Live on the Levee’s 2014 line-up announced

Columbus-based funk and soul group Thump Daddy will kick off the 2014 Live on the Levee series on May 23.

Columbus-based funk and soul group Thump Daddy will kick off the 2014 Live on the Levee series on May 23.

City officials gathered Friday morning at Haddad Riverfront Park to announce the 2014 line-up for Charleston’s annual Live on the Levee concert series.

The free concerts, held each Friday at 6:30 p.m., will be held over 15 weeks from May 23 to Aug. 29.

This is the 11th season for Live on the Levee.

Here’s the line-up:

  • May 23 -¬† Columbus funk-soul group Thump Daddy¬†with opening act Downtown King
  • May 30 – Local band Time and Distance with Beggar’s Clan
  • June 6 – Mother’s Nature with Lola Spencer
  • June 13 – Classic rock revue Midnight Special with Cat Daddy’s
  • June 20 – Local Pink Floyd tribute act USFLOYD with rock trio Farnsworth
  • June 27 – Former “X Factor” contestant Colton Pack with “Chasing Nashville” star Autumn Blair
  • July 4 – Neil Diamond tribute act The Black Diamond Experience with Stonestreet
  • July 11 – Gypsy-rock band Qiet with Tofujitsu
  • July 18 – The Bob Thompson Unit with Marshall and the Groove
  • July 25 – Jam band Donna the Buffalo with Morgantown-based group Fletcher’s Grove
  • Aug. 1 – Bluegrass group Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys with The Band Wagon
  • Aug. 8 – Hybrid Soul Project with Hurricane-based country singer Mark Cline Bates
  • Aug. 15 – Former “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin with Dean Alexander
  • Aug. 22 – Jimi Hendrix bassist and West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee Billy Cox with opening act John Ellion, another W.Va. native who wrote the hit song “Some Kind of Wonderful”
  • Aug. 29 – Yarn with The Company Stores

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