Past


Ike Reilly  

Ike Reilly

May 18, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Libertyville, Illinois, native Ike Reilly is one of America’s best contemporary songwriters. The former gravedigger and hotel doorman made his major label debut in 2001 with the Universal release of the stunning Salesmen and Racists.

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SPT Theatre  

SPT Theatre

May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live music that rocks the walls while moving the soul. Each episode of the original sketch comedy is written in the weeks leading up to the performance, so the content’s guaranteed to be fresh, the entertainment awesome.

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John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer  

John Gorka with Amilia K Spicer

May 6, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Patty Larkin and more, John Gorka this past January released True in Time. The 12-song collection spans a lyrical spectrum from the spirit lives of dogs, to the people of the Taos Pueblo, to the idea that all songs manifest in time.

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Nellie McKay  

Nellie McKay

May 5, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

She’s been called “a renegade songwriter with a Great American sensibility” by Rolling Stone, while The New Yorker has dubbed her “funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented.”

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Red Molly  

Red Molly

April 28, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

A powerhouse vocal trio in the Americana mold, Red Molly is known for gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and a warm, engaging stage presence. Featuring Laurie MacAllister on bass, Abbie Gardner on Dobro, and Molly Venter on guitar, the trio weaves together the threads of American music, from folk to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky-tonk. Effortlessly, they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

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Martin Carthy  

Martin Carthy

April 15, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

For more than 50 years, England’s Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators: one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him admirers not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

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Exit Strategy  

Exit Strategy

April 5, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Legion Arts is proud to present the first production of Mirrorbox Theatre’s inaugural season at CSPS Hall.

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Karla Bonoff  

Karla Bonoff

April 3, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Her songs have been covered by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Neville, but no one else sings them like Karla. “I can’t tell you what it is, exactly,” fellow singer songwriter Catie Curtis has said. “I can only say that when I hear her aching and unadorned voice, I slump in my chair in a deeply satisfied, melancholy way.

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Windborne  

Windborne

April 1, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans continents and cultures, but remains deeply rooted in an American folk tradition.

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SPT Theatre  

SPT Theatre

March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live music that rocks the walls while moving the soul. Each episode of the original sketch comedy is written in the weeks leading up to the performance, so the content’s guaranteed to be fresh, the entertainment awesome.

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Charlie Hunter Trio  

Charlie Hunter Trio

March 23, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

With a career spanning 16 years and 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer, imaginative bandleader, and all-around great guitarist. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer and D’Angelo, and is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar.

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Carsie Blanton  

Carsie Blanton

March 18, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We’re happy to welcome back Carsie Blanton, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player based in New Orleans, whose most recent album, So Ferocious, has been called “a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines.”

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