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The Galva Music Series Needs a Stage

Levitt AMP Music Series
a drawing of a possible permanent stage in Wiley Park in Galva

Preparing for what it hopes will be a third summer of music concerts in Galva, the Levitt AMP Music Series is raising money to build a stage in Wiley Park.

Series President John Taylor says they used an old, temporary stage during the first two summers, but knew if they wanted to continue, they'd need a permanent stage.

"Because if we can have a permanent roof, we can do shows rain or shine, which I think is an important piece of all this because scrambling to change venues at the last minute is a real challenge and it kind of takes away from the focus of what we're doing."

The city of Galva agreed to spend 25,000 dollars for a concrete base, and now Taylor has started raising money for a roof - its estimated cost is 50,000 dollars.

He hopes the base and roof can be ready for next summer when more concerts will be held in Wiley Park. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.