Preservation Hall Jazz Band visit AMPED in 2014 | photo by AMPED
Preservation Hall Jazz Band visit AMPED in 2014 | photo by AMPED

AMPED will close out its second summer AMPED Camp for kids Friday evening with a barbecue catered by Feast and a concert and tours of its newly remodeled headquarters in the Flaget Community Center.

AMPED, or Academy of Music Production Education and Development, is an educational and social entrepreneurial youth program that focuses on music and the music business. The program provides access to instruments, mentors, music technology and performance opportunities.

AMPED was founded by Dave Christopher, owner of Level Seven Recording Studios, and Jason D’Mello in the spring of 2014. D’Mello has since moved to California to be a professor at Loyola Marymount College.

The program also focuses on education, and during the school year it provides academic tutoring, college prep, visits to colleges and a college fair.

This year, AMPED joined forces with the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy on programming.

AMPED’s new home in the Flaget Community Center, located at 4425 Greenwood Ave. in Chickasaw, was remodeled thanks in part to a donation by Lowes Heroes.

Tickets to the event are free for AMPED students, volunteers and their families. A donation is suggested for other people. Get your tickets here. The event begins at 6 p.m.

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