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Live on the Levee to feature bands Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Voodoo Katz

Organizers say Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee on Friday will feature bands Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Voodoo Katz. (Burst/Terri Farkas)

A variety of musical styles will be served up this weekend at Live on the Levee when the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Voodoo Katz take the stage.

Formed about 25 years ago, the Eugene, Ore.-based Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will be the headliner Friday, July 20, at Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee.

The group, expected to take the Schoenbaum Stage about 7:45 p.m., plays music that pays homage to swing, jazz and Tin Pan Alley tradition.

Charleston’s Voodoo Katz will be the opening act and kick off the music about 6:30 p.m. The six-member band is known for its Caribbean and African numbers and the occasional rhythm and blues, hillbilly and disco tunes.

Live on the Levee is a free concert series that offers entertainment on 15 Fridays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This year’s lineup features 20 first-time performers, 10 national touring acts and seven returning favorites.

Eyewitness News is the exclusive media sponsor of Live on the Levee.

The concert series serves as a fundraiser for five local charities - Covenant House of West Virginia, Manna Meal, the Religious Coalition for Community Renewal, Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center and the YWCA of Charleston.

Every Friday night, representatives from one of these organizations sell tickets for a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the raffle are collected throughout the season and divided among the five charities at the end of the year.

The following is the schedule for the remainder of the Live on the Levee concerts this season:

July 27

The Wild Rumpus

The Steel Wheels

* Foodtmad Night

Aug. 3

Biscuit Miller and the Mix

Multi-Fest

Aug. 10

The Settlement

Beggars Clan

Aug. 17

The Hobbs Sisters

Trent Harmon

* SportsFest

Aug. 24

LC Band

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute

Aug. 31

Tony Harrah & The Fly-Over States

Vanessa Collier

* Fireworks

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