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The Galva Arts Council is pleased to announce an opening concert to the Levitt Concert Series on May 19. This concert will begin with a Vendor Fair from 1-6. Galva Ready, Set, Grow will offer dinner from 4:30 – 6. Snazzy’s Lemonade and Uncle Nolan’s Diner will have food available during the concert. The Concert begins at 6 with Harvest Sons followed by The peOple at 7.

Harvest Sons is a Peoria-based folk-country band. The band put out some demo songs and began playing regional venues 2 years ago. Harvest Sons is now gearing up to take their show on the road. The influence of Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, John Prine, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, and so many others can be heard in their music. The band features Seth Cocquit, Nik Grafelman, Andrew Greiner, Nolan Peterson and Nathan Glaser and is one of the most original acts around; from ripping fiddle solos to guitar solos that are reminiscent of a new take on country, classic rock, roots music and bluegrass. Learn more at

The peOple is an acoustic folk-country duo created by Nashville recording artist Brooke Byam and folk-troubadour Marques Morel. The peOple feature original music and re-interpretations of old favorites. Marques Morel gets inspiration from Woody Guthrie, Andrew Jacob Holm, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and John Lee Hooker. Brooke Byam began singing Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline songs at the age of 3. She later discovered a passion for song writing as well. At the early age of sixteen, one of her songs made it into a 20th Century Fox movie, in which Brooke had the opportunity to perform her song on the silver screen.  Her journey eventually led her here to Nashville, TN. It was in Nashville that Brooke's talents really began to shine. She has had the opportunity to perform with Nashville's finest musicians. Learn more at

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug repellent, and “dancing shoes” to Wiley Park on May 19 for our opening concert. The Galva Arts Council is using this opening concert as a trial run to make sure everything runs smoothly during the main concert series. The Arts Council welcomes any feedback, good or bad, so we can make improvements in the future. If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer at any of the concerts, let the Arts Council know at or 563-293-6986.

Levitt AMP Galva Concert Series is a FREE ten week summer concert series coming to Wiley Park sponsored by the Levitt Foundation and funded by our community.  The Levitt AMP Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant competition created in 2014 by the Levitt Foundation to bring the power of free, live music to small and mid-sized towns and cities.

The Galva Arts Council has been dedicated to bringing people together to promote and participate in the arts.  A network of volunteers brings a passion for sharing talents with the local community and sponsoring events.

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