Artist Series—Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts!

Jack Wright: The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond

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Jack Wright gives his audiences a sophisticated, authentic performance of the hit songs that have kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of his fans for more than five decades. He captures Neil’s poetic expressions of wide-ranging emotions, and the eclectic mix of his varied musical styles. In The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond, Jack Wright goes beyond the music, sharing stories about Neil’s life, and providing explanations for his sometimes surprisingly complex lyrics.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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Tonic Sol-Fa: A Capella Group

An Emmy Award-winning quartet that has earned a reputation as America’s premier vocal group will once again grace the stage of Tama Auditorium. Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, baritone and percussionist/vocal percussionist, Theo Brown, and bass, Jared Dove. Together, they form one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 // 1:30pm
$10 Adult, $5 Under 18

Thursday, October 18, 2018 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Matt Beilis: The Soul of Pop

The Soul of Pop is a sensational musical journey through the evolution of pop music based around the piano. With virtuoso piano chops and an arsenal of hit songs that span nearly a century, singer songwriter Matt Beilis is able to summon the very soul of pop music with a voice like none you’ve ever heard. Beilis performs smash hits that span the decades from artists like The Beatles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, and The Eagles to current pop hits by John Legend, Adele, and more!

Thursday, March 7, 2019 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute is a show that focuses on performing songs by America’s Band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay, and have also produced recordings for Micky Dolenz. The group’s young look and authentic sound can only be compared to the original Beach Boys during the prime of their career, creating a wide touring show unlike anything else.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 // 1:30pm
$10 Adult, $5 Under 18

Thursday, April 4, 2019 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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Ticket Orders

Tickets can be ordered online or by mailing in the Ticket Order Form [pdf].

Due to high demand for tickets, advance ticket orders will be accepted by mail or online at only. Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted. A lottery system may be used to allocate tickets to allow all patrons the same opportunity to purchase tickets. After September 1, 2018, patrons may purchase tickets for performances that are not already sold out by mail, phone, online, or before each event.

Avoid the Ticket Lottery

All donations of $100 or more received with the ticket order form by July 16, 2018, will receive priority ticket purchasing, which guarantees you the ability to purchase two tickets per performance.

Mail completed ticket order and payment to:

Hawkeye Community College
Artist Series
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704-8015

Ticket Order Form [pdf]

For questions or more information about the Artist Series, please call 319-296-4464 or email us.

Artists Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

  • PDCM Insurance
  • University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Gold Sponsors

  • Friendship Village Retirement Center
  • Western Home Communities
  • Woolverton Printing Company

Become a Friend of the Arts

Donors make it possible to continue to bring great, quality art performances to our area. Your donation to support the Artist Series at Hawkeye is tax-deductible.

All donations of $25 or more will be recognized as a Friend of the Arts in all performance programs.

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 the Hawkeye Community College Foundation at 319-296-4002.

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