Sones de Mexico Ensemble and Bones Jugs

The Levitt Amp Galva Concert Series continues June 24 with Sones de Mexico Ensemble and Bones Jugs. Galva’s Wiley Park provides ample shade for your lawn chairs and blankets, a playground for the kids, and plenty of places to play and dance. The event will begin with a Vendor Fair from 1-6. Jazz on the Side will provide dinner entertainment from 4:30-5:30. Dinner begins at 4 and is provided by the La Leche League, Azteca De Oro Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Delta On The Square, ZBest West, and Bumann Concessions. The Concert begins at 6 with Bone Jugs followed by Sones de Mexico Ensemble at 7. Rain location is in the Galva High School. This is a FREE concert open to everyone.

From the depths of Urbana, IL Bones Jugs has emerged as the premier xylophone driven roots Americana act in the country. With bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, 6-string banjo, upright bass, trap kit, horns, washboard and a medley of knick-knacks and noise makers Bones Jugs conjures up their eclectic acoustic sound. It’s a 21st century spin on early American music, that includes, but is not limited to, ragtime, Dixieland, jug band, bluegrass, blues, string band, skiffle, spasm, swing and more. Whether it is with original songs, with hidden gems of the written or recorded archives, or with their own take on modern music, Bones Jugs places their unique stamp on everything they play. If you’re looking for a sound that you’ve heard around town, Bones Jugs may let you down, if you expect the unexpected you’ll get just what you expected!

Sones de Mexico Ensemble made its first public appearance in 1994 at an art gallery in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, commemorating the death of Mexican land-rights revolution hero Emiliano Zapata. Chicago, with its well-known patronage for the arts, a one-hundred-year-old history of Mexican immigration and the second-largest Mexican immigrant population in the U.S., was fertile ground for the ensemble’s development. Sones de México Ensemble is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote a greater appreciation of Mexican traditional music through world-class performance and education programs.Through the years, the ensemble has amassed a large collection of folk musical instruments representative of Mexico’s diverse local cultures and a team of multi-instrumentalist musicians. Their diverse repertoire, rich in colors, textures and rhythms demonstrates that there is more to Mexican music than mariachi. Their concerts entertain the senses and illustrate the mind. Today, the ensemble has toured extensively, and through its own non-profit organization has taught thousands of school children and adults across the nation about the riches of Mexican music, dance and culture.

About the Galva Arts Council
The mission of the Galva Arts Council is to enrich the quality of life in our town through the advancement and promotion of the arts, the encouragement of the appreciation of the arts through participation and attendance of art events, the provision of membership services, and advocacy for the arts. If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer at any of the concerts, let the Arts Council know at or 309-299-4999. 

About the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a private foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. Through its support of creative placemaking, the Levitt Foundation empowers communities to transform underused public spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life. The Foundation's primary funding areas include permanent Levitt venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual grants competition. During the past decade, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to support access to free, high-caliber live music experiences while bringing new life to public spaces.

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