Artist Series—Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts!

Announcing the 2021–2022 Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts! Artist Series season!

All Artist Series performances are held in Tama Hall, Hawse Auditorium.

Chi-Town Transit Authority: Celebrating the Music of Chicago

Introducing a phenomenal group of seven players who have made a life study of the music of Chicago Transit Authority. Bringing the soul and sound of the original group, they pride themselves in delivering live, authentic versions of Chicago’s big hits, power ballads, and the deeper cuts not frequently heard. Paying homage to their tremendous music catalog, including “25 Or 6 To 4" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?” audiences will be thrilled with their soaring vocals, rocking guitars, and solid brassy horns – the cornerstones of the Chicago sound!

Thursday, September 9, 2021 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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!

This performance, from the 2019–2020 Artist Series season, was postponed due to the COVID-19 campus closure. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at this show, patrons do not need to exchange them.

Explore the Arts Student Show
Thursday, October 7, 2021 // 1:00pm

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

Thursday, October 7, 2021 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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Terry Lee Goffee: The World's Premiere Johnny Cash Experience

"In the spring of 1955 Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The music world was never the same.

Not long afterward, I put my first Johnny Cash record on a turntable and my world was never the same."

A champion of the underdog, a voice for those who often have none, an "outlaw" before it became fashionable, the indelible influence of Johnny Cash is alive and well in the musical world today. Terry Lee Goffee pays tribute to the Man in Black by portraying him in the first person, performing such classics as "A Boy Named Sue", "I Walk The Line", "Ring Of Fire", "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Hurt".

Thursday, November 4, 2021 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

Tonic Sol Fa Virtual "Acoustic Friends" Holiday Show

Unforgettable appearances by Tonic Sol-fa and the Sean Johnson Big Band Experience, from the studio and the road singing our favorite holiday tunes — as well as a live Q&A, album giveaways, and more!

Live Virtual Performance: Thursday, December 9, 2021 // 7:30pm
Available on-demand for 48 hours following the live performance.

Holy Rocka Rollaz

If you love the rock 'n' roll music of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Bill Haley, and The Comets (and many more!) then you will love the Holy Rocka Rollaz! Having spent years studying the styles of all the early rock 'n' rollers, this high energy trio knows how to deliver the spirit and sound of the 50's music pioneers. Using vintage instruments, the band feels no need to update or modernize the classic sound of early American rock 'n' roll.

It's feel good music. It's happy. It's innocent. And the way they do it…it's EXCITING!

Thursday, March 31, 2022 // 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

▷ Preview Holy Rocka Rollaz

Classic Nashville LIVE!

Jason Petty and international singing star Gail Bliss take you on a musical journey through the history of country music… its stars, its songs, and the stories that made them great. In the wake of Ken Burns' feature on the history of country music, this show seamlessly walks you through the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's country music legends. A live, authentic Nashville band performing in costume on a period set helps take you back in time, with this fast-paced, humorous, and poignant tale of the music that became the soundtrack to several generations.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 // 1:30pm and 7:00pm
$15 Adult, $10 Under 18

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

Artists Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Friendship Village
  • Woolverton Printing Company

Funding for this series is an annual undertaking. The goal is to establish an endowment that provides a permanent funding source. For more information on how you can support the arts, contact the Hawkeye Community College Foundation.

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COVID-19 and the Artist Series

Face masks are recommended for anyone not vaccinated while attending an Artist Series Event.

What if a performance is canceled?

As has been our policy, tickets are non-refundable. However, in the event that it is necessary to cancel a show, we will work hard to reschedule the performance for a later date. All tickets which were purchased for the canceled show or shows will be honored at the rescheduled performance(s). So, hang on to those tickets!

Donors Make It Possible

Donors make it possible to continue to bring great performances to our area. Your donation to support the Artist Series at Hawkeye entitles you to perks and is tax-deductible!

Friends of the Arts ($25)

  • Recognition in marketing as a Friend of the Arts

Patron of the Arts ($50)

  • Recognition in marketing as a Patron of the Arts

Patron of the Arts + Priority Purchasing ($100)

  • Recognition in marketing as a Patron of the Arts
  • Priority Purchase guarantees the ability to purchase two tickets per performance — no sold-out shows for you!

Advocate of the Arts ($250)

  • Recognition in marketing as an Advocate of the Arts
  • Priority Purchase guarantees the ability to purchase two tickets per performance — no sold-out shows for you!
  • Invitations and alerts to special Arts & Culture events plus ticket discounts

Supporter of the Arts ($500)

  • Recognition in marketing as a Patron of the Arts
  • Priority Purchase guarantees the ability to purchase two tickets per performance — no sold-out shows for you!
  • Invitations and alerts to special Arts & Culture events plus ticket discounts
  • Reserved season seat plus early entry

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