2019 Season Preview
MAY 30 @ 6pm
Sponsored and booked by Grinnell College, The Sheet plays reggae covers of your favorite songs across the decades. Hailing from Des Moines, they promise to “bring on the fun and familiar vibes.”
JUNE 6, 13, 20, and 27 @ 7pm
Grinnell’s Community Band is one of the Grinnell Area Arts Council’s own programs. The band played its first concert in 1988, and joined the GAAC umbrella in 2011. Their first performances took place in the old Central Park gazebo. The season begins on Memorial Day, and ending with the July 4 parade. Anyone and everyone can join this home-grown ensemble -- just show up to rehearsal each Monday before Thursday’s performance, and play!
JULY 11 @ 7pm
Another program of the Arts Council, Turlach Ur has quickly become a local and regional favorite for music-lovers of all kinds. The bagpipe and drum ensemble boasts an impressive all-ages lineup, aged 6 to 60! They have won awards throughout Iowa, the Midwest, and even overseas in Scotland!
JULY 18 @ 6pm
Baja Tijuana Bandidos Band
We’re so excited to present the debut of this new Karin Stein and Ed East collaboration! The forces behind Calle Sur and other past Music in the Park favorites have put together this special tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Band. Stein and East are both top-notch multi-instrumentalists and arrangers, and are sure to put on a fantastic show with this classic repertoire.
JULY 25 @ 6pm
Dana T is the stage name of Iowa City-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Dana Telsrow. Telsrow performs with Iowa favorite Karen Meat, and also works as a producer and engineer at Flat Black Studios -- a recording studio in an old barn in Lone Tree, Iowa. He plays the role of front man for Dana T, taking lead vocals and guitar, and is backed by drums, bass, keyboards, and horns. They play funky rocknroll, with head-bobbing beats and serpentine instrumentals.
AUGUST 1 @ 6pm
Based in Mt. Vernon Iowa, Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen have been touring nationally since 1988. The polka group is led by accordion extraordinaire Becky Livermore. She’s known for performing without shoes, hence the band name, and even has her own annual polka festival in Amana, IA every June, called “Beckster Fest.” They’re a constant favorite of this summer series, and the regulars know: dancing mandatory, shoes optional.