Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is excited to welcome the Levitt Amp Cumberland Music Series, hosted by the Allegany Arts Council, in downtown Cumberland’s Canal Place this summer, with events taking place every Thursday, June 1 through August 3, 2023. The 2023 season is the first season in a series of three, made possible by the Levitt AMP Grant Award. All performances are family-friendly, free to the public, and all are invited to attend.

The series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with towns and cities across America to activate underused public spaces through the power of free live music, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations. Presenting a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt venues and concert sites are community anchors where families, friends, and neighbors of all ages and backgrounds come together. This year’s Levitt AMP Cumberland Series performances include everything from Dixieland jazz, to a world guitar ensemble, to a classic soul singer. 

Enjoy the beautiful and mountainous setting of the Canal Place Festival Grounds. Located on the Potomac River at the intersection of the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath bike trails, it is the heart of the city of Cumberland, making for the perfect backdrop of a central gathering place for community and the arts. 

Because the series is intended to bring communities together, each concert is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, food, and beverages, and attendees are also encouraged to patron restaurants and businesses in downtown Cumberland while they enjoy the music. Parking will be available in the Canal Place parking lot, located in front of the train depot building, or street parking may be found in and around downtown Cumberland. Paid garage spaces are available in the City Center Parking Garage.