For Immediate Release: Indie Group Run River North Kicks Off the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series

Escondido, California — :

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is excited to start their first Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 4pm-7pm!

Headlining the first weekend of the festival is Run River North who will be performing at 5:30pm with the opener, Coral Bells starting everything off at 4pm!

Indie outfit Run River North recently released their sophomore album Drinking From A Salt Pond, landing at #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers’ chart and #3 on the Alternative New Artist Albums’ chart. They’ve performed with other popular groups such as Mumford & Sons, The Head and the Heart, and Of Monsters and Men. The band now leaves behind its familiar folksy roots to craft an ambitious and well received rock album.

Coral Bells is a collective of friends who gravitated towards one another. As much as their new folk sound conjures a pleasantly misplaced nostalgia, being among them conjures up feelings of belonging and being here now.

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).

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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