Get ready for inspiration and some funk, rock and soul when Freaque (Gabriel Rodrieck) and Malina Moye take the stage on Sunday, June 30 at the fifth Levitt AMP Galva Music Series concert of the 2019 season. The concert will begin at 6:00PM and end at 8:00PM and will be held at beautiful Wiley Park in Galva (Galva High School is the rain location).
Through music and words, Gabriel Rodreick tells his story of accepting life as it is while simultaneously accepting that you can long and desire for more out of this life. “This is a story of a cripple who wants to dance,” Rodreick says. Freaque is a story of an accomplished pianist of 11 years who suffered a spinal cord injury that took away the use of his hands. Through music, and words, he’ll be telling the story of a longing for deeper breath. The story of care and support, and the involvement of letting/pushing the person who needs care to take risks and face the dangers of life. It is his personal story of anger and how it can be used to unearth yourself from oppressive structures: the story of balancing a need for solitude and community. The story of accepting life as it is while simultaneously accepting that you can long and desire for more out of this life. This is his story of a cripple who wants to dance.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and lefty guitarist Malina Moye, lauded as a musical pioneer, is one of the world’s top guitarists. She has carved out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history to be able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres. She is one of the world’s premier guitarists and her brand of music, which encompasses Funk, Rock and Soul, has made her one of the most visible artists in the world. Moye’s musical narrative boasts an impressive and unique resume that includes making history as the first African American woman performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry. She made her big screen acting debut in the film The Samuel Project released in theaters and Netflix Worldwide in 2018.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for an entertaining evening filled with music, food, and fun. There will also be activities for children and adults alike going on throughout the event. In addition, the following food vendors will also be available for those wishing for a bite-to-eat: Z Best, Boiler Room, Azteca de Oro, Snazzy’s Lemonade, Pop of the Morning, Anderson Family Coffee, and Special Kneads Bakery. All concerts are held at Wiley Park in Galva and provided free of charge.
The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is supported in part the Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and John Deere, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Mildred Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund and the Thomas & Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Levitt.org.