Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series lineup. (Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series lineup. (Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Soldotna summer serenades are back

The free concert series — put on by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce — will kick off on June 1 at Soldotna Creek Park

Bands from across the country are scheduled to make their way to the central peninsula this summer for the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series.

The free concert series — put on by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce — will kick off on June 1 at Soldotna Creek Park, and run every Wednesday evening through the end of August. The concerts are made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Levitt Foundation, which is a family institution supporting local art, culture and education, according to the event’s Facebook Page.

The Soldotna chamber had to cancel the series in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but brought music back to the park last summer. The event includes not only live music, but also a variety of food, beer and wine vendors.

Medium Build, an Anchorage-based soul pop-rock band led by frontman Nicholas Carpenter, will be headlining the first concert. Musicians Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle will open for the band.

From their 2019 album “Wild,” Medium Build explores melancholy affairs of the heart. Two other singles, “99 Corolla” and “Rabbit,” are also widely streamed on Spotify. The band is a well-known local favorite, and even won a spot on the NPR Tiny Desk Contest in 2019.

Throughout the summer, bands from in and out of state — Portland, Seattle, Northern California, Nashville, Philadelphia, and others — will come to play Wednesday night shows in Soldotna.

The first concert starts at 6 p.m. on June 1. The music series will take place every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through August 31.

Follow the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series Facebook page for more information.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

Bunny Swan performs at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019, as part of the Levitt Amp Soldotna Music Series. The series returns June 1 in Soldotna Creek Park. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Bunny Swan performs at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019, as part of the Levitt Amp Soldotna Music Series. The series returns June 1 in Soldotna Creek Park. (Peninsula Clarion file)

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