The 18th annual Galena Festival of the Performing Arts will kick off on Wednesday, July 11, and provide daily entertainment through Sunday, July 15. Plan to enjoy a long weekend of outstanding performances, made even more pleasurable by the historic Turner Hall venue. And this year the Festival has added a new family-friendly event – a performance on Sunday afternoon in beautiful Grant Park.
The planned schedule for this year’s Festival is as follows:
- Wednesday, July 11, 1 p.m. ——- Small group performance
- Thursday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. ——Classical Concert
- Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. ———- Feature Performance
- Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. —— Feature Performance
- Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m. ———— Festival in the Park Performance
Worth particular note is the new event the Festival has added this year – a family-friendly performance on Sunday afternoon in lovely Grant Park. Bring a picnic and a blanket and relax while enjoying a wonderful performance selected specifically for that venue. If Mother Nature does not cooperate with lovely weather, you need not change your plans – the performance will seamlessly move to Turner Hall.
Another new event this year will be a Christmas concert Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m., also in Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., http://www.turnerhall.com). This special concert, along with Galena’s traditional luminaria night the evening before, will be a charming way to usher in the winter holidays.
Part of the fun of the Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is sharing the joy of music with individuals of all ages. Each year new artwork is used on posters and other materials about the Festival – artwork which incorporates references to music and the arts as well as reflecting the unique character of Galena. Once again this year, the Festival art will be selected from pictures created for that purpose by local art students. Be on the lookout for the colorful new Festival posters late this spring.
More information regarding the 2018 concerts will be available soon. Details will be coming soon to our website. If you want to receive future announcements and programs, please sign up for our mailing list here and check out our Facebook page .
As always, every one of the Festival concerts is free to the public. We are grateful for all your donations, as they make it possible for us to provide exceptional music each summer. We look forward to seeing you this summer in Galena!