Artist Series—Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts!

Announcing the 2019–2020 Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts! Artist Series season!

Ticket brochures will be arriving in mailboxes in early June. Sign up for our Artist Series mailing list to be notified when new Artist Series dates and performances are available.

Not Fade Away: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper

Not only will you be twirling down memory lane to the unforgettable sounds of Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper…you’ll be taken to a world of legends with hits by Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, The Beatles and more!

Our band members have performed in off-broadway shows, they've dazzled audiences nationally in productions of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Ring of Fire, Million Dollar Quartet, and have now come together to create a rock ‘n roll legends show unlike any other. You’ve never heard or seen the legends of rock n roll quite like this!

With our guys (and gals) jumping up on instruments, dancing, soloing behind their heads, jumping through ropes (yee-haw!) all to these powerful new renditions of the classic hit songs of the 50's, 60's and beyond, this national act has entertained thousands of all ages across the country!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 // 1:30pm
Thursday, September 19, 2018 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

▷ Pre-view Not Fade Away

Home for the Holidays with Kat Perkins

From NBC’s The Voice, Kat Perkins has been the top selling rock singer on iTunes five times. In the past two years alone she’s been featured twice in Rolling Stone magazine.

Performing two shows at Hawkeye Community College, Kat recreates the magical feeling of the Christmas season in atmosphere and sound, producing not just a musical show, but a holiday experience.

Join us for an intimate acoustic trio matinee, a beautiful afternoon of classic Christmas music which will leave you filled with holiday cheer. Later that evening, Kat and company will perform a fully interactive holiday show that’s fun for all ages. A perfect way to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the season with family and friends who are Home for the Holidays.

Holiday Acoustic Trio
Thursday, November 7, 2019 // 1:30pm

$10 Adult, $5 Under 18

Home for the Holidays
Thursday, November 7, 2019 // 7:00pm

$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

▷ Preview A Kat Perkins Christmas

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.

JigJam: From Tullamore

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'I-Grass' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions.

They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as 'The best Irish group so far in bluegrass' this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fuelled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

▷ Preview JigJam

Kazual A Capella

Kazual (pronounced ‘casual’) is a family band of three brothers and a cousin from Atlanta, Georgia who are best known for their smooth a capella harmonies, and who dance as well as they sing! Blending harmonious sound with their intoxicating vocals, be prepared for Kazual to captivate and invigorate your rhythmic senses! Or, as they call it, the “Kazual experience,”

Kazual has performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” appeared on BET and MTV, and was a recipient of the Best R&B Group honor at the Georgia Music Awards. Performing an eclectic mix of Top 40 and original songs, Kazual has opened for superstar performers such as Beyonce and Kelly Picker. Audiences of all ages love this diverse a capella show which covers all genres, and even includes a little country!

An exceptionally talented a capella group with so much more, Kazual is the complete package. They sing, they dance, and they’re extremely entertaining!

Explore the Arts Student Show
Thursday, April 23, 2020 // 1:00pm

FREE student show! Open to all Explore The Arts visiting high schools and Hawkeye Community College students and accompanying instructors.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

▷ Preview Kazual A Capella

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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