As we near the last full month of summer, be sure to take
advantage of the warm weather and plethora of arts events. Whether it’s a local
arts festival, a theatre production, music in the park, a visit to a museum, or
picking up fresh produce or flowers at a local farmers’ market, there are
plenty of activities yet this summer to keep you busy, active and enjoying the
Visit the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance website, www.culturalcorridor.org, or browse
our mobile app to find a calendar full of fun and exciting summer events
brought to you by our 100+ arts and culture partners. Here is a small sampling
8/4/16 – Jazz Under the Stars – Join KCCK-FM Jazz 88.3 for the 29th year of free jazz
concerts in Cedar Rapids. Concerts are held at Noelridge Park every Thursday in
August, with the exception of the final concert, which will be held at McGrath
Amphitheatre. This year’s line-up includes Ten of Soul, Mirage, Summit and
Eddie Piccard Quintet. The concerts are free and open to the general public.
More information about the concerts can be found at www.kcck.org.
8/5/16 – Shear Madness – Back by popular demand, Old Creamery Theatre invites you back
to the scene of the mayhem. This unique comic-whodunit takes place today in the
"Shear Madness" hairstyling salon. During the course of the action, a
murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the
suspects, and solve the funniest mystery seen on stage. The outcome is never
the same, which is why many audience members return again and again. Rated PG. Performances
are August 4-28. Main Stage shows are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at
2 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$30 and can be
purchased by calling the Box Office at 319-622-6034.
8/6/16 – Hoover’s
Hometown Days – Join the Herbert
Hoover National Historic Site to celebrate
the birthday of Iowa's only president with music, crafts, food, and activities
at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and in downtown West Branch, the
hometown of our nation’s 31st president. The celebration is from 9 a.m. to 11
p.m. and open to the general public.
8/12/16 – Coggon Harvest Home – Coggon Opera House brings music, food,
and a carnival to the streets of Coggon. The fun and activities begin on August
12 live music and end on August 14 with a fireworks show at dusk. This event is
free to attend and open to the general public. For more information and schedule
of the weekend’s events, visit www.coggonharvesthome.com.
8/13/16 – Uptown Marion Market – the Marion Chamber of Commerce invites you
to City Square Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for fresh
produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, meat, wines and an array of artisan
items. Food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities will also be
featured. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Throwback Saturday/Model A Day – The Amana
Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau will have you stepping back in
time. Throwback Saturday will play host to 80 plus Model A vehicles from across
the region. Along with viewing the cars, you’ll find special events and food.
Cars will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to
the general public.
8/26/16 – The Flick – Theatre Cedar Rapids presents a hilarious show with a heart-rending
cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In a run-down movie theater in
central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to
one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles
and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more
gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. Performances are
August 26 – September 17. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$24 and available by calling the Box Office