A-List: The Mill’s 50th Anniversary


The Mill 50th Anniversary
Dec. 14-16

Friday: David Zollo & the Body Electric w. Brooks Strause, Alexis Stevens, Doug Nye
8:00 p.m. | $10/12

Saturday: Greg Brown w. Dave Moore
8:00 p.m. | $30/35

Sunday: Brunch  show with
The Awful Purdies and  Milk & Eggs
12:00 p.m. | $15

In 1962 Keith Dempster opened a coffee shop called “The Coffee Mill.” After a few years of solid business, Dempster expanded, opening a full restaurant/tavern and shortening the name simply to, “The Mill.” The rest, as they say, is history. Over the years The Mill stage has hosted some of the greatest national and international performers. Whether you are catching one of these shows or just stopping by to see who’s around, it continues to be one of the most popular hangouts in Iowa City.

To celebrate 50 years of business, The Mill has cooked up a full weekend showcasing some of Iowa City’s premier musical talent. Over the course of three days, The Mill will host three shows, each of which will feature meal specials.

Friday night’s lineup includes David Zollo & the Body Electric, Brooks Strause, Alexis Stevens and Doug Nye. Saturday will be Dave Moore, followed by Greg Brown. Each of these shows is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. with dinner seating at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday’s performances by The Awful Purdies and Milk & Eggs will begin at noon, and the $15 ticket price includes brunch (kids under 12 eat free!).
Ticket and additional show details are online at

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