Hancher

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Hancher Auditorium Site

Gather up your friends and family, and join us for a day of chalk art. Whether you simply marvel at the creations of professional artists or grab a piece of chalk yourself, you’ll have a memorable... Read more

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
University of Iowa Pentacrest

A collaboration with Summer of the Arts.

Give the People What They Want. Few record titles so clearly explain what an artist is up to. But Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings know what the... Read more

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Space Place Theater

Lucky Plush transforms the dull and passive act of waiting in an airport into a humorous and dynamic performance featuring dance, theater, and live music. Adapted from a 1746 farce, The Queue... Read more

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Mill

With its roots in community activism and its blend of influences, Las Cafeteras is a band with things to say and a vibrant way of saying them. Las Cafeteras brings together traditional Son Jarocho... Read more

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:30pm
The Mill

With its roots in community activism and its blend of influences, Las Cafeteras is a band with things to say and a vibrant way of saying them. Las Cafeteras brings together traditional Son Jarocho... Read more

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
Riverside Recital Hall

Critic Alex Ross calls the Brentano String Quartet “one of America’s finest, brainiest young quartets.” Formerly the quartet-in-residence at Princeton and now holding the same position at Yale,... Read more

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Mill

Three tremendous musicians pay homage to three legends.  Lynne Arriale (piano), Carla Cook (vocals), and Grace Kelly (saxes) bring passion, sensitivity, and soul to their reinterpretations of... Read more

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:30pm
The Mill

Three tremendous musicians pay homage to three legends.  Lynne Arriale (piano), Carla Cook (vocals), and Grace Kelly (saxes) bring passion, sensitivity, and soul to their reinterpretations of... Read more

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
The Englert

Chris Thile has been charting new territory for the mandolin since he was eight years old. His work with the bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers has established him as one of the most talented... Read more

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Theatre Building

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. The 1850s: Whitman vs. Foster
A Hancher co-commission.

Taylor Mac “doesn’t just defy categorization; he makes the categories themselves seem... Read more

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
The Englert

He’s the patriarch of one of the most famous families in music, and he’s bringing the holiday cheer from New Orleans to Iowa City. Ellis Marsalis has been a central figure in jazz as both a... Read more

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
The Englert

Deke Shannon—the man Entertainment Weekly calls “father of contemporary a cappella”—brings together a cast of vocal powerhouses for a musical adventure spanning the ages. Performing everything... Read more

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort

How unique is Bobby McFerrin? The Chicago Tribune puts it this way: “There are essentially two categories of singers in this world: McFerrin and everyone else.” Maybe so, but the ten-time Grammy... Read more

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