City of Iowa City Summer of the Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert preview

Originally posted on The city of Iowa City Summer of the Arts website

The Friday Night Concert Series celebrates twenty years of free local music this Friday night at 6:30 PM at the Weatherdance Fountain Stage in the Ped Mall, right outside the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel.

Join us for a delicious dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, a choice of baked beans or pasta salad and a cookie prepared by Mama’s Deli and served on a commemorative 20th Year Celebration Frisbee Plate all for just $8.00 per person!

This week’s reunion show is jam packed with musical talent, featuring David Zollo and The Body Electric, Shame Train and Iowa City’s very own Dave Moore.

Dave Zollo began playing the piano at four years old and found his sound after he discovered his father’s eclectic record collection. In his formative early teens, he would entertain his parents house parties with Ray Charles and Huey “Piano” Smith Covers. Since then Zollo and his band, The Body Electric tour the Midwest fusing the likes of The Rolling Stones and Country Rock and released three records.

Created in 2000 by lead singer and songwriter, Sam Knutson, Shame Train has dealt with personel changes that helped shape the band into the rockin’ ensemble they are today. Sometimes referred to as “real country” or “roots rock,” this group of close, musical veterans thrives on sharing their creativity with the Iowa City community.

Upon moving to Iowa City, musician Dave Moore settled into the local music scene both quickly and easily. Moore is known for keeping his musical collaborations specifically Iowan but still manages to gather national recognition, having appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, World Cafe, and Live from the Mountain Stage.

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