Galena Foundation Concert

TThe 12th Annual Galena Foundation Concert featuring Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra will be held at Turner Hall in Galena on June 16, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

Table sponsorships are available. Limited main floor seats and balcony seats are both general admission and offered as first come, first serve seating areas. The concert is a fundraiser; freewill donations are appreciated./p>

Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra

The Galena Foundation Concert features the nationally recognized, 14-piece Hunter Fuerste and His Vintage Orchestra. You’ll be transported to another time with their authentic re-creations of the hits from the big band era of 1935 to 1945.

Orchestra Director, Hunter Fuerste, painstakingly scores the music for each of the musicians in his entire orchestra by listening to vintage recordings on 78 rpm records. He is a tremendously talented arranger with a genuine desire to re-create every sound and element of the big band genre.

Performances regularly feature the hits of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie and many others.


Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor a table at the event. The concert is an excellent opportunity to gather friends, family, employees, or even clients and customers for a wonderful evening of music and socializing. Doors open early to allow time to mingle and dine. Sponsors may carry-in food and beverages or select a caterer of choice.

Benefits include:
  • One table with a black tablecloth and 8 black chairs for guests of sponsor at concert
  • Sponsor name listed in pre-event advertising
  • Sponsor acknowledgement during concert opening remarks
For sponsorship information, contact Beth at 563.580.6192.


6-8 p.m.

Turner Hall
115 S. Bench Street
Galena, IL

A special thank you to the 2017 concert sponsors:

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers
In memory of Mrs. Annemarie E. Bluhm
John and Bonnie Cox
DeSoto House Hotel
First Community Bank of Galena / Apple River State Bank
Fried Green Tomatoes
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Galena Gazette
Illinois Bank & Trust Co.
La Vie en Rose
Log Cabin Steakhouse / Gobbie's Sports Pub & Eatery
Nack, Richardson & Nack, P.C.
Prairie Ridge of Galena
Ellen Steinbrecher
Vincent, Roth, Toepfer & Leinen, P.C.