Bands and dates for the 2018 LAMP (Lakeland Amphitheater) were announced at the BOC (Board of Commissioners) meeting tonight (4.12.18)
Jim Atkinson, city manager, made the announcement, noting it is the third full year for the free, family-friendly, evening concerts sponsored by the City at the outdoor amphitheater at IH Park, 4527 Canada Rd.
There will be five concerts in The LAMP series, along with food trucks and entertainment for children. Mr. Atkinson said a concert was not scheduled for October because it was cold for the October 2017 concert.
June 2 Thump Daddy
June 23 Memphis Funk N Horns
July 28 Ghost Town Blues
Aug. 25 Nick Black
Sept. 22 Bluff City Bandits
There is another concert at The LAMP in May featuring a world premiere of a new musical piece commissioned by the City to celebrate the history of Lakeland.
It is at 3:30 p.m. May 6 and music will be performed by two LMPS (Lakeland Middle Preparatory School) bands. Cost for the concert is free, food will be available for purchase.
The music title is “Garner Lake Portrait” and the event is designated as “Launching the Lakeland Legacy: A Spring Concert Celebration.”
According to Anneliese Land, band director at LMPS, the concert “… will celebrate the inaugural year for LMPS with the premier of a work commissioned by the City that celebrates the history of Lakeland.”