CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—On Friday, the City of Charleston announced the 2021 schedule for Live on the Levee at Haddad Riverfront Park.
Live on the Levee is a free concert series that’s held at 6:30 p.m. every Friday between July 9 and October 1, and 13 News is a proud co-sponsor!
“The City of Charleston is excited for the return of Live on the Levee after the cancelation of last year’s season,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “We will showcase great local and regional talent, local food and retail vendors. Thank you to all of the folks that help support Live on the Levee.”
Some of the big headliners of the concert series are The Kentucky Headhunters, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., Second Helping: The American Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Show and Byzantine.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
|7/9||Second Helping: The American Lynyrd Skynyrd Show / Stratus|
|7/16||Sierra Ferrell / Peddlers Glory|
|7/23||Ona / Shelem|
|7/30||The Kentucky Headhunters / Ducain|
|8/6||MULTIFEST: H-Town / The Unit Band / Pricilla Price and Friends|
|8/13||VETERAN’S NIGHT: Shine / ThreeChill|
|8/20||Hyryder / The Kind Thieves|
|8/27||John Inghram & Friends present: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones ft. Patrick Sweany, Joslyn Hampton, The Carpenter Ants and more / Short & Company|
|9/3||LABOR NIGHT: Voodoo Katz / The Velvet Brothers|
|9/10||WTSQ NIGHT: Emmalea Deal / Jerks! / Screaming Females|
|9/17||Sasha Colette & The Magnolias / Matt Mullins & Bringdowns|
|9/24||Byzantine / 4 Ohm Mono / Let the Guilty Hang|
|10/1||Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. / The Heavy Hitters|
Live on the Levee brings business in for the City and Charleston as well as its small business owners. Some attendees travel a good distance to enjoy their time at the event…and of course, spend money.
“As far as revenue, it has definitely been a pick me up. We have been able to meet and greet more people, develop our clientele, and they stop by the shop now over on the west side too, so it brings more people in the cafe,” said Shape Shop Cafe manager Janna Hucchison.
The event isn’t just about the money, though. It brings all walks of life together to enjoy the beautiful city of Charleston.
“I feel like Live on the Levee is a very significant event for the community here,” said Constance Akashamanat, owner of Mountain Mojo Botanica. “It’s like what brings us all together, no matter your age or your ethnicity or your financial bracket. I have seen everybody out here.”