Vote to Bring Free Concerts to Area

People enjoying concert

GALVA, Illinois—The Galva Arts Council is now in the running to bring a 10 week free, live music series to Wiley Park in Galva next summer for the third year in a row.

Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, Galva hopes to qualify as one of the Top 25 finalists competing for a 2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award.

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. Grant recipients will each be awarded $25,000 in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—a free, outdoor concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

The Galva Arts Council submitted the proposal for Galva. The proposed venue site is Wiley Park, where a permanent stage is currently being built by the City of Galva. Galva’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting,

A successful campaign for the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series requires community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors considered when the Levitt Foundation determines the 2020 Levitt AMP Grant Award winners.

Supporters are asked to visit to register and vote. Online public voting is open November 1 and ends November 20 at 5pm PST. Once the Top 25 finalists are selected through online public voting, the Levitt Foundation will review the Top 25 finalists’ proposals and select the 2020 Levitt AMP winners—which will be announced on December 20, 2019.

“These concerts are magic. Call me a dreamer, but when people begin to feel like they belong, feeling loved and supported without fear, it opens up the door to living a fulfilled life. For some people, the communion and fellowship of live music can create this, especially when that is the intention,” says John Taylor, President of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series.

The Galva Arts Council and the Levitt AMP partners and sponsors ask supporters to spread the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for Galva’s proposal.

Learn more at

Levitt AMP Galva Music Series

Galva Arts Council



Photo credit: Tya Barman