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Levitt AMP Galva Music Series Kicks Off June 2nd

As the Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series begins its second year, attendees will be pleased to see great musical talent and fun family activities.  The first concert of the Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series will kick off this year's season with the talents of the rock group The 4onthefloor and folk group The Ragbirds.

The 4onthefloor will bring their well-oiled, high-octane, rock’n’roll music to Galva on June 2nd when they lead off the first of ten concerts to be held at Wiley Park starting at 6 p.m. They are an American rock and roll band from Minneapolis, MN known for each members playing a bass drum and writing all their songs in 4/4 time, evoking their namesake. Their music has been featured in such television shows as ABC’s Nashville and A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Concert goers will experience their furious delivery of ebbs and flows with sing-a-long anthems and breakdowns to soaring guitar solos and unbridled full-bore rock. Camaraderie is a common theme, finding like-minded rock’n’rollers at every show. The merriment must come from all angles, including the stage for a memorable and entertaining show.

 

The Ragbirds, led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist front-woman Erin Zindle, create music that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable. Since 2005 they have gathered and maintained a passionate, grassroots fan base by continually reinventing themselves with an ever-evolving sound, while remaining rooted in the high-energy, world-inspired folk-rock that they have become known for. They have performed in 47 states, averaging 150 shows a year and become festival favorites.

 

With a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities, this is music that comes to life on stage. Every concert leaves each listener in a higher place than when it began. The Ragbirds are constant travelers, impressed upon by a global consciousness, with lyrics that point to the daily paradox of intentionally cultivating hope in the midst of a crazed and jaded world.

 

Along with the amazing talent that will take the stage, activities for adults and children alike will be going on throughout the event. In addition, food vendors will also be available for those wishing for a bite-to-eat. All concerts are provided free of charge and are a wonderful way to spend an otherwise quiet Sunday evening.