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Lake Street Dive

Sponsored by Rylan & Ross DeValois of MidAmerica Securities Mgt. Co. and MidWestOne Bank


  Big Grove Brewery – Iowa City

Event Description

Ticketing: $39.50 General Admission or $79.50 Premium Admission SOLD OUT (plus fees)

Premium Admission includes:
-Early venue access
-Prime viewing area
-Select complimentary food and drinks

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Englert Summer Series | Support: Nicole Atkins

Attendees – see below for show information. Contact info@englert.org with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Schedule: Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. Nicole Atkins will kick off the evening at 7 p.m. Following an intermission, Lake Street Dive will take the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. The show should wrap up around 10 p.m.

Will Call: The Box Office will be set up at the Northwest entrance to Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S Gilbert Street. You can pick up your tickets at this location, starting at 5:30 p.m. If you have questions on Saturday or Sunday, please note that our regular Box Office will be closed and will be unable to respond to phone calls or voicemails. Please consider your needs and call the Englert Theatre box office with questions during open hours on Friday 12:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m. You may also email info@englert.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Arriving: There is only one entrance to this event. Please arrive only at the Northwest entrance to Big Grove. Grounds will open at 5:30 for General Admission. Parking will be limited – we strongly encourage you to walk, bike, or take an Uber or Lyft! If you decide to drive, please consider carpooling and build in extra time for travel and parking. The Big Grove parking lot parking may not be available. Overflow parking will be available at Waterfront Hy-Vee and surrounding streets that are marked for legal parking. Please be thoughtful as you park and avoid blocking parking spots for surrounding businesses during their open hours. Come early and beat the rush!

Photography: Please NO FLASH photography. NO professional gear will be allowed into Big Grove Brewery Grounds.

Concessions and Food: Big Grove will be open for their regular food and beverage service during this event. Please do not bring any outside food, beverages, or other substances, as you will be asked to discard them permanently at the entrance.

We want everyone to enjoy the show. This is a general admission show and a standing room event. You will not be allowed to bring in chairs or blankets to hold space.

Weather: The show will go on – rain or shine. Please come prepared for Iowa weather: Bring ponchos, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc. No umbrellas will be allowed on the grounds. If you need a break from the elements, the inside area of Big Grove Brewery is open for this event. You’ll be able to hear the concert from inside. We (and our friends at the Iowa City Airport) are watching the weather very closely and announcements will be made if necessary.

Notices: Be mindful of your own items. Please do not leave bags, drinks or children unattended. Please, no smoking, no open flames, and no firearms or weapons of any kind.

RESPECT: Please be good stewards of the Big Grove Space. If you see trash, pick it up. If you see someone being disrespectful or destructive, say something or tell someone. We’re excited to be hosting an event in their space, let’s leave it better than it was before. Together, we can make this an event to remember.

We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns during your visit to Big Grove Brewery, please ask a staff member. If they don’t have the answer, they will find the appropriate staff person to accommodate your needs.

“[Vocalist] Rachael Price’s voice comes at you like a muscle car of music history, blues and bebop detailing on a classic soul ‘n’ rock chassis, and her band’s latest set comes with songcraft grown tighter and more polished,” writes Rolling Stone in a review of the band’s 2018 release, Free Yourself Up.

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About Nicole Atkins

To borrow a phrase from heaven’s new poet laureate, Leonard Cohen, Nicole Atkins was “born with the gift of a golden voice.” But somewhere along the way she misplaced it. Goodnight Rhonda Lee is the story of Nicole finding her voice, and how, in doing so, she went a little crazy.

Great Art is born of struggle and Nicole was struggling. The problem was that she felt nothing. Her fans responded to her performances with the same fervor they always had, but Nicole felt nothing. Her new husband loved her and doted on her, but she felt nothing. She traced it back to her drinking and decided to try to learn to live without booze. But that first day of sobriety brought with it an unexpected additional test — Nicole’s dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. This Jersey girl, whose big voice was tethered to a big heart, and whose reaction to the mundane setbacks of everyday life had always been equally overblown, suddenly faced a real problem. “It toughened me up,” she says.

And the songs started to come. Little bursts of therapeutic creativity. Thorny feelings transubstantiated into melodies. Beginning with “Listen Up,” a wake-up call to a lucky girl who hadn’t realized how lucky she’d been, Nicole started to find her redemption in these songs. They rang true in a way no songs ever had before. They came from a deep, vulnerable place. If Nicole had been living an unexamined life, she wasn’t anymore.

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