Music in Galva July 15

Sweet Crude and Upstate Rubdown coming to Galva


The Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series continues July 15 with Sweet Crude with Upstate Rubdown. Galva’s Wiley Park provides ample shade for your lawn chairs and blankets, a playground for the kids, and plenty of places to play and dance. The event will begin with a Vendor Fair from 2-6. Kewanee Community Band will provide dinner entertainment from 4:30-5:30. Geneseo Moose Lodge #990 will host a fundraiser dinner beginning at 4:30. The Concert begins at 6 with Upstate Rubdown followed by Sweet Crude at 7. Rain location is in the Galva High School. This is a FREE concert open to everyone.


Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D’Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.


Sweet Crude is indigenous to South Louisiana. They want to show the world that we can make progressive music that also embraces this region’s French-speaking tradition. They are joining a small but fervent group of young Louisianians engaged in keeping the language relevant via art. In July, they will be visiting Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, the Midwest and Southeast US.



About the Galva Arts Council

The mission of the Galva Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life in our town through the advancement and promotion of the arts, the encouragement of the appreciation of the arts through participation and attendance of art events, the provision of membership services, and advocacy for the arts. If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer at any of the concerts, let the Arts Council know at [email protected] or 309-299-4999.


About the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a private foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. Through its support of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation empowers communities to transform underused public spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life. The Foundation’s primary funding areas include permanent Levitt venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual grants competition. During the past decade, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to support access to free, high-caliber live music experiences while bringing new life to public spaces.

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