The Galva Arts Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Levitt AMP Galva Music Series given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In place of the normal concerts, the group will be hosting “virtual” concerts.
According to organizer John Taylor, the decision impacts the staff and crew, artists, presenting partners, community partners, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors, in addition to the thousands of friends, families, and neighbors who enjoy free Levitt AMP concerts in Wiley Park every summer.
Taylor added that if summer concert series’ plans would continue and concerts were then canceled following mandates from local government and public health authorities, Galva Arts Council would suffer significant financial losses.
A video series, where performers will be recorded without an audience, is currently being planned.
Americana groups, The Deep Hollow, from Springfield, Illinois, and Harvest Sons, from Peoria, are some of the groups planned to be featured as part of this series. More regional groups will be announced shortly.
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation will allow AMP Grant recipients who postpone their 2020 series to be guaranteed the grant for 2021, without a new application or voting period.
For updates on the concert series, visit GalvaMusic.com or Levitt AMP Galva Music on Facebook.