Lake Street Dive returning to the Englert

Lake Street Dive

The Englert Theatre — Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

Lake Street Dive includes Iowa City’s Bridget Kearney, center left. — photo courtesy of the Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre announced Tuesday that they will host Boston-based Lake Street Dive on Monday, Sept. 3. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6.

Lake Street Dive includes Iowa City’s own Bridget Kearney, who plays bass; her bandmates are vocalist Rachael Price, guitarist and trumpeter Mike “McDuck” Olson and drummer Mike Calabrese. The group met while attending Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music and formed Lake Street Dive in 2004, naming themselves after a bar in Minneapolis, Price’s hometown.

Lake Street Dive is known for a classic ’60s-style pop sound with elements of jazz and rock. The quartet has released seven albums, with their eighth, Free Yourself Up, set to debut May 4. Their touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss is featured on the album, recorded with Nonesuch Records. A music video for the single “I Can Change” was released Tuesday.

Another song, “Good Kisser,” was posted on Feb. 27.

“This album is based in the realities in our time, which have inevitably become part of everyone’s daily life,” Kearney told Paste Magazine. “It’s something you think about and obsess over — and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what’s going wrong.”

Tickets for the Englert performance cost $46.50 and can be purchased starting at noon Friday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


A collaboration between The Englert Theatre and FilmScene


Help us build the greatest small city for the arts in America—right here in Iowa City. Learn more »

Donate Today

Strengthen • Grow • Evolve is a collaborative campaign led by two Iowa City-based arts nonprofits, The Englert Theatre and FilmScene that seeks a major reinvestment to strengthen the arts through modern and historic venues, innovative programming, and new models of collaboration.

For 18 years...

Little Village has been telling the truth and changing our little corner of the world.

If you can, help us head into the next 18 years even stronger with a one-time or monthly contribution of $18, or any amount you choose.

Little Village
2019 Give Guide

Get to know some of the nonprofits helping to make the CRANDIC a better place to live.