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Cedar Rapids live music

Posted by Michael Roeder |
Dan Tedesco chases the lightning to Cedar Rapids

Dan Tedesco will be at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Dec. 14. He’ll show the film, then hold a Q&A which will be followed by a short solo...

Posted by Michael Roeder |
Colleen and treesreach bring new music to Groundswell

Two Cedar Rapids-based bands I’ve been following for over a year -- treesreach and husband and wife duo Heather and Tyler Stück, who perform as Colleen -- will be at...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Interview: Folksinger Richard Shindell on his influences and his love of Cedar Rapids’ CSPS Hall

Songwriter, guitarist and folksinger Shindell returns to CSPS Hall on Wednesday night for a concert presented by Legion Arts. Tickets are still available — $18 in advance and $22 at...

Posted by Rob Cline |
North America’s only professional marimba quartet makes a stop in Cedar Rapids

The Heartland Marimba Quartet -- the only professional marimba quartet in North America -- will present a concert at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy (1841 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids)...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Amara Piano Quartet helps the Friends of Music at Coe celebrate a big anniversary

For 25 years, the Friends of Music at Coe (FOMAC) has been working to connect the Coe College Music Department with the wider Cedar Rapids community in an effort to...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Rothrock on DeWitte: The Cedar Rapids musician opens up about her husband’s illness ahead of a weekend of performances

Vocalist Lynne Rothrock and guitarist Ron DeWitte are fixtures of the Eastern Iowa music scene. They are also married. And together, they are coping with DeWitte’s serious illness.

Posted by Rob Cline |
‘We kind of grew up together’: Mother and daughter pair Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche head to Iowa

Suzzy Roche and her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche are, of course, well aware of the famous musical figures in their extended family. From The Roches, Suzzy’s vocal group with her...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Sample music from the Landfall Festival, marking its 10th year in Cedar Rapids this week

Landfall Festival of World Music various venues -- through Saturday, Sept. 16 UK-based sitarist Roopa Panesar will give a demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at noon and perform Wednesday, Sept....

Posted by Rob Cline |
Review: Joe Bonamassa shredded at the Paramount Theatre

Joe Bonamassa is an interesting kind of famous. On the one hand, you can say his name to many music-loving folk and receive a blank stare in response. On the...

Posted by Michael Roeder |
Dick’s Tap and Shake celebrates one year in Cedar Rapids

Looking back over the past year since Dick Prall took over the former Mahoney’s bar in Cedar Rapids, the event calendar of live acts shows how special the re-christened Dick’s...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Experience the musical variety of the 319 as festival fills Czech Village with sound

The sixth edition of Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival, which focuses on bands based in the 319 area code, will take over Czech Village on Saturday, July 29....

Posted by Rob Cline |
New Concerts at the Creek series set to attract new visitors to Indian Creek Nature Center

The Indian Creek Nature Center (5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids), a longtime resource to nature enthusiasts, has recently updated and upgraded its campus. As part of that effort, the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
New Cedar Rapids festival celebrates rhythm and soul

This Saturday, July 22, the sounds of soul will waft over the Cedar River with Cedar Rapids' first Rhythm and Soul on the River festival. For event organizer Richard Burdine,...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Alisabeth Von Presley plays Uptown Friday Nights, drops new album this week

Alisabeth Von Presley is arguably the living embodiment of “go big or go home.” And as her musical career continues to pick up steam, she has no intention of sitting...