Damani Phillips

Saturday, Sep 2
Janey Hooper Memorial
11AM

The Phillips Organ Trio is a group that specializes in the funkier, more soulful side of the jazz idiom – striking a balance between groove, accessibility and musical substance. The group’s repertoire is a mixture of classic soul jazz songs from the 50-60’s and contemporary jazz; all wrapped in clear overtones of the Black church by way of the soulful sounds of the Hammond organ. A group that you do not want to miss!

Hometown in Iowa: Iowa City

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Halfloves

Friday, Sep 1
Legends of Tomorrow
2:30PM

Hailed as “the best currently active rock band in Iowa” by the Iowa Informer, indie rock outfit Halfloves offers a variety of songs on their self-titled debut album made with renowned producer Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps). Halfloves mixes pop sensibilities with heady textures and space to create an emotionally charged sound.

Hometown in Iowa
: Iowa City

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Lily DeTaeye

Saturday, Sep 2
Legends of Tomorrow
11AM

This 19 year old folk singer-songwriter hailing from Des Moines, Iowa recorded her first EP at the age of 15. Now, a freshman at the University of Iowa, she’s been signed by Station 1 Records and is making her own changes to the musical landscape of the Midwest. With a powerful, soulful voice reminiscent of Caroline Smith, and a diverse musical ability spanning folk rock to pop comparable to The Lumineers, she’s an absolute delight leaving audiences reeling. Her EP is due out Summer of 2017.  GENRES: Folk, adult contemporary, singer-songwriter.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa City

David Zollo

Dave Zollo

Saturday, Sep 2
Janey Hooper
3PM

If you’re a follower of the midwestern indie music world (or of American roots music generally) you might be forgiven for thinking David Zollo has been around forever. The truth is, it just seems that way. Since bursting on the scene as a baby-faced 21-year-old with Iowa City’s white-hot, road-chewing pub-rockers, High and Lonesome in 1992, Zollo has done just about everything you can do in the rock and roll business. Whether as a singer/songwriter/keyboardist with his own bands; as a sideman for an incredible array of roots music talent (Todd Snider, William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, The Pines); as founder/owner/ operator of legendary underground label,Trailer Records; or producer to up-and comers (The Pines, Brother Trucker) Zollo always maintained a ridiculously frenetic schedule, logging thousands of miles and 200+ gigs a year, doing all of these things at an incredibly high level. He has paid dues that any bluesman or honkey-tonker (both titles apply to Zollo) would envy.

David Zollo (lead vocals, keyboards,) Brian Cooper (drums) Randall Davis (electric guitars,) Ryan Bernemann (harmony vocals, bass guitar)

Hometown in Iowa: Iowa City, Wellman, Tama, Grinnell, Bedford

Dave Moore

Sunday, Sep 3
Janey Hooper Memorial
1PM

Dave Moore is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Iowa City.   His early influences were blues and conjunto music.  He was a frequent performer on American Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and records for Minneapolis-based Red House Records.

Hometown in Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

The Fez

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35
5pm

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 musicians..you will not be disappointed

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

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