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Cedar Rapids music

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 5, 2017

Cedar Rapids musician Ryan Phelan has been a mainstay on the close-knit music scene there for years, from beloved jam band Dr. Z’s Experiment to fresh effort Young the Lion....

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 7, 2017

In celebration of the release of Alisabeth Von Presley’s 'Diamonds in the Blackout,' here is a shockingly incomplete list of records by artists with ties to the Cedar Rapids area.

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 7, 2017

Years ago, Slayton Thompson was playing drums in the Marion Community Band. After a performance, he clapped the teenaged piano player on the back and told him, “When you grow...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 5, 2016

Hunter Dumped Us Here I Understand www.hunterdumpedushere.bandcamp.com The members of the band Hunter Dumped Us Here may hail from Cedar Rapids, but they have musical ideas and ambitions that extend...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Aug 31, 2016

Magnetos Parlor City Pub and Eatery -- Friday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. The Magnetos return to the Cedar Rapids music scene. -- photo by Julie Griffin It’s been over...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jul 27, 2016

Tournament of Drums Kingston Stadium -- Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Santa Clara Vanguard's 2015 Open Class champions the Vanguard Cadets will perform at the Tournament of Drums --...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Jul 21, 2016

On Tuesday, July 19, country music legend Dolly Parton brought her 60-city tour in support of her upcoming album Pure & Simple With Dolly’s Biggest Hits (out Aug. 19) to...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Jul 18, 2016

Dolly Parton -- photo courtesy of Wikimedia Nashville superstar Dolly Parton will grace the stage of the U.S. Cellular Center on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Cedar Rapids...

Riley Smith
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jun 29, 2016

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival NewBo City Market -- Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Courtesy of the performer Alburnett, Iowa native Riley Smith is returning to his roots to...

Janelle Lauer
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 21, 2015

On February 26, Next to Normal opens at Theatre Cedar Rapids. It's the sixth show of their 82nd season. It won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010 and was...

Jeff Daniels
Posted by Drew Bulman | Oct 21, 2015

Jeff Daniels will perform at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Oct. 25. "It’s hard to be two things in this country," says actor Jeff Daniels. "They’ll give you...

Posted by Simeon Talley | Oct 8, 2015

Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings will perform at CSPS Hall this Saturday, Oct. 10 as part of his coast-to-coast fall tour.

Posted by Jeff Holmes | Sep 10, 2015

Surf Zombies Vinyl Release Party Cedar Rapids Legion Arts Hall -- Friday, Sep. 11 at 8 p.m. After a studio hiatus, Surf Zombies are at it again with their new...

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Posted by Steve Crowley | Jan 14, 2015

The Wisconsin-based indie rock group PHOX perform at CSPS this Thursday, picking back up after a tremendous year for the group. In 2014, PHOX released their breakout self-titled album, performed...