Chad Elliott & the Redemptions

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott’s life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year, has cultivated more than 1,000 songs and released his 20th album in October of 2015. In this latest album, “Wreck and Ruin”, Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana.

Hometown in Iowa: Lamoni

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The Fez

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35

Faithfully recreating the slinky jazz rock and pop of Steely Dan, The Fez has risen in 6 yrs to become one of Eastern Iowa state most popular bands. An all star line up of 15 amazing will not be disappointed

Hometowns in Iowa: Iowa City, Marion, Davenport, Cedar Rapids

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