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Sidewalk Chalk (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series Brings Hip Hop to Escondido with Sidewalk Chalk and The Lyrical Groove

The Brand New Music Series Continues for the 3rd Week at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido CA— The California Center for the Arts, Escondido continues the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 4pm-7pm.

Headlining the next festival is Sidewalk Chalk, who will be performing at 5:30pm with the opener, The Lyrical Groove starting everything off at 4pm!

Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. As The Chicago Tribune says, “While many bands strive hard for originality, it’s unlikely that any of them could best Sidewalk Chalk.”

 The Lyrical Groove is a band native to San Diego that combines cohesively crafted spoken word and live instrumentation to inspire and entertain. With a musical style that balances Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, R&B, Gospel, and Soul, The Lyrical Groove infuses a potent message of social consciousness and spiritual awareness into their music that sings to your humanity and moves your soul.

The Lyrical Groove (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

The Center was recently awarded the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award to help transform their underused public spaces through the power of free, live music.  While the program has been transforming cities across the nation since 2015, Escondido is the first city in California to be granted an award.

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series is generously sponsored by Escondido Wine Region, The San Diego Foundation, The San Diego Music Foundation, City Beat, Mother Earth, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Southern Exposure, Visit Escondido, Escondido Downtown Business Association and Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture (MAGEC).

This event is free and open to the public. Each “mini-festival” includes food trucks, arts and craft vendors, kids’ activities, and other entertainers in addition to live music. We have a large, free parking lot that you can enter on Escondido Blvd. or Woodward Ave. Additionally, there is some street parking on Broadway at the East end of Grape Day Park. No alcohol, BBQs, or popup tents allowed in the park. All animals must be leashed.