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Dodge's Presidential Ties

Historic General Dodge House
In following our theme of "Dodge's Presidential Ties," beautiful antique dresses will be on display showcasing the eras of the First Ladies that served the country during General Dodge's life.

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Contact: Historic General Dodge House
(712) 322-2406
http://www.dodgehouse.org

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Art Walk in Bayliss Park

12 to 4PM | Bayliss Park
The annual Art Walk in Bayliss Park will showcase regional artists' work in mediums rangings from photography to painting, pottery to jewelry. The event is free and open to the public with live entertainmaent scheduled. West side of Bayliss Park, noon to 4p on Sunday June 25th.

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Ballroom Dance featuring Greg Spevak Sextet

7 to 10PM | Council Bluffs Senior Center
Council Bluffs Senior Center (“The Center”) hosts a weekly ballroom dance every Wednesday featuring live music with local orchestras and big bands. Entrance is $5 for Center members, $10 for nonmembers and BYOB for those 21 and older. The Center has a wood floor ballroom and parking is free.

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Contact: Barb White
(712) 323-5995 x226
http://www.bluffscenter.org

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Music in the Park - Rat Pack Jazz

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Rat Pack Jazz is the featured group offering the music of Sinatra, Martin and Cole.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Aaron Lewis sings odes to classic country music performing from his latest album Sinner with special guest performer Frankie Ballard. Aaron commits to expanding the lifetime of country music with a few songs like “Country Boy” which was released on his first EP in 2011. He’s taking it to another level with this new album offering music with lyrical power backed by the production of country legend Buddy Cannon. His voice is a raw tale of the candid intent behind true country music so fans are sure to love his approach.

Frankie Ballard follows with the release of his second album titled El Rio. Ballard will be coming off of a Europe tour once he touches the midwest shaping a concert for fans who love the storytelling ballads of country living. If you have an affinity for the blend of guitar strums with a steady bass then you will love Frankie’s sound. Frankie makes it known that he hopes to continue to bring the honest element of his songwriting to the stage and promises to remind you how to have a good time.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Trolls is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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West African Kora Harp Concert

3 to 4PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Bring the family to an afternoon of Kora Harp music with Sean Gaskell. The Kora is a 21-string harp native to the Mandinka people of the Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Sean has studied with master Kora players from the Gambia over the course of multiple visits. Hear the music and learn the history of the instrument and how it's built and what it's like to live in the Gambia.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Music in the Park - AOR

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

AOR is the featured group performing acoustic rock.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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O Comic Con

Mid America Center
Unleash your inner superhero at O Comic Con July 7-9 at the Mid-America Center. Celebrate your favorite films, books, and graphic novels at the metro's own comics and pop culture expo! As always, parking is free and children twelve and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Hours are 12-8 pm on July 7; 9 am-8 pm on July 8; and 9 am-5 pm on July 9. Click on the link provided to learn more.


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http://www.ocomiccon.com

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AWOLNATION with special guest PVRIS

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
AWOLNATION has an international following with its alternative new wave rock and roll having performed at places like Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show and MTV Live. Led by Aaron Bruno, the band is signed to Red Bull Records with two albums currently under belt. Formed in 2010, AWOLNATION has a few anthems including “Sail”, “Woman Woman” and “Burn it Down.” Aaron revealed in an MTV news interview that the background of the band name stems from his high school nickname, “Awol.” He said he always enjoyed the option of leaving social circumstances in order to be himself. The metaphor plays well into this genre of music meant to help you either get away or celebrate the good times with friends.

PVRIS (pronounced ‘paris) features three funky alternative rock artists Lynn, Alex and Brian. While still young, their sound is reminiscent of Effervescence with a twist of Pink. They have already taken stages between the United States and Europe. This is also their second time on tour with AWOLNATION so they are not strangers to the game by any means. The first female voice in the Stir Cove concert series, lead singer Lynn showcases impeccable vocal range, plus plays the guitar. Also in the band is Brian on bass and keys along with Alex on guitar and keyboard. The group is famous for their album White Noise released in 2015 and also popular for their goofy sense of humor during countless YouTube interviews.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Free Movies in the Park - Sing

9PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Sing is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Saturday Matinee - Hotel Rwanda

2 to 4PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
The library presents Hotel Rwanda (2004) ~ rated PG13 with free admission. It comes with free popcorn too.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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This performance is dedicated entirely to Pink Floyd fit with laser and light show and video animations. Brit Floyd and band take you back to all of your favorite moments jamming out to music by the acclaimed Pink Floyd group. “Run Like Hell” if you don’t like rock and roll tributes because this one will guarantee to excite the truest of fans. Acclaimed as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd, Brit Floyd has managed to bring thousands of fans back to life with the Immersion World Tour.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Heartland of America Band is the featured group performing pop and country.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Finding Dory is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Coloring Club

6:30 to 8PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend.

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Contact: Marlys Lien
(712) 323-7553 x135
mlien@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Blondie consists of singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, guitarist and writer plus drummer Clem Burke. The group is often attributed to being pop icons having laid the foundation for indie rock and pop since the 1970’s. They have amounted over 40 million albums sold and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Experiencing their show is not one to be missed.

Sharing the stage next is Garbage, a four-person band now working on their 6th album which was recorded in the basement of Butch Vig. The band originally debut in 1995 with a studio recorded album Strange Little Birds known for its dismal lyrics and hypnotic beats. After reissuing old music as a remastered 20-year deluxe anniversary album, the group is excited to be on tour again performing for fans who felt the impact of the life-changing songs unmatched by the sound of Garbage.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Camille Metoyer Moten Band is the featured group performing vocal R & B and pop.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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High energy is what you’ll get all night from Kesha and the Creepies. The pop rock stars come together after a world tour in 2016 to perform songs like “Your Love is My Drug,” and “Cannibal.” She’s been given a few coveted performance opportunities doing cover songs at the Billboard Music Awards, Coachella along with headlining countless music festivals. If you’re not as familiar with her sound, you might know her from her songwriting having written for artists like The Veronicas, Miley Cyrus, Alice Cooper and Britney Spears.

Next up is Atlas Genius, an alternative rock band stemming from South Australia. The group started in 2009 with four band members: Darren Sell, Keith Jeffery, Michael Jeffery and Steven Jeffery. Most famous for the song “Trojans,” Atlas Genius was a band that originally worked as a cover band to pay the bills. With years of hard work, the group was later featured on platforms like MTV’s 120 Minutes and Sirius XM’s Alt Nation channel.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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READ the words... SEE the picture.

Copies of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick are available now at the second floor Reference Desk. The film adaptation, Blade Runner (1982) will be screened on July 21st, with a book/movie discussion to follow. The library will close at 5 pm and re-open prior to program time.
This movie is rated R for violence.

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Contact: Emily Smith
(712) 323-7553 x132
esmith@councilbluffslibrary.org
http://www.councilbluffslibrary.org

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Goo Goo Dolls return to the Stir Cove concert series while on their “Long Way Home” tour. The group features singer and guitarist John Rzeznik plus bassist and singer Robby Takac both now on their 11th album called Boxes. Songs like “Name” and “Iris” have held slots on the Billboard Charts in the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. In addition to global tours, Rzeznik was honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, a recognition never to be ignored.

Accompanying them on this tour is Phillip Phillips who released “Home” in 2012 reaching a five-time platinum status. Due to his soulful sound, Phillips brings his Georgia upbringing to performs songs from the past three albums. With both of these groups on stage, the audience can bet on having a fun-filled evening.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Doctor Strange is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Chanticleer Cabaret Series: A Neil Diamond Tribute

7:30PM | Chanticleer Community Theater
One night only - experience the feel of Neil as Keith Allynn performs a Neil Diamond tribute.

The event is a summer fundraiser for Chanticleer with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at intermission. Tickets are $30 per person ($25 per person for Chanticleer members).

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(712) 323-9955
chanticleertheater@gmail.com

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Music in the Park - Omaha Big Band

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

Omaha Big Band is the featured group performing big band standards.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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Chris Young

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
With five albums to his credit, Chris Young can claim eight No. 1 singles, and 14 Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. This fall he’ll embark on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows across the nation.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

Jungle Book is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2484
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Music in the Park - E String Band

6:30PM | Bayliss Park
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy free music in Bayliss Park on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30 pm.

E String Band is the featured group performing classic rock and country.

This is the same evening as the Council Bluffs Farmers Market which takes place on the north side of the park from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (formerly held on the 100 Block of West Broadway).

Music in the Park is presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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Contact: Emily Globe
(712) 396-2484
emily@PACEartsiowa.org
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/294/Music-Movies-in-the-Park

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For the past 30 years, Pat and Neil have made history with their rock and roll ballads. Famous hits like “Love is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot!” always remind you of what true rock and roll is about. Pat can claim four Grammy awards along with two multi-platinum albums and 19 Top 40 singles. People remember her hits as unforgettable having a singing career since she was in elementary school. While Pat is the vocalist, Neil brings years of experience as a musician, producer and songwriter with a catalogue of more than 100 top songs. The two partnered up in 1979 with the debut album In The Heat of The Night taking them into stardom. With a dynamic career behind them, life is only just beginning as the two set stage for a memorable event.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy a free movie in Bayliss Park on Friday nights after dusk. Concessions may be available during showtimes.

The Great Gilly Hopkins is the featured film this week.

Rainouts are scheduled for the following Saturday evening.

Movies in the Park are presented by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment and Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation.

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(712) 396-2482
https://www.facebook.com/events/283408372091957/

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Darius Rucker

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
Classic country singer and guitarist Darius Rucker has been rocking souls for four albums since parting from his former role as a guitarist and singer with Hootie and the Blowfish. He won his third Grammy award in 2014 for the song “Wagon Wheel” and continues to win over fans. He currently has 1.54 million followers on Twitter (@dariusrucker) where he keeps alive his love for music sharing a song of the day while educating the readers.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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100th Block Party

6 to 10PM | 100th Block of Broadway
The biggest block party yet. Everyone is invited to the 100th Block Party!

There will be live music, kids activities, contests and prizes, a celebrity dunk tank, food and drink, and so much more. Tell your neighbors, your family, your friends, your coworkers, and everyone else you know. Let's get together and celebrate the people, the places, the history and the happenings that make Council Bluffs unlike anywhere else.

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Contact: Ashley Kruse
(712) 318-9000 x9074
akruse@councilbluffs-ia.gov
http://www.100blockparties.com

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
Lynyrd Skynyrd is legacy with it's own style having performed for over 40 years and counting! They are remembered as a southern-style hard rock band since the mid 70’s. The band usually has at least eight members at at time intermingling a plethora of sounds through their music to include blues, jazz and country. While a few of the original members have passed, their music still reigns in the personal libraries of vinyl and records shops across the country. With over 60 albums produced, fans are sure to be lined up for autographs at this performance in hopes to hear hits like “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Free Bird” and “Simple Man.” The group members include Gary Rossington - Guitar, Johnny Van Zant - Vocals, Rickey Medlock - Guitar, Mark "Sparky" Matejka - Guitar, Michael Cartellone - Drums, Johnny Colt - Bass, Peter Keys - Keyboards, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase - Honkettes Backing Vocals.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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NEEDTOBREATHE joins the stage with Gavin DeGraw to perform a new sound for alternative rock touring as a christian rock band from South Carolina. The band’s newest single “Hard Love” has everybody on social media claiming their own tough love experiences using #HARDLOVE to start the conversation. They are also a group that shows philanthropic endeavors with their non-profit NEEDTOBREATHE Cares focused on opening medical centers in Nicaragua.

Gavin DeGraw is also performing songs from his die-hard alternative rock discography of 11 albums to date. If you are unfamiliar with his sound and can’t sing along to his popular hit “I Don’t Want to Be,” you might instead recall his performances on Dancing With The Stars last fall and fall in love with his ability to command attention on stage.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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Pam Tillis

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Country music legend Pam Tillis makes her Arts Center debut in this acoustic trio performance. This daughter of country music royalty, three-time CMA winner, two-time Grammy winner, and proud member of the Grand Ole Opry will present an intimate evening of her most beloved music. You’ll hear her top hits, such as “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk Into the Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Whether it’s on the elaborate stages of the Grand Ole Opry or in the intimate setting of Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, you will experience the feeling of delight that comes from Pam Tillis singing exactly what she is meant to sing at that moment. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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The Cranberries

8PM | Stir Concert Cove
The Irish band reigned in the 90s with hit songs “Linger” and “Tomorrow” and will take over the stage near the end of the Stir Cove Concert Series. With an acoustic pop sound, The Cranberries are now touring with tunes from their eighth album featuring acoustic versions of some of their greatest hits. This album will be hard to match as they incorporated the Irish Chamber Orchestra to back them up. Their sound is just as timeless as their over 40 Million album sales prove them to be even after taking a six-year break. Band members include Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor.

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(800) 745-3000
https://tinyurl.com/y9647hc8

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One Night in Memphis: Presley, Perkins, Lewis, & Cash

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis.” This high energy concert takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. This tribute to that memorable night in Memphis features nationally acclaimed cast members who have an uncanny sound, look and feel of the original legends. The production also features an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. You’ll witness a rock and roll royalty jam session with the legendary performers whose music has stood the test of time. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Christmas with the Annie Moses Band

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Christmas music is not only a favorite with Annie Moses Band, but a specialty, for a very special time of year. Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a perennial holiday favorite and stands on the PBS charts as one of the most played specials of the season. A flurry of holiday classics, Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a relentless lineup of songs and carols chock-full of holiday happiness. From the spirited renditions of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and ‘The Sussex Carol’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting. It’s a show you and your family won’t want to miss! The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the US and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented family ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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My Funny Valentine

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Date night just got funnier! Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld and a veteran of The Tonight Show, and Dena Blizzard, featured comic at The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club and creator of the viral video “Chardonnay, Go!” (viewed over 23 million times), as they join forces for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand up comedy. Pat and Dena find the humor in relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for free relationship “advice” as they answer questions from the audience. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends and bring your sense of humor for an evening of laughter ever after. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Gaelic Storm

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever. This crowd favorite returns to the Arts Center with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. In the mid-1990s, Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" (where they performed "Irish Party in Third Class") and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band's 20th anniversary on the horizon, they're putting even more emphasis on those newer directions. Kick off your Spring with an Irish party at the Arts Center. Tickets are available through the Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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James Torme

7:30 to 9:30PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
Multi-Award winning artist James Tormé is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today. Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family of household names. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a three-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." For this program, James Tormé celebrates music's greatest legends, from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee and Nat "King" Cole, to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and of course, his own father, three-time Grammy Award winner Mel Tormé. Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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Moon Mouse by Lightwire Theater

7 to 8PM | The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College
A family show, recommended for children ages five through 10. Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic glow-in-the-dark adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves? Tickets are available through The Arts Center Box Office.

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Contact: Tim Dickmeyer
(712) 388-7140
tdickmeyer@iwcc.edu
http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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