This year’s Live on the Levee line-up stacked with local groups

Live on the Levee committee member Adam Harris talks about the performers while Jim Strawn unveils this year’s Live on the Levee schedule in front of Shoenbaum Stage at Haddad Riverfront Park.

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.

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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