Vote to bring more live music to downtown Aurora

Fox Valley Music Foundation has advanced to the voting stage to bring the Levitt AMP Aurora Concert Series to downtown Aurora in 2019.

The series could bring a 10 week live music concert series to the newly renovated Agnes Mundy Park directly adjacent to Water Street Mall and the Fox Valley Music Foundation’s VENUE at 21 S. Broadway. 

Voting begins November 1 thru November 20 at https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/.

A project developed by the Fox Valley Music Foundation and the City of Aurora has been named one of 25 finalists for the 2019 Leavitt AMP (Your City) Music Series.  The Leavitt AMP program will provide $25,000 to up to 15 of the finalists, allowing them to offer a 10-week series of concerts featuring multiple styles of music.

An online voting process will help Leavitt AMP select the winners. Fox Valley residents are encouraged to vote for the Fox Valley Music Foundation concert series at the Leavitt AMP site, https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/

The series could compliment Wednesdays at the Plaza, another downtown concert series, said Melissa Mercado, executive director of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, as the series will be planned for Thursday nights in the summer.

Wednesdays at the Plaza is held at the Millennium Plaza gazebo on Stolp Avenue and is hosted by Aurora Downtown and sponsored by local businesses. In 2019, Aurora Downtown is looking to create more of a community atmosphere at Wednesdays at the Plaza by hosting a variety of local musicians along with yoga, drum circles, dance troops, jazz bands, poetry, and more.

The Venue concert series would be held in the newly improved Agnes Mundy Park, in the 0-100 block of South Broadway. Mundy Park, which stretches from Broadway to the Water Street Mall, is undergoing renovations which include new trees, new plantings and a small tiered area for seating.  

Mundy Park runs alongside the Fox Valley Music Foundation’s soon-to-open Aurora music center, called The Venue. 

The downtown concert series would showcase local and regional talent presenting a variety of music forms. The Music Foundation intends to present music of many different genres, such as Americana, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Bluegrass, Classical and World Music.