! takes over the whole campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 19 and 20! Each night features three stages of artists from around the world. And don't forget the free Global Fiesta on Saturday from 10:30 AM-4 PM!


And into the future:

Oct 3: Johnny Boyd - The Cooperage
Oct 8: Ribab Fusion - The Dirty Bourbon
Oct 26: Caravan of Thieves - The Cooperage
Oct 28: Jim Malcolm - The Cooperage
Nov 2: Orchid Ensemble - Outpost Performance Space
Nov 16: Time for Three - KiMo Theatre
Nov 21: La Santa Cecilia - La Fonda Hotel Ball Room, Santa Fe
Dec 1: DakhaBrakha - The Dirty Bourbon
Jan 17: MarchFourth Marching Band - Sunshine Theatre

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