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Galva Summer Music Series Renewed for Three Years

Music Series President John Taylor says the Sunday night concerts in Wiley Park were first held in 2018, and except for 2020 because of the pandemic, have been held each year since. And it's obvious to him and the foundation that the series has been a success.

"If you ask people around this area on Sunday nights what they're going to do

in the summertime - there's six, seven, eight hundred people that come out on any given Sunday and it really has made a difference."

Galva has received one-year grants of 25,000 dollars for the music series so far, but the new award is for three years, and 30,000 a year.

"You know the first couple years it was more of a test to see what would happen, and I think we passed the test."

Taylor says last summer's attendance was the best yet.

He's already confirmed a few acts for the upcoming series, and is talking with several others. He'll probably announce the lineup in April, for the ten-week series beginning in late May.

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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.