Thursday, June 8th is Bike to the Band Shell night at the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. The Wisconsin Bike Federation joins CREATE Portage County to celebrate our bike-friendly community with Hip Hop artist Matty Rico. The Silvas open the night at 6:00 with Chef C's Munchie Mobile, Hanuman Express, and a beverage truck on site.
About the headliner: Originally from Chicago and based in Brooklyn, Matty Rico was born to Puerto Rican migrant parents. His approach to hip hop is defined by a love for gripping storytelling; his song “Sweet Home Chicago” is powerful social commentary used in classrooms across the country to educate students on the reality of everyday violence in his hometown.
Musically, Rico is highly eclectic; while some of his work embodies the boom-bap sound of 90’s hip hop, his recent output features a modern outlook paired with smooth and spacious R&B production. His unpredictable flow walks the line between upbeat and mellow.
Known for his crossover appeal, Rico has collaborated with Mexican legends like Camilo Lara, of Mexican Institute of Sound, and Toy Selectah.
About the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series: The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is a CREATE Experience supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. This project breathes new life into Pfiffner Park—a historically rich green space along the Wisconsin River—with the aim to strengthen the local community by helping to create a thriving city center that welcomes people of all walks of life to experience the cultural scene in the historic neighborhoods surrounding the city’s core. Presented by Create Portage County, a nonprofit that leads community development efforts through continued arts advocacy and creative placemaking.