Amp concert series will start Friday, proceed into August

The greatest concert series acting in the heart of the Hub City is back: The Amp’s summer concert series.

Beginning Friday, the series is acquiring a lot of music with a wide variety of acts from across Tennessee.

“The great thing is that it’s a family-oriented event. So you can go ahead and get your picnic basket out, a blanket, some lawn chairs,” said Lori Nunnery, with Visit Jackson, Tennessee.

Blues musician J.D. Taylor says this is his fourth year performing at the Amp concert, and he is eager to be back.

“The historic part of it here in just at the Amp, where the Amp is located near the Farmers Market. There’s so much history with Shannon Street, especially with what we doing playing the blues,” Taylor said.

Taylor says COVID-19 quieted the series last year. Be that as it may, this year, he is expecting an extraordinary turnout from music fans, while likewise finding the opportunity to play music following a hotly anticipated year.

“Of course it’s fresh. It’s kind of a new with me. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten out. My last live gig was February 2020 on Beale Street, and we were playing with Little Boys Blue, so it’s just been a while,” Taylor said.

Nunnery says the efforts to plan the Amp concert series every year meets up each summer on account of sponsors and the community.

“The concert is an all volunteer effort. We have the support of the City of Jackson, and they allow us to use the Amp and the Farmers Market during this time,” Nunnery said.

She likewise says if the current year’s show is in any way similar to ongoing years, you should show up before the expected time to get a spot for the show.

The first summer concert series will start Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Upcoming performances include:

Jimmy Taylor Blues Band on July 9
King Beez on July 23
Ricky Ray on Aug. 6
Bicentennial Celebration featuring Doublewides, Bryan Moffitt and Magi on Aug. 14
Stacy Mitchhart on Aug. 20
Kimberlie Helton on Sept. 10
Jimmy Church Band on Sept. 24