Community Activities and Events

Artist Series—Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts!

Jared Shelock


Jared Sherlock, award-winning illusionist and comic magician, blends modern magic, juggling, and friendly audience interaction to deliver a high-energy, clean comedy, and contemporary performance. The show includes a bullet-catch using a paintball gun, a saw-in-half and disappearing assistant, and more, keeping you on the edge of your seat. He has toured internationally and has been featured on the Wall Street Journal online, MSN Money, and the internationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio show.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00PM  //  $12 Adult, $9 Under 18


Known as the lead guitarist on the show Glee, Derik Nelson, along with his family, produce a velvety three-part vocal harmony only a family can deliver. The whole family, Derik, Riana, and Dalten, have appeared on a variety of network television shows and have garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Noon // $8 Adult, $6 Under 18
Hawkeye Students and Staff - Request Free Ticket

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00pm // $12 Adult, $9 Under 18


Let Classic Nashville Roadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits! Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic Nashville Roadshow features renowned duets, such as Golden Ring; Jackson; and Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man; poignant tunes like Crazy and He Stopped Loving Her Today; and gospel traditions such as Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Get swept back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle, and many, many more!

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00pm // $12 Adult, $9 Under 18


The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical — complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Noon // $8 Adult, $6 Under 18

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00pm // $12 Adult, $9 Under 18

Ticket Orders

Ticket orders will start to be processed July 8, 2016.

Due to high demand for tickets, ticket orders will be accepted by mail 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.

Ticket order form [pdf]

Mail completed ticket order and payment to:

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

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

Artists Series Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • PDCM Insurance

Gold Sponsors

  • Friendship Village Retirement Center
  • Hawkeye Bookstore
  • Woolverton Printing Company

Friends 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.

Avoid the Ticket Lottery

All donations of $100 or more received with the ticket order form by July 8, 2016, will receive priority ticket purchasing, which guarantees you the ability to purchase two tickets per performance.

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