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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

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The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Dec
14
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Dec
8
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Nov
30
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013
Nov
29
2:30 PM14:30

Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 2013

The spectacular holiday stage production -- new for 2013 -- features International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at the concert grand piano, his 14-piece orchestra, a cast of singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  

For several years, McDonough has toured to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

The “Holiday Grande 2013” tour has stops in some of Iowa’s most beautiful venues, and has become a holiday tradition of thousands of Iowa families.

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Independence Jazz Camp
Jul
21
to Jul 25

Independence Jazz Camp

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I will again be instructing a jazz combo at my old high school's summer jazz camp!

In the summer of 1998, the Independence School band program started the annual Indee Jazz Camp. The last week in July we have a week long camp for 7-12 grade Independence students.  We average about 100 students who are split into five big bands and four combos.   The students pay a camp fee that allows us to bring in some of the areas finest professional jazz musicians and educators. A specialist is hired for each instrument that forms the Faculty Jazz Combo.  The camp consists of daily big band and combo rehearsals, sectionals, and Faculty Combo Performances. We have special sessions for students wishing to pick up a second instrument in order to participate in jazz band.

from https://sites.google.com/a/independence.k12.ia.us/music-at-independence/jazz-band

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Euforquestra @ CAMP EUFORIA
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Euforquestra @ CAMP EUFORIA

http://www.campeuforia.com/

The 10th annual CAMP EUFORIA // July 12 & 13 // Lone Tree, Iowa
A celebration of community and music hosted by Euforquestra!

Camp Euforia started in 2003 as Euforquestra's "Fan Appreciation Party". Since then it has grown in to a full-blown music festival featuring 20+ over two days on two different stages. 

Euforquestra's goal in creating Camp Euforia has always been a seamless gelling of Community and Music. The festival has always been focused on the Iowa City music scene, but each year a handful of performers from connections made during Euforquestra's touring are invited in to come and experience the magic!

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary with the best music to hit the midwest!

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Lick It Ticket - Sturgis Falls
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Lick It Ticket - Sturgis Falls

They have shared the stage with indie, afro beat, funk, dub step, punk, jazz and hip-hop alike, finding themselves comfortable in the company of a diverse conjunction of styles, electrifying crowds into a sweaty fervor in venues all across the country.

Informed with a modern jazz, funk, pop, and IDM sensibility, yet steeped in the blues, jam band and progressive rock traditions, their well-designed compositions and grooves are infectiously dance-able while also being interesting and compelling.

Almost immediately after forming, the band played festivals such as Project Earth, Camp Euforia, Mother Nature's ball, The Iowa City Jazz Festival, The Sturgis Falls Celebration, Skateboarding is Obsolete Launch party, and numerous charity events, weddings, and private parties. In addition to playing these festivals, the band has shared the stage with The Flobots, Euforquestra, The Motet, The Uniphonics, Dead Larry, Heatbox, Roster McCabe, The Workshy, T.U.G.G, as well as many others. 

Their upcoming debut album, recorded at Minstrel Studios in Iowa City, and mastered at Catamount studios in Cedar Falls is scheduled to be released locally released March 23rd, 2012. Their single off the album, Mula Bandha is now available for purchase through CD baby, Itunes, and Amazon. You can access their music at: 

www.lickitticketmusic.com
www.facebook.com/lickitticket
www.reverbnation.com/lickiticket
www.sonicbids.com/lickiticket

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Lick It Ticket - Reunion Show!
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Lick It Ticket - Reunion Show!

They have shared the stage with indie, afro beat, funk, dub step, punk, jazz and hip-hop alike, finding themselves comfortable in the company of a diverse conjunction of styles, electrifying crowds into a sweaty fervor in venues all across the country.

Informed with a modern jazz, funk, pop, and IDM sensibility, yet steeped in the blues, jam band and progressive rock traditions, their well-designed compositions and grooves are infectiously dance-able while also being interesting and compelling.

Almost immediately after forming, the band played festivals such as Project Earth, Camp Euforia, Mother Nature's ball, The Iowa City Jazz Festival, The Sturgis Falls Celebration, Skateboarding is Obsolete Launch party, and numerous charity events, weddings, and private parties. In addition to playing these festivals, the band has shared the stage with The Flobots, Euforquestra, The Motet, The Uniphonics, Dead Larry, Heatbox, Roster McCabe, The Workshy, T.U.G.G, as well as many others. 

Their upcoming debut album, recorded at Minstrel Studios in Iowa City, and mastered at Catamount studios in Cedar Falls is scheduled to be released locally released March 23rd, 2012. Their single off the album, Mula Bandha is now available for purchase through CD baby, Itunes, and Amazon. You can access their music at: 

www.lickitticketmusic.com
www.facebook.com/lickitticket
www.reverbnation.com/lickiticket
www.sonicbids.com/lickiticket

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Bob Dorr and the Blue Band
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Dorr and the Blue Band

4pm Doors / 6pm Show

Cost:

$5 ..... from 5-8:30pm for The Blue Band

$8 ..... at 8:30pm for the Beatles Tribute 

19+ Show (18+ w/ License and College ID)

2013 finds Bob Dorr & The Blue Band celebrating their 32nd anniversary. Beginning June 10, 1981, the band has averaged playing around 100 dates a year for its 30+ year existence, resulting in a multi generational, dedicated fan base, and making them one of Iowa’s most revered, storied, and requested bands. Kansas City music writer Paul Taylor says "If you wanted to furnish your own nightclub, you would want The Blue Band. They are like one of those gleaming bright white appliances that you oohh and ahh over, and when you open the doors, all the best features you ever wanted come spilling out." Mississippi Valley Blues Society Director Karen McFarland says "...the best damn rockin’ soul dance band in the heartland." Originally called "Bobby’s Blue Band" (an obvious tongue-in-cheek play on blues icon Bobby Blue Bland), The Blue Band is a 5-7 piece group whose sound can only be described as The blues/soul/rockabilly/reggae/creole/rhythm Band! The band can play nearly three hours of original music or another three hours of popular covers, done in Blue Band fashion. A typical night mixes originals and covers plus a few requests.

These days The Blue Band has evolved into a veritable Iowa All-Star collection of regular and alumni players, spearheaded by founding members Bob Dorr with his unmistakable lead vocals (Dorr can also be credited with a 40+ year career on Iowa Public Radio) and Jeff Petersen on his 1968 Gibson Flying V guitar, lap steel guitar, vocals, and song writing. Longtime eastern Iowa drum legend Steve "The Chief" Hayes has been the drummer since 2003. "Uncle" Al Naylor brought his renowned trumpet chops to the Blue horn section in 2008. The "new guy" is bass player Doug Norton, who joined the group in 2013. It’s not unusual to catch a number of "Blue Alumni" also playing with the band on any given night including guitarists Ron DeWitte and Bryce Janey and sax men Nathan Peoples, Bob Thompson, Gary King, Heath Alan and Jerry Peoples. Iowa Blues and Jazz Hall of Famers Sam Salomone and Tommy "T-Bone" Giblin often lend their talents on keyboards. The band generally travels within a 300-mile area of their home base in Eastern Iowa which includes Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, and Chicago, performing at live music venues, summer festivals, and private functions. The band also has had regular appearances in Summit County and Denver, Colorado, and has performed at Bluestock International Convention & Festival in Memphis, Tennessee and Sun Valley ski resort in Idaho. Bob Dorr &The Blue Band-STILL rockin’ your soul after all these years. Be part of the show some night soon!

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Mariachi de Colores
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Mariachi de Colores

Mariachi De Colores ("Mariachi of Many Colors") brings together outstanding musicians from several countries and ethnic backgrounds, all united by their love for traditional, Mexican "mariachi" music. Luscious strings combine with powerful trumpets and voices to bring to audiences of all ages the energy and texture that makes mariachi music so distinctive.

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Metropolitan Chorale of the Cedar Valley
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Metropolitan Chorale of the Cedar Valley

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I'll be playing violin in the string chamber orchestra for this one:

"Lovers Love the Spring"
Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m.

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $15 general seating and available 
at the GBPAC Box office or at the door.

The Metropolitan Chorale, conducted by Lee Nelson, in collaboration with the Cedar Falls High School High School Concert Choir, conducted by Eliott Kranz, presents a concert featuring Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op. 52 and the music of G.F. Handel, Mack Wilbert, Rene Clausen, David Dickau and more.

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