You have less than a week.

That's when votes are due that could result in yet another matching grant to help bring the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series back to the city for a third time.

Vote now. And tell your family and friends to vote, too.

There's little argument that Utica-Rome region is a pretty musical place. We've produced some of the nation's top musicians - Torrie Zito, who worked with the likes of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and John Lennon, and Jack Palmer, trumpeter with the Harry James orchestra, to name just two. And local musicians - darn good ones - abound.

The region has an ear for good stuff. For the past two years, we've registered enough votes with the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation to win a $25,000 matching grant that helped to fund a summer concert series  Kopernik Park at the corner of Park, Eagle and Genesee streets.

Now we have a chance to do it again.

Utica already has submitted an application and has made it to the second phase, a public voting period. The Levitt Foundation wants to know whether the community wants a summer music festival, and so it's accepting votes through next Monday. The Top 25 cities across the nation will then be judged by the foundation and up to 15 will receive a $25,000 matching grant to make the music happen.

So vote. Visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page to cast your ballot for Utica. Then share the link with others and urge them to vote, too. You need not be from Utica to vote.

The Levitt concerts are awesome. For the past two years, they've transformed the Oneida Square Arts District into a thriving destination every Monday night. It's one more thing contributing to the rebirth of this city.

We want an encore. Vote today.