Community Activities and Events

Artist Series

Always and Forever—Jaimee Paul

Imagine a 1940s jazz club with the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, and others. Jaimee Paul and her jazz combo, led by husband Leif Shires on trumpet, delivers just that. Always and Forever, a tribute to that wonderful era and those fabulous female vocalists of the time, will certainly take you back to the glory days of yesteryear.

"Paul is blessed with a glorious voice (indeed, there’s significant evidence of [Aretha] Franklin's raw majesty), one that deserves to travel under its own powerful steam . . ." – Jazz Times

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is the only group taking big band music and fusing it with modern day mixes of all genres. Enjoy an evening of contemporary songs with a big band punch. Created for intelligent music lovers worldwide who wish to be a part of an electric musical experience. The Big Band Experience creates more than music. They create feelings. Experiences. The kind you remember as, “that unbelievable night out.”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The David Osborne Trio

David Osborne is a distinguished member of the international roster of Steinway Artists. Osborne’s frequency of playing for present and past presidents has earned him the title of “Pianist to the Presidents.” David has played the White House and throughout the country for former presidents Carter, Bush, Reagan, and Clinton, as well as a host of dignitaries and celebrities. David’s recordings on the Northstar Music label have become the number one romantic piano recordings nationwide, having reached millions of fans.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sirens of the 60s

Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe, and Katie Gearty bring their talents to the stage to perform classic 60s tunes from the female artists of the era. Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Lesley Gore – just their names evoke memories! This performance recalls the great songs and memories of a great musically and culturally transitional period of time. Don’t miss this show featuring songs you know and love. Sirens of the 60s has everything you want for an evening of exceptionally groovy entertainment.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ticket Orders

Ticket sales begin Friday, July 10, 2015.

Due to the high demand for tickets, ticket order forms [pdf] will be accepted by mail only. Walk-in’s and phone calls will not be accepted. A lottery system may be used to allocate tickets. This system is being used to allow all patrons the same opportunity to purchase tickets.

Ticket Prices

  • Hawkeye students admitted free with a student ID card and a ticket.
  • Under 18: $7
  • $10 for all others

Artists Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • PDCM Insurance

Gold Sponsors

  • Friendship Village
  • Hawkeye Bookstore
  • Western Home Communities
  • Woolverton Printing Company

Friends of the Arts

Show your support and become a “Friends of the Arts” today!

Donors make it possible to continue bringing great arts to our stage. Your donation to support this series at Hawkeye Community College is tax-deductible and allows us to continue bringing quality performances to the area.

All gifts of $25 for more will be recognized as “Friends of the Arts” in all programs for the season.

Funding for this series is an annual undertaking. The goal is to establish an endowment that would provide a permanent funding source.

For more information on how you can support the arts, contact Karen Gebel at 319-296-4464.

Ticket Orders

Ticket sales begin Friday, July 10, 2015.

Due to the high demand for tickets, ticket order forms [pdf] will be accepted by mail only. Walk-in’s and phone calls will not be accepted. A lottery system may be used to allocate tickets. This system is being used to allow all patrons the same opportunity to purchase tickets.

For questions, contact
Karen Gebel at 319-296-4464.

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