Music series

Galva’s Next Summer Music Series Begins Next Weekend

The Galva Arts Council is delighted to welcome Dawson Hollow and Josh Gilbert Band to the area this Sunday May 29th to launch the Levitt AMP Galva 2022 Music Series.

Every Sunday until August 7eexcept July 3rd, this family-friendly concert series will bring free live music to Wiley Park in Galva, Illinois. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end shortly after 8 p.m., with two acts per night. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn.

A variety of food vendors will be on site and guests are also welcome to bring food from outside. Within listening distance of the stage are a playground and basketball courts. Toilets are available on site. Street parking is available around the park and surrounding streets. Those who need assistance with seating should contact Tina at 309-853-7537 to make arrangements.

The five siblings of the Dawson Hollow group.

The street that crosses the park will be closed during the concerts. Those with golf carts/UTVs are asked to keep their vehicles on the public perimeter to avoid blocking the view of guests and to minimize the risk of accidents while driving in the park.

Dawson Hollow is an American indie folk-rock band formed in 2016 by five siblings who have been touring, writing and making music together since 2001. Dawson Hollow’s unique brand of entertainment fuses the cinematic colors of pop, the elements of nostalgic Americana strings and the iconic 5-part blood harmonies, according to the bandbio.

Based in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Dawson Hollow’s energetic performances offer supportive lyrics that carry a shade of hope. Now adding his vocals to the 2021 Christmas special of “The Chosen,” Dawson Hollow has played over 3,000 shows collectively and amassed millions of streams on Spotify. Currently, the band is working on a new EP titled “Covers” which features new versions of some of the band’s favorites. The first single from “Covers”, the band’s version of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” was released in October 2021.

The Josh Gilbert Band

Packing a Southern, blues, and American rock/pop sound and a positive, family-friendly message, some describe Josh Gilbert Band as upbeat in tempo with a touch of John Mayer Trio and a kick of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gilbert has toured the United States and Canada for over 12 years, with over 1,000 performances to date.

The 2022 Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is supported by numerous sponsors, donors and community volunteers, and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that enables cities and towns across America to transform underused public spaces into destinations prosper through the power of free. , live music.

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