Local Talent and Entertainment

We are proud to feature some of the regions finest local entertainers. 

Alec Ryan

Alec Ryan is an Iowa based piano-rock solo artist sharing honest experiences of life, love, and the lack thereof.... MORE >>

Ben Kuzay

Steve Boller

Steve began singing and acting at a young age. At 14, he was gifted a guitar and was writing songs soon after. By age 17, he had recorded two albums out of his bedroom and racked up over 125,000 streams for his music on the at-the-time trendy social ... MORE >>

Asher Brown

Asher Brown is a folk singer/songwriter currently based out of Iowa City, IA. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Asher left Iowa to attend Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a degree in songwriting and guitar performance. Asher has been ... MORE >>

Jeff Miguel/Dan Padley Jazz Duo

Jeff Miguel - Tenor Saxophone
Dan Padley - Guitar

"Jeff Miguel is a saxophonist that currently teaches and performs in Iowa City, Iowa. All About Jazz describes him as an “expressive” saxophonist, “like a seasoned veteran poised to establish hims... MORE >>

Society of Broken Souls

Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Performing their own brand of American Roots Music, they write unflinching songs for fearless hearts — songs that confront our shared,... MORE >>

Big Daddy Loud

BIG Daddy LOUD is exactly what the name implies; BIG, LOUD, socially-concious rock and roll. Formed in 2010 by childhood friends
Von Kopfman and Eric Logan, BIG Daddy LOUD made a powerful statement in 2014 with the release of their debut double CD "... MORE >>

Jim Buennig/Blake Shaw Duo

A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Jim Buennig is a saxophonist based in Iowa City, IA
specializing in a range of musical styles with his main focus being jazz. His versatile
and aggressive playing keep him highly in demand as a saxophonist, composer, ... MORE >>

Jim Hauer

Jim Hauer has been playing the guitar since he was 10 year’s old. You can ask him how many year’s that’s been, let’s just say Peter, Paul, and Mary were his first influence. He currently plays jazz bass in a jazz trio - Trafficjam; guitar in a jazz d... MORE >>

Matt Reinert

Matt Reinert is a singer song'writer from Cedar Rapids. He has been writing music and performing since high school and loves to communicate through music. He has played in a folk rock band called The Sparrows for several years as the predominate writ... MORE >>

Song Writers Showcase

An evening of performances from members of the Cedar Rapids "Songwriter's Fellowship". A variety of singer/songwriters will perform original and cover songs from Americana, Roots, Rock, Blues, Christian, and Experimental. Performers include Barbe and... MORE >>

From the River

From the River, was formed by three young guys from who are passionate about music and who love God. The trio performs covers of well-known songs from many eras and puts a new spin on them by experimenting with cello, electric, and acoustic guitars a... MORE >>

Joe Sorensen

Joe Sorensen is a singer-songwriter from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the veins of Howie Day and Augustana, Sorensen uses the his piano, guitar, and voice to tells stories in songs. ... MORE >>

Emily Snyder

Emily Snyder is from the Cedar Valley. Joining Emily will be guitarist (Elvis Phillips), saxophonist (Nolan Schroeder), and drummer (Christopher Jensen). The artists we will be covering are Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Lianne La Havas... MORE >>

Darvin Graham

Hello! My name is Darvin and I'm musician and performer from Toledo, Iowa. I play folk, country, and all sorts of tunes on my trusty guitar Tulip. ... MORE >>

Thrio

Thrio is a newly formed saxaphone, double bass, and percussion trio that performs original music, jazz standards, and covers of music from just about every genre imaginable. ... MORE >>

Laid Back Band

The Laid Back Band came about when four really nice folks came together in another band and decided to pursue our passion for a special style of music.

We've borrowed some very cool tunes and given them a sprinkle of our special kind of love and ... MORE >>

Ashley Fruhling

Singer/songwriter Ashley Fruhling is excited to begin sharing her music with public audiences. When she was young, Ashley loved to sit at the piano for hours and create melodies and write lyrics that she would perform for anyone willing to listen. It... MORE >>

Layton White

Hi, my name's Layton, and I'm glad you're here. I grew up in a place called Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A nice place to grow up. A place where holding the door for someone is met with warmth and a smile. That warmth has helped to shape me into the man I am t... MORE >>

Drew Hurn

For the longest time I would sit in from of my father, watching and listening to him play and sing these songs that I would in the next 30 years of my life learn to love and enjoy playing myself, but at the time I didn't know how to care for them. Gr... MORE >>

Kari and the Keys

Kari and the Keys is comprised of a singer (Kari Burbach) and an accompanist (Eric Stenseth) - piano/organ, fully equipped to perform at your personal or corporate event. We are both formally trained musicians and offer a wide variety of music to ch... MORE >>

Abby Sevcik and Drew Distler

Abby Sevcik and Drew Distler both attend University of Iowa and call Cedar Rapids their home. After discovering their mutual love of music, the two have since committed to playing around Iowa City the surrounding area. Their set includes a combinatio... MORE >>

Scot and John

Scot and John are two talented local musicians that play a variety of music!
... MORE >>

 

Sharon Jackson

Sharon Jackson hails originally from the east coast but has been proud to call the Cedar Rapids area home for the past several years. Formally a radio personality, Sharon now writes her own music and is in the process of recording an album “Pretty Wo... MORE >>

Josh Payne

Joshuah Payne is a local Cedar Rapidian and a proud graduate from Kennedy High School. He has spent the last two years in Los Angeles, CA where he has been an active singer-songwriter as well as appeared in many popular shows such as, Parenthood, T... MORE >>

Patresa Hartman

Patresa = "Puh-TREE-suh"

I’m the third of three daughters to musical parents. I grew up with church choir, barbershop quartets, show tunes, the symphony, military marches, Fifth Dimension, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, my fat... MORE >>

Mike Cox

Blue Scratch Band

 

Tunesmith Song Circle

 

Tim Riven

RCR Collective

Julie & Kyle

Julie Gordon and Kyle Oyloe have been friends
that has been playing music together on and off over 20 years…

Julie Gordon primarily sings but occasionally adds to the mix
with harmonica and guitar.

Kyle Oyloe has been a guitar aficionado an... MORE >>

LaBarge - Father & Daughter Duo

LaBarge are a Father and Daughter duo ( Roger LaBarge & Mandy LaBarge ). They Play Alot Of Original music and are known for their River Shows where they perform Roger's Original River Songs. LaBarge also play a variety of oldies & rock and roll! Mand... MORE >>

Jam-E-Time

Tye Male Jazz Quartet

Abby Sevcik

Abby Sevcik is a singer/songwriter from Robins, Iowa. Abby found her love of music at a very young age, writing her first song at the age of 7. Since then, she has strived to find as many ways to make music a large part of her life, whether it's lead... MORE >>

Nic & Rik

Nik & Rik, acoustic duo is comprised of nikki d. and Rick Clay. nikki d. is going back to her roots of soft rock, folk, and standards, and Rick Clay is demonstrating his skill in the acoustic guitar, and revisiting his ‘softer’ side as well.
Region... MORE >>

Bluetone Jazz Collective

The Bluetone Jazz Collective is a collaboration of professionals brought together by their love of the jazz art form. Their mix of musical and professional backgrounds creates a unique jazz experience. The Collective enjoy performing a variety of cla... MORE >>

Hunter Dumped Us Here

Hunter Dumped Us Here is an experimental post-hardcore/pop band from Cedar Rapids, IA. Fusing storytelling and emotion with aggressively dynamic music, HDUH strives to impact every heart that soaks their music in. ... MORE >>

Craig Erickson

The son of two schoolteacher and musician parents,Craig started on trumpet at 1o and switched over to the guitar at 12...listening to the Beatles,Hendrix, and soul music on the radio.The sounds of jazz were often heard litening to his dad play as we... MORE >>

The George Jazz Trio

The George Jazz Group is committed to playing the music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond; music more commonly know as - "Jazz Standards." This is the music that is truly an American art form which conjures up composers with titles such as Duke and Cou... MORE >>

Scott Engledow

Scott Engledow is a fingerstyle guitarist that plays classical, celtic,jazz, blues, originals, and covers... MORE >>

Significance Of Simon

The Significance Of Simon is a small Singer/Songwriter ensemble that delivers intelligent and emotional lyrics built around detailed, acoustic guitar work. Each song offers a frank perspective on an aspect of the human condition causing listeners to ... MORE >>

Kevin Renick

Kevin Renick updated bio

As the composer and voice behind the theme song from the Oscar-nominated Up In The Air movie starring George Clooney and directed by Jason Reitman, St. Louis singer/songwriter Kevin Renick was catapulted to an unusual bran... MORE >>

Crystal K Weber

Crystal Weber is an Iowa-born singer-songwriter whose love for music and life is evident in her fresh, honest lyrics and soaring melodies. Her clear, powerful voice has a uniqueness and sweetness sometimes compared to Norah Jones or Adele. She is als... MORE >>

Lisa Hopper

Lisa Hopper is an aspiring artist from the heart of the Midwest. She picked up her first guitar in ninth grade and wrote her first song in the back of the family van on her way home from the music store. She has been inspired by artists like Steven C... MORE >>

Lem Genovese

Lem Genovese - Veteran Tunesmith

Integrity, authenticity and longevity are "OLD SCHOOL" values .Yankee Medic Records slogan is: "Old School rules with high tech tools". No one personifies this better than nationally acclaimed veteran tunesmith LEM... MORE >>

Zach Svobda

It all started when I said YES to His(God's) invitation, yes to God's heart and saving grace. From that point I have faced nothing alone, nothing without his hand and most importantly his grace. Who am I? That should not be your question, it should b... MORE >>

Two Bit Maniac

Two-Bit Maniac is the acoustic trio consisting of vocalist Aimee Underwood guitarist Jeff Roush and bassist/percussionist Laurie Haag. They love music and draw from a wide range of artists, from The Band to The White Stripes and everything in between... MORE >>

Maas & Faurot

"Mike Maas and Carlis Faurot have been at the foreground of Eastern Iowa
music for over 20 years. They have taken their music around the world.
Original cast members of Liar¹s Holographic Radio Theatre, and exactly
one-half of the acclaimed midwes... MORE >>

All Souls On Deck

Bousquet/Jordan: A Capella, Americana & Acoustic Pop

"Award-winning songwriter Sharon Bousquet, and honey-voiced keyboardist Phoenix Jordan intertwine their vastly different but equally powerful voices so intimately and often, one is forced to sit... MORE >>

Steve Kristopher

Steven Kristopher’s musical beginnings were in church, where at the young age of 8, he sat in the front row and watched what the drummer was doing and learned to play drums . In Junior High, he took up the Alto Saxophone which he played in band for 3... MORE >>

Closing Early for a Private Party

Jasmine

Jasmine has been entertaining people all over Eastern Iowa since it was formed in 1979. That still hasn’t stopped them! Chris & Laura Swiser formed a union in marriage in 1974, then they formed themselves a band! Not actually a “band” these days, ... MORE >>

 


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